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What are the side effects of calcium supplements?

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Gas, bloating, and constipation are common Divvy your dose up into servings and to take them with food. Drinking more fluids may help you avoid these things, too.

Calcium can make certain drugs less effective, so talk to your doctor if you're taking a prescription medicine for osteoporosis or Paget's disease, seizures, or thyroid problems, or an antibiotic.

Some antacids, laxatives, and steroids can pull calcium out of your body or keep you from using it well.

From: Confused About Calcium Supplements? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Osteoporosis Foundation: "A Guide to Calcium-Rich Foods," "Calcium and Vitamin D: What You Need to Know."

Ross, C. , January 2011. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Calcium."

Shufelt, C. , July/August 2015. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 05, 2018

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "A Guide to Calcium-Rich Foods," "Calcium and Vitamin D: What You Need to Know."

Ross, C. , January 2011. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Calcium."

Shufelt, C. , July/August 2015. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 05, 2018

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