What is Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Calcitrate with D Citracal Petites

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Generic name: Calcium-Vitamin D

Combination product used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as osteoporosis, weak bones, hypoparathyroidism, and a certain muscle disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 28 13
Osteoporosis 11 1
Calcium deficiency 3 1
Increase effect of another treatment 3 0
Multiple sclerosis 2 1

Show all 14 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 22

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

Side effect Patients
Pain in throat 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D

Dosage Patients
2 x 315-250 var units daily 2
1,500-200 var units daily 2
200 mg daily 1
250 mg daily 1
400 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
3 x 200 mg-200 intl units daily 1
600 mg daily 1
630 mg twice daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D

Duration

Currently taking Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 15
Not specified 12
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2 patient evaluations for Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D

Jun 28, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 18, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

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

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily

Feb 20, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Oct 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for menopause)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Oct 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for menopause)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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