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Does calcium citrate prevent kidney stones?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Calcium citrate

No, calcium citrate will not prevent kidney stones.
The calcium is too much and the citrate is not enough. Citrate is relevant as a strone preventer, but you should get citrate from lemon, orange, and Urocit K and Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate) and Polycitra.

In brief: Calcium citrate

No, calcium citrate will not prevent kidney stones.
The calcium is too much and the citrate is not enough. Citrate is relevant as a strone preventer, but you should get citrate from lemon, orange, and Urocit K and Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate) and Polycitra.
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Has a potential

But need a f/u with your doc to make sure that calcium level in 24 hour urine is not increased much.
The citrate is the good part that will increase in urine. Also, oxalate may decrease in urine due to calcium binding in gut, which is a good thing.

In brief: Has a potential

But need a f/u with your doc to make sure that calcium level in 24 hour urine is not increased much.
The citrate is the good part that will increase in urine. Also, oxalate may decrease in urine due to calcium binding in gut, which is a good thing.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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