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Doctor insights on: Citracal Prenatal 90 Medication

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What is citracal used for?

What is citracal used for?

Supplements: It is used as a calcium supplement - usually to prevent calcium deficiency ...Read more

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Can I take citracal in place of rocalcitriol?

Can I take citracal in place of rocalcitriol?

Completely...: ...Different medications - one is a calcium supplement, the other is a vitamin. You might need one, or both, but they are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.

Took 2 citracal+d a day for a month (ob said ok). Has polyvinyl alcohol part hydrolyzed. Worried that it can harm the baby.

Don't worry: If over the counter items are damaging babies or causing birth defects they are removed and companies out of business. Your gonna be fine, don't worry about the vitamin, if u have a problem, it will not be fron using citrical. ...Read more

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Is citracal + vitamin d safe to take when pregnant?

Is citracal + vitamin d safe to take when pregnant?

Yes: Not sure it is needed, but will not hurt. May contribute to a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Is taking citracal safe if having a history of kidney stones due to lack of adequate calcium supplementation?

Is taking citracal safe if having a history of kidney stones due to lack of adequate calcium supplementation?

Calcium: It may seem strange to take calcium to help prevent kidney stone, but this can be one of the beneficial measures to take to prevent stones. Most kidney stones are calcium oxylate. If you take oral calcium, the calcium binds with oxylate in the GI tract and is eliminated through the intestine. Oxylate that is not bound in the GI tract enters the blood stream and can end up in the kidney. ...Read more

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Can I take Citracal calcium+D3 vitamins with some cod liver oil? I heard it might be too much vitamin D?

Can I take Citracal calcium+D3 vitamins with some cod liver oil? I heard it might be too much vitamin D?

Vitamin D: The recommended amount of vitamin D per day is 1000unit (if your vitamin D level is normal), now the food you eat have vit D too so count the amount of bit D you take from ur food roughly and take the rest in form of a supplement,
so if you are taking more than 1000-2000 unit a day you could develop toxicity.
Cod liver oil has been linked to increase the death rate by 18% especially because of ...Read more

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Can I take citracal calcium plus vitamin d slow realease at the same time as centrum energy multivitamin/multimineral?

Can I take citracal calcium plus vitamin d slow realease at the same time as centrum energy multivitamin/multimineral?

Yes you may: Yes you may. Calcium absorption tends to plateau when a single dose exceeds 500-600 mg. Even though the two together would exceed this number, you may be fine because one is slow release. Taking the 2 separately always makes absorption more efficient, but if you never remember taking a 2nd dose, taking both together would still wind up getting you more calcium absorbed than 1 supplement. ...Read more

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Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack?

Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack?

How is her diet?: U r absolutely right about the new controversy regarding calcium supplements and cardiac risk, but it does not say anything about calcium in diet/foods. So, consuming calcium rich foods will reduce need to take supplement. Also, vitamin use can improve absorption of calcium. But, she should check with her doc for a possible scan to how her done is at this time, then treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

Citrical contains polyvinyl alcohol (part hydrolyzed) and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?

Category C: Those ingredients put citrical in category c for pregnancy. These are substances best avoided unless there is a compelling medical reason that outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins interact negatively with medications?

Do prenatal vitamins interact negatively with medications?

Yes: Some yes. You need to ask your pharmacist about possible interactions between your medications and your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?

Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?

Antihistamines late: It has become more apparent over the past few years that taking an antihistamine in the evening can be better, as it will be in full force working the next day when you wake up. ...Read more

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Do these medications interact? Synthroid 100mcg, metformin (500*3 times a day), emoquette, prenatal

Do these medications interact? Synthroid 100mcg, metformin (500*3 times a day), emoquette, prenatal

Not likely: I am not aware of any serious drug interactions between these medications. Being on an oral contraceptive however can change the dosage of synthroid (thyroxine) required to keep your thyroid level normal. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism n it is in controlled state. Can I plan for pregnancy now and while planning can I take prenatal gummy with thyroid medication.

I have hypothyroidism n it is in controlled state. Can I plan for pregnancy now and while planning can I take prenatal gummy with thyroid medication.

It's OK: Hi. Yep, you can take prenatal gummies with your thyroid medication. If you get pregnant, you'll often have to increase your thyroid dose a little bit. ...Read more

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Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?

Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?

That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more

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On 4/28 11 wks I went to my first prenatal visit. The ultrasound showed a fetus of 5/6 wks and a sack of 11 wks with no heart beat. On 5/1 I was given medication to help pass the fetus. On my check up 5/19 I had a positive test hcg level 142 and there wa

On 4/28 11 wks I went to my first prenatal visit. The ultrasound showed a fetus of 5/6 wks and a sack of 11 wks with no heart beat. On 5/1 I was given medication to help pass the fetus. On my check up 5/19 I had a positive test hcg level 142 and there wa

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I'm 30, mom of 15 mo. Was on prenatal during pregnancy. I don't take any vitamins or medications. Feel lack of energy. What vitamins should I take?

I'm 30, mom of 15 mo. Was on prenatal during pregnancy. I don't take any vitamins or medications. Feel lack of energy. What vitamins should I take?

Prenatal: If you are breast feeding you should keep taking your prenatal vitamins, you are giving a lot of nourishment to your child. You should also get checked to make sure you aren't anemic, sometimes that can cause fatigue. You should for sure take omega fatty acids. If you are still breast feeding don't use fish oil, best bet is actually chia seeds, they are high in omegas, and also proteins. ...Read more