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What prescription drugs may cause hypocalcemia?

Some antibiotics, such as rifampin, can cause hypocalcemia. Other prescription drugs that cause hypocalcemia include anticonvulsants like phenytoin and phenobarbital can cause hypocalcemia. Corticosteroids and biphosphates can cause hypocalcemia. Calcitonin, which is sometimes used to treat hypercalcemia, can also cause hypocalcemia. Chloroquine and plicamycin can cause hypocalcemia.

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