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Septacal Tablet

Salt Composition : Calcium Acetate

Manufacturer : SEPTALYST LIFESCIENCES PVT LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 46
Price :42
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Introduction to Septacal Tablet

Septacal tablet contain active components such as Calcium acetate. It is a medication commonly used to manage high phosphate levels in the blood, known as hyperphosphatemia. It is primarily used in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing dialysis. It helps to maintain better bone health and reduce the risk of bone fractures and other bone-related issues. Septacal tablet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and calcification of blood vessels. It can be used as an adjunct to dietary modifications, improving the ability to control phosphate levels effectively. High phosphate levels can contribute to symptoms like itching and skin irritation, common in individuals with kidney disease. Lowering phosphate levels with it may provide relief from these symptoms.

If you experience hypersensitivity or an allergic reaction to the Calcium acetate or any of its components, it is important to avoid this medication. Patients with severe kidney impairment or impairment of calcium metabolism should avoid this medication. Caution should be exercised in individuals with a history of kidney stones or kidney disease and those taking medications containing Calcium or magnesium. It is generally not recommended for use in children due to insufficient clinical data in pediatric populations. In older individuals, the use of this medication should be approached with caution because in older age, so many health problems present, such as they may have an increased risk of various health conditions, including impaired kidney function, cardiovascular issues, and calcium-related disorders. It is always important to consult a healthcare professional before starting this medication in old age.


Uses of Septacal Tablet

  • Hyperphosphatemia in CKD/ESRD
  • Adjunct to dietary management in CKD/ESRD dialysis

Therapeutic Effects of Septacal Tablet

Septacal tablet's therapeutic action is its ability to bind with dietary phosphate in the gastrointestinal tract. Upon ingestion, it dissociates into calcium and acetate ions. The calcium ions form insoluble complexes with phosphate ions from ingested foods, forming calcium phosphate salts that are not absorbed into the bloodstream. As a result, phosphate absorption from the diet is reduced, leading to lower phosphate levels in the blood.


Interaction of Septacal Tablet with other drugs

Inform the doctor about your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Septacal tablet, reducing effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Septacal Tablet

  • Should be stored at room temperature, between 20°C to 25°C.
  • Keep away from moisture, heat, and light.
  • It should not be frozen.
  • Keep away from children and pets.

How to consume Septacal Tablet

Septacal tablet is typically administered orally, meaning it is taken by mouth as tablets or capsules. The medication is designed to be swallowed with water and should not be chewed or crushed unless specifically instructed by a healthcare provider. The oral route is the most common and effective way to use this medication to manage hyperphosphatemia in individuals with chronic kidney and end-stage renal disease.


Safety Advices for Septacal Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Pregnant women should consult their healthcare provider before taking Septacal tablet as its safety is not well studied in pregnant women.

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Breast Feeding

  

Septacal tablet's safety during breastfeeding is not well established. Consult a healthcare provider before using this medication while breastfeeding.

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Lungs

  

If you have lung conditions, it is advisable to consult your healthcare provider before using Septacal tablet.

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Liver

  

Individuals with liver disease should consult a doctor regarding using Septacal tablet with their healthcare provider, as there may be considerations related to calcium and phosphate metabolism.

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Alcohol

  

It is unsafe to use alcohol with Septacal tablet as interaction can cause certain side effects and also reduces the efficacy of this medication. If you experience dizziness or nausea, it is unsafe to take Septacal tablet with alcohol.

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Driving

  

If you are experiencing side effects that could affect your ability to drive or operate machinery safely, taking a Septacal tablet while driving is unsafe.


Side Effects of Septacal Tablet

Septacal tablet cause some side effects like all medications, although not everyone will experience them. 

Serious:

  • Hypercalcemia
  • Calcium-based tissue deposition
  • Aluminum toxicity

Common:

  • Upset stomach
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching
  • Hypocalcemia

Word of Advice

Inform your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, allergies, and ongoing medications or supplements to ensure safe usage. Regular monitoring of blood phosphate levels is important to assess the effectiveness of the Septacal tablet in managing hyperphosphatemia. Stick to dietary recommendations your healthcare provider provides to complement the medication's effects. Be vigilant for symptoms of hypercalcemia, such as nausea, vomiting, and confusion, as well as symptoms of hypocalcemia. If you experience any adverse effects, consult your healthcare provider, who may adjust the dosage or recommend alternative treatments. Pregnant and breastfeeding individuals should seek guidance from a healthcare provider before using this medication. Discuss your allergies, history of hypersensitivity reactions, or underlying conditions like liver or lung issues with your healthcare provider before starting them. Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance on the safe and effective use of this medication in your specific circumstances.


FAQs

Q 1. What should I do if I miss a dose of Septacal tablet?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Do not double up on doses.

Q 2. How long does it take for a Septacal tablet to work?

The time it takes for the Septacal tablet to start lowering phosphate levels can vary. Your healthcare provider will monitor your blood levels and adjust the treatment plan as needed to achieve the desired results.

Q 3. What should I do if I experience adverse effects from the Septacal tablet?

If you experience any adverse effects while taking Septacal tablet, contact your healthcare provider. They can assess the situation, provide guidance, and adjust your treatment plan if necessary.

Q 4. How often should I monitor my blood levels while on the Septacal tablet?

The frequency of blood tests will be determined by your healthcare provider. Regular monitoring is important to ensure that calcium and phosphate levels are within the appropriate range.

Q 5. Are there any long-term effects of using the Septacal tablet?

Long-term use of Septacal tablet may lead to calcium-based tissue deposition and other complications. Regular monitoring and follow-up with your healthcare provider can help manage potential long-term effects.

Q 6. Can Septacal tablet lead to vitamin deficiencies?

Septacal tablet's primary impact is on phosphate and calcium levels. However, it's important to discuss your nutritional needs and possible vitamin deficiencies with your healthcare provider.


Fact Box of Septacal Tablet

Molecule name: Calcium acetate

Therapeutic class: Phosphate Binder

Pharmacological class: Calcium Salt, Phosphate Binder

Indications: 

1. Hyperphosphatemia in CKD/ESRD

2. Adjunct to dietary management in CKD/ESRD dialysis


References

  1. RenaCare NephroMed GmbH, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Feb 2012] [Accessed on 22 August 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4646.pdf
  2. Genzyme Ireland Ltd, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on: 04/2020 ] [Accessed on 23rd August 2023] ,https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2020/022127s019,022318s021lbl.pdf
  3. J. Goddard, A.N. Turner, Kidney and Urinary Tract Disease, Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition, 2014, 461-523.

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