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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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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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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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I took citric magnesium and pepto bismuth?

I took citric magnesium and pepto bismuth?

Expect BM: Depending upon how much you took you should be due for a bowel movement. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

Perhaps: Some acids are naturally present in the base ingredients of wines, while others are byproducts of fermentation. Natural acids have the freshest, purest acid tastes. Among grapes they are tartaric, malic and citric. It would be helpful to read the ingredient label. Also consider seeing a board certified allergist to assist in diagnosis and treatment of adverse reaction to citric acid. ...Read more

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Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Adderall/Citric acid: Citric acid slightly lowers absorption of stimulants, unless taken an hour before or hour after the stimulant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. thank you ?

Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. thank you ?

Multiple: Johnson's baby shampoo, any baby shampoo, Dove or Aussie. Pleae consult your pharmacist. ...Read more