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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
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Dentistry 38 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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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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