Calcium Drug Interactions
When certain medications are taken together with calcium, drug interactions may occur. Some of the medicines that may cause a negative interaction include bisphosphonates, proton pump inhibitors, and tetracycline antibiotics. Drug interactions with calcium could decrease the absorption of the medications or increase the risk of dangerously high calcium levels in the blood.
Calcium can potentially interact with a number of different medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to calcium drug interactions include:
- Bisphosphonates, such as:
- H2 blockers, such as:
- Levothyroxine (Levoxyl®, Levothroid®, Synthroid®, Tirosint®, Unithroid®)
- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), including:
- Thiazide diuretics (and thiazide-like diuretics), such as: