"This medication is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels
in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be
used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone
loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased
activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain
muscle disease (latent tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medicationssuch as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).
- Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for
normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone.
- If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take
calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones.
- Having the right amount of calcium is important for building and
keeping strong bones.
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