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CALGEL CAPSULE

Manufacturer

INT-INTAS LABORATORIES LTD

Composition

CALCITRIOL-0.25MCG + CALCIUM CARBONATE-500MG + ZINC-7.5MG

Pack Of

15 CAPSULES

In Stock

Prescription Required

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Product Details

About CALGEL CAPSULE

CALGEL CAPSULE belongs to the class of ‘Multi-minerals’ primarily used to treat low blood calcium levels. CALGEL CAPSULE effectively treats various conditions caused by low calcium levels in the body, such as osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), osteomalacia/rickets (weak bones), hypoparathyroidism (low levels of parathyroid hormone), and latent tetany (a muscle disease with low blood calcium levels). CALGEL CAPSULE can also be given to pregnant, nursing, and postmenopausal women to ensure that they are getting enough calcium. Additionally, CALGEL CAPSULE is used to treat hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) and metabolic bone disease in people with chronic kidney disease, surgery, or other conditions.

CALGEL CAPSULE consists of three medicines, namely: Calcium carbonate (mineral), Calcitriol (Vitamin D3), and  Zinc (mineral). Calcium is a mineral that is used to prevent or treat a calcium deficiency. It provides essential nutrients to maintain bone formation and maintenance. Calcitriol is a synthetic version of Vitamin D3 and treats calcium deficiency with hypoparathyroidism (the parathyroid glands' decreased activity) and metabolic bone diseases in people with chronic kidney failure. It raises Vitamin D levels and thereby increases calcium levels in the blood. This helps in improving the absorption rate of calcium from the intestine. Zinc is a mineral that has an essential role in bone health. Zinc helps to stimulate osteoblastic bone formation and mineralization.

Take CALGEL CAPSULE as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take CALGEL CAPSULE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. In some cases, CALGEL CAPSULE can cause side effects like constipation or stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, mood changes, weakness, tiredness, fast or pounding heartbeat, bone/muscle pain, and headache. Most of these side effects of CALGEL CAPSULE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to CALGEL CAPSULE or its inactive components, please inform your doctor. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking CALGEL CAPSULE. Higher doses of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose should be used in pregnant women only when advised by the doctor. CALGEL CAPSULE may pass into the breast milk, hence breastfeeding mothers need to seek medical advice before starting CALGEL CAPSULE. CALGEL CAPSULE may contain sugar or sorbitol; hence caution should be taken to have sugar intolerance, diabetes, and phenylketonuria (increased levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine).

Uses of CALGEL CAPSULE

Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal osteoporosis Osteomalacia, Rickets, Calcium deficiency and Tetany 

Directions for Use

CALGEL CAPSULE is available in the form of an oral tablet, capsule, and liquid formulations.Tablet/Capsule: Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water. You can take CALGEL CAPSULE with or without food at regular intervals, as prescribed by the doctor. Do not crush, chew, or break it. Your doctor will decide the dosage based on the severity of your medical condition.Liquid: Shake the bottle well before use. Take CALGEL CAPSULE with or without food. Measure the liquid form of CALGEL CAPSULE with a measuring cup and take it as advised by the doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of CALGEL CAPSULE

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Mood changes
  • Tiredness/ weakness
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

If you are known to be allergic to CALGEL CAPSULE or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is advised to inform your doctor before using CALGEL CAPSULE. Higher doses of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose should be used in pregnant women only when advised by the doctor. Calcitriol in higher doses may harm the fetus. CALGEL CAPSULE may pass into the breast milk, hence consult your doctor before taking CALGEL CAPSULE if you are a breastfeeding mother. CALGEL CAPSULE should be used with caution in children and only if prescribed by a doctor. Calcitriol in CALGEL CAPSULE can affect growth in children. Inform your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using CALGEL CAPSULE. CALGEL CAPSULE is not recommended if you have hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), metastatic calcification (extra deposits of calcium in the body), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), and malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food). Inform your doctor before taking CALGEL CAPSULE if you have any heart/kidney/liver/blood vessel diseases, kidney stones, sarcoidosis (growth of inflammatory cells in different parts of the body), Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease), Whipple's disease (bacterial infection affecting joints and digestive system), achlorhydria (little or no stomach acid), low levels of bile, and phosphate imbalance. CALGEL CAPSULE contains sugar or sorbitol; hence caution should be taken to have an intolerance to sugars, diabetes, and phenylketonuria (increased levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine).

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Drinking alcohol can affect calcium absorption; hence it is advised to limit the alcohol intake while using CALGEL CAPSULE.

  • Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, use higher doses of CALGEL CAPSULE than the daily dietary allowance only when advised by the doctor. Calcitriol in higher doses may harm the fetus. Your doctor will weigh the potential risks and benefits before prescribing CALGEL CAPSULE.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult your doctor before taking CALGEL CAPSULE if you are breastfeeding. CALGEL CAPSULE can pass into the breast milk. If CALGEL CAPSULE is used during breastfeeding, please monitor the mother and the infant's serum calcium levels.

  • Driving

    No interaction found/established.

  • Liver

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking CALGEL CAPSULE. Hepatic impairment/liver disease can alter the metabolic and therapeutic activity of certain Vitamin D forms.

  • Kidney

    It is advised to seek doctor advice before starting CALGEL CAPSULE if you have kidney diseases like kidney stones or undergoing dialysis. Calcitriol in CALGEL CAPSULE increases inorganic phosphate levels in serum; hence caution should be taken in patients undergoing dialysis to maintain adequate phosphorus levels and avoid ectopic calcification (calcium deposition).

Other Information (CAL0182)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

CALGEL CAPSULE is a combination of three medicines, namely: Calcium carbonate, Calcitriol and Zinc. Calcitriol helps your body effectively absorb Calcium Carbonate and additionally supports the muscles needed to avoid falls. Calcium and Zinc help build and maintain bones. Collectively, CALGEL CAPSULE used to treat osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), osteomalacia/rickets (weak bones), hypoparathyroidism (low levels of parathyroid hormone), and tetany (a muscle disease with low blood calcium levels).

CALGEL CAPSULE is used to increase low levels of calcium in the body. Hence it is not advised to use CALGEL CAPSULE during hypercalcemia, since it causes the overdose of calcium leading to kidney stones and other effects.

CALGEL CAPSULE can cause kidney stones due to excess calcium deposition when used for a prolonged period. Please consult your doctor before taking CALGEL CAPSULE as a daily supplement if you have any kidney problems or a history of kidney stones.

Common side effects of CALGEL CAPSULE include constipation, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fast or pounding heartbeat, bone, or muscle pain.

Do not use CALGEL CAPSULE if you ate allergic to CALGEL CAPSULE or any other ingredients in it. CALGEL CAPSULE is not recommended in hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), metastatic calcification (extra deposits of calcium in the body), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), and malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food).

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.

CALGEL CAPSULE

CALGEL CAPSULE

MRP: 197.30

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