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Calcium / Vitamin D Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 600 mg-400 intl units ; 600 mg-800 intl units ; 250 mg-400 intl units ; 600 mg-200 units ; 232 mg-200 intl units ; 117 mg-133 intl units ; 250 mg-125 units ; 500 mg-125 units ; 500 mg-200 intl units ; 315 mg-250 intl units ; 200 mg-250 intl units ; 250 mg-200 intl units ; 600 mg-125 units ; 500 mg-400 intl units ; 315 mg-200 intl units ; 600 mg-500 intl units ; 250 mg-250 intl units ; 600 mg-200 intl units ; 105 mg-120 intl units

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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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