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Doctor insights on: Calcium Chewable Plus Medication

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Yes.: They can significantly lower the amount of thyroid hormone that gets absorbed. Because calcium is a positively charged ion, it can bind to any negatively charged chemical, including levothyroxine. Spacing the thyroid hormone at least 2 hours from calcium (including antacids such as tums), iron, multi-vitamins, and certain other meds can help keep thyroid blood levels stable. ...Read more

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Is there calcium channel blockers in the medication benicar (olmesartan) thanks?

Is there calcium channel blockers in the medication benicar (olmesartan) thanks?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar is (olmesartan) which is not a calcium channel blocker. it is in a class called ARBs. Which stands for angiotensin receptor blockers. ...Read more

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Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?

Not advisable: Kre alkalyn and other creatine supplements can impaire kidney function, especially in people who might be susceptible. Having hypoparathyroidism puts you at risk for kidney stones and kre alkalyn can increase your risk as well. ...Read more

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My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate). You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...Read more

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Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?

Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?

Osteopenia: Calcium is commonly not an issue as dietary calcium is often sufficient with most people's daily dietary intake. More commonly, osteopenia/osteoporosis is correlated with vitamin d deficiency. I'd have your calcium and vitamin d levels checked. Resistance exercises also help build stronger bones. There are side-effects to bisphosphonate therapy, but believed that their benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips. ... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets. .. Plz suggest?

I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips. ... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets. .. Plz suggest?

Osteonecrosis (AVN): Nonoperative management for avn of the femoral head (hips) is generally ineffective. If 15% or less of the femoral head is involved & no symptoms are present, there is a chance it will resolve without surgical intervention. Treatment with bisphosphonates has been tried with variable results. Joint preserving surgical procedures may be the best available option. ...Read more

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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux will damage your teeth. Te acids will erode your teeth. It is not the medication that is the problem so keep taking it. Talk to your dentist about strategies that will help strengthen your teeth. ...Read more

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Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?

Not likely: You would have to take a lot of Tums (calcium carbonate) to cause any problems...And that would be because of the calcium, not the low acid. ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.

I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.

Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read more

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Kindly inform me which vitamin and calcium should I give my 75 years old mother which is on crestor and exelon (rivastigmine) medication... Thank you?

Kindly inform me which vitamin and calcium should I give my 75 years old mother which is on crestor and exelon (rivastigmine) medication... Thank you?

Complicated: In reference to vitamins: a generic over the counter multivitamin (store brand is fine) will supply all the daily requirements. For advice regarding vitamin D and calcium, more information is necessary including renal function, bone density, fracture history, family history, liver function and co-morbid conditions - this is best determined by your mother's family doctor. ...Read more

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Since I'm allergic to so many medications, looking for safe natural way to open celiac artery. Calcium deposits. Condition found in cat scan when l1F?

Since I'm allergic to so many medications, looking for safe natural way to open celiac artery. Calcium deposits. Condition found in cat scan when l1F?

Celiac artery Ca2+: Before you try anything you should talk with your doc about what really needs to be done. If your artery needed opening I am sure they would have recommended something specific. If this is part of a more generalized process you may need a medication for that. Multiple "allergies" can be a problem. ...Read more

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Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry

Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry

Not usually: Teeth are much more likely to be damaged from the long term effects of acid reflux than from the medication. However, one of the common side effects is dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum problems. I would recommend using biotene mouthwash and toothpaste to improve the dry mouth situation and perhaps a Fluoride gel in a custom tray at night for maximum protection against decay. ...Read more

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My measurements haven't really changed but I gained a poundhow is that possible? Plus I don't eat enough to gain! Only difference im taking calcium

My measurements haven't really changed but I gained a poundhow is that possible? Plus I don't eat enough to gain! Only difference im taking calcium

Slight gain: Weight certainly can normally vary slightly from morning to night or from day to day and a gain of one pound isn't remarkable. Simple fluid loss or fluid retention from hormonal changes can differ at certain times and cause a slight gain or loss or even a difference in physical activity can explain slight weight changes, but taking calcium shouldn't cause weight change. ...Read more

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Am to take two Calcium+D3 400mg twice daily plus Vit D 4000mg qday! Why can't I take all @same time. Now want me 2 take calcium morn/night. Y?

Am to take two Calcium+D3 400mg twice daily plus Vit D 4000mg qday! Why can't I take all @same time. Now want me 2 take calcium morn/night. Y?

It has to do with: Absorption. The vitamin D supplement helps make sure you have enough vitamin D in your body to absorb the calcium properly. They don't have to be taken at the same time. The reason to split the dose of calcium is that it is absorbed best in doses of 500-600 mg or less Also, take with food which produces stomach acid aiding absorption. Drink a lot of water...calcium can be constipating. Stay well! ...Read more

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I'm taking calcium plus multi vit with iron and folic. Will it be enough for my growing baby?

I'm taking calcium plus multi vit with iron and folic. Will it be enough for my growing baby?

Sounds good: It sounds like this would be good for you and your baby. Folic acid is very important. Most prenatal vitamins contain all that you need for pregnancy support so make sure the multivitamin you are taking is a prenatal vitamin. Have a great pregnancy. ...Read more

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My husband had a blood test to cheeck calcium levels 6 months ago it was low and told to use caltrate plus now dr said to stop cause it's to high why?

My husband had a blood test to cheeck calcium levels 6 months ago it was low and told to use caltrate plus now dr said to stop cause it's to high why?

Get a consult: You don't treat a lab value. Reference ranges are set so that a few % of healthies fall outside. A true low serum calcium in an adult who appears healthy is uncommon (calculate ionized calcium, which is what matters, based on albumin), and possible hypoparathyroidism or renal calcium wasting should be worked up. I trust vitamin d levels have been checked. Endocrinology consult is in order. ...Read more

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What are the different type of calcium channel blocker drugs?

There are many: All are used for BP but some act centrally meaning they also decrease heart rate while others act peripherally meaning heart rate is unaffected. ...Read more

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Apart from ppis is there any other food or drugs that may affect calcium absorption?

Apart from ppis is there any other food or drugs that may affect calcium absorption?

Foods: Phytic acid and oxalic acid, found naturally in some plants, bind to calcium and can inhibit its absorption. Foods with high levels of oxalic acid include spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, and beans. Eating spinach and milk together reduces calcium absorption. Foods high in phytic acid include whole-grain products and wheat bran, beans, seeds, nuts, and soy isolates. ...Read more