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A 48-year-old member asked:

will calcium supplements cause kidney stones? i am taking 2mg at night i am supposed to take it twice a day thats 4mg?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Many people believe that calcium is better to take at nighttime. You only need to take if once a day. 4mg is more than yuu need. Calicum is important for our bone , heart and muscle health. Please talk to your doctor about taking calcium suppliments if you are having kidney problems.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
The daily requirement is 1000-2000 mg. A supplement of 4 mg is inconsequential. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calcium-supplements/MY01540
Aug 17, 2013

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