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Dr. John Fordtran
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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

Calcium carbonate is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).

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What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

Discontinue it.: Any side effect of excess calcium carbonate should be gone in several days after stopping use. ...Read more

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Calcium Supplements (Tip)

Calcium Supplements

Calcium carbonate is often used as a dietary calcium supplement. It is also chalk. Do not eat chalk. ...See more

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Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Calcium: You can take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Make sure and follow the directions on the bottle as to whether or not to take it with food. Natural calcium is even more important than supplements however. ...Read more

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What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Either: Just make sure you take the proper amount to balance with your diet and take 2000 units vitamin d3 as well, citrate is easier to absorb and doesn't need to be taken with meals, but can be more expensive and less "calcium dense" per pill. ...Read more

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Living with Osteoporosis (Tip)

Living with Osteoporosis

Calcium carbonate with vitamin D alone does not prevent osteoporotic fracture. ...See more

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What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and you have normal PTH function, you will make your own calcitriol by just taking over the counter vitamin D and letting your own body make the calcitriol. I've seen your case on here. Isn't your doctor explaining ANYTHING to you? They owe you explanation ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Tip)

Osteoporosis

Tums (the antacid) is a great and cheap calcium source. Chew 2 of the 750's a day and get some vit d. ...See more

Dr. Lydia Collins
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Os Cal (Definition)

Os-Cal is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more

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Tums (Definition)

Tums is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more

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