question about calcium

Kimberly K.
on 5/15/14 10:47 am
RNY on 03/21/14

Do I have to take chewable calcium or can I just take calcium with D pills? They are kind of big but I can break them in half.

Kim K.    

Laura in Texas
on 5/15/14 10:50 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

I take citrical petites. Breaking regular ones in half scratched my throat.

Laura in Texas

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on 5/15/14 10:51 am - OH

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery says it's fine to take calcium citrate pills.  You can break them in half if you want.  I don't break mine, I just swallow them whole.

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on 5/15/14 11:06 am - PA
RNY on 03/18/14

Kim, my PA has told me to wait until month 3 to start taking pills - she wants everything crushed or chewable until then...

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on 5/16/14 2:13 am

I love the Upcal D powder, you can get it online.  Really reallly cheap and just mixes with water or a shake or whatever. 

Kimberly K.
on 5/16/14 8:38 pm
RNY on 03/21/14

Thank you all for your responses. Much appreciated!

Kim K.    

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