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Re: Fosamax and calcium supplements

Re: Fosamax and calcium supplements

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Posted by JohnJ on November 25, 2000 at 15:58:59:

In Reply to: Fosamax and calcium supplements posted by Bill on October 06, 2000 at 06:34:48:

I take fosamax, and I think fosamax aggrevates indigestion. When you think about it, fosamax is caustic to the esophagas, so walking may tend to get some of this into the esophagas. One little bit of advice I have-- if you feel any indigestion after you take the fosamax, take a few extra gulps of water to make sure it isn't making its way into the esophagas. Regarding taking calcium supplements with milk, there is no reason at all why you shouldn't do this. An acid environment in your stomach is necessary to absorb calcium so you should always take calcium with meals unless you are taking calcium citrate (citracal) which already has an acid composition. Even then, I would take the calcium with meals--- and no other time. Calcium tends to work better while you sleep, so I would make sure I take calcium with dinner, and maybe even with a small meal at night, although this might cause some reflux or indigestion at night if you have this tendency. Could you tell me what your doctor advised you regarding your osteoporosis, and what did he say was causing it? Thank you.


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