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How much calcium does someone taking 40 mg of prednisone a day probably need?
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It depends
In general, it depends on your health issues, especially your kidney function.
Ask your doctor. If ok would take 1200-1500 mg of calcium daily divided into 2 doses. Also take 800 iu vitamin d daily. Ask your doctor about checking your bone density and 25 hydroxy- vitamin d level.

In brief: It depends
In general, it depends on your health issues, especially your kidney function.
Ask your doctor. If ok would take 1200-1500 mg of calcium daily divided into 2 doses. Also take 800 iu vitamin d daily. Ask your doctor about checking your bone density and 25 hydroxy- vitamin d level.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 1500-2000 mg/day
At least 1500 mg of calcium per day from foods rich in calcium and supplements.
It is also very important to ensure vitamin d levels are kept normal. This will usually require a vitamin d supplements, because steroids cause the body to use up vitamin d much faster than usual.

In brief: 1500-2000 mg/day
At least 1500 mg of calcium per day from foods rich in calcium and supplements.
It is also very important to ensure vitamin d levels are kept normal. This will usually require a vitamin d supplements, because steroids cause the body to use up vitamin d much faster than usual.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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