What is Caltrate Plus?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Calcium-Vitamin D

Caltrate Plus is a brand name formulation for a combination of calcium carbonate, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, and Manganese. It is used to help build and maintain bone strength.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoporosis 4 1
General health 2 0
Food allergy 1 0
Osteopenia 1 0
Pain in testes 1 2

  • 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 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Caltrate Plus

Side effect Patients
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Caltrate Plus

Dosage Patients
2 x 600 mg-200 intl units daily 1
500-200 var units daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Caltrate Plus

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Caltrate Plus

Duration

Currently taking Caltrate Plus

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Caltrate Plus

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Caltrate Plus

Sep 17, 2012 (Started Sep 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in testes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Sep 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain in testes)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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