What is Calcium-Vitamin D?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Calcium 600 plus D Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D Calcium Magnesium and Vitamin D3 Show all

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See also: Parathyroid-calcium-vitamin D

Eating a balanced diet with enough calcium and vitamin D is a key step in the prevention of osteoporosis. Dietary supplements are an alternative and by combining calcium and vitamin D, calcium absorption by the stomach is improved.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 399 115
Osteoporosis 168 37
Osteopenia 52 9
Multiple sclerosis 37 10
Doctor recommendation 25 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 15
None 243

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calcium-Vitamin D

Side effect Patients Percentage
Constipation 2
Heartburn 2
Back pain 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bone loss in jaw 1
Bone pain 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Calcium-Vitamin D

Dosage Patients Percentage
600-125 var units daily 7
2 x 600 mg-200 intl units daily 5
600-200 var units daily 5
600 mg daily 5
500 mg-200 intl units daily 4
1000 mg daily 4
2 x 600 mg-200 units daily 4
600-200 var units twice daily 4
600 mg-200 intl units daily 3
500-200 var units daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Calcium-Vitamin D

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 66
Doctor's advice 26
Did not seem to work 18
Personal research 18
Expense 9
Course of treatment ended 8
Change in health plan coverage 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 133 patients who've stopped taking Calcium-Vitamin D

Duration

Currently taking Calcium-Vitamin D

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 32
10 years or more 56

Stopped taking Calcium-Vitamin D

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 26
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 10
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 155
Usually 72
Sometimes 24
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 36
Not at all hard to take 206
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 143
Not specified 116
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40 patient evaluations for Calcium-Vitamin D

Jul 8, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for osteoporosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 2, 2016 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking this med long ago because I felt I needed to reduce the number of meds I was on.  I stopped this probably 2013.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg-200 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 26, 2016 (Started Jan 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 600 mg-200 units Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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