Origin: Neutralizing citric acid using calcium hydroxide and then precipitating insoluble calcium citrate.
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Overview: Calcium Citrate is a medication used to help prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in individuals who do not get enough calcium from their diets. Calcium Citrate may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones, decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and certain muscle diseases. The recommended dosage for Calcium Citrate depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions.
- Treating low blood calcium levels
- Treating bone loss and weak bones
- Addressing decreased activity of the parathyroid gland
Common Dosage: 1000 mg to 1200 mg depending on age and gender