A-Cal DX Tablet Uses
Calcium + Vitamin D3 is used to prevent or treat low blood Calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets.
Calcium + Vitamin D3 is used for the treatment and prevention of the following conditions:
- Pre-eclampsia during pregnancy
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Post-menopausal osteoporosis
Calcium + Vitamin D3 is also used as supplement in the following conditions:
- Pregnancy & lactation
- Elderly patients
- Inadequate intake of Calcium in childhood
A-Cal DX Generic
Calcium Carbonate (Elemental) + Vitamin D
A-Cal DX Introduction
Each tablet contains-
- Calcium Carbonate 1250 mg equivalent to 500 mg elemental Calcium and
- Vitamin-D 200 I.U. or 400 I.U. as Cholecalciferol
- Calcium Carbonate 1500 mg equivalent to 600 mg of elemental Calcium
- Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 400 IU.
Calcium is used as a pharmacological agent in humans almost entirely to remedy deficiency. Adequate calcium in the blood is so vital to a wide variety of bodily functions that our internal biochemistry will not tolerate a deficiency even for short periods. Clinical evidence suggests that calcium is useful for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and associated fractures. Vitamin-D is also essential for health bones as it aids in calcium absorption from the GI tract. In addition to this it stimulates bone formation . Clinical studies show that calcium and vitamin-D has synergistic effects on bone growth as well as in osteoporosis and fracture prevention .
A-Cal DX Therapeutic Class
Specific mineral & vitamin combined preparations
A-Cal DX Tablet Doses
Adults, elderly and children above 12 years of age: 2 tablets per day, preferably one tablet in the morning and the other in the evening.
A-Cal DX Tablet Side Effects
Most common side effects are flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, upper GI discomfort etc. Hypercalciuria and hypercalcemia due to prolong use has rarely been reported.
A-Cal DX Precaution
Caution should be taken in patients with Renal impairment, Sarcoidosis, Hypercalcemia and Hypercalciuria, Cardiac disease.
A-Cal DX Interaction
Concurrent administration of Thiazide diuretics may increase the risk of hypercalcemia. Calcium salts reduce the absorption of a number of other drugs such as Biphosphonates, Fluoride, some Fluoroquinolones and Tetracyclines.
A-Cal DX Uses During Pregnancy
Normal requirements of calcium & vitamin D are raised during pregnancy & lactation. Calcium is excreted in breast milk but not sufficiently to produce adverse effect in the infant. Allowance should be made for vitamin D / calcium for other sources.
A-Cal DX Contraindication
Hypersensitivity to any component of the product. Hypercalcaemia for example, as a result of hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D overdose, decalcifying tumours scuh as myeloma, bone metastases or sarcoidosis. Severe hypercalciuria, renal stones. Osteoporosis due to immobilization.
A-Cal DX Storage Condition
Store in a cool and dry place. Keep out of the reach of children. Protect from light.