What is Caltrate?

Category: Supplements

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Brand name for products that provide calcium supplements alone. Some preparations contain supplemental Vitamin D and others have additional minerals.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 13 3
Increase effect of another treatment 3 1
Osteopenia 3 0
Insomnia 1 0
Osteoporosis 1 5

  • 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 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Caltrate

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Caltrate

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 1
600 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Caltrate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Caltrate

Duration

Currently taking Caltrate

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

Stopped taking Caltrate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
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 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 8
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1 patient evaluation for Caltrate

Apr 15, 2009 (Started Apr 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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