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Dr. John Fordtran
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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

Calcium carbonate is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more


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It has been 3 months since the delivery of my baby. I'm supposed to take calcium supplement. Just wanted to know whether Calcimax 500 and Shelcal have?

It has been 3 months since the delivery of my baby. I'm supposed to take calcium supplement. Just wanted to know whether Calcimax 500 and Shelcal have?

Calcium: For most people, one calcium tab twice daily containing 500 -600 mg elemental calcium is a good dose. There are many brands, virtually all acceptable. ...Read more

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I am 29 yr old and do lot of weight lifting. Can I consume calcarea phos 12x instead of shelcal 500 mg as a calcium supplement?

I am 29 yr old and do lot of weight lifting. Can I consume calcarea phos 12x instead of shelcal 500 mg as a calcium supplement?

No: Consuming calcium in supplement form differs entirely from using the homeopathic remedy calc phos 12x. It's also best to get your calcium from food as much as possible, but if you need extra calcium because of poor diet you can take your "shelcal 500mg." homeopathic remedies are made to affect your healing ; restorative system, an energy part of you -- rather than supply specific nutrients. ...Read more

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Can you tell me dosege for infant 4 years shelcal siryp?

Can you tell me dosege for infant 4 years shelcal siryp?

Talk to prescriber: Talk to the doctor that recommended the medicine. Shelcal Syrup is used for the treatment of calcium and vitamin D deficiency — best that the dosage recommendation be done by your baby's doctor as they are most familiar with your child's medical history ...Read more

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Can I have shelcal medicen for my weakness? That medicine suits me alot.

Can I have shelcal medicen for my weakness? That medicine suits me alot.

Several thots: First, best to find out why your muscles seem weakened, and sort out nerve or muscle disorders. If you are referring to a muscle relaxant drug, you might benefit from physical therapy or an exercise program. Second, not sure what medication you refer to, but could discuss both diagnosis and appropriate treatment with your regular family physician. ...Read more

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26 yo/LOW ON SEXUAL DRIVE/Vit D3,B12 levels were very low (4.8 and 140). Took a couple of shots of both + daily Nuroday/Shelcal M + 60k D3 once/mo?

26 yo/LOW ON SEXUAL DRIVE/Vit D3,B12 levels were very low (4.8 and 140). Took a couple of shots of both + daily Nuroday/Shelcal M + 60k D3 once/mo?

Determine cause: It would be important to determine the cause of such low levels of Vit D and B12. Is there a GI disorder causing malabsorption? Colitis? Sprue? Is there a parasite? Previous GI surgery? ...Read more

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For 57+ female (VitD 51) can high dosage of VitD (60000 IU monthly) & Calcium (Shelcal CT daily) for a yr result into irreversible kidney problems?

For 57+ female (VitD 51) can high dosage of VitD (60000 IU monthly) & Calcium (Shelcal CT daily) for a yr result into irreversible kidney problems?

No: 60,000 iu of Vit D a month averages to 2000 iu/day which is not high at all. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal blood levels of 50-80. 60,000 iu/month is not close to being able to create D toxicity and not known to cause kidney problems. Calcium is also safe though might increase risk of kidney stones. I advise taking Vit K with Vit D and Calcium- see http://tinyurl.com/4rqhnn4 ...Read more

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Wife has some spinal cord problem Doctor advised Shelcal CT tab twice a day. Not available in local market. Please advise alternative?

Wife has some spinal cord problem Doctor advised Shelcal CT tab twice a day. Not available in local market. Please advise alternative?

Calcium and Vit D: This is a combination of calcium and vitamin D. Ask a local pharmacist for something they carry with both those incgedients and have her take it twice a day. The calcium in Shelcal CT is 500 mg. This is pretty standard so you should have no trouble finding a substitute. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to calcium carbonate?

No: Since it contains no protein, it is nearly impossible to be an allergen. However, you may be intolerant to it — just like anything you eat or drink. ...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: 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?

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.

Calcium: You can take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Make sure and follow the directions on the bottle whether 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?

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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Tums (calcium carbonate) expired can I take them?

Tums (calcium carbonate) expired can I take them?

Best not to: How long expired? If a day or 2 ok but should get new tums (calcium carbonate). ...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

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

Possibly: Taking in too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can greatly increase your serum calcium levels which can be dangerous. Make sure you discuss with your doctor some other options of acid suppression if that is the case. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat to many tums (calcium carbonate)?

What happens if you eat to many tums (calcium carbonate)?

Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose: Can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, delirium, coma, depression, involuntary muscle twitching & cardiac arrhythmia. Serious effects from Tums (calcium carbonate) (especially with chronic use) could include rebound hyperacidity, gall stones, calcinosis, hypercalcemia, metabolic acidosis & renal injury) ...Read more

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What's an alternative choice to tums (calcium carbonate)?

Many: There are many alternatives such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, prilosec, prevacid. If you require these meds chronically you should speak to your doctor or see a GI doc. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat too many tums (calcium carbonate)?

What happens if you eat too many tums (calcium carbonate)?

Nothing really: Tums is calcium carbonate. Eating too much once is probably fine, but how many is too many? I would not chronically ingest "too many" as this can lead to medical problems. If you're having symptoms you probably should be on another medication and see your gi doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat Tums (calcium carbonate) on a daily basis?

No but....: Tums (calcium carbonate) is calcium and can often be used to supplement calcium intake for people who are at risk for thin bones. However, if you are taking Tums (calcium carbonate) daily for heartburn or indigestion or some other symptom that you are treating, then you could be masking a more serious problem and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on Tums (calcium carbonate) hurt you in any way?

Yes: Too many Tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period can lead to "milk alkali syndrome" in which there are high levels of calcium in the blood & a shift in the body's acid-base balance towards alkaline. This can lead to calcium deposits in the kidneys & other tissues as well as kidney stones. Limit calcium intake to 1500 mg/day in divided doses. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

Is it possible for me to take Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

Be careful: If you are taking it for acid reflux, there are better options such as proton pump inhibitors. Regular use of TUMs (calcium carbonate) can lead to high levels of calcium which can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more