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Lincoln, NE
A 64-year-old female asked:

Calcium caltrate supplements, 500 mg, 2-3 times day cause me to be bloated and constipated. any suggestions as to how to avoid this.

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: Constipation is a common side effect of calcium supplementation, so decrease or temporarily stop the calcium to see if the problem clears up.
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