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How much calcium should i take when on arimidex (anastrozole)?

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Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 28 years experience
1200 mg a day.: You're 39 and on arimidex. I suppose you already had a bilateral oophorectomy? Or are also taking Lupron or zoladex?1200 mg of calcium and 800 international units (iu) of vitamin d daily are suggested. To make it easy, patients can take something like caltrate that has 600 mg calcium per pill and 400 to 500 iu vitamin d per pill. Patients usually take one pill twice a day. All the best, hk.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What calcium should I take with anastrozole?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
CALCIUM + VIT D: The daily calcium requirement is between 1000 - 1200 mg. You can easily find calcium supplements of 400, 500 and 600 mg and taking 2 a day will help you meet your requirements. Calcium carbonate is the best absorbed, but remember to take it along or in combination with vit d 600-1000 iu/day.
A 26-year-old member asked:

How much calcium should be taken daily when on arimidex (anastrozole)?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
1500 mg: 1500 mg is the recommended calcium intake for women with low estrogen levels, including women who have gone through menopause, had a hysterectomy with ovaries removed, or are taking meds like Arimidex that lower estrogen levels. Because vitamin d is necessary to absorb calcium, taking a 1000-2000 iu of vitamin d3 is a good idea as well.

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