Is it advisable to take Etidronate disodium and Calcium Carbonate on the same day?

Q. Can one take Etidronate Disodium and Calcium Carbonate on the same day as one in the morning and the other in the evening?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney
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This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 16, 2014 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022


Can Co Etidrocal- Etidronate disodium 14 days course & Calcium Carbonate 75 days after Etidisodium be taken on the same day, one in the morning and other in the evening?



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  • I assume, you are taking both these drugs for osteoporosis.
  • I usually do not prefer to use Etidronate as it has to be taken daily.
  • And there is nothing like 14 days course. We have better options, to be taken once a month only.
  • However coming to your query, I do not find any problem in taking both of them same day.
  • But in this case, gastritis may be a little more.
  • I always prefer to add vitamin D3 with the calcium, because if Vitamin D3 levels are low, there would not be much effective absorption of calcium.
  • I hope I was able to solve your query. Kindly discuss with your doctor and re-consider your prescription.

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