Generic Name: Tonicalcium Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Tonicalcium® used for?

Tonicalcium® is commonly used as a supplement to treat these conditions, such as:

  • AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
  • Alcoholism Burns Cancer Diarrhea (prolonged)
  • Fever (prolonged)
  • Infection (prolonged)
  • Intestinal diseases
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Stomach ulcer Stress (continuing)
  • Surgical removal of stomach
  • Tuberculosis

How should I take Tonicalcium®?

Use Tonicalcium® as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Tonicalcium® is usually administered as an injection at your doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic.

If you are using Tonicalcium® at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.

If Tonicalcium® contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it. Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal.

How do I store Tonicalcium®?

Tonicalcium® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Tonicalcium® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Tonicalcium® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Tonicalcium® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Tonicalcium®?

Before using Tonicalcium®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Tonicalcium® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Tonicalcium® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Tonicalcium®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Tonicalcium®?

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common or rare – with high doses

  • Side or lower back pain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare – with high doses

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness or faintness (with the injection only)
  • Flushing or redness of skin
  • Headache
  • Increase in urination (mild)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach cramps

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Tonicalcium®?

Tonicalcium® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Tonicalcium®?

Tonicalcium® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.    

What health conditions may interact with Tonicalcium®?

Tonicalcium® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Tonicalcium®.

What is the dose of Tonicalcium® for an adult?

Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

  • Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplement: 50 to 200 mg/day.
  • Usual Adult Dose for Urinary Acidification: 4 to 12 g/day in 3 to 4 divided doses.
  • Usual Adult Dose for Scurvy: 100 to 250 mg once or twice daily for a minimum of two weeks.

What is the dose of Tonicalcium® for a child?

Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

  • Usual Pediatric Dose for Dietary Supplement: 35 to 100 mg/day.
  • Usual Pediatric Dose for Urinary Acidification: 500 mg every 6 to 8 hours.
  • Usual Pediatric Dose for Scurvy: 100 to 300 mg/day in divided doses for a minimum of two weeks.

How is Tonicalcium® available?

Tonicalcium® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Solution, DL-Lysine Ascorbate 500 mg; Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate) 500 mg
  • Solution, DL-Lysine Ascorbate 250 mg; Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate) 250 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Tonicalcium®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: September 2, 2017 | Last Modified: September 2, 2017

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