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Is os-cal still from oysters?

Is os-cal still from oysters?

Yes: Os-cal contains oyster shell powder . The oysters are dredged from U.S. Offshore oyster beds. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Who should not take Os-Cal?

Who should not take Os-Cal?

Os-Cal: "Tumor that Dissolves Bone, Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements, Kidney Stone, Kidney Disease, Sarcoidosis, Increased Activity of the Parathyroid Gland, High Amount of Calcium in the Blood, Extreme Loss of Body Water." Per: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-59713/natural-o-s-cal-500-oral/details/list-contraindications ...Read more

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Someone said something about taking os-cal at breakfast would that work for osteoporosis?

Someone said something about taking os-cal at breakfast would that work for osteoporosis?

Yes: Oscal is best taken in at least two dosages one in the am and one in the pm with meals. Remember calcium is only part of the treatment for osteoporosis. For example vitamnid, weight bearing exercise, and possible meds such as Fosamax or Actonel (risedronate) and other may be needed. ...Read more

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Do I need os-cal for pregnancy?

Only if OB says so: Discuss all meds over the counter and prescription with your OB prior to pregnancy attempts. ...Read more

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How effective is Os-Cal for reducing the risk of hip fractures?

How effective is Os-Cal for reducing the risk of hip fractures?

Os-cal is a suppl-: -lement for those who have deficient calcium levels, and needs 2 be taken with Vit-D-3, 2000iu/day. in order to decrease the chance of a hip fracture, adequate calcium in your diet is important as well as weight bearing exercise. if you have osteoporosis, there are many factors 2 consider for treatment. Fm Hx, fracture Hx, T-score. you need to see an internist that treats the entity,no easy fix. ...Read more

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Serum Calcium drawn 8 a.m. 9/25 = 11.1. Took 4 Extra Strength Tums (calcium carbonate) approx 3- 4 a.m. on 9/24 = 1200 mg cal. Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high read? Vit D3 99- 100.

Serum Calcium drawn 8 a.m. 9/25 = 11.1. Took 4 Extra Strength Tums (calcium carbonate) approx 3- 4 a.m. on 9/24 = 1200 mg cal. Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high read? Vit D3 99- 100.

No: The electrolytes and ions in our blood are very tightly regulated by our body. Anything that you take by mouth (Tums) will have no immediate effect on the blood level of any ion. You should be worked up for that. You may have some nasty process going on in your bones. Hopefully you do not, but do not neglect it! ...Read more

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Can you explain what od +0.5 os +0.75 cal -0.5 axis 145 mean?

Can you explain what od +0.5 os +0.75 cal -0.5 axis 145 mean?

Eye shorthand: Od is right eye//os is left eye +0.5 is the power in diopters needed to be ground in the lens to see clearly. -0.5 axis 145 is the amount of astigmatism and the orientation of the correction ( the degrees around a circle from 0 to 180) . These are small corrections overall. The ophthalmologist generates these for the optician to make proper eyeglasses. ...Read more

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Why is calcium carbonate given to patients with agn?

Why is calcium carbonate given to patients with agn?

AGN: Calcium & phosphorus r important for healthy bones, muscles, and nerves; however, in renal disease phosphorus may accumulate leading to unwanted consequences (including lowered calcium); thus calcium supplements (citrate/ carbonate/et al) r given to bind excess phosphate for excretion. ...Read more

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May I take 03 glucosamine capsules and total of 1,800mg Calcium Carbonate within 24hours ?

May I take 03 glucosamine capsules and total of 1,800mg Calcium Carbonate within 24hours ?

There is no specific: ...contraindication to taking these two supplements in the same 24 hour period. 1800 mg of calcium is 2x higher than the total recommended from food and supplements. Taking calcium supplements WITH food increases their absorption. At high doses, calcium can cause digestive problems. It's important to stay hydrated when taking calcium supplements of any kind. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I heard that calcium carbonate tablets can help acid in the short term, but make it come back worse, is this true?

I heard that calcium carbonate tablets can help acid in the short term, but make it come back worse, is this true?

Not really : Using antacid will reduce acicidity in your stomach briefly but not change course of gastroesophageal reflux disease per se. If you have gerd then the symptom relief will be least relieved in degree and duration by antacids, more by type 2 histamine blockers e.g. Zantac/ranitidine, pepcid/famotidune; & best with proton pump inhibitors (ppi's) like nexium, prilosec/omeprazole, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid. ...Read more

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Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Calcium: You can take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Make sure and follow the directions on the bottle as to whether or not to take it with food. Natural calcium is even more important than supplements however. ...Read more

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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. It can be used for calcium deficiency. ...Read more

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I took too many Tums (calcium carbonate) now what?

Not a problem: Your body will effectively deal with the extra calcium and antiacid character of more Tums (calcium carbonate) than the usual dose. This is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

What R U treating?: If for GERD, there are far better choices. If for treatment of osteopenia, there are far better choices here too. Excessive calcium intake may backfire--hyperacidity, kidney stones, more (see Dr. Heidi Fowler's excellent HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read more

Os Cal (Definition)

Os-Cal is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more