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Coral Calcium Medication
Carbonate vs citrate: Coral cal is mostly calcium carbonate, but ccm calcium is mostly calcium citrate/malate. Calcium carbonate is less expensive and it can be also used for acidic heart burn. Calcium citrate adsorbs faster and easier, it doesn't cause constipation as likely as carbonate does. ...Read more
Advertisements for coral calcium supplements appear to be everywhere. The ads claim that this calcium not only helps bones but also cures many other medical conditions. Is coral calcium better than any other kind?
My mom diagnosed with CLL and m really worried for her . RBC count is fine so far . Doc suggested chemo therapy . Best solution ? Coral calcium helps?
I have to take calcium everyday but that medicine make me have constipation . Any other medication can I take to help?
My sister takes medication for calcium as her gym couch told her to have.she is 23 years old and has pain in the knees.is it ok for this age?
So confused: does anybody know if Fosamax (alendronate) or calcium is the same thing or if I should take both if different 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
I know you should not take probiotics within 2 hours of medications, but can I take them at the same time as my vitamin & calcium pills?
Probiotics: You should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can happen to 66-year-old female who has high calcium level. She's currently on new medication slightly heavy but solid taken 500mg/daily ca?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking calcium tablets and elxtroxin tablets duting my pregnancy period. How many hours should be split between thoses two medication?
For 57+ F with stage-2 osteoarthritis, is 'Uniwalk tablet' a better option than collagen peptide supplements ? What about calcium & vitD medications ?
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
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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