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Shelcal K Tablet_201355
Shelcal K Tablet_201355
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Shelcal K Tablet

Salt Composition : Calcium,calcitriol,vitamin K2-7

Manufacturer : TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 383.1
Price :326
You Save :57 (15%)

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Introduction to Shelcal K Tablet

Shelcal K Tablet belongs to the group of medications called nutritional supplements. It contains the active ingredient calcium, calcitriol, and vitamin K2-7, which is primarily used to treat nutritional deficiencies. Calcium is essential for bone health and the proper functioning of cells, nerves, and muscles. It is used to prevent or treat a calcium deficiency and can be given for certain bone conditions such as osteoporosis. Calcitriol is a synthetic derivative of Vitamin D3 that aids in treating metabolic bone disease and calcium insufficiency. Vitamin K2-7 promotes calcium transfer from the bloodstream into the bone, which helps maintain bone density.

Inform your doctor if you experience hypersensitivity to calcium, calcitriol, vitamin K2-7, or any of its ingredients. Before treatment commencement with this medication, let your physician know if you have hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food), low bile level, and phosphate imbalance. Consult your healthcare provider if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman. This medication should be given to children only when prescribed by a doctor.


Uses of Shelcal K Tablet

Helps to treat

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Osteoporosis (weak and brittle bone), Osteomalacia (Rickets)
  • Calcium deficiency
  • Hypoparathyroidism (low level of parathyroid hormone).

Therapeutic Effects of Shelcal K Tablet

Calcium works by neutralizing the acid released in the stomach. Vitamin D3 acts by regulating phosphorous and calcium levels in the body. Vitamin K2-7 works by increasing the bone-building process. Together, Shelcal K Tablet works by replenishing low calcium levels, maintaining bone density, and promoting calcium transport from the bloodstream into the bone.


Interaction of Shelcal K Tablet with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Shelcal K Tablet and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Shelcal K Tablet

  • Store in a cool and dry place.
  • Protect from light.
  • Keep out of reach of children.

How to consume Shelcal K Tablet

Shelcal K Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Avoid chewing, breaking, or crushing the tablet. 


Safety Advices for Shelcal K Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Shelcal K Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Your physician will weigh the potential risks and benefits before prescribing this medication.

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Breast Feeding

  

Shelcal K Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Your physician will weigh the potential risks and benefits before prescribing this medication. 

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Lungs

  

Shelcal K Tablet should be used with caution in severe liver disease patients. A dose adjustment is required based on the condition. 

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Liver

  

Shelcal K Tablet should be used with caution in severe lung disease patients. A dose adjustment is required based on the condition. 

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Alcohol

  

Avoid consuming alcohol while using Shelcal K Tablet since it can affect calcium absorption. 

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Driving

  

Do not drive or operate machines if Shelcal K Tablet impair your ability. 


Side Effects of Shelcal K Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medications cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Common

  • Constipation
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness or tiredness

Word of Advice

It is recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol while using Shelcal K Tablet since it can interfere with calcium absorption. It is advised to regularly check heart function and serum electrolyte levels. A low-phosphate diet is advised for dialysis patients to manage their serum phosphorus levels.


FAQs

Q 1. Can I drink milk with Shelcal K Tablet?

Yes, you can take Shelcal K Tablet with milk as it contains calcium. Hence, it does not cause any harmful side effects.

Q 2. If I am undergoing dialysis, can I take Shelcal K Tablet?

Shelcal K Tablet contains calcitriol, which may cause calcium deposition in dialysis patients. As a result, it must be used with caution and only if prescribed by a doctor.

Q 3. Who should not take Shelcal K Tablet?

Patients with hypercalcemia, malabsorption syndrome, hypervitaminosis D, Vitamin D toxicity, sarcoidosis, Crohn's disease, and kidney stones should not use Shelcal K Tablet.

Q 4. Does Shelcal K Tablet induce kidney stones?

When used for an extended period, Shelcal K Tablet may produce kidney stones due to excessive calcium deposition. If you have kidney problems, consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Q 5. What happens if I miss my dose of Shelcal K Tablet?

If you miss a dose, take Shelcal K Tablet as soon as you recall. If it is time for the next planned dose, skip the missing dose and start your usual dosage.


Fact Box of Shelcal K Tablet

Molecule name: Calcium+ Calcitriol+ Vitamin K2-7

Therapeutic class: Nutritional supplements

Pharmacological class: Nutritional supplements

Indications: 

1. Nutritional deficiencies

2. Osteoporosis (weak and brittle bone), Osteomalacia (Rickets)

3. Calcium deficiency

4. Hypoparathyroidism (low level of parathyroid hormone).


References

  1. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Drugs affecting calcium balance, 7th Edition, 2013, 335-345.
  2. Roche Laboratories Inc., US Food & Drug Administration, [Revised on Nov 1998] [Accessed on 18 Nov 2022], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/1998/21068lbl.pdf
  3. Efficacy of Calcium Citrate Versus Calcium Carbonate for the Management of ChronicHypoparathyroidism; Accessed on 18/11/2022; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03425747

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