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How far apart should you space calcium?

owlisn
on 2/28/12 7:29 pm - NC
RNY on 11/29/11 with
How close together can you take Calcium?

If I take my Carafate at 8am, my Synthroid at 10am, my multi at noon, then calcium at 2pm, multi at 4pm, calcium at 6pm, and Carafate at 10pm, when can I take my third calcium dose?  Would 8pm be too soon after the 6pm dose?

I can't take any of these meds together.
Allison
  
Dee.spunk
on 2/28/12 7:33 pm - Sacramento, CA
Minimum of every two hours.

Height:5'1.5 RNY:11/30/11 HW:307 SW:234 CW:136 GW:140 (LOST 73 Lbs. PRE-OP)

 


 

poet_kelly
on 2/28/12 7:42 pm - OH
Two hours is fine.

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owlisn
on 2/28/12 7:47 pm - NC
RNY on 11/29/11 with
 Wow.  I am ready for this ulcer to heal.  Taking something every 2 hours from 8am-10pm is tough.  Thanks for the responses.  
Allison
  
rbb825
on 2/28/12 9:27 pm - Suffern, NY
first off, you need to talk to your endocrinologist becasue carafate blocks the absorbtion of synthroid and needs to be taken 6 hours apart.  Also, you are only taking carafate 2 times per day?  It is usually 4 times per day which is pretty impossible with all the vitamins we take.

As far as your supplements - you should be taking a multi with no iron in it like centrum silver or centrum silver chewables -then take a separate iron supplement.  This way you can take your multis and calcium together - and your calcium needs to be 2 hours apart from iron and thryoid and also 2 hours from itself.

You could take carafate at 8 am, calcium and multi at 10 am, calcium at 12 noon, synthroid at 2 pm, calcium and multi at 4 pm.  Iron with vitamin C at 6 pm and carafate at bedtime - 10pm or later.

 

gbsinsatx
on 2/29/12 6:54 am, edited 2/29/12 6:56 am - San Antonio, TX
I take my thyroid medication 4 hours from calcium. Since I usually eat something containing calcium before bedtime, I set my alarm for 4 hours later. I always need to go to the bathroom at least 4 hours into sleeping so this has been a reasonable solution for me. As for my calcium supplements, I usually take them 4 hours apart 3 times a day. I also take iron at least 2 hours from calcium.

Age at RNY: 55, Height: 5'3.5", Consultation Weight: 331-12/1/2009, Super Morbidly Obese BMI 56.8, RNY Surgery Weight: 281-3/22/2010, Goal Weight Reached: 141-6/23/2011, Lowest Weight: 126-12/11/2011

Current Age: 60, Current Weight: 134-11/1/2014Normal BMI 23.4, Relative Risk from ABSI of 0.7, Total Weight Loss Maintained: 197 Pounds, Measurements: 36D Bust, 28" Waist, 38" Hips.