Calcium / Vitamin D Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoporosis

Calcium - General Range: 1000 mg to 1300 mg daily

Vitamin D - General Range: 200 international units to 800 international units daily

Note: While much larger vitamin D dosages have been recommended as a single agent, many calcium-vitamin D combination supplements will contain approximately 200 international units to 400 international units of vitamin D per dose.

Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplement

Calcium - General Range: 1000 mg to 1300 mg daily

Vitamin D - General Range: 200 international units to 800 international units daily

Note: While much larger vitamin D dosages have been recommended as a single agent, many calcium-vitamin D combination supplements will contain approximately 200 international units to 400 international units of vitamin D per dose.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Caution is recommended when used in patients with severe renal impairment.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Should be taken with food to minimize gastrointestinal upset.

Taking up to 500 mg of calcium with food improves absorption.

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