What is calcium D-glucarate used for?
Calcium D-glucarate is a chemical. It is similar to a naturally occurring chemical called glucaric acid. Glucaric acid is found in our bodies as well as in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, apples, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. Calcium D-glucarate is made by combining glucaric acid with calcium to make supplements that people use for medicine.
Calcium D-glucarate is used for preventing breast, prostate, and colon cancer; and for removing cancer-causing agents, toxins, and steroid hormones from the body.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how calcium D-glucarate works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information. However, it is known that calcium D-glucarate might lower estrogen levels, and this is thought to be helpful in treating some people with hormone-dependent cancers. There isn’t enough evidence to support the use of calcium D-glucarate for preventing cancer in humans.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using calcium D-glucarate?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
- You have allergy with any substances of calcium D-glucarate or other medications or other herbs.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
The regulations for a supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your doctor for more information.
How safe is calcium D-glucarate?
There isn’t not enough information to know if calcium D-glucarate is safe or what the potential side effects might be.
Special precautions & warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of calcium D-glucarate during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
What kind of side effects may I have from calcium D-glucarate?
If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your doctor.
What interactions may I have with calcium D-glucarate?
Calcium D-glucarate may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using.
Products that may interact with calcium D-glucarate include:
The body breaks down calcium D-glucarate to get rid of it. Alcohol might increase how fast the body gets rid of calcium D-glucarate. By increasing how fast the body gets rid of calcium D-glucarate, alcohol might decrease the effectiveness of calcium D-glucarate.
- Medications changed by the liver (Glucuronidated drugs)
The body breaks down some medications to get rid of them.
The liver helps break down these medications. Calcium D-glucarate might increase how quickly some medications are broken down by the liver. Taking calcium-D glucarate along with medications changed by the liver might decrease the effectiveness of these medications.
Some of these medications changed by the liver include acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), atorvastatin (Lipitor), diazepam (Valium), digoxin, entacapone (Comtan), estrogen, irinotecan (Camptosar), lamotrigine (Lamictal), lorazepam (Ativan), lovastatin (Mevacor), meprobamate, morphine, oxazepam (Serax), and others.
Kanamycin is an antibiotic. The body breaks down kanamycin to get rid of it. Calcium D-glucarate might increase how quickly the body gets rid of kanamycin. Taking calcium-D-glucarate along with kanamycin might decrease the effectiveness of kanamycin.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor before using this medication.
What is the usual dose for calcium D-glucarate?
The dose for calcium D-glucarate may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your doctor for your appropriate dosage.
What form does calcium D-glucarate come in?
Calcium D-glucarate may be available in the following forms:
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