CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS

Note that many preparations of calcium list the calcium amounts on the label for the suggested dose which oftentimes is two tablets, not one.

 

Calcium Citrate (24% calcium) - This is the preferred preparation

1. Citracal (200 mg calcium)
2. Citracal 250 + D (250 mg calcium + 62 IU vitamin D)
3. Citracal Caplets + D (315 mg calcium + 200 IU vitamin D). This one is the preparation I recommend most of my patients to take.  Take 2 tablets at breakfast and 2 tablets at dinner.

4. Citracal Liquitabs (500 mg calcium)

 

Calcium Carbonate (40% calcium)

1. Caltrate 600 (600 mg calcium)
2. Caltrate D (600 mg calcium + 200 IU vitamin D)
3. Caltrate Plus (600 mg calcium + 200 IU vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, boron)
4. Caltrate 600 Plus Chewables (600 mg calcium + 200 IU vitamin D)
5. Os-Cal 250 + D (250 mg calcium + 125 IU vitamin D)
6. Os-Cal 500 Chewable (500 mg calcium)
7. TUMS E-X (300 mg calcium)
8. Viactiv Chewables (500 mg calcium +100 IU vitamin D, 20 calories sugar)

 

Calcium Phosphate

1. Posture D (600 mg calcium + 125 IU vitamin D)

 

Multivitamins

1. Centrum (162 mg calcium phosphate + 400 IU vitamin D)
2. Centrum Silver (200 mg calcium phosphate + 400 IU vitamin D)
3. Theragram (40 mg calcium + 400 IU vitamin D)
4. Woman's One A Day (450 mg calcium carbonate + 400 IU vitamin D)


Revised  2/08

 

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