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calcium gluconate vs calcium carbonate

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough: No.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
1 gram: 1 gram IV helps treat hyperkalemia
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yolanda Wade
26 years experience Family Medicine
Should be fine: These supplements should be safe for most healthy adults taken in amounts that do not exceed the product label directions.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Please discuss this with your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
No: No, the only difference is that the former is better taken with food whereas the latter (calcium citrate) can be taken on an empty stomach.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium: Not much to choose from. Go to the drug store and look at the several options for calcium. Carefully read the comments on each one and choose the one ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Either: Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't ne ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Either ok: Either form of calcium is reasonable to take as a supplement. Choose a form that you won't mind taking as some are definitely more palatable than othe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Absorption: Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are calcium supplements which are recommended to people who do not use dairy products. Calcium carbonate is not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below please: Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare does not add aluminum during the manufacturing process of the tums® tablets but one of the raw materials used in t ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
A little: they are calcium carbonate
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium: Just drink milk. It has enough calcium.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Definitely, yes: It is well documented that Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone disease, if the daily dose is over 2,000mg/day.
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A female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Elemental calcium: The difference is between the percentages of elemental calcium available in each product
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
40 years experience Podiatry
Gout: Tums (calcium carbonate) are not usually used to treat gout. Try cherry juice as an alternative.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flatus: There is reported to be a product called "tums anti-gas/antacid" as opposed to "tums antacid".
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Constipation: Constipation can be related to using tums (calcium carbonate).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ROLAID: Rolaid contains 1calcium carbonate 2magnesium hydroxide 3simethicone.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tums (calcium carbonate) –: Tums (Calcium Carbonate) is indicated for the treatment of indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn (as well as calcium deficiency). However, some ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium absorption: Calcium citrate is readily absorbed by the intestine in the absence of acid in the stomach whereas calcium carbonate is poorly absorbed in the absence ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Diff. absorption and: Magnesium always occurs as a salt in combination with other things such as chloride, oxide, glycine, citrate, taurine etc. Some forms are poorly absor ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Calcium supplements have been shown to have little benefit and several possible risks.

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