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the benefits and side effects of calcium and magnesium supplements

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Depends: Why are you on the program? I recommend a 1:1 dosage--i.e., equal amounts of calcium and magnesium. The dosage is determined by your bowel tolerance ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Dental plaque: Taking calcium/magnesium supplements does not cause plague build up on teeth. Moreover, magnesium forms the hard enamel that resists decay.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
CALCIUM AND MAGNESIU: It is true if you are low or deficient in these minerals. Many people do not have good diet and do have deficiency in minerals etc. Therefore calciu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
12 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: Weakness / muscle fatigue and constipation and/or diarrhea.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Other than a: possible upset stomach, I don't know of any.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
It's ok. : It is ok to take supplements with citalopram generally but check with your physician to make sure it's ok for you.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
31 years experience Family Medicine
No ptoblem: In healthy people, the magnesium that your body does not need is excreted. The same with calcium, no issues the balance of calcium and magnesium taken
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wazim Mohamed
13 years experience Neurology
Calcium-yes: Magnesium competes with calcium for absorption and can cause a calcium deficiency if calcium levels are already low
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A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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If needed..: If you need it....you can take it.......Otherwise it is a waste of money going out in your stool.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Calcium: Safe yourself from any worry or problem Calcium is readily available and inexpensive over the counter. You might also consider vitamin D once a day.

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