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Old 10-23-2010, 05:39 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tennessee
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Re: Can calcium supplements cause these side effects?

You bet calcium can cause those side effects, especially with bisphosphonates. I was given Actonel and told to take calcium supplements which, incidentally, I had taken all my adult life. But I could no longer tolerate calcium and still can't, so I try to eat foods containing a lot of it. I do curse the day I was ever prescribed Actonel! But I do okay with the osteo (now take Calcitonin) and trying to eat foods containing calcium that don't harm my stomach. Good luck to your mom.