Caleat C Capsule 10
Calcium citrate Calcium citrate is used to treat low blood calcium levels in the patients who do not get adequate calcium from their diet. It is also used in the treatment of osteoporosis (bone loss), osteomalacia (weak bones), rickets, hypoparathyroidism. It is also prescribed for the women who are pregnant, nursing, and postmenopausal. Vitamin D3 Vitamin D3 is also known as cholecalciferol. It is mainly used to prevent and treat vitamin D deficiency diseases. It improves the absorption of calcium and strengthens bones. It helps to prevent skin and bone diseases in the children and adults. Vitamin D3 is prescribed in combination with phosphate supplements to treat bone disorders. Vitamin D3 improves the absorption of phosphate levels and help to treat phosphate efficiency diseases such as Fanconi syndrome. It is prescribed to improve calcium levels in the patients with parathyroid hormone disorders. It helps to prevent bone loss and softening of bone in the elderly. It is prescribed to increase the bone strength in the patients with osteoporosis.
Mode of drug action :
Calcium citrate Calcium citrate plays a key role in the body. It is a water soluble calcium supplement. It is the combination of calcium salt with citric acid and malic acid. It has high bioavailability and dissolution. When absorbed by the body it releases calcium ions and calcium citrate complex. Calcium ions are directly absorbed into the intestinal cells, and citrate complex enters through paracellular absorption. Vitamin D3 Vitamin D3 also known as cholecalciferol is catalyzed into its active form calcitriol in the liver with the help of the enzyme 25-hydroxylase. Calcitriol binds to the vitamin D receptor located in the intestine and increases the serum calcium levels by enhancing the gastrointestinal absorption of the phosphorous and calcium. It also increases the reabsorption of calcium from distal renal tubule.
What are the common side effects?
Calcium citrate The rare side effects of calcium citrate are constipation, stomach upset, loss of appetite, weight loss, and increased thirst. Vitamin D3 The common side effects reported for vitamin D3 are cough, difficulty in swallowing, dizziness, fast heartbeat, hives or itching, skin rashes, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, swelling of face, lips or tongue, skin rash, tightness in the chest and tiredness or weakness.
Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if dizziness if felt while using Caleat C medication.
• Consult a doctor before taking Caleat C drug during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• Inform the doctor prior to taking Caleat C drug, if there is any scheduled surgery.
• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Caleat C drug.
• Inform the doctor about the pre-existing diseases and allergies before taking Caleat C drug.
What else should I know?
1. I experienced increase in urination while taking Calcium citrate tablet. What should I do now? Increased urination is a common side effect of Calcium citrate. Seek medical advice if the condition worsens.
2. What if I overdose? Patients with an overdose of Calcium citrate may have symptoms of allergic reactions such as itching, swelling, dizziness, and trouble breathing.
3. What are the drugs I should avoid while using Calcium citrate? Avoid drugs such as digoxin or phosphate binders while taking Calcium citrate.
4. I am on Quinolone antibiotics. Can I take Calcium citrate along with it? No, Quinolone antibiotics may decrease the absorption of calcium citrate.
5. In which conditions I should avoid Calcium citrate? You should not take Calcium citrate in the conditions such as high calcium levels in the body, malabsorption syndrome, kidney stones, and gallstones. Vitamin D3
1. Is Vitamin D3 safe to take during pregnancy? Yes. It is safe to take during pregnancy. Consult your physician before taking vitamin D3 supplements.
2. Does vitamin D3 helps to reduce the symptoms of rickets? Yes. Vitamin D3 enhances the absorption of calcium and reduces the symptom of rickets.
3. Can I take Vitamin D3 with other medications? Consult your physician before taking vitamin D3 along with other medications to prevent possible drug interactions.
4. Is Vitamin D3 helpful in reducing osteoporosis in the post-menopausal women? Yes. Vitamin D3 reduces the risk of osteoporosis in the post-menopausal women by preventing the softening of bones and increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorus levels.
5. How should I store vitamin D3 supplements? Vitamin D3 supplements should be stores at room temperature (25oC) away from direct sunlight and moisture.