It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Open to All Other Health Topics Message Board

Calcium interferring with prescriptions?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-06-2006, 05:04 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 254
Sara5678 HB User
Question Calcium interferring with prescriptions?

Is it true that calcium supplements and antacid preparations can alter the effetiveness of certain medications and herbal supplements?

Also, I drink a glass of orange juice every morning which has calcium in it. I also take my morning pills with the orange juice. Does that mean that the calcium in the orange juice will not make my medications and herbal supplements as effective?

I appreciate any input I receive about these concerns. Thanks.

Last edited by Sara5678; 10-06-2006 at 05:04 AM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-06-2006, 06:00 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,799
ticker HB Userticker HB Userticker HB Userticker HB Userticker HB User
Re: Calcium interferring with prescriptions?

Hi Sara. Many supplements can interfere with medications and other supplements. Check the pharmacy print-out for the meds you are taking, it should list things that could interfere with its effectiveness. You may need to space them further apart. You can always call the pharmacist and ask also.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
How much iron and calcium in food is too much with thyroid meds? tigger67 Thyroid Disorders 6 03-17-2010 11:00 AM
Need Help re: Mail Prescriptions appleseed Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 3 05-06-2007 11:53 PM
Calcium deficency - what is better than Tums if I need 3,000mg/day? tigermom710 Thyroid Disorders 16 03-21-2006 10:33 AM
Dr. writes 1/3 of state's prescriptions for Oxycontin arrested joanharvest Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 17 09-07-2005 02:55 PM
Synthroid interaction with calcium, etc. cossette2 Thyroid Disorders 6 05-07-2005 04:23 PM
How much Calcium is too much? Mission_Void Diet & Nutrition 5 02-18-2004 07:08 AM
Coral Calcium drknow Urology 1 06-10-2003 02:37 PM
Prescriptions & Insurance Rules that go against doctor's directions or wishes Merrida Open to All Other Health Topics 9 01-26-2003 04:40 PM
calcium beta blocker Norvasc lsm2000l High & Low Blood Pressure 1 11-18-2002 01:36 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:02 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!