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Background and Date of Approval
Calcium citrate+ vitamin D3+magnesium+zinc belongs to the group of nutritional supplements and is used to treat and prevent nutritional deficiencies like vitamin D and calcium deficiencies.
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Supracal Tablet combines Calcium citrate, Vitamin D3, Zinc, and Magnesium. Calcium citrate+ vitamin D3+magnesium+zinc works by maintaining bone density, which helps to treat low calcium levels and high phosphate levels in the blood, and it is used to generate bone-forming cells by inhibiting the action of bone destruction cells. It helps in the development of bone mass, providing relief from muscle pain and enhancing metabolism.
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Calcium citrate+ vitamin D3+magnesium+zinc treats calcium and vitamin deficiency. Also, it treat of osteoporosis and bone-related disorders. It is used to prevent low calcium levels and high phosphate levels in the blood and to treat osteoarthritis and other bone-related diseases. Calcium citrate helps in the formation of bones, which prevents thinning of bone. Vitamin D3 maintains blood calcium and phosphorous levels, which helps improve bone mineralization. Magnesium helps to maintain bone mineral density; zinc promotes skeletal growth.
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Take the Calcium citrate+Vitamin D3+Zinc +Magnesium as your physician advises. Usually, the tablets will be taken with or without food. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.
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Do not take this medicine if you have severe allergic reactions to Calcium citrate+ vitamin D3+magnesium+zinc and its ingredients. Inform the doctor about hypercalciuria, hypercalcemia, liver, heart, pre-existing medical condition, and other kidney-related disorders because it is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disorders as it worsens the condition. This medication should not be used in children until the doctor prescribes it.
Limited information is available on using Calcium citrate+Vitamin D3+Zinc +Magnesium during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby; think you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor will suggest this medicine only if needed. Dosage alteration is required for some patients. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medication, as it decreases the effectiveness of this medication.
The most common side effects of Calcium citrate+ vitamin D3+magnesium+zinc are stomach upset, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, excessive thirst, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Serious side effects while taking Calcium citrate+ vitamin D3+magnesium+zinc are hypercalcemia, muscle weakness.
Word Of Advice
Before taking the Supracal tablet, let your doctor know if you have kidney problems or a history of kidney stones. Inform them about any other medications you take, including those for high blood pressure, infections, heart disease, or bone disorders. Do not double-dose the medicine to make up for a forgotten dose. Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects. Kidney patients should take Ranitidine cautiously and inform the doctor about all the underlying medical conditions and medications they consume. Do not stop the medicine until your doctor advises. Your medical professional will inform you if you need any dose adjustments. Contact your doctor for more information.
Frequently Asked Question
- KD. Tripathi. Drugs Affecting Calcium Balance. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 337.
- https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03425747 (revised on 3/4/2020) (accessed date 13th June 2023)
- https://www.pharmacompass.com/fda-orange-book/vitamin-d3-5280795 (revised on 17/11/2021) (accessed on 13th June 2023)
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.