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Arthralgia, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Spinal X-ray Abnormal, Pain In Extremity (8068281-3)
on Oct 07, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 87 years of age, was treated with Caltrate Plus. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: arthralgia, arthritis, musculoskeletal stiffness, spinal x-ray abnormal, pain in extremity. Caltrate Plus dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Delacor (Unk)
  • Prolia (60 Mg, Unk)
  • Toprol-xl (Unk)
  • Simvastatin (Unk)
  • Vitamin D (Unk)


Osteoporosis (8050258-5)
Patient was taking Caltrate + D. Patient felt the following Caltrate side effects: osteoporosis on Jan 10, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 80 years of age, . Caltrate + D dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Provera (Unk)
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Provera


Abdominal Discomfort, Tooth Disorder, Dizziness, Malaise, Headache (8034080-1)
Adverse event was reported on Aug 30, 2011 by a Female taking Caltrate + D (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 83 years of age, weighting 189.0 lb, After Caltrate was administered, patient encountered several Caltrate side effects: abdominal discomfort, tooth disorder, dizziness, malaise, headache.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Fosamax (70 Mg/wky/po)
Patient was hospitalized.

Leukocytosis (8020484-X)
on Jan 03, 2012 Female from FRANCE , 34 years of age, was treated with Caltrate /00751519/. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: leukocytosis. Caltrate /00751519/ dosage: 600 Mg, Bid.
Associated medications used:
  • Prednisone Tab (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Speciafoldine (1 Df, Qd)
  • Irbesartan (75 Mg, Qd)
  • Fosamax (70 Mg, Qwk)
  • Uvedose (100000 Iu, Qmo)
  • Sporanox (100 Mg, Bid)
  • Nplate (500 Mug, Qwk)
  • Bactrim (1 Df, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.


Pain In Extremity, Oedema Peripheral, Injury, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Erythema, Cerebrovascular Accident (8018256-5)
on Dec 30, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, weighting 128.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • skeletal injury
  • menstruation irregular
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
and was treated with Caltrate [calcium Carbonate]. Patient felt the following Caltrate side effects: pain in extremity, oedema peripheral, injury, deep vein thrombosis, erythema, cerebrovascular accident. Caltrate [calcium Carbonate] dosage: Unk Unk, Qd.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Yaz
  • Pantoprazole (Unk)
  • Multi-vitamin (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Veramyst
  • Symbicort (Unk)
  • Nasonex (Unk)
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Singulair (Unk)


Headache, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Carotid Artery Occlusion, Presyncope, Circulatory Collapse (8009314-X)
Patient was taking Caltrate (calcium Carbonate) (calcium Carbonate). After Caltrate was administered, patient encountered several Caltrate side effects: headache, blood pressure fluctuation, carotid artery occlusion, presyncope, circulatory collapse on Dec 12, 2011 from IRELAND Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, . Caltrate (calcium Carbonate) (calcium Carbonate) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil (10 Mg, Oral, 10 Mg, Oral)
  • Crestor
  • Nexium (esomeprazole Sodium) (esomeprazole Sodium)
Patient was hospitalized.

Colon Cancer Stage Ii, Surgery (7989699-0)
Adverse event was reported on Dec 06, 2011 by a Female taking Caltrate + D (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 141.1 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: colon cancer stage ii, surgery.
Associated medications used:
  • Carvedilol
  • Forteo (20 Ug, Qd)
  • Centrum Silver
  • Paroxetine Hcl
  • Simvastatin
  • Forteo (20 Ug, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Persecutory Delusion, Weight Decreased, Hallucination, Auditory (7956647-9)
on Nov 16, 2011 Female from FRANCE , 68 years of age, was treated with Caltrate Vitamine D3 (colecalciferol, Calcium Carbonate). Patient felt the following Caltrate side effects: persecutory delusion, weight decreased, hallucination, auditory. Caltrate Vitamine D3 (colecalciferol, Calcium Carbonate) dosage: (1 In 1 D).
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lederfoline (calcium Folinate) (20 Mg/week (5 Mg, 1 In 1 Wk))
  • Actonel ((75 Mg, 2 In 1 M))
  • Enbrel (50 Mg/week (1 In 1 Wk))
  • Prednisone
  • Methotrexate (20 Mg/week (10 Mg/ml, 1 In 1 Wk))
  • Celebrex (200 Mg (200 Mg, 1 In 1 D))
  • Lansoprazole ((15 Mg, As Required))
Patient was hospitalized.

