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    G-Cal Stat 200,000Iu Softgel Capsules 4S

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    SPECIFICATION

    Requires Prescription (YES/NO)

    Yes

    Generics

    Cholecalciferol

    Used For

    Osteoporosis

    How it works

    Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is formed in the skin under influence of UV rays and metabolized in two hydroxylation steps at first in the liver and then in the kidney tissue into the biological active metabolite 1,25-dihydroxy-cholecalciferol. 1,25-dihydroxy-cholecalciferol is involved fundamentally in the regulation of the calcium and phosphate balance together with parathyroid hormone and calcitonin.

    USAGE AND SAFETY

    Dosage

    Cholecalciferol

    Side Effects

    Acute symptoms : Arrhythmias, nausea, vomiting, psychic symptoms, and impaired consciousnesses.Chronic symptoms : Polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss, kidney stone formation, nephrocalcinosis, extraosseous calcifications

    Drug Interactions

    Thiazide diuretics , Phenytoin or barbiturates , Glucocorticoids , Digoxin , Antacids (Magnesium-containing) , Cholestyramine, Colestipol, Mineral Oil.

    Indication

    1. As dietary supplement for prevention of Vitamin D deficiency in adults and children.2. Prevention of Vitamin D deficiency in high risk patients with malabsorption, certain chronic diseases, disorders of metabolism,drugs or other causes.3. Treatment of vitamin D deficiency states like rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis.In all cases calcium supplements must be provided along with Vitamin D supplementation

    When not to Use

    It may not be used in the following conditions:Hypersensitivity to Cholecalciferol or any of the ingredients of the drug.Hypercalcemia and/or hypercalciuria.It should not be administered to patients : With a tendency towards the formation of kidney stones containing calcium ; With pseudohypoparathyroidism.

    PRECAUTIONS

    Precaution

    If other vitamin D containing drugs are administered, the dosage of Cholecalciferol must be taken into account. Additional administration of vitamin D or calcium should be carried out only under medical monitoring. In such cases the calcium levels in the serum and urine must be supervised.

    WARNINGS

    Warning 1

    It should be administered only with caution to patients with a disturbed renal calcium and phosphate excretion.

    Warning 2

    In the case of hypercalcemia or reduced kidney function the dosage must be reduced or the therapy discontinued.

    Warning 3

    It should be administered only with caution to patients suffering from sarcoidosis since the risk of transformation of vitamin D into its active metabolites is increased.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Pregnancy category

    Always consult your physician before using any medicine.

    Storage (YES/NO)

    Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.

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