500mg Calcium Citrate
250mg Magnesium Citrate
Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Calcium can also bind to other minerals (such as phosphate) and aid in their removal from the body.
What is the most important information I should know about calcium citrate?
Do not take calcium citrate or antacids containing calcium without first talking to your doctor if you take other medications. Calcium can decrease the effects of many other medicines by binding to them or by changing the acidity of the stomach or the urine. Take calcium with meals to increase its absorption by the body.
Take calcium with meals to increase its absorption by the body, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Store calcium citrate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Who should not take calcium citrate?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you:
Before using Calcium Citrate:
Some medical conditions may interact with Calcium Citrate . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have high blood phosphate levels or high levels of calcium in the urine
if you have dehydration, heart problems, hardening of the arteries, kidney problems, kidney stones, or sarcoidosis
if you take digoxin
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Calcium Citrate . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Iron, quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin), sodium polystyrene sulfonate, tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), thyroid hormones, or verapamil because their effectiveness may be decreased by Calcium Citrate
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Calcium Citrate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
You may not be able to take calcium citrate, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions, or take any of the medications, listed above.
Talk to your doctor before taking calcium citrate if you are pregnant. In general, calcium is important for the development of an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor before taking calcium citrate if you are breast-feeding. Calcium is important for the development of a breast-feeding baby.