Calcium

  • Calcium can be used for:
    • Caclium deficiency
    • Part of a complete treatment plan the treatment for osteoporosis, osteomalacia, rickets
    • kidney disease
    • electrolyte disturbances
  • The recommended daily dietary intakes of calcium are:
    • adults:  1000mg
    • men >70 and postmenopausal women:  1300mg
  • Some of the common side effects for calcium are:
    • belching
    • flatulence
    • abdominal distension
    • constipation
  • There are different forms of calcium available such as:
    • chewable tablets
    • dispersible (effervescent tablet)
  • Calcium carbonate tablets are best taken with food
  • Dispersible (effercescent) tablets or granules should be mixed with water before taking
  • Tell your surgeon or doctor if you take any medications or have any medical conditions
  • Remember, you must seek professional advice from your surgeon or doctor before taking these medications

 

29 May, 2011