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ITP and Calcium, Iron 5 months 2 weeks ago #72302

  • VVeenM
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Do others find themselves stressing over how much calcium and iron they have in their day while on Promacta? I find myself looking at everything I eat to see how much is in it. I asked my doc about taking my multivitamin, women over 50,  because it has such a high mg of calcium in it and he said to continue taking it because I needed all the other vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and some calcium was needed to maintain healthy bones.
 I take my multivitamin in the morning and my Promacta before bed so there is a separation there. I do take my cholesterol pill at bedtime though and I believe I read to let your doc know if you take one because the Promacta might cause the statin to not work as well rather than the opposite.The maker of Promacta told me as far as the calcium, that was mainly foods high in calcium, such as dairy, and not to stress over the smaller amounts of calcium in other foods but just to be aware.  Anyone else have experience with this that they can share?

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ITP and Calcium, Iron 5 months 3 days ago #72332

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I take Promacta when I awake in the morning and avoid eating anything for two hours. After that, I generally eat normally including foods high in calcium.

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ITP and Calcium, Iron 4 months 4 weeks ago #72342

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I take my Eltrombopag last thing at night as I get into bed. I avoid calcium foods for the preceding 4 hours (or thereabouts). There is absolutely no way I could get up and not eat for 2 hours.

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ITP and Calcium, Iron 4 months 3 weeks ago #72343

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I take mine at 4 pm now and that seems to work. I tried bedtime but we eat at sometimes 7 and I was having to stay up til 11 pm to take it. Now I take my multivitamin in the am, have a bowl of cereal in the morning and yogurt at lunch around 11:30, so my pill is 4 hours after. Then it’s at least least 2 hours before my dinner too. We can’t cut out all dairy. Thanks for responding!

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