Can one take calcium tablets if there is a kidney stone?
Q: I am suffering from cervical spondylosis and feeling pain in my neck usually. I have been prescribed some drugs that include Calcium. But I am not taking the calcium tablets or syrup because I have apprehension that it might be harmful for my kidneys, as I am simultaneously having stones in my kidney. Please advise whether it is harmful to take calcium tablets/syrup if there is a kidney stone?
A:Calcium tablets are of no use in cervical spondylosis. Unless a person is suffering from documented, proven deficiency of calcium (by a blood test to measure calcium in the blood), there is no purpose in consuming this medicine. It will do more harm particularly if you have calcium oxalate kidney stones, that you already have. Neck exercises are the only good remedy.