Gemcal Gro Suspension 200 ML
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. Vitamin D3 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. Magnesium Magnesium is an essential mineral and is used for the treatment and prevention of magnesium deficiency diseases. It is prescribed for the patients with low serum magnesium levels. Magnesium acts as a laxative and enhances bowel movements so, it is used for the treatment of constipation. Magnesium is used in the antacids to reduce the symptoms of heartburn. Magnesium is used for reducing high-blood pressure during pregnancy and to reduce the risk of seizures. It is used for the treatment of eclampsia. It is prescribed to treat magnesium deficiency in the patients with liver disorders, diabetes, heart failure, vomiting or diarrhea, and kidney dysfunction Zinc Zinc is an essential mineral that is available as a dietary supplement. Zinc helps in bone mineralization and maintaining bone matrix. It also improves the immune system, aids in wound healing and cell division, and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Mode of drug action :
Calcium Calcium supplements provide calcium required for the body. It also prevents absorption of phosphate from the gastrointestinal tract in people with kidney disease. Vitamin D3 Vitamin D3 is a steroid hormone which binds to the vitamin D receptors and helps in the absorption of calcium. Magnesium Magnesium acts as a cofactor in various enzymatic reactions. It is essential for proper functioning of immune system. It plays a role in insulin secretion and helps to maintain normal blood glucose levels. It prevents vasoconstriction and reduces high blood pressure. It plays a role in the metabolism of calcium and parathyroid hormone. It helps to improve bone mineral density and prevents osteoporosis. Zinc Zinc supplies enough zinc required for the normal growth and functioning of the body.
What are the common side effects?
Calcium The common side effects of calcium carbonate are constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, increased thirst, and abdominal pain. Vitamin D3 The common side effects of Vitamin D3 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. Magnesium The common side effects of magnesium are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Zinc The common side effects of zinc are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and metallic taste in the mouth.
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
• Patients with renal impairment may need to discuss with the doctor about their condition for proper Gemcal Gro use.
• Gemcal Gro side effects may worsen if there is a concomitant administration of vitamin D supplements.
• Do not use Gemcal Gro medicine in the conditions such as heart diseases, hypertension, and weak immune system without consulting a doctor.
• Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should avoid Gemcal Gro medicine.
• Nursing mothers should consult the doctor and know about the risk and benefits of Gemcal Gro drug before using the drug.
• Avoid Gemcal Gro drug if allergic to any of the ingredients present in the drug.
What else should I know?
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 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 carbonate.
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 D3 (Calcitriol)
1. Can I take antacids while using vitamin D3? Calcitriol or 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 calcitriol for adults in the treatment of hyperparathyroidism? The usual initial dose of calcitriol for adults in the treatment of hyperparathyroidism is 0.25 mcg per day, taken orally. This may be later increased to 0.5 mcg if required.
3. What happens if I forget to take a dose of calcitriol? 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 calcitriol? An overdose of calcitriol can lead to some serious side effects such as behavioral changes and needs immediate medical help.
5. How to store calcitriol tablets? Store the calcitriol tablets in the original package, away from heat, light, moisture and children. Magnesium
1. How should I store magnesium supplements? Magnesium supplements should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight and moisture.
2. Is magnesium safe for pregnant and lactating females? Yes. Magnesium is safe for pregnant and lactating females. However, consult your physician before taking the medication.
3. Can I take any other medications along with magnesium supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.
4. What are the dietary sources of magnesium? High levels of magnesium can be found in fruits such as banana, dried apricots, nuts, peas, beans, soy products, whole grain and milk.
5. Does magnesium helps to lower blood glucose levels? Yes, magnesium regulates insulin production and helps to lower blood glucose levels. Zinc
1. Is zinc an over-the-counter medication? Yes. Zinc is used as an ingredient in many over-the-counter vitamins 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? 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.