“Each individual patient’s needs and your risk of developing osteoporosis should be considered before starting a calcium supplement,” he said. “For example, if you have low levels of vitamin D or other vitamins needed for bone health, taking a calcium supplement may not give the necessary boost to help prevent fractures.”
Other common side effects include: gastrointestinal upset (nausea), dizziness, diarrhea, constipation and gas. Severe allergic reactions are rare but can occur in people who suffer from allergies to dairy products or eggs. If these symptoms occur during treatment with Caltrate®, patients should consult their healthcare professional immediately as an emergency medical situation may require immediate medical attention.