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Posted by Patti
on May 05, 2000 at 17:23:23:
In Reply to: WHAT IS OSTEOPROCARE????? posted by Jewel on May 02, 2000 at 12:50:52:
: Can anyone please tell me more about Osteoprocare. I am 35 and just told i have osteoporosis. The endocrinologist wants me to take Didrocal but I am nervous about it. My scan says 78% which is apparently really low for my age? I dont know what to do for the best and i wanted to know if eating lots of calcium and exercising and doing the right things would make a big difference WITHOUT taking medication?
I'm on Didrocal right now, since December 99. It doesn't seem to have any side effects. It is supposed to 'jump start' your bones into using the calcium in your foods and also the supplements. You are on it for 2 weeks and then take 500 mg. calcium each day for the rest of a three month period. One thing, the nutritionist told me that the weeks I am on the drug, I shoud take extra calcium. If you take the drug at night, take the calcium in the morning. My doctor didn't tell me this but the nutritionist called the drug company to find out and they told her that it was a good idea provided that it was not within 2 or 3 hours of taking the drug. Hope this helps.
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