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11/14/2016Hi, I'm taking Tamoxifen and have osteopenia. I had a bad ankle fracture one year ago and would like to improve my bone strength. I want to take a plant based calcium supplement which has Vitamin K (K2 MK-7 from natto) but I don't know if it's safe to take with Tamoxifen. Most all the plant based calcium splmts as well as plant based multivitamins, which I'd also like to take, have the same form of K2 from natto. When I asked my oncologist she would only say she doesn't recommend taking vitamin k or any supplements. She would not answer if it was safe. Do you have a recommendation as to if it is safe to take with Tamoxifen and if it is, how much is OK to take? Thank you.
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11/14/2016I couldn't find any research done to answer the Vitamin K combined with tamoxifen answer. so its important your medical oncologist approve your using it. weight bearing exercise is the best way to maintain bone health but of course your situation is complicated given your past history of ankle fracture.

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