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Gemful Capsule 15's

Manufacturer

Wockhardt Ltd

Pack Of

15 CAPSULES

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About Gemful Capsule 15's

Gemful Capsule 15's belongs to the class of ‘Multi-minerals’ primarily used to treat low blood calcium levels. Gemful Capsule 15's 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). Gemful Capsule 15's can also be given to pregnant, nursing, and postmenopausal women to ensure that they are getting enough calcium. Additionally, Gemful Capsule 15's is used to treat hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) and metabolic bone disease in people with chronic kidney disease, surgery, or other conditions.

Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Gemful Capsule 15's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. In some cases, Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's or its inactive components, please inform your doctor. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Gemful Capsule 15's. Higher doses of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose should be used in pregnant women only when advised by the doctor. Gemful Capsule 15's may pass into the breast milk, hence breastfeeding mothers need to seek medical advice before starting Gemful Capsule 15's. Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's

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

Medicinal Benefits

Gemful Capsule 15's is a combination of three drugs, namely; Calcium carbonate (mineral), Calcitriol (Vitamin D3) and Zinc (mineral) used to treat low blood calcium levels and various associated 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 tetany (a muscle disease with low blood calcium levels). Calcium carbonate is a mineral and prevents or treats calcium deficiency. It helps to maintain bone and teeth health. Calcitriol, a synthetic form of Vitamin D3, treats calcium deficiency with hypoparathyroidism (the parathyroid glands' decreased activity) and metabolic bone diseases in people with chronic kidney failure. Zinc is an important mineral in the normal growth and development of the skeletal system. It helps maintain bone density by increasing protein synthetase, which helps protect bone health.

Directions for Use

Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's with or without food. Measure the liquid form of Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's

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

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are known to be allergic to Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's. 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. Gemful Capsule 15's may pass into the breast milk, hence consult your doctor before taking Gemful Capsule 15's if you are a breastfeeding mother. Gemful Capsule 15's should be used with caution in children and only if prescribed by a doctor. Calcitriol in Gemful Capsule 15's can affect growth in children. Inform your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using Gemful Capsule 15's. Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's 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. Gemful Capsule 15's 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

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Drinking alcohol can affect calcium absorption; hence it is advised to limit the alcohol intake while using Gemful Capsule 15's.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, use higher doses of Gemful Capsule 15's 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 Gemful Capsule 15's.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult your doctor before taking Gemful Capsule 15's if you are breastfeeding. Gemful Capsule 15's can pass into the breast milk. If Gemful Capsule 15's is used during breastfeeding, please monitor the mother and the infant's serum calcium levels.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

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  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking Gemful Capsule 15's. Hepatic impairment/liver disease can alter the metabolic and therapeutic activity of certain Vitamin D forms.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    It is advised to seek doctor advice before starting Gemful Capsule 15's if you have kidney diseases like kidney stones or undergoing dialysis. Calcitriol in Gemful Capsule 15's 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).

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Include dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, or milk-based custard in your diet.
  • Eat daily a serving of broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables.
  • Snack on calcium-rich nuts like Brazil nuts or almonds.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds over your food, vegetables, and salads. Sesame seeds are high in calcium.
  • Avoid or reduce the intake of caffeine, soft drinks, and alcohol that inhibit calcium absorption.
  • Replace the meat with tofu or tempeh for extra calcium in your food.

Special Advise

  • Clinical monitoring of serum electrolyte concentrations and cardiac function is recommended.
  • A low phosphate diet is recommended to control serum phosphorus levels in patients undergoing dialysis.

Other Information (GEM0086)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Osteoporosis: It is a bone disease that weakens and brittle bones by decreasing bone density.  As bones become less dense, they weaken and are more likely to break. Breaking a bone is a serious complication of osteoporosis, especially with older patients. Women are much more likely to develop osteoporosis than are men. Signs and symptoms include back pain caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra, loss of height over time, a stooped posture, a bone that breaks much more easily than expected.

Osteomalacia/Rickets: A bone disease caused by softening and weakening bones in children due to inadequate vitamin D. Adults can experience a similar condition known as osteomalacia. It causes bone pain, poor growth, and soft, weak bones that can lead to bone deformities.

Tetany: A disease condition due to low levels of calcium (hypocalcemia) in the body causes cramps and spasms in the hands, feet, and larynx (voice box).

Hypoparathyroidism: It is a disease characterized by low levels of parathyroid hormone. This can cause low calcium levels and trigger tetany.

FAQs

Gemful Capsule 15's 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, Gemful Capsule 15's 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).

Gemful Capsule 15's is used to increase low levels of calcium in the body. Hence it is not advised to use Gemful Capsule 15's during hypercalcemia, since it causes the overdose of calcium leading to kidney stones and other effects.

Gemful Capsule 15's can cause kidney stones due to excess calcium deposition when used for a prolonged period. Please consult your doctor before taking Gemful Capsule 15's as a daily supplement if you have any kidney problems or a history of kidney stones.

Common side effects of Gemful Capsule 15's include constipation, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fast or pounding heartbeat, bone, or muscle pain.

Do not use Gemful Capsule 15's if you ate allergic to Gemful Capsule 15's or any other ingredients in it. Gemful Capsule 15's 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).

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Gemful Capsule 15's

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