Dolomite is made of 60% calcium carbonate and 40% magnesium carbonate. However, it might also contain heavy metals, such as lead.
People use dolomite as a source of calcium and magnesium, but there is no good scientific evidence to support this use. It might also be unsafe.
Don't confuse dolomite with calcium or magnesium. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for DOLOMITE overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Dolomite is possibly unsafe to use while pregnant or breast-feeding because of the risk of heavy metal contamination. Avoid use.
Children: Dolomite is possibly unsafe for children when taken by mouth. Children are more sensitive than adults to contaminants such as lead. Avoid use.
Heart block: Don't use dolomite if you have heart block. Dolomite is a source of magnesium. Extra magnesium is not good for people with heart block.
Kidney disease: Extra magnesium and calcium can harm people with kidney disease. Dolomite is a source of both of these minerals. Avoid use if you have serious kidney problems.
Sarcoidosis: This condition increases the risk of absorbing too much calcium. Don't take dolomite if you have this condition.br/>
Water pills (Thiazide diuretics) interacts with DOLOMITE
Dolomite contains calcium. Some "water pills" increase the amount of calcium in the body. Taking large amounts of calcium with some "water pills" might increase calcium levels too much.
Do not take this combination
Antibiotics (Quinolone antibiotics) interacts with DOLOMITE
Dolomite contains minerals. In the gut, these minerals bind to antibiotics known as "quinolones." This can decrease how much quinolones that the body absorbs. To avoid this interaction, take these drugs at least 2 hours before or 4 to 6 hours after dolomite.
Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics) interacts with DOLOMITE
Dolomite contains minerals. In the gut, these minerals bind to antibiotics known as "tetracyclines." This can decrease how much tetracyclines that the body absorbs. To avoid this interaction, take these drugs at least 2 hours before or 4 to 6 hours after dolomite.
Bisphosphonates interacts with DOLOMITE
Dolomite can decrease how much bisphosphate the body absorbs. Taking dolomite along with bisphosphates can decrease the effects of bisphosphate. To avoid this interaction, take bisphosphonates at least 30 minutes before dolomite or later in the day.
Levothyroxine (Synthroid, others) interacts with DOLOMITE
Dolomite can decrease how much levothyroxine the body absorbs. Taking dolomite along with levothyroxine might decrease the effects of levothyroxine.
Sotalol (Betapace) interacts with DOLOMITE
Dolomite contains calcium. Taking calcium with sotalol can decrease how much sotalol the body absorbs. This could decrease the effects of sotalol. Take dolomite at least two hours before or four hours after taking sotalol.
Water pills (Potassium-sparing diuretics) interacts with DOLOMITE
Dolomite contains magnesium. Some "water pills" can increase magnesium levels in the body. Taking some "water pills" along with dolomite might increase magnesium levels too much.
Be cautious with this combination
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