Common side effects of Citracal include gas and swelling of the abdomen, according to WebMD. Less common side effects include nausea, constipation and intense abdominal pain. Rare and severe side effects include kidney stones, loss of appetite and high calcium levels in the blood.
If the signs of an allergic reaction occur after taking Citracal, such as hives, swelling and difficulty breathing, users should seek immediate medical attention, warns Drugs.com. In the event of an accidental overdose of Citracal, individuals should call their local poison help line. Overdose symptoms of Citracal include nausea, decreased appetite, constipation, delirium and coma.
Citracal a brand name of calcium citrate. Calcium is a mineral found naturally in foods and is necessary for many bodily functions, such as bone formation, states Drugs.com. Patients should ask their doctor before taking Citracal, as it may make it harder for the body to absorb other medicines. Citracal should always be taken with food and water.
People commonly take Citracal to treat low calcium levels in the blood and osteoporosis and prevent post-menopausal osteoporosis, states WebMD. Bayer sells a variety of Citracal products, including Citracal Maximum, which contains 630 mg of calcium and 500 IU of vitamin D-3, and Citracal Calcium Gummies, which 500 mg of calcium and 1000 IU of vitamin D3.