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Calcium Carbonate Toxicity
AGN: Calcium & phosphorus r important for healthy bones, muscles, and nerves; however, in renal disease phosphorus may accumulate leading to unwanted consequences (including lowered calcium); thus calcium supplements (citrate/ carbonate/et al) r given to bind excess phosphate for excretion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.
I heard that calcium carbonate tablets can help acid in the short term, but make it come back worse, is this true?
Not really : Using antacid will reduce acicidity in your stomach briefly but not change course of gastroesophageal reflux disease per se. If you have gerd then the symptom relief will be least relieved in degree and duration by antacids, more by type 2 histamine blockers e.g. Zantac/ranitidine, pepcid/famotidune; & best with proton pump inhibitors (ppi's) like nexium, prilosec/omeprazole, dexilant, prevacid. ...Read more
Combination therapy: There is no adverse effect taking Tecta (T) with calcium carbonate (C). T eliminates the stomach's ability to secrete acid and its use should eliminate most pain from either GERD, gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. If you are taking C for heart burn relief, say a gastroenterologist to make sure you have nothing else wrong with your upper GI tract. Good luck. ...Read more
Absorption: Calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are calcium supplements which are recommended to people who do not use dairy products. Calcium carbonate is not well absorbed in people who have low amounts of acid in the stomach. Calcium citrate is well absorbed in the absence of acid. ...Read more
Can gemfibrosyl and calcium carbonate damage the kidneys? Do they harm the kidneys? Please explain. Thank you very much.
Absorption: Citrate is a little easier to absorb and more calcium dense. Both work if you take enough, take them properly, and make sure you get in at least 2, 000 units of vitamin d3 a day. If you truly have osteoporosis, your doctor may want you to take additional medication as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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