Calciumsuppletie bij patiënten met maagzuurremmers: calciumcitraat of calciumcarbonaat?

Translated title of the contribution: Calcium suppletion for patients who use gastric acid inhibitors: calcium citrate or calcium carbonate?

H J M Henk-Marijn de Jonge, R O B Rijk Gans, Gerwin Huls

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Abstract

Various calcium supplements are available for patients who have an indication for calcium suppletion. American guidelines and UpToDate recommend prescribing calcium citrate to patients who use antacids The rationale for this advice is that water-insoluble calcium carbonate needs acid for adequate absorption. No convincing scientific evidence supporting the advice to prescribe calcium citrate instead of calcium carbonate to patients who also take antacids is available, and therefore deserves further investigation. On the contrary, the fact that calcium carbonate does not need acid in order to be absorbed, has also not been proven. In clinical practise, it appears important that calcium is taken with meals in order to improve its absorption.

Translated title of the contributionCalcium suppletion for patients who use gastric acid inhibitors: calcium citrate or calcium carbonate?
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)A4343
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume156
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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