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Carol 60 K Tablet 7

Carol 60 K Tablet 7


    • Rs. 171.00

    Uses :

    Cholecalciferol is indicated for the treatment of vitamin D deficiency, treatment of bone disorders such as rickets, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, treatment of hypoparathyroidism, and other conditions where vitamin D3 is deficient which include celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and liver problems.

    Mode of drug action

    Cholecalciferol is a steroid hormone that regulates calcium and phosphorus absorption, bone mineralization, and vitamin A assimilation. In the body, vitamin D3 is converted into its active form calcitriol. Calcitriol acts by increasing the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, bone resorption, and renal tubular reabsorption of calcium. It also promotes intestinal absorption of calcium. Thus, calcitriol increases the levels of serum calcium.

    What are the common side effects?

    The cholecalciferol side effects include loss of appetite, increased urination, increased thirst, mental/mood changes, muscle weakness, constipation, and unusual tiredness.


    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

    • The drug should be taken as per the physician’s instructions. Do not take smaller or larger amounts of the drug than prescribed.

    • Carol drug should not be taken by the individuals who are allergic to it. The drug can be taken with or without food.

    • The individual should avoid consumption of alcohol because it can decrease the absorption of the drug and reduces Carol benefits.

    • Special precautions must be followed in the patients with renal impairment or calculi and heart disease.

    • Carol medication must be used with caution in pregnancy and lactation. Sometimes, excess intake of vitamin D3 may cause hyperphosphataemia or hypercalcemia. Therefore, the drug should be taken as prescribed.

    • Certain drugs such as steroids, diuretics, seizure medications may interact with Carol medication and may increase the risk of hypercalcemia. So, continuous monitoring of vitamin D levels in the blood is recommended to reduce the risk.

    What else should I know?

    1. Is it safe to use cholecalciferol in pregnancy? If the benefits outweigh the potential risks, vitamin D3 can be used in pregnancy. Before taking the drug, you must consult your doctor.

    2. Is it safe to drive while taking vitamin D3 medication? If you experience dizziness, or headache as the side effect of the drug, it may not be safe to drive.

    3. Can I stop taking the drug immediately or do I need to taper? Certain medications require tapering of the dose or frequency or may cause rebound effects if stopped immediately. You must seek the medical advice before stopping the medication.

    4. Can cholecalciferol is used for the treatment of osteoporosis and rickets? Yes. Cholecalciferol is considered as best vitamin D3 supplement for treating the bone disorders such as osteoporosis and rickets. Do not use the drug without consulting your physician.

    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.

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