Wound Infection Staphylococcal (7948484-6)
on Nov 22, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, weighting 229.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • routine health maintenance
  • crohn's disease
and was treated with Caltrate +d. After Caltrate was administered, patient encountered several Caltrate side effects: wound infection staphylococcal. Caltrate +d dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Cimzia (400 Mg)
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Prednisone
  • Calcium Plus D
  • Prevacid


Pneumonia, Confusional State, Acute Sinusitis (7936669-4)
Patient was taking Caltrate With Vitamin D (calcium Carbonate, Colecalciferol). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: pneumonia, confusional state, acute sinusitis on Oct 28, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 80 years of age, weighting 222.0 lb, . Caltrate With Vitamin D (calcium Carbonate, Colecalciferol) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Glucophage
  • Micronase
  • Lanoxin
  • Coumadin
  • Provenge
  • Dyazide
  • Ternormin (atenolol)
  • Trelstar (triptorelin Embonate)
Patient was hospitalized.

Nasopharyngitis, Confusional State, Blood Potassium Decreased, Blood Calcium Increased (7926919-2)
Adverse event was reported on Nov 06, 2011 by a Female taking Caltrate /00944201/ (Dosage: N/A) . Location: CANADA , 60 years of age, Patient felt the following Caltrate side effects: nasopharyngitis, confusional state, blood potassium decreased, blood calcium increased.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Forteo (20 Ug, Qd)
  • Aspirin (81 Mg, Unk)
  • Calcium
  • Forteo (20 Ug, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pruritus, Swollen Tongue, Dyspnoea, Urticaria, Oedema Mouth (7888034-6)
on Oct 28, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 215.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • vitamin supplementation
and was treated with Caltrate Gummy Bites. After Caltrate was administered, patient encountered several Caltrate side effects: pruritus, swollen tongue, dyspnoea, urticaria, oedema mouth. Caltrate Gummy Bites dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Asmanex Twisthaler
  • Zyrtec
  • Levaquin
  • Levaquin


Alopecia (7804629-X)
on Oct 07, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 119.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • bone disorder
  • fungal infection
and was treated with Caltrate 600+d. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: alopecia. Caltrate 600+d dosage: Unk, 2x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Fluconazole (200 Mg, Daily)


Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (7801417-5)
Patient was taking Caltrate (calcium Carbonate). Patient felt the following Caltrate side effects: electrocardiogram t wave inversion, electrocardiogram qt prolonged on Sep 21, 2011 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, . Caltrate (calcium Carbonate) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cardizem
  • Diabex (metformin Hydrochloride) (metformin Hyrochloride)
  • Avandia
  • Zantac (ranitidine Hydrochloride) (ranitidine Hyrochloride)
  • Insulin Nos (insulin) (insulin)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide
  • Zocor
Patient was hospitalized.

Back Pain (7732270-6)
Adverse event was reported on Aug 24, 2011 by a Female taking Caltrate +vit.d (Dosage: Unk) . Location: UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, After Caltrate was administered, patient encountered several Caltrate side effects: back pain.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Prolia (60 Mg, Q6mo)


Myocardial Infarction (7682800-8)
on Aug 09, 2011 Male from CANADA , weighting 198.0 lb, was treated with Caltrate Plus. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: myocardial infarction. Caltrate Plus dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Tamsulosin Hcl
  • Methotrexate
  • Risedronate Sodium
  • Vitamin A
  • Tocilizumab
  • Leflunomide
  • Celebrex
  • Vit D


