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Dr. John Fordtran
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Calcium Carbonate (Overview)

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


Dr. Frederick Singer
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What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

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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 Carbonate (Overview)

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


Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Can you overdose on calcium carbonate?

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Can you overdose on calcium carbonate?

Yes: Please discuss this with your doctor.

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Dr. Aaron Broadwell
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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.

Dr. Aaron Broadwell
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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.

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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Dr. David Sneid
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What calcium supplement should I use, calcium carbonate or calcium citrate?

Dr. David Sneid
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
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Hello . Is it safe to take Gaviscon ( calcium carbonate ) with verapamil ( calcium blocker ) . The verapamil is for chronic cluster headaches.

Dr. Jeffrey Webber
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Hello . Is it safe to take Gaviscon ( calcium carbonate ) with verapamil ( calcium blocker ) . The verapamil is for  chronic cluster headaches.

Yes!: No problem. The function of calcium channel blockade is not impeded by the addition of calcium into the diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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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?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
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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?

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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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Does calcium lactate have a different effect on bone strengthening than calcium carbonate?

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Does calcium lactate have a different effect on bone strengthening than calcium carbonate?

Possibly: Calcium lactate has less available calcium in it than does calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Bussell
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Side effects of Tums taken daily for the calcium?

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Side effects of Tums taken daily for the calcium?
Dr. David Sneid
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Is a combination of calcium carbonate and Vit. D3 contained in the tablet CALCIDAY good for people with low ionized calcium and high PTH?

Dr. David Sneid
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Is a combination of calcium carbonate and Vit. D3 contained in the tablet CALCIDAY good for people with low ionized calcium and high PTH?

It's not good: or bad. You need to find out why your ionized calcium is low and pth is high and correct the basic problems, Talk w/your doctor, ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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How much magnesium glycinate should I take against 600mg of elemental calcium (carbonate) and 400iu vitamin D3 for osteoporosis?

Dr. Randy Baker
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How much magnesium glycinate should I take against 600mg of elemental calcium (carbonate) and 400iu vitamin D3 for osteoporosis?

About 400- 600 mg: There is no consensus. Some experts advise a 2:1 ratio of cal. To mag others advise a 1:2 ratio. I feel a 1:1 ratio is reasonable. Calcium carbonate is relatively poorly absorbed; citrate is much better. Mag glycinate is well-absorbed. Most adults need 5000 iu of d in fall ; winter for optimal levels. I advise adding vit k to your regime-see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Os Cal (Definition)

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Tums (Definition)

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