Calcium

Is Calcium Safe?

Most people can safely take calcium, especially at reasonable dosages. However, some people may be more likely to experience problems. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the supplement if you have:
 
  • Achlorhydria (low or absent stomach acid)
  • An overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism)
  • High phosphate levels in the blood (hyperphosphatemia)
  • Low phosphate levels in the blood (hypophosphatemia)
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Kidney stones
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, minerals, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Safety of Calcium for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
 

What If I Take a Calcium Overdose?

It is possible to take too much of this supplement. Overdose symptoms may vary, depending on factors such as the dosage and whether it was taken all at once (a single massive overdose) or over a long period of time (a chronic overdose).
 
(Click Calcium Overdose for more information.)
 
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