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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Actonel and vitamin supplements
how much calcium and vitamin should I take along with actonel?
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.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati