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Should I take an antacid with calcium?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Not so fast. As we age, we tend to produce less stomach acid. To be absorbed, calcium requires vitamin D and stomach acid. For this reason, it's important to avoid chronic use of antacids, H2-blockers, or proton pump inhibitors, which block or suppress the secretion of stomach acid.
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