RateADrug.com Logo The users guide
to prescription drugs
and supplements
Finding the right
medication is important
Let RateADrug help.
  • Evaluate your current medication
  • Compare conventional and alternative therapies
  • Get information without drug company bias
 Home |Compare Treatments |Evaluate Your Treatment |Symptom Feedback |Drugs A to Z |Supplements A to Z |More Tools
Search for a Treatment  
Find Treatments by Condition       
Browse by name:
Aa-Ab | Ac | Ad-Ak | Al | Am | An-Ap | Aq-Ar | As-Az  Hide
Ba-Bd | Be-Bh | Bi-Bo | Bp-Br | Bs-Bz  Hide
Ca | Cb-Ce | Cf-Ch | Ci | Cj-Cl | Cm-Co | Cp-Cz  Hide
Da-Dd | De | Df-Di |Dj-Do | Dp-Dz  Hide
Ea-El | Em-Ep | Eq-Es | Et | Eu-Ez  Hide
Fa-Fd | Fe-Fh | Fi-Fk | Fl | Fm-Ft | Fu-Fz  Hide
Ha-He | Hf-Hz  Hide
Ia-Il | Im-In | Io-Ip | Iq-Iz  Hide
La-Ld | Le| Lf-Ln| Lo | Lp-Lz  Hide
Na | Nb-Nh | Ni | Nj-Nz  Hide
Oa-Op | Oq-Ow | Ox-Oz  Hide
Pa | Pb-Pe | Pf-Ph | Pi | Pj-Pr | Ps-Pz  Hide
Ra-Rd | Re | Rf-Rz  Hide
Ta-Td | Te | Tf-Th | Ti | Tj-Tq | Tra-Tri | Trj-Tz  Hide

Calcium

Main Ingredients:   Calcium

Supplement Categories:
Vitamins & Minerals
User Ratings
Out of 10
Satisfaction
7.4
6.1  Effectiveness
1.4  Side Effects
4.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Calcium side effect and 2 Calcium benefits.

Be better informed. Are you taking Calcium?  
Yes |No
Treatment Information
The two main types of calcium in supplements are carbonate and citrate.

Calcium Citrate is available under brand names Citracal or Solgar.

Calcium Carbonate is available under brand names Tums or Caltrate.

Some forms of calcium supplements are available in fortified foods including gluconate, lactate, and phosyphate. Calcium citrate malate is another well-absorbed form of calcium found in certain variety of fortified juices.

Calcium is primarily used in the prevention and treatment of calcium deficiencies.
Famous People with Cancer
SmallFarrah Fawcett SGG-047930.jpg

Farrah Fawcett

She was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. Initially she believed she'd beaten it; anal cancer is highly curable if found in the early stages.

SmallBruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner LRS-042442.jpg

Bruce Paltrow

Paltrow was diagnosed with oral cancer, which hits about 40,000 Americans every year. If it's diagnosed early enough it can be cured relatively easily.

SmallPartick Swayze PRN-011912.jpg

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze underwent treatment with the new Cyberknife radiotherapy, and survived longer than is usual for people with pancreatic cancer.

SmallEvaperoncasarosada.jpg

Eva Perón

She was the first person in Argentina to receive chemotherapy although she was never told about the cervical cancer that killed her.

Small577px-Goody.jpg

Jade Goody

Goody learned that she had cervical cancer while actually on camera during the Indian version of Big Brother.

SmallSteve_Jobs.jpg

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the whip-smart CEO of Apple Inc., has been treated surgically for a rare form of pancreatic cancer, an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor. But he tried alternative treatments first.

SmallFrank_McCourt_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt won the Pulitzer Prize for his luminous memoir 'Angela's Ashes,' but his fight with melanoma has been complicated by meningitis.

SmallCharlton_Heston_Civil_Rights_March_1963.jpg

Charlton Heston

Heston suffered from prostate cancer, pneumonia, and Alzhimer's disease.

SmallOlivia_Newton-John_Sydney_2008.jpg

Olivia Newton-John

Star of the movie musical Grease found out she had breast cancer at age 44. She used Eastern and Western techniques to battle the illness.

Small602px-Christina_Applegate_1.JPG

Christina Applegate

Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36, but was prepared for it because of her family history and a genetic test.

Small423px-Kylie_Minogue_2_(2009).jpg

Kylie Minogue

Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37, and said that undergoing chemotherapy was like "experiencing a nuclear bomb."

Small460px-Edie_Falco_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

Edie Falco

The Sopranos star Edie Falco underwent chemotherapy during filming. She kept her illness a secret from the cast and crew to maintain strength.

SmallPaull_Allen_fix_1.JPG

Paul Allen

Co-founder of Microsoft recovered from Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1983, and was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2009.

SmallLynnRedgrave.jpg

Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave earned an OBE for her many services to drama, but she battled with bulimia and then breast cancer, too.

SmallMichael_Douglas_Navy3.jpg

Michael Douglas

'Fatal Attraction' star Michael Douglas had a fatal attraction of his own-to cigarettes. And that may have led to the tumor in his throat that he's currently battling.

Share Your Experiences with Calcium
How has Calcium affected you? Describe your experience with this treatment.
Create a display name (optional):
I would like to upload a video with this comment
I have read and agree to the RateADrug.com Terms of Use.    
Email Address: (will remain absolutely private)
   
User Comments and videos for Calcium
Share your views and experiences, and ger feedback from others.
11 Jun 2014 I use Calcium for my bones. If I do a lot through the day . I will hurt a night. if I don't take them.
   —Posted by godbless4679
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
02 Apr 2012 I was taking Calcium (usually calcium carbonate) in various forms; my teeth seem to demand it. My Chiropractor said that the body has a hard time with it. I was foggier in the head, mildly stressed. I took the Calcium Lactate (presumably from milk) in great moderation (I drink lots of milk anyway) and my body apparently tried dumping the Calcium Carbonate, as I got stiffer and had to lean on the Magnesium pretty hard for a while, plus I acquired a slight Calcium Carbonate taste in my mouth at that time. Now my head is a bit clearer, and I wake up more rested.
   —Posted by Gregory D. MELLOTT
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
02 Apr 2012 I probably need to add that the needed dosage of Prilosec (or its generic) has since dropped by 1/2.
   —Posted by Gregory D. MELLOTT
10 Oct 2011 I feel calcium has protected me from broken bones
   —Posted by ann
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
12 Sep 2011 great way to help promote health, mine come with vitamin d in it too
   —Posted by Anonymous
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
06 Apr 2011 As a woman, I've been taught since I was young that extra calcium would be necessary for my bones and in taking care of the elderly, I can clearly see exactly what calcium depletion looks like! I don't want that for myself!
   —Posted by Anonymous
Show/Hide Response form  Respond 
Health begins with knowledge. Share your experience and see how you compare with others:
Rate Calcium:
How Effective has it been for you?
-10
0
10
Worse
Better
Click to select rating
Have you experienced Side Effects?
0
10
None   Severe
Click to select rating
Would you recommend it to others?
0
10
  No   Yes   
Click to select rating



For Your Health



Affiliates click here

Directory of Sponsored Services

Health begins with Knowledge. Visit our sponsors on your journey to a healthier, happier life.

Patient Resources

Legal / Regulatory Notices

Health Practitioners

Wellness Products

Clinical Trials / Research

Lifestyle

Medication Name: