Kalexate Side Effects
What should I watch for?
See your doctor for regular check ups. You will need important blood work and other testing done while you are taking this medicine.
You may need to be on a special diet while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Talk to your doctor about what to do if you are constipated.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
cough producing mucus
difficulty with breathing
fever or chills
severe stomach pain
tightness in the chest
Incidence not known
decrease in the amount of urine
loss of appetite
muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
nausea or vomiting
noisy, rattling breathing
numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
stomach cramps or pain
troubled breathing at rest
unusual tiredness or weakness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
pounding or rapid pulse
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.