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calcium citrate (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking calcium citrate (Citracal)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have:

If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to take calcium citrate, or you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.

Talk to your doctor before taking calcium citrate if you are pregnant.

Talk to your doctor before taking calcium citrate if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take calcium citrate (Citracal)?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Calcium citrate works best if you take it with food.

Take calcium citrate with a full glass of water.

Allow the effervescent tablets to dissolve completely in the amount of water directed on the package. Drink the full amount of the mixture once it has dissolved.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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