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Calgel Capsule 10

Calgel Capsule 10

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    • Rs. 150.00

    Uses :

    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. Calcium 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. Zinc Zinc sulphate is available as a dietary supplement. Zinc sulphate helps in wound healing, bone mineralization and maintaining bone matrix. It replaces lost zinc from the body.

    Mode of drug action


    Vitamin D3 Vitamin D3 is a steroid hormone which binds to the vitamin D receptors and helps in the absorption of calcium. Calcium Milk Calcium provides calcium supplements in the diet. It also prevents absorption of phosphate from the gastrointestinal tract in people with kidney disease. Zinc Zinc is required for the normal growth of the body. It plays an important role in many processes of the body.

    What are the common side effects?

    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. Calcium The common side effects of calcium are constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, increased thirst, and abdominal pain. Zinc The common side effects of Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and metallic taste in the mouth.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Avoid Calgel if allergic to any of the ingredients present in the drug.

    • Consult a doctor before using any other drugs along with Calgel drug.

    • Maintain caution while using Calgel drug in case of any kidney or liver disease.

    • Avoid Calgel drug if using any other medicines containing zinc and calcium supplements.

    • Do not drink alcohol while using Calgel drug, to avoid the risk of drug interactions.

    What else should I know?

    1. Can I take antacids while using vitamin D3? 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 vitamin D3 for adults in the treatment of hyperparathyroidism? The usual initial dose of vitamin D3 for adults in the treatment of hyperparathyroidism is 0.25 mcg per day, taken orally. This may be later increased to 0.5 mcg later if required.

    3. What happens if I forget to take a dose of vitamin D3? 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 vitamin D3? An overdose of vitamin D3 can lead to some serious side effects such as behavioral changes and needs immediate medical help.

    5. How to store vitamin D3? Store them in the original package, away from heat, light, moisture and children. Calcium carbonate

    1. I have low stomach acid levels. How should I take calcium carbonate tablets? Low levels of stomach acid can reduce the absorption of calcium. Therefore, you must take the tablets with meals to increase the absorption.

    2. Can I take thyroid stimulating medications along with calcium carbonate? Calcium carbonate can interfere with the thyroid medications. Therefore, take these drugs with a time gap of at least 4 hours.

    3. Can I take antibiotics and calcium carbonate together? Absorption of some of the antibiotics gets lowered in the presence of calcium carbonate. Therefore, give a gap of at least 1 hour between taking the two drugs.

    4. What is the dose of calcium carbonate for heartburn? Usually, 0.5-

    1.5 grams of the antacid calcium carbonate helps to relieve heartburn. However, you must consult a doctor to know the right dose for you.

    5. Should I take calcium carbonate tablets with food or without food? It is better to take calcium carbonate tablets with food to promote absorption of the medicine.

    6. Can I take calcium carbonate tablets during pregnancy? Yes. It is safe to take the recommended doses of calcium carbonate during pregnancy. Zinc:

    1. Is zinc an over-the-counter medication? Yes. Zinc is used as an ingredient in many over-the-counter vitamin and nutrient supplements.

    2. What is the recommended dietary intake of zinc? The recommended dietary intake of zinc is 4 to 7 mg per day for women and

    5.5 to 9.5 mg per day for men.

    3. What are the dietary sources of zinc? Milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, pulses, and wholegrain cereals are the dietary sources of zinc.

    4. What are the safety precautions for taking a zinc supplement? You need to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is considered safe in recommended doses even in infants, children, pregnant and lactating women.

    5. Can I take antibiotics while using zinc supplement? Antibiotics may interact with zinc. So, you should take a doctor’s advice before taking antibiotics along with zinc supplements.

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