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Calzem Capsule 10

Calzem Capsule 10


    • Rs. 101.00

    Uses :

    Calcitriol Calcitriol is an active metabolite of vitamin D which is used to treat low levels of calcium that occurs due to conditions such as hypoparathyroidism, chronic renal dialysis, and plaque psoriasis. Calcium Calcium is essential for the human body for various purposes. Calcium can be taken together with Vitamin D to treat bone problems such as thinning of bones. In kidney failure patients, calcium helps to reduce the parathyroid hormone levels. Calcium is also used to treat the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (e.g. mood swings, pain, food cravings, bloating, etc.) in women. The salt form of calcium is used to treat indigestion problems and heartburn. 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.

    Mode of drug action

    Calcitriol Calcitriol 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. Calcium Calcium is an essential mineral for the formation of bones. The increase in the levels of calcium in the blood inhibits the parathyroid gland from secreting the parathyroid hormone. Calcium works by neutralizing the acid in the stomach. Correcting the calcium levels helps in the adequate release of chemical substances from the brain involved in regulating the ovarian hormones, thus, reducing PMS symptoms. 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.

    What are the common side effects?

    Calcitriol The main side effect of calcitriol is hyperglycemia. Other effects include weakness, loss of appetite, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased thirst, sweating, itching, and headache. Calcium The common side effects include belching, gas formation, bloating, and constipation. Zinc The most common side effects reported are nausea, bad taste, diarrhea, vomiting, mouth irritation, and, rarely, mouth sores.


    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

    • Calzem tablet uses include treating vitamin D deficiency, dementia, osteoporosis, and anemia.

    • Consult the doctor immediately, if any side effects of Calzem such as headache, urinary tract infection, and abdominal pain are experienced.

    • Before taking tab Calzem, inform the doctor about the current health conditions.

    • Stop using Calzem tablet, if any allergic reactions are experienced.

    • Avoid antacids while taking Calzem medicine.

    • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult the doctor before using Calzem medication.

    What else should I know?

    1. Do I need to follow special dietary instructions while taking calcitriol? 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 calcitriol safe in pregnancy? No significant scientific data is present to determine the safe use of calcitriol 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 calcitriol. 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 calcitriol. Your doctor may do a dose adjustment of calcitriol medication to subside these effects.

    5. Can I take vitamin D supplements along with calcitriol? No. You should not take vitamin D supplements, multivitamins that contain vitamin D and foods containing vitamin D as this can lead to hypercalcemia. Calcium

    1. I have low stomach acid levels. How should I take calcium 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? Calcium 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 together? Absorption of some of the antibiotics gets lowered in the presence of calcium. Therefore, give a gap of at least 1 hour between taking the two drugs.

    4. What is the dose of calcium 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 tablets with food or without food? It is better to take calcium tablets with food to promote absorption of the medicine.

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

    1. How should I store zinc supplements? Zinc supplements should be stores 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.

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