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A 47-year-old member asked:

How much calcium does someone taking prednisone need?

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Dr. Li-Min Hwang
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
1.2-1.5 grams daily: No evidence saying taking more is more beneficial, even while taking prednisone.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

If taking prednisone, how much calcium supplementation do you need?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Calcium-prednisone: To prevent osteoporosis from chronic prenisone therapy, more than calcium is required. A healthy diet, plus supplements of vitamin d3, good sources of calcium from diet and supplements, magnesium, zinc, boron and strontium all help. Active weight bearing exercise is important.
Last updated Jul 31, 2012


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