Calflavone Tablet 30
Calcium is a dietary calcium supplement which is used for the treatment of hypocalcemia or low blood calcium levels. It is also used to treat osteoporosis, heartburn, indigestion, and hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic renal failure. Vitamin D is used to treat low levels of calcium that occurs due to conditions such as hypoparathyroidism, chronic renal dialysis, and plaque psoriasis. Ipriflavone is used to treat osteoporosis (a bone-thinning disease). It is also used to treat a condition called Paget’s disease which involves reduced bone mass.
How does the drug work?
Calcium supplements calcium in the diet. It also prevents absorption of phosphate from the gastrointestinal tract in people with kidney disease. Vitamin D promotes absorption of dietary calcium from the gastrointestinal tract and increases renal tubular reabsorption, thereby increasing blood calcium levels. It also promotes calcium release from bone cells. Ipriflavone is the synthetic isoflavone. Ipriflavone works by delaying the bone loss, increasing the bone formation, thereby, preventing them from fractures.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of calcium are constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, increased thirst, and abdominal pain. The main side effect of Vitamin D is hyperglycemia. Other effects include weakness, loss of appetite, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased thirst, sweating, itching, and headache. The side effects common with Ipriflavone are bloating, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, heartburn, mild joint pain and swelling, eye pain, headache, and dizziness.
• Do not take Calflavone tablet without consulting a doctor.
• Avoid using any other drugs while using Calflavone tablet.
• Take Calflavone tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
• Consult a doctor before using Calflavone tablet in case of pregnancy or breast feeding.
• Avoid Calflavone tablet if allergic to any of the ingredient present in the drug.
1. Is calcium good for health? Calcium is a dietary calcium supplement and can be used to treat low blood levels of calcium.
2. Is calcium used to treat osteoporosis? Osteoporosis occurs due to low calcium levels. Calcium, a calcium supplement, can help in treating and preventing osteoporosis.
3. Can calcium be taken with milk? Yes. Consuming foods fortified with vitamin D can enhance calcium absorption. So, you can consume milk, egg yolks, or fish along with the use of calcium.
4. Can calcium be taken with food? It is preferable to take calcium after a meal as acid produced in the stomach during digestion can help in calcium absorption.
5. Is calcium safe in pregnancy? Calcium can be used during pregnancy as a calcium supplement. However, it is recommended to consult a doctor before taking the medication. vitamin D
1. Do I need to follow special dietary instructions while taking vitamin D? Yes. You need to take calcium rich foods as the medication is effective only in the presence of adequate levels of calcium in the body. However, do not consume too much of calcium foods as excess intake may cause adverse effects.
2. Is vitamin D safe in pregnancy? No significant scientific data is present to determine the safe use of vitamin D in pregnancy. It is recommended to consult your doctor before taking the drug.
3. Is calcitriol same as vitamin D? Calcitriol is the active metabolite of vitamin D. Skin synthesis plain form of vitamin D, which is metabolized into calcidiol in liver. In the kidney, calcidiol is further metabolized into calcitriol, the active metabolite.
4. I am experiencing a metallic taste in mouth and loss of appetite after taking vitamin D. Is that common? Loss of appetite and metallic taste are effects seen due to increased calcium levels in the blood due to the use of vitamin D. Your doctor may do a dose adjustment of vitamin D medication to subside these effects.
5. What are the signs and symptoms of overdose? The signs and symptoms of vitamin D3 overdose are weakness, metallic taste in your mouth, nausea, frequent urination, and vomiting. Seek medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms. Ipriflavone
1. How to take Ipriflavone? Take Ipriflavone at least 30 minutes before eating.
2. How long is the treatment for osteoporosis with Ipriflavone? The treatment for osteoporosis with Ipriflavone may last for 3-5 years. So, regularly visit your doctor and take the prescribed medicines.
3. Do I need to take any other supplements along with Ipriflavone? Yes. You will need calcium and vitamin supplements along with Ipriflavone.
4. What is the dose of Ipriflavone to treat osteoporosis? The usual dose of Ipriflavone for osteoporosis treatment is about 10 mg once daily or 70 mg once in a week. However, it is advisable to ask a doctor for the dosage instructions before use.
5. What to do in case of an overdose with Ipriflavone? Drink a glass of milk and seek immediate medical help. Do not try to vomit nor lie down after an overdose.