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Ensure High Calcium Medication
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?
Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?
Not likely: You would have to take a lot of Tums (calcium carbonate) to cause any problems...And that would be because of the calcium, not the low acid. ...Read more
What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?
Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and you have normal PTH function, you will make your own calcitriol by just taking over the counter vitamin D and letting your own body make the calcitriol. I've seen your case on here. Isn't your doctor explaining ANYTHING to you? They owe you explanation ...Read more
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 ›
My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?
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
Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.
I just called my doctor to discuss hanging my medication for hypothyroidism caused by hashimoto. My calcium is 10.8 so my dr wants me to come in?
Hypercalcemia: Hypercalcemia can represent significant disease and should be evaluated urgently. Your doctor is caring for you properly. ...Read more
I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.
Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read more
Kindly inform me which vitamin and calcium should I give my 75 years old mother which is on crestor and exelon (rivastigmine) medication... Thank you?
Complicated: In reference to vitamins: a generic over the counter multivitamin (store brand is fine) will supply all the daily requirements. For advice regarding vitamin D and calcium, more information is necessary including renal function, bone density, fracture history, family history, liver function and co-morbid conditions - this is best determined by your mother's family doctor. ...Read more
Since I'm allergic to so many medications, looking for safe natural way to open celiac artery. Calcium deposits. Condition found in cat scan when l1F?
Celiac artery Ca2+: Before you try anything you should talk with your doc about what really needs to be done. If your artery needed opening I am sure they would have recommended something specific. If this is part of a more generalized process you may need a medication for that. Multiple "allergies" can be a problem. ...Read more
Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry
Not usually: Teeth are much more likely to be damaged from the long term effects of acid reflux than from the medication. However, one of the common side effects is dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum problems. I would recommend using biotene mouthwash and toothpaste to improve the dry mouth situation and perhaps a Fluoride gel in a custom tray at night for maximum protection against decay. ...Read more
B-12 calcium ibuprofen (headache) antihistamine (allergy relief) - is it a bad idea to take all of these medications at the same time?
My mother has hypothyroidism of 6.0. she is on medication of thyroxine sodium 50 mcg. Plz suggest some calcium rich supplement for her as she is weak.
Yes you can: Get a falsely high level of calcium due to different conditions, or simple lab error. If you repeat the test and it still shows high serum calcium, then you need to get more tests to see why. Dehydration, low magnesium, low albumin, and muscle conditions like rhabdomyolysis can cause higher calcium levels in the blood. Of course there are serious diseases like Paget's and cancer too. ...Read more
Several!: Too much vitamin d with large calcium doses. But a tumor (s) of your parathyroid gland is a major concern. It ccan be primary of secondary. Also, frequently overlooked, is hyperthyroidism. You need a pth, ionized calcium, 25-oh- vitamin d, and TSH obtained to check these out. Finally calcium can be elevated if your protein levels are too high. Doctors have formulae that can differentiate this! ...Read more
Abnormal: High blood calcium is not normal. Hypercalcemia is the medical term for high blood calcium. Over 99% of all cases hypercalcemia are due to a small tumor on one of your parathyroid glands causing a disease called hyperparathyroidism. Very small percentage of high calcium due to cancer.Exxcess vitamin d intake is another cause. Further testing of parathyroid function is usually needed by your doctor. ...Read more
Calcium rich foods!:
From highest to very high in order!
cheese-milk-sesame seeds-tofu-almonds-flax seeds-greens-brocholli.
Shoot for 1000mg/day! ...Read more