Acical-M Tablet Uses
This preparation is indicated for- Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis; To maintain strong bone growth and teeth; For proper functioning heart, muscle and nerves; As nutritional supplement; For bone development and constant regeneration of bone; Pregnancy & lactation; Deficiency state of calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese & boron
Calcium + Vitamin D3 + Multimineral
Each Film coated tablet contains-
- Calcium Carbonate 1500 mg equivalent to 600 mg elemental Calcium
- Vitamin-D (as Vitamin-D3) 200 I.U. as Cholecalciferol
- Magnesium Oxide BP 66.34 mg equivalent to 40 mg Magnesium
- Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate 5.54 mg equivalent to 1.8 mg Manganese
- Cupric Oxide 1.25 mg equivalent to 1 mg Copper,
- Boron Citrate 5 mg equivalent 250 mcg Boron
- Zinc Oxide 9.34 mg equivalent to 7.5 mg Zinc
Calcium, magnesium and vitamin-D are the macro nutrients for bone. 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 healthy 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. Magnesium also increases bone strength and rigidity. Some micro nutrients like copper, manganese, zinc and boron also play important role in bone health.
Acical-M Therapeutic Class
Specific mineral & vitamin combined preparations
Acical-M Tablet Doses
Adults, Elderly and children above 12 years of age: 2 tablets per day, preferably one tablet each morning and evening.
Children below 12 years of age: Not recommended.
Acical-M Tablet Side Effects
Orally administered calcium carbonate may be irritating to the GI tract. It may also cause constipation. Hypercalcemia is rarely produced by administration of calcium alone, but may occur when large doses are given to patients with chronic renal failure. Also there may be allergic reactions, irregular heartbeats, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite dry mouth and drowsiness. Following administration of vitamin-D supplements occasionally skin rash has been reported. Side effects from micro nutrients are rare.
Patients with mild to moderate renal failure or mild hypercalciuria should be supervised carefully. Periodic checks of plasma calcium levels and urinary calcium excretion should be made in patients with mild to moderate renal failure or mild hypercalciuria.
It has possible interaction with digoxin, antacids containing calcium, aluminum or magnesium, other calcium supplements, calcitriol or other vitamin-D supplements; tetracycline, doxycycline, aminocycline or oxytetracycline etc. So before taking any of these drugs consultations of the physicians are needed.
Acical-M Uses During Pregnancy
Usually should be used considering the risk benefit ratio.
Acical-M Accute Overdose
Symptoms of overdose may include nausea and vomiting, severe drowsiness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, metallic taste, stomach cramps, unconsciousness, diarrhea, weakness, headache, constipation, dizziness or irritability.
Hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism, Hypercalciuria and nephrolithiasis, Hypersensitivity to the component of this preparation, Severe renal insufciency, Concomitant digoxin therapy.
Acical-M Storage Condition
Store at a cool and dry place protected from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Keep the container tightly closed.