Calcium Supplementation in Postmenopausal Women to Reduce the Risk of Osteoporotic Fractures

Mikayla Spangler, Pharm.D., BCPS; Beth Bryles Phillips, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS; Mary B. Ross, M.B.A.; Kevin G. Moores, Pharm.D.


Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68(4):309-318. 

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Results of recent clinical trials indicate that calcium supplementation does not significantly reduce fracture risk in postmenopausal women. However, evidence from the same studies suggests that beneficial effects on fracture risk may be seen in women who are adherent to therapy. Postmenopausal women should continue calcium supplementation to reduce osteoporosis risk.


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