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Calcium is an important mineral used for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It can also be used as an antacid and for preventing or treating high phosphate levels in people with kidney disease. The mineral, which can be obtained from the diet and through supplementation, is safe for most people at reasonable doses. However, you should talk to your healthcare provider before using calcium supplements if you have kidney stones, achlorhydria, or an overactive parathyroid gland.
 
(Click Calcium for more information about this supplement, including how it works, what forms are available, and what side effects may occur. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on calcium.)
 
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