Calcium acetate side effects - from FDA reports

Summary

In this review, we analyze Calcium acetate side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Calcium acetate. The review is based on 2,193 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA. The information that eHealthMe analyzes includes:

  • Calcium acetate side effects over time
  • (applicable) Calcium acetate side effects by gender
  • Calcium acetate side effects by age


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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on calcium acetate (the active ingredients of Calcium acetate) and Calcium acetate (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

What is Calcium Acetate?

Calcium acetate has active ingredients of calcium acetate. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Calcium acetate 2,272 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 19, 2019

2,193 people who take Calcium Acetate are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Calcium acetate side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)
  • Pneumonia
  • Sudden death
  • Apnoeic attack
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder)
  • Hypercalcaemia (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood)
  • Lip swelling
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)
1 - 6 months:
  • Hypophosphataemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of phosphate in the blood)
  • C-reactive protein increased
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  • Confusional state
  • Depression
  • Device related infection
  • Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
  • Hypercalcaemia (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood)
6 - 12 months:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypercalcaemia (elevated calcium (ca+) level in the blood)
  • Pyelonephritis chronic (chronic inflammation of kidney caused by bacteria)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
1 - 2 years:
  • General physical health deterioration (weak health status)
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
2 - 5 years:
  • Hypervolaemia (abnormally increased volume of blood)
  • Bone pain
  • Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall)
  • Large intestine perforation (hole in large intestine)
  • Metastases to spine (cancer spreads to spine)
5 - 10 years:
  • Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)
  • Death
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
10+ years:
  • Dry mouth
not specified:
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Vomiting
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Death
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Haemoglobin decreased

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Pain
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Diarrhoea
male:
  • Vomiting
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Renal failure chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
2-9:
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Aplasia pure red cell (type of anaemia affecting the precursors to red blood cells but not to white blood cells)
  • Blood albumin decreased
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Cytomegalovirus infection
  • Hepatic enzyme increased
  • Osteochondrosis (a family of orthopaedic diseases of the joint that occur in children and adolescents)
10-19:
  • Blood creatinine increased
  • Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
  • Catheter related complication
  • Haemoglobin decreased
  • Hyperphosphataemia (electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally elevated level of phosphate in the blood)
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Myocardial fibrosis (a condition in which the heart's muscle cells are impaired)
  • Ophthalmoplegia (a paralysis or weakness of one or more of the muscles that control eye movement)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy (neurological disorder that occurs when many peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously)
20-29:
  • Abscess intestinal (collections of pus-intestinal)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Anuria (failure of the kidneys to produce urine)
  • Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)
  • Blood albumin decreased
  • Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
  • Cholecystitis chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  • Defaecation urgency (a sudden compelling urge to defecate)
  • Drug exposure before pregnancy
  • Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)
30-39:
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)
  • Vomiting
  • Asthma
  • Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)
  • Pulmonary calcification (accumulation of calcium salts in the lungs)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)
40-49:
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Erythema (redness of the skin)
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Renal haemorrhage (bleeding from kidney)
  • Abscess limb (limb infection)
50-59:
  • Vomiting
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes due to kidney disease)
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Vasculitic rash (inflammation of a blood vessel or blood vessels with rashes under the skin)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Transplant rejection (a transplant material is not worked)
  • Weight decreased
  • Arthralgia (joint pain)
60+:
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Tumour lysis syndrome (a group of metabolic complications that can occur after treatment of cancer, these complications are caused by the breakdown products of dying cancer cells)
  • Death
  • Diarrhoea
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Vomiting
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Pyrexia (fever)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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