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Coecoral Capsule 10

Coecoral Capsule 10

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    • Rs. 85.00

    Uses :

    Calcium Carbonate Calcium is essential for the human body for various purposes. Calcium carbonate can be taken together with Vitamin D to treat bone problems such as thinning of bones. In kidney failure patients, calcium carbonate helps to reduce the parathyroid hormone levels. Calcium carbonate is also used to treat the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (e.g. mood swings, pain, food cravings, bloating, etc.). Cholecalciferol Cholecalciferol or Vitamin D3 is used to treat hyperparathyroidism (increased production of the hormones). In patients with chronic kidney failure, vitamin D3 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.

    Mode of drug action


    Calcium Carbonate Calcium is an essential mineral for the formation of bones. Increase in the levels of calcium in the blood inhibits the parathyroid gland from secreting the parathyroid hormone. Calcium carbonate 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. Cholecalciferol Cholecalciferol is a steroid hormone which binds to the vitamin D receptors and helps in the absorption of calcium.

    What are the common side effects?

    Calcium Carbonate The common side effects of calcium include belching, gas formation, bloating, and constipation. Cholecalciferol The common side effects of cholecalciferol 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 a few patients.

    Warning

    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

    • Do not take Coecoral if allergic reaction has been experienced to any of its ingredients in the past. There is every possibility to have a similar reaction which may be a serious Coecoral side effect.

    • Coecoral should not be used by the patients with extremely high levels of calcium or vitamin D (e.g. parathyroid gland disorders and sarcoidosis).

    • Before taking any other drugs along with the Coecoral, inform the doctor to avoid unwanted effects due to the interactions.

    • It is especially important to avoid ceftriaxone due to the risk of damage to lungs and kidneys.

    • Coecoral should be taken with caution by people having conditions such as achlorhydria (low stomach acid), hypo or hyperphosphatemia (low or high phosphate levels), hypothyroidism, and poor kidney function.

    • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should take Coecoral only with a doctor’s recommendation.

    • Take the exact Coecoral dosage as prescribed by the doctor. Exceeding the dose can lead to unwanted effects of the drug.

    • Go through the label thoroughly to know the Coecoral side effects and safety instructions before use.

    What else should I know?

    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? 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 carbonate. 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 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. Cholecalciferol

    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 tablets? Store them in the original package, away from heat, light, moisture and children.

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