Calcium absorption is increased in an acidic environment, so tablets should be taken with meals
Ingesting too much calcium in a misguided attempt to build skeleton may cause kidney stones, milk-alkali syndrome, or interference with iron absorption.
Calcium supplementation also may lead to constipation, so patients should ingest adequate amounts of fiber
Normal intake of protein, fats and acidic food help calcium absorption, however high levels of these same sources increase calcium loss.
High levels of calcium can cause some adverse effects. Notify your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, stomach pain, thirst, dry mouth, increased urination. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
SN instructed patient about calcium channel blockers and how this prescription medications relax blood vessels and increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while also reducing the heart's workload.
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