Which medications in the drug class Antacids are used in the treatment of Calcinosis Cutis?

Updated: May 24, 2018
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antacids

Inorganic salts can bind phosphate in the GI tract and prevent absorption.

Aluminum hydroxide (ALternaGEL, Alu-Cap, Amphojel, Dialume)

Aluminum hydroxide is an effective phosphate binder; it is not considered first-line therapy because of its potential for toxicity.

Magnesium oxide (Maox, Mag-ox)

Magnesium oxide treats magnesium deficiencies or magnesium depletion due to malnutrition, restricted diet, alcoholism, or magnesium-depleting drugs.


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