Note: The information on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before taking any new dietary supplement, including Calciven.
Calciven is a dietary supplement whose individual ingredients have a long-standing reputation of safety and effectiveness. Calciven can be taken with most prescription and over-the-counter medications.
When taken as directed, Calciven is safe and poses no short-term or long-term health risks. When taken as directed, Calciven is not addictive or habit-forming. If you wish to stop taking Calciven after taking the supplement daily for more than one month, we recommend that you gradually taper down your dose over 7-21 days. Although abrupt discontinuation is not unsafe, discontinuing gradually may reduce the likelihood of a recurrence of symptoms.
There are no reported harmful side effects associated with Calciven. Most people that take Calciven experience no side effects. If in the rare case side effects do occur, they tend to be mild and often disappear. Possible side effects include (as disclosed on WebMD's safety pages for each ingredient included in the Calciven formula: (1) Calcium, (2) Magnesium (3) Boron, (4) Vitamin D3 (5) Vitamin K2:
Pregnant and nursing women should not take Calciven (or any natural supplement) without the approval of a physician.
Do not exceed the recommended dose of four capsules at once or six capsules daily. Exceeding the maximum dose is not unsafe, although it may result in discomfort. Before taking Calciven, talk your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications.
In general, Calciven can be safely taken with osteoporosis medications, including bisphosphonates such as alendronate, ibandronate, and risedronate. Keep in mind that Calciven may increase the effects of these medications, although this interaction is not unsafe at recommended doses. If you are taking any type of osteoporosis medication, use caution until you're familiar with the effects of Calciven. If you are currently taking prescription medication, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Calciven or any new supplement.
Calciven will not reduce the effectiveness of birth control or interact with contraceptive medication. However, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Calciven or any new supplement.
Do not consume alcohol until you are familiar with the effects of Calciven. In general, consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol is safe while taking Calciven. However, we advise that you talk to your doctor before taking Calciven or any new supplement.
In general, it is safe to take Calciven if you are also taking other vitamins or nutritional supplements. Of course, we always recommend talking with your doctor before taking any new supplements.