My doctor didn't prescribe me the calcium supplements. I would like to know your results. But I take the vit D3 and peptide MK-677 (both supplements I bought from this online pharmacy https://paradigmpeptides.com/product/mk-677-2/ ) I know it is good to take vit D3 with calcium and if your doctor prescribed it to you, then I think you should follow his instruction. Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly. How much calcium you need depends on your age and sex. On average it is from 1,000 mg to 2,500 mg. If you do not exceed these readings, you should not have any health problems.
Thank you Paulus. I think I’ll try my BCN tomorrow. I wonder if even at the amount I’ve been given it’s considered within the therapeutic range?? I’m going to go and google that and see if I can find anything out!
Aw, well I too was prescribed AdCal and receive EVACAL D3 1500mg - 2 daily - on prescription. Maybe have a word with your BC nurse - or maybe talk to the pharmacist and see what they think, because I get a lot more sense out of my pharmacist rather than trying to communicate with the GP receptionists. . . . .
I had to take the letter from the oncologist in to the surgery myself, so I know they had it!! The prescription says that it is the “equivalent” medication - but it doesn’t seem like it to me, but as I said I’m no expert.
Just another thing to try to try and sort out... I guess the GP one is cheaper!
I would only say that your GP is supposed to continue with the oncologist's prescription? Usually the letter from the hospitals that advise GP's about your in-hospital treatment and medication make that clear? I don't know why your GP would have changed it, unless your surgery has not yet received the necessary advice and he/she is working on their own experience? Sounds like someone needs a boot up the bum !!!
I was prescribed a calcium supplement by my oncologist - this was Adcal-D3, to be taken twice a day, 1500mg calcium carbonate (equivalent to 600mg calcium) and 400 I.U colecalciferol (eq to 10 micrograms of vitamin D3.) I was prescribed two a day, so 3000mg CC eq to 1200mg calcium and 800 I.U (eq to 20 micrograms Vit D3.)
My GP has now prescribed Calci-D, which is only once daily, and contains 1000mg calcium (as carbonate - no equivalent figure for calcium is specified) and 1000 I.U (25 micrograms) colecalciferol/vit D3.
I am no chemist, but I am worried I am taking only a third of the mg of calcium carbonate that I was - was 3000mg a day and now only 1000mg.
Has anyone been in this position before? Is it something I should be concerned about - speaking to my BCN or GP about?
If anyone can enlighten me I would be very grateful!