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Osteoporosis

Actonel and vitamin supplements

06/05/2006

Question:

how much calcium and vitamin should I take along with actonel?

Answer:

A standard recommendation for calcium is 1200 mg/day for postmenopausal women, no more than 500 mg at a time.  Count your food intake at part of the total.  Women should take at least 400 IU of vitamin D per day.  Women 70 years old and older should take 600-800 IU/day.  Vitamin D recommendations are being reviewed, and we may see higher recommendations in the near future.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati