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Question: I had consulted you several times with questions related to my aunt's breast cancer and this is a question on her calcium supplement tablet.
History: My aunt was diagnosed with T2N0M0 right breast carcinoma in XXXXXXX 2017 and got operated on 9th XXXXXXX 2017. Tumor was 3cm, ER+, PR+, HER2--. Quadrantectomy done with axillary dissection. TC*4 chemo given with 21 days radiation. Chemo completed on 27th March, 2017. Radiation completed on 26th May, 2017. Currently on Femara.

We did a second year Dexa scan for her and based on the report our medical oncologist changed the Almigty 200mg daily twice tablet to Shelcal 500mg 3 times a day. This is suggested along with 4mg Zyclastin twice in an year. But we have around 3 months of Almity purchased already and my question, is it ok to continue almity till we complete the tablets and then switch to Shelcal? We actually forgot to ask this question with our doctor. Please suggest. Report attached for your reference.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hello. Yes you can continue with almity

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I have seen the reports. So you can continue with almity calcium tablets. You can take 3 to 4 of them till shelcal is started. Increase fluid intake also.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (58 minutes later)
Thanks for the response.

If she is taking it 4 times a day then at what time it should be taken? Morning, afternoon, evening and night? Please suggest
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello. Every 6th hourly

Detailed Answer:
Hello it can be taken every 6th hourly or even 2 tab twice a day

Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Brief Answer: Hello. Yes you can continue with almity Detailed Answer: Hello. I have seen the reports. So you can continue with almity calcium tablets. You can take 3 to 4 of them till shelcal is started. Increase fluid intake also. Thanks and regards