Fibula Fracture, Tibia Fracture (7681564-1)
on Aug 10, 2011 Female from SOUTH AFRICA , 78 years of age, was treated with Caltrate Plus. Patient felt the following Caltrate side effects: fibula fracture, tibia fracture. Caltrate Plus dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Warfarin Sodium (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Disprin (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Zoledronoc Acid (5 Mg/100 Ml)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Unk Ukn, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Nocturia, Erythema, Feeling Hot, Flushing (7667064-3)
Patient was taking Caltrate +vit.d. After Caltrate was administered, patient encountered several Caltrate side effects: nocturia, erythema, feeling hot, flushing on Jun 08, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 185.2 lb, . Caltrate +vit.d dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Felodipine
  • Fish Oil
  • Atenolol
  • Niaspan
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (In The Am)
  • Osteo Bi-flex
  • Aspirin (At Bedtime)
  • Niaspan (At Bedtime)


Arthropathy, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Contusion, Gastritis, Dysgeusia, Liver Disorder, Weight Decreased, Fall (7634508-2)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 15, 2011 by a Female taking Caltrate 600 +d (Dosage: Two Times A Day) was diagnosed with
  • bone disorder
  • gastritis
  • hypertension
and. Location: BRAZIL , weighting 112.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: arthropathy, blood cholesterol increased, contusion, gastritis, dysgeusia, liver disorder, weight decreased, fall.
Associated medications used:
  • Omeprazole
  • Lisinopril
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Fall, Hypercalcaemia, Dizziness, Hypokalaemia, Stress, Dyspepsia (7573661-6)
on Jun 09, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 354.1 lb, was treated with Caltrate 600 + D). Patient felt the following Caltrate side effects: fall, hypercalcaemia, dizziness, hypokalaemia, stress, dyspepsia. Caltrate 600 + D) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Alprazolam
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Baclofen
  • Interferon Beta-1a (44 Mcg Three Times Per Week, Subcutaneous)
Patient was hospitalized.

Defaecation Urgency, Diarrhoea, Polydipsia (7559020-0)
on Jun 17, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was treated with Caltrate 600 + D Soft Chews. After Caltrate was administered, patient encountered several Caltrate side effects: defaecation urgency, diarrhoea, polydipsia. Caltrate 600 + D Soft Chews dosage: Two Chewable Tablets Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Celebrex (200 Mg, Daily)
  • Caltrate 600 + Vitamin D (One Tablet Daily)
  • Tylenol-500


Fatigue, Asthenia, Chest Discomfort, Limb Discomfort, Malaise (7555354-4)
Patient was taking Caltrate 600. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: fatigue, asthenia, chest discomfort, limb discomfort, malaise on Jun 02, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 83 years of age, . Caltrate 600 dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Aciphex
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Pradaxa
  • Centrum Silver Vitamin


Bone Marrow Reticulin Fibrosis, Diabetes Mellitus, Liver Disorder, Liver Function Test Abnormal (7506798-8)
Adverse event was reported on May 17, 2011 by a Female taking Caltrate+vitamin D (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, Patient felt the following Caltrate side effects: bone marrow reticulin fibrosis, diabetes mellitus, liver disorder, liver function test abnormal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Promacta
  • Immune Globulin Intravenous (human)


Influenza (7470029-8)
on May 10, 2011 Female from AUSTRALIA , weighting 114.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • osteoporosis
and was treated with Caltrate. After Caltrate was administered, patient encountered several Caltrate side effects: influenza. Caltrate dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ostelin
  • Oseltamivir


Cardiac Tamponade, Lung Adenocarcinoma (7466026-9)
on Jul 05, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 82 years of age, was treated with Caltrate /00108001/. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Caltrate side effects: cardiac tamponade, lung adenocarcinoma. Caltrate /00108001/ dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Soliris (600 Mg, Qwk)
  • Folic Acid
  • Lexapro
  • Exelon
  • Namenda
  • Toprol-xl
  • Mirapex
  • Zocor
Patient was hospitalized.

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