Auracal 0.25 Mcg/500/7.5 Mg Tablet 10
Calcium carbonate: Calcium carbonate is a dietary supplement used for the treatment of osteoporosis (weakening of bones). It is used to treat the symptoms such as acidity, heartburn, stomach upset or indigestion. Zinc: Zinc is usually prescribed for the treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency. It is used for the treatment of diarrhea. It reduces the symptoms of Wilson’s disease. It is used for the treatment of acne, gingivitis, peptic ulcers, and muscle cramps. It is used to treat foot ulcers in the diabetic patient. It enhances wound healing in the patients with burns. It is used to reduce the risk of anemia. It is used to reduce the symptoms of anorexia. Zinc supplements are used for the treatment of common cold, atopic eczema, psoriasis, and macular degeneration. Calcitriol: Vitamin D3 (also called calcitriol) is used to treat hyperparathyroidism (increased production of the hormones). In patients with chronic kidney failure, calcitriol helps to treat metabolic bone disease and calcium deficiency. It is given during the treatment of rickets disease in children (a bone deformation disorder) which occurs due to vitamin D deficiency.
How does the drug work ?
Calcium carbonate: Calcium carbonate is an inorganic salt that neutralizes the hydrochloric acid, this results in the formation of calcium chloride, carbon dioxide, and water, thus increasing the levels of calcium in the body. Calcium carbonate is used along with vitamin D3 for better absorption. Zinc: Zinc is an essential trace element. It plays a vital role in the protein synthesis and in the cell division. It is essential for the proper growth and functioning of the body. It plays an important role in the immune functioning, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid functioning and, absorption and utilization of vitamin A. Zinc improves the absorption of vitamin A and improves vision. Calcitriol: Vitamin D3 is a steroid hormone which binds to the vitamin D receptors and helps in the absorption of calcium.
What are the common side effects ?Calcium carbonate: The common calcium carbonate side effects are belching, constipation, loss of appetite, skin allergies like itching, hives, rashes, headache, mood changes, and confusing or irritability. Zinc: The most common side effects reported are nausea, bad taste, diarrhea, vomiting, mouth irritation, and, rarely, mouth sores. Calcitriol: The common side effects of calcitriol are fatigue, weakness, sleepiness, headache, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, etc. However, these side effects do not occur at the normal doses and are seen in only few patients.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid using Auracal medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Stop using Auracal medicine and immediately consult the doctor if any allergic symptoms are developed.
• Use Auracal medicine only in recommended doses.
• Be cautious when using Auracal medicine in children.
• Take medical consultation before using Auracal medicine during pregnancy or breast feeding.
• Consult a doctor before using Auracal medicine in case of any kidney or liver diseases. .
1. I am diagnosed to have high phosphate levels in the blood. Can I take calcium carbonate? No, patients with high phosphate levels are not prescribed calcium carbonate.
2. I am on thrombin inhibitor. Is it safe to take calcium carbonate? Avoid taking calcium carbonate if you have taken thrombin inhibitor within 24 hours.
3. Does calcium carbonate cause renal calculi? Yes, calcium may cause renal calculi.
4. What care should I take while using calcium carbonate? Avoid eating foods which are rich in phosphate. Reduce the consumption of cereals, spinach and rhubarb. Do not take other medications within 2 hours before or after taking calcium carbonate.
5. Is calcium carbonate safe for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women? Discuss with your doctor about the risks and benefits of the calcium carbonate in pregnant and breastfeeding women before taking the calcium carbonate medicine Zinc:
1. How should I store zinc supplements? Zinc supplements should be stored at room temperature (25oC) away from direct sunlight and moisture.
2. Is zinc safe for pregnant and lactating females? Yes. Zinc is safe for pregnant and lactating females. However, consult your physician before taking the medication.
3. Can I take any other medications along with zinc supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.
4. What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking zinc supplements? Zinc does not interact with most of the food substances. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking zinc supplements. Consult your physician for safe use.
5. Is zinc useful for the treatment of anemia? Yes, zinc is prescribed in combination with other medications for the treatment of anemia. Calcitriol:
1. Can I take antacids while using vitamin D3? Calcitriol or vitamin D3 can interfere with the absorption of some of the antacids. Therefore, take only those antacids which are prescribed by your doctor.
2. What is the dose of calcitriol for adults in the treatment of hyperparathyroidism? The usual initial dose of calcitriol for adults in the treatment of hyperparathyroidism is 0.25 mcg per day, taken orally. This may be later increased to 0.5 mcg if required.
3. What happens if I forget to take a dose of calcitriol? It is not very harmful and you need not worry. Take the next dose at its scheduled time leaving the missed dose if it is too late.
4. What happens with an overdose of calcitriol? An overdose of calcitriol can lead to some serious side effects such as behavioral changes and needs immediate medical help.
5. How to store calcitriol tablets? Store the calcitriol tablets in the original package, away from heat, light, moisture and children.