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Osteoporosis

Should Calcium Supplements Be Taken With Magnesium & Zinc?

09/06/2007

Question:

Should the calcium supplements I take (in addition to Fosamax) have magnesium & zinc?

Answer:

It is generally not required to take additional magnesium or zinc. If you are in a state of very poor nutrition or have a poor diet, a good multivitamin and mineral tablet would be appropriate.

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Response by:

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