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Calcium

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Vitamins and minerals Adult, Children

Calcium - Dosage and How to Use

How should Calcium be used?

  • Take this medication as prescribed by your healthcare professional
  • Do not stop taking your medications without checking with your healthcare professional
  • For Osteoporosis or as Calcium Supplementation:
    • Calcium carbonate or calcium phosphate tablets: This medicine should be taken after food for better absorption.
    • Calcium citrate, calcium lactate, calcium gluconate: You may take this medication with or without food.
  • For Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD):
    • Calcium carbonate: Chew or crush the tablets and take together with food at the beginning of a meal, for better results.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double your dose or use extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Calcium - Additional Information

  • Tags: Calcium, Calcium Carbonate
  • Updated on Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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