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Os-Cal Calcium+D3 (calcium / vitamin d) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Os-Cal Calcium+D3 (calcium / vitamin d):


calcium carbonate food

Moderate Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Administration with food may increase the absorption of calcium. However, foods high in oxalic acid (spinach or rhubarb), or phytic acid (bran and whole grains) may decrease calcium absorption.

MANAGEMENT: Calcium may be administered with food to increase absorption. Consider withholding calcium administration for at least 2 hours before or after consuming foods high in oxalic acid or phytic acid.


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Os-Cal Calcium+D3 (calcium / vitamin d) drug interactions

There are 254 drug interactions with Os-Cal Calcium+D3 (calcium / vitamin d)

Os-Cal Calcium+D3 (calcium / vitamin d) disease interactions

There are 11 disease interactions with Os-Cal Calcium+D3 (calcium / vitamin d) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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