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CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS - ORAL CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS - ORAL

Information last revised May 2010 Information last revised May 2010

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This medication is used to prevent or treat low blood This medication is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone). such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone). Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Having the will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Having the right amount of calcium is important for building and keeping right amount of calcium is important for building and keeping strong bones. strong bones.
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