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I had my gallbladder removed about six months ago and have

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I had my gallbladder removed about six months ago and have been experiencing severe bouts of bile salt diarrhea since the surgery. It seems to be much worse around my menstrual cycle. In doing some research, I see that many people have found relief taking Caltrate 600 D. I have IGA Nephropathy and wanted to check and make sure nothing in this supplement would be damaging to my kidneys.

My nephrologist is not in the office until Tuesday and I would love to get started on this there are no known complications.

Thank you.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

Caltrate D is a calcium and vitamin D supplementation.

mysticdoc :

This will not interfere with IgA nephropathy.

mysticdoc :

However, it may not be the right solution for the bile acid related diarrhea.

mysticdoc :

A bile acid sequestrant like cholestyramine or colestipol will be better to use.

mysticdoc :

Colestipol is oral tablet or granule form taken as 2 gram once or twice daily to minimize the bile acid related diarrhea.

mysticdoc :

This can be taken in IgA nephropathy as well.

mysticdoc :

THis requires prescription.

mysticdoc :

So you can discuss with your doctor this option.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
mysticdoc : Caltrate D is a calcium and vitamin D supplementation.
mysticdoc : This will not interfere with IgA nephropathy.
mysticdoc : However, it may not be the right solution for the bile acid related diarrhea.
mysticdoc : A bile acid sequestrant like cholestyramine or colestipol will be better to use.
mysticdoc : Colestipol is oral tablet or granule form taken as 2 gram once or twice daily to minimize the bile acid related diarrhea.
mysticdoc : This can be taken in IgA nephropathy as well.
mysticdoc : THis requires prescription.
mysticdoc : So you can discuss with your doctor this option.
mysticdoc : Best wishes,
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