Bayer, Inc.
Release 1200
Calcium and
Bone Diseases
Can I take a Citracal product with my medications?
Prior to taking a Citracal product with medications, we recommend that you speak with a health care professional.
What if I have medical conditions?
Your health care provider is in the best position to make this decision with you as he/she will know your personal needs. Prior to taking a Citracal product, we recommend that you speak with a health care professional regarding your specific condition.
Will my medications block the absorption of Citracal products?
Check with your doctor or pharmacist. They will be able to advise you if your medication will block the absorption of a Citracal product.
Can I take a Citracal product during pregnancy?
As with any dietary supplement, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, contact your doctor before using a Citracal product.
Can I take Citracal products with a multivitamin?
We suggest you check with your doctor or pharmacist to advise you if a Citracal product combined with your vitamin regimen will exceed the upper limits of calcium intake. There is no additional benefit of taking more than 2,000 mg per day.
Why do Citracal products contain vitamin D?
Vitamin D helps the body absorb and use calcium more effectively.
Do Citracal products contain gluten?
We do not add any gluten to our products. However, we cannot guarantee that they are 100% gluten free.
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FAQS about slow release 1200
How does Citracal Slow Release work?
Citracal Slow Release works by slowly releasing small, easily absorbable amounts of calcium in order to provide efficient calcium absorption.
How many tablets of Citracal Slow Release should I take?
Take 2 tablets once a day.
Should I take Citracal Slow Release with meals?
Yes, Citracal Slow Release should be taken with food because it contains calcium carbonate.
How much calcium does Citracal Slow Release contain?
Citracal Slow Release contains 1200 mg of calcium per serving (2 tablets).
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faqs about calcium and bone disease
How much calcium do I need?
This is a quick guide to help you determine how much calcium (in milligrams) you should be getting daily*:
Calcium (mg/day)
19-50 years
51-70 years, women
51-70 years, men
>70 years
What is Osteoporosis?
The World Health Organization defines osteoporosis as a generalized skeletal disorder of low bone mass (thinning of the bone) and deterioration in its architecture, causing susceptibility to fracture.
What is Osteopenia?
Osteopenia is a reduction in bone mineral density. Bone mineral density is rated with a "T-score." A "normal" T-score is -1.0 or higher. Osteoporosis is defined as a T-score of -2.5 or lower, and osteopenia is a T-score between -1.0 and -2.5.
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*Source: National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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