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What is the difference between calcium and calcium acetate pills?

What is the difference between calcium and calcium acetate pills?

Depends: The calcium in all calcium pills is the same. Because calcium has a positive electric charge it had to be attached to something with a negative charge such as acetate, carbonate, malate, lactate, and others. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Better absorption: Calcium is poorly absorbed if there is no acid in the stomach. Because many people, especially those who take acid blockers, have low stomach acid, we recommend that you take calcium with food. For reasons that we do not know, calcium is well absorbed with food even if there is low stomach acid. ...Read more

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Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Upset stomach: Side effects of taking calcium treatment include an upset stomach. Therefore, taking calcium acetate with food can help to neutralize this side effect. It is used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. ...Read more

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What is calcium acetate?

What is calcium acetate?

Calcium compound: Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products. ...Read more

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What is calcium acetate used for?

What is calcium acetate used for?

Calcium compound: Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products. It also binds Fluoride in water, neutralizing it. ...Read more

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I don't whether its acne or just pimples. I visited a doctor and he reffered me vitamin E , calcium acetate USP 500mg and radibex.What is the problem?

I don't whether its acne or just pimples. I visited a doctor and he reffered me vitamin E , calcium acetate USP 500mg and radibex.What is the problem?

Acne is the medical : Term for pimple. Follow your dr's advice and check out the link below. Stress, hormones, infection etc can trigger acne. Take care! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/291172-natural-herbs-for-acne/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: PhosLo allergy?

What is the definition or description of: PhosLo allergy?

PhosLo allergy?: PhosLo (Calcium acetate) is used to prevent high blood phosphate levels while on dialysis. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7956/phoslo-oral/details ...Read more

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Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp  wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has  vitamin A , C, pantothenic acid , calcium , zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more

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How should people with milk allergies get enough calcium in their diets?

Natural Alternatives: Non-dairy foods naturally high in calcium include tree-nuts, tahini paste, curly kale, okra, fish such as sardines and whitebait, steamed tofu, apricots and figs. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium if you have a milk allergy ?

What is a good source of calcium if you have a milk allergy ?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums are calcium carbonate, one or two a day with vitamin d and you should be good to go. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to get calcium if I have a milk allergy?

What foods can I eat to get calcium if I have a milk allergy?

Calcium in food: Many foods are good sources of calcium. My favorites are dark green leafy vegetables, fortified soy milk and other non-dairy beverages, such as fortified almond and coconut milk. Certain grains and cereals are also fortified. You could add on a supplement if you wish and don't forget about the addition of vitamin d that allows you to absorb and utilize the calcium. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more

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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy ?

Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy ?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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My wife has allergy with calcium and vitamin c. Whenever she intakes either of it, she starts to have body pains, what is the permanent cure for this?

My wife has allergy with calcium and vitamin c. Whenever she intakes either of it, she starts to have body pains, what is the permanent cure for this?

Obvious: The plain answer is stop taking these. If they are absolutely necessary, then discuss these with the doctor who ordered them. Neither is likely to be essential at your age, but the physician seeing you would know best. ...Read more

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Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Sure: Recommended daily calcium intake for lactating women is 1000 mg. Multivitamin with calcium tablet can easily meet your need. ...Read more

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Can't take calcium carbonate for acid stomach because of allergies. Is there a magnesium alternative?

Can't take calcium carbonate for acid stomach because of allergies. Is there a magnesium alternative?

Other: Calcium medications can cause constipation. You should trying a histamine blocker like (zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid). If this doesn't work you should try a ppi like Prevacid or prilosec. If symptoms persists you should consult with GI dr. ...Read more

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34 yo male. After blood draw, his calcium is 10.5 mg/dl, 62 ALT u/l, 44% svh neutrophil, 6.6% svh eosinophil. Allergies, mono, or something else?

34 yo male. After blood draw, his calcium is 10.5 mg/dl, 62 ALT  u/l, 44% svh neutrophil, 6.6% svh eosinophil.  Allergies, mono, or something else?

Can't tell.: Can't tell from this collection of lab values. Seems as though diagnosis should be based on symptoms with supporting labs. These numbers could go with just about anything. ...Read more

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Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?

Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?

Unlikely: You need to call your doctor right now since you appear to be having an exacerbation in your asthma probably triggered by a viral infection. I greatly doubt that it is related to your OC intake. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phoslo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phoslo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

PhosLo: Phoslo is calcium acetate which binds phosphate in the intestinal tract so that it won't be absorbed. Since it is not absorbed, it will have no effect on a developing fetus or a newborn when breast feeding. ...Read more

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Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Many: There are various antihistamines that are good for seasonal allergies many of which are over the counter such as Claritin Allegra or zyrtec. If those do not help there are prescription antihistamines and nasal sprays which can help. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Yes: I presume you must be referring to dry, itchy skin that occurs in winter also called the winter itch. It is not an allergy but caused by drying of the skin due to evaporation of skin oils. This is due to the low humidity and use of dry indoor heat. The treatment is regular application of a good skin moisturizer daily after bath and also using a humidifier to reduce dryness. ...Read more

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Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Yes: Drug allergy is a complex issue, so many drugs r in the market with many active / inactive ingredients, fortunately enough only few people develop drug allergy, if at all in doubt stop the medicine review it with ur doctor to replace it, if it is an absolute necessity to take the drug in question consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...Read more

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Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Not much: Allergy medications such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec work by blocking antihistamine which is not part of the cold/respiratory infection process so not much help. Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help some with irritant cough and sleep from drowsy side effect. Decongestants such as Sudafed may help relieve some of the nasal congestion but avoid in children ...Read more

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Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. ...Read more

Phoslo (Definition)

PhosLo is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Calcium Acetate (Definition)

Calcium acetate is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more