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  • Prelief & Calcium

    Where I am from - Australia, we don't have Prelief available here. (Hopefully one day). I was quoted US$40 for postage to Australia for one bottle of Prelief - 300 tablets. Postage alone is ridiculously huge.

    As Prelief contains Calcium & Magnesium, has anyone taken calcium & magnesium tablets other than Prelief and had success with them. If so what was the dosage.

    Here in Australia I am able to purchase Calcium & Magnesium in one tablet and if someone has had some success with it I might try it also.


  • #2
    Here is a very interesting link from Drugs.Com that explains alot about calcium and other brands that are basically the same thing. The main ingredient in Prelief is Calcium Glycerophosphate with the other things as filler basically. If you are in apinch, just look for this main ingredient at any drugstore or over the counter vitamin and supplement store. All Calcium to some degree will help alkanize urine and calm stuff like that down. Making foods less acidic. Prelief is specifically designed for this problem but if you cannot get your hands on it, just get the lalternative.

    Good luck to you.
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    • #3
      Thank you. I will have a look at your link.

      I went to my pharmacist and he had never heard of Glycerophosphate. I am wondering if it goes under any other name. He was going to make it up for me with calcium, but hit a brick wall.

      Does anyone know if it goes by another name ?


      • #4
        Dear NSS:

        Prelief is AkPharma's brand name for calcium glycerophosphate. It is used to take acid out of acidic foods or beverages. AkPharma holds the worldwide patent on this use of calcium glycerophosphate.

        Each Prelief tablet contains 65 mg of elemental calcium; the tablets also contain 0.025% magnesium stearate as a processing aid.

        Shipping costs to Australia and other countries are quite expensive, as we ship via UPS Worldwide Express (a 2-3 day service which has tracking capabilities).

        You might want to try They sell Prelief 300 tablets at a substantial discount and they ship internationally.

        I this information is helpful.....

        Betty Corson
        Customer Service
        [email protected]
        For additional information on Prelief, please call 1-800-994-4711. AkPharma is a proud sponsor of the IC Network Message Board.


        • #5
          Dear NSS:

          There is a Urology Support Group leader in New Zealand who orders Prelief (collectively) for some of her members (which saves postage costs).

          Her name is Dot Milne and she is located in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you would like her telephone number, please e-mail me at [email protected].

          For additional information on Prelief, please call 1-800-994-4711. AkPharma is a proud sponsor of the IC Network Message Board.


          • #6
            Does Prelief double as a daily calcium supplement?

            Since I'm taking Prelief daily - two at each meal, do I still have to take a regular calcium supplement such as Calcium Carbonate or Citrate (to prevent bone loss)? Or will the Prelief suffice?


            • #7
              I take Calcium 600 mg two times a day.I also use Prelief when I'm not sure of the ingredients in a food,especially when eating out.


              • #8
                Prelief does not contain adequate calcium if you aren't getting lots from food. You really should discuss this with your doctor.

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                • #9
                  Dear nottoc4:

                  Each Prelief tablet contains only 65 mg of elemental calcium. However you should calculate the amount of calcium that you are getting from Prelief into the amount of calcium that you are trying to intake daily (follow your doctor's advice regarding his recommendation as to how much calcium you should be getting each day).

                  Betty Corson
                  Customer Service
                  [email protected]
                  For additional information on Prelief, please call 1-800-994-4711. AkPharma is a proud sponsor of the IC Network Message Board.


                  • #10
                    I am taking 600mg twice a day and 100 units of Vitamin D. I am unable to take meds like Fosamax and I have Osteopena. I guess any overage of Calcium gets voided as waste.


                    • #11
                      Re: Prelief & Calcium

                      Hi Im in NZ and would like to meet other people with IC. I also would like to know if anyone has a reliable website where I can buy Prelief?