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Are Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements Necessary While Taking Fosamax?

01/04/2008

Question:

I have just started taking Fosomax. Do I need to take Calcium and Vitamin D as well?

Answer:

It is crucial to take calcium and vitamin D when you are taking Fosamax, but be sure to take it at a different time unless the vitamin D is already in the Fosamax.  Fosamax and other drugs like it require adequate calcium and vitamins to work effectively.

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Response by:

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