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Caltrate Plus Medication
Taking caltrate d3. Bht in it know its not good for you and plus it has artificial colors bc i feel weak a lot anything healthier i can take?
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
Can taking caltrate plus make my calcium levels to high dr said blood test results show high calcium levels and to stop taking them?
If caltrate 600 plus vitamin D3 contains boron, does it harm you to take it while you are on birth control?
Been taking 3 caltrate everyday to fight my osteopenia. I usually spread them out but this morning i took all 3 without thinking. Should i worry?
21wks preg, 1st tri gum bleedin. M taking caltrate 600mg. Slightly improved but lately severe gum bleedin again. Wat's the cause? Need increase dose?
See a dentist: Sounds like you shoudl see dentist and have your gums evaluated. ...Read more
Yes: Generally the answer is yes. Although not as important with coumadin, (warfarin) many medications should not be taken with calcium supplements, given the risk of the calcium binding the medicine and not allowing it to be absorbed. The most importat thing to remember about Coumadin (warfarin) is consistency - when you take it, diet (especially foods high in vitamin k such as green, leafy vegetables), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may: interfere with the "sticking" on the inflammed lining of your stomach...ACID causes the inflammation so in a way you are taking two medicines with opposite mechanisms of action! Speak with your PCP (I assume you are taking these medications under medical supervision...if not get some! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Oversimplified.: If one is vitamin k deficient, it is true that ingested calcium tends to go into the arteries and not into bone because osteoblasts function poorly and don't take calcium into bone. In addition, those who get their calcium from their food have fewer fractures compared with those on calcium pills. Elevated osteocalcin correlates with vit k deficiency and it's treatable by taking vit k orally. ...Read more
Yes: You can take caltrate (calcium pill) while on birth control pills. To be safe, you should take the one in the am and the other at dinner (some minerals in calcium may bind with other pills if taken at the same time). To be extra safe, you can ask your pharmacist as well. But the short answer is yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took 600 mg caltrate expired tablets by mistake and now i hav full body swelling n abdomen swell n i feel heaviness wht to do??
My dr. Has put me on 50, 000 units of vitamin d2-1 per week. Is it okay for me to continue taking my caltrate 600+d soft chews? I take 2 of those a day which would be an additional 800 vitamin D3 per day.
I am a 46 yr. Old female, 7 yrs. Post-hyst. Should i continue the caltrate supplements after healing my broken leg?
I have a C Diff history. I read an article that said high amounts of Calcium may contribute! I'm taking Caltrate. Should I worry about taking Caltrate causing C Diff? Have any of you doctor's heard about this? I'm nervous now. Thanks!
Don't worry: Except if you on certain antibiotics or got off prolonged antibiotics or exposed to some body with C.Diff ...Read more
Calcium caltrate supplements, 500 mg, 2-3 times day cause me to be bloated and constipated. Any suggestions as to how to avoid this.
I'm taking caltrate while tapering off prednisone. I found out recently that I have osteopenia. Is it safe to take double the recommended caltrate?
Not necessary: U take 1200/day ; b sure u r getting v-d ; that should suffice. 2 much ca can b harmful. Overloading with ca is not good. ...Read more
I have a kidney transplant but phosphate going up over the years. I take Caltrate as binder with food. How best to take them? Chew?
I took 3 days together expired caltrate tabs 600 mg n now i hav full body swelling for many days n swollen belly n i feel heavy wht to do?
Body: Hard to tell from your description. You need to see a doctor right away. Go to the ER ...Read more
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