A 77-year-old female asked:
i am on prolia for osteoporosis. should i also be taking calcium and how much?
2 doctor answers
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USPST says no: According to the United States Preventative Services Taskforce, they recommend against daily supplementation with VitD/Ca to prevent fractures, however, they do recommend taking Vitamin D 800 IU per day to prevent falls in women over 65. Should you get good dietary calcium intake and a recommended intake of 1200 mg? Yes. http://tinyurl.com/zgmaqyo
Answered on Jan 31, 2016
Dr. Yvette Westford answered
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Even if you take a prescription treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis, you still have to get enough calcium and vitamin D daily, especially if you are at high risk for fracture. You need both calcium and vitamin D because they help in different ways. Calcium: 1200 mg daily helps keep bones strong & Vitamin D: 800-1000 IU daily enables your body to absorb calcium.
Answered on Feb 4, 2020
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