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Osteoporosis and Calcium Topic Guide

Osteoporosis and Calcium Osteoporosis and Calcium: Calcium is an important nutrient and is needed for many of the body's functions, including blood clotting and the proper function of the heart, muscles, and nerves. About 50%-60% of adults and only 10%-25% of adolescents in the U.S. get the recommended amount of calcium.

Osteoporosis and Calcium Topic Guide - Visuals

Osteoporosis and Calcium Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ibandronate Ibandronate

Ibandronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

calcium carbonate Calcium Carbonate

Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance....learn more »