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Generic Name

  • Caffeine and ergotamine.

Brand Names

  • Plenaxis.

General Information

Calcionate is used to ensure an adequate intake of calcium during important periods of bone growth such as in childhood, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. They are used to prevent or treat several conditions that may cause hypocalcemia (not enough calcium in the blood). The body needs calcium to make strong bones. Calcium is also needed for the heart, muscles, and nervous system to work properly.

Calcionate Dosage

  • The dose of calcionate will be different for different patients.
  • Adults and teenagers-800 to 1200 milligrams per day.
  • Pregnant and breast-feeding females-1200 milligrams per day.

Side Effects of Calcionate

The following side effects of Calcionate may includes:

  • Dizziness.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Sweating.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Weakness.
  • Difficult or painful urination.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Stomach pain.

Warning and precautions before taking Calcionate

  • Before taking calcionate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies.
  • Do not use this medication if you are pregnant or if you could become pregnant during treatment.
  • If you have phenylketonuria or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about using this drug safely.
  • Do not drink large amounts of alcohol or caffeine-containing beverages (usually more than 8 cups of coffee a day), or use tobacco.
  • This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of a calcionate overdose include nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, constipation, confusion, delirium, stupor, and coma.
  • US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
  • Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.



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