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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?
See PMD: A more detailed info needed to suggest any remidy. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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??
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
Low vitamin D:
Vitamin D is available over the counter at your pharmacist. It comes in bottles of 100 tablets - one bottle is 1000 unit tablets and the other is 2000 unit tablets.
Either one would be OK and neither is expensive. ...Read more
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
So I am taking Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Anti-Oxidant, Caltrate and Folic Acid daily, is it okay? Will I not be overdosed?
I'm breastfeeding and I'm still eating prenatal vitamins. I don't drink milk, is it Ok if I also take Caltrate which has 600mg Calcium + Vitamin D3?
Can I take green coffee bean supplements wfish oil-omega 3 1200mg x 2 caltrate 600d x 2 40 mg corgard (nadolol) for md mvp 80 mg pravastatin for cholesterol?
Sure but + & - are?: We have millions of compounds in our body, of our own production. You are worrying about a few supplements, some complex (beans); some very refined (pravachol) & intensively studied. By law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, if sold otc as a dietary supplement, the marketers are exempt from evaluating or proving their claims, so who knows? Ans: no one. Are trials of complex combo’s done? No; who would pay? ...Read more
Should I change my migren medication to something else bcause im been taking ponstan and confergot for 10 years plus. What harm if I keep on taking it?
Depends: It depends upon how often you have migraine attacks. If the migraine is severe and frequent then you would be better off taking something to prevent these attacks. There are several meds approved for that purpose. Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) is useful only if you have infrequent migraine and its long term use is harmful. ...Read more
I need a doctor in marshallstown or surrounds that uses the key care plus plan and also dispenses medication. Can I find one here?
Discovery app: Use Discovery app to find dispensing Keycare provider in your area ...Read more
Due to a pinched nerve-took 12mnths to diagnose-i now suffer with anxiety. Is this plus the medication im on make it more difficult to get prpregnant?
Pinched nerve: Hello, sorry you are in so much pain around the holidays. You may want o check with your doctor or psychiatrist related to pain which can make the depression worse. An anti-anxiety medication may help in your case such as a small does of Klonopin (clonazepam) for the anxiety. Again, check with your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
What's the medication for bronchitis spasm. Or rather how do you manage it. What action should be taken. Plus could you refer us to any pulmonologist?
Inhaler: A beta 2 agonist via inhalation is usually the treatment. A general physician can provide this care. Cannot refer in Mombasa sorry. ...Read more
Not a simple answer: It depends on which medications you are on at the moment. If it is 3 medications for pain control, then it my not be the best course of action. If it is 3 medications for blood pressure, then it may be appropriate depending on the doses of each and which mechanisms of action are being utilized. ...Read more
Good morning riza here still in pain with upper left chest and shoulder blade area daily no medication seems to help plus my whole body mussels hurt?
See a psychologist: Psychologists and other psychotherapists provide treatment that not only helps now and but helps prevent reoccurences. ...Read more
Along with CBT use:
Good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more