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Shelcal OS 500mg Tablet

Salt Composition : Calcium,alfacalcidol

Manufacturer : TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 311.55
Price :264
You Save :48 (15%)

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Introduction to Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet

helcal OS 500mg tablet contains the active constituent calcium and alfacalcidol that belongs to the group of medications called dietary or nutritional supplements. It is used to treat vitamin D deficiency, renal osteodystrophy, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia, rickets, or osteomalacia. It also promotes the normal functioning of muscles and bones. It is used to improve calcium-related disorders like bone loss. Calcium promotes bone formation and its maintenance. Alfacalcidol improves calcium absorption from the intestine to the bones and blood. It is also used to treat vitamin D deficiency and calcium malabsorption disorders. 

Do not take Shelcal OS 500mg tablet if you are allergic to calcium, alfacalcidol, or any of the other ingredients in the medicine. Inform your physician if you have kidney stones or any other kidney problems. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant before starting the treatment. The most common side effects of this medicine are diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, skin rash, diarrhea, and itching. This medicine should be used with caution in children. Do not take this medicine unless your doctor prescribes you.


Uses of Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet

  • Calcium and vitamin D deficiency
  • Renal osteodystrophy
  • Hyper and hypoparathyroidism
  • Rickets and Osteomalacia

Therapeutic Effects of Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet

Shelcal OS 500mg tablet regulates blood calcium levels in the body, where Alfacalcidol converts into a vitamin D metabolite to stimulate intestinal calcium absorption, increase urinary calcium excretion, and suppress PTH secretion. Calcium is a nutritional supplement to increase the body's calcium stores directly. These actions will raise calcium and phosphate levels in your body, which is beneficial in treating bone problems and parathyroid gland issues.


Interaction of Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with Shelcal OS 500mg tablet and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet

  • Store the medicine at room temperature.
  • Protect the medicine from light and excessive moisture.
  • Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets.

How to consume Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet

Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Shelcal OS 500mg tablet based on the disease condition and other factors. Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablet at the same time, immediately, with or without food. Do not break, chew, crush, or break the tablet. Swallow the whole tablet with water


Safety Advices for Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Shelcal OS 500mg tablet can be taken during pregnancy only if your doctor suggests you take it. Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspecting pregnancy, or planning to get pregnant during the treatment.

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Breast Feeding

  

It is unknown whether Shelcal OS 500mg tablet is excreted in human milk. Therefore, please consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether Shelcal OS 500mg tablet can be used in patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.

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Liver

  

It is unknown whether Shelcal OS 500mg tablet can be given to patients with liver problems. Inform your physician if you have any liver disease before initiating the therapy.

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Alcohol

  

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with  Shelcal OS 500mg tablet. Please consult your doctor.

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Driving

  

It is unknown whether  Shelcal OS 500mg tablet affects the ability to drive and operate heavy machinery. 


Side Effects of Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet

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

Common

  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Itching

Word of Advice

Avoid intake of caffeine and soft drinks because this may decrease calcium absorption. If you forgot to take the tablet, simply take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. The best sources of calcium are diary products like milk, yoghurt, cheese and green leafy vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, and spinach. Your doctor may advise you to take certain blood tests during the treatment to monitor any unwanted side effects. 


FAQs

Q 1. How does Shelcal OS 500mg tablet improves health?

Shelcal OS 500mg tablet includes vitamin D and calcium, which assist in strengthening bones and increase bone quality. Calcium is also essential for proper muscle, neurological system, and cardiac function. As a result, taking this medication is beneficial to overall general health.

Q 2. Can a patient with kidney problems take Shelcal OS 500mg tablet?

Shelcal OS 500mg tablet should be cautiously taken if you have any kidney stones or other kidney diseases. Inform your doctor if you have any kidney disorders.

Q 3. Should Shelcal OS 500mg tablet be taken with or without food?

Shelcal OS 500mg tablet comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken at the same time every day, with or without food. Take the tablets as prescribed by your doctor.

Q 4. Does Shelcal OS 500mg tablet cause kidney stones?

Shelcal OS 500mg tablet can cause kidney stones due to the accumulation of high levels of calcium when used for a longer time. Therefore, inform your physician if you have kidney stones or any other kidney problems before initiating the treatment.

Q 5. What are the potential side effects of Shelcal OS 500mg tablet?

The most common side effects of Shelcal OS 500mg tablet are stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, skin rash, and itching.


Fact Box of Shelcal Os 500mg Tablet

Molecule name: Calcium+Alfacalcidol

Therapeutic class:  Supplements

Pharmacological class: Dietary Supplements

Indications: 

1. Calcium and vitamin D deficiency

2. Renal osteodystrophy

3. Hyper and hypoparathyroidism 

4. Rickets and Osteomalacia 


References

  1. KD Tripathi. Drugs affecting calcium balance. Essentials of medical pharmacology. 8th edition. 2019. Page – 361, 362, 368.
  2. Thawee Songpatanasilp, La-Or Chailurkit, