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Calcium Citrate

Also known as Citracal

Calcium citrate is the calcium salt of citric acid. It is commonly used as a food additive (E333), usually as a preservative, but sometimes for flavor. In this sense, it is similar to sodium citrate. Calcium citrate is also used as a water softener because the citrate ions can chelate unwanted metal ions. Calcium citrate is also found in some dietary calcium supplements (e.g. Citracal). Calcium makes up 21% of calcium citrate by weight.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $6.48 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed calcium citrate to treat osteoporosis, intestinal malabsorption, vitamin d deficiency, and bone disorder.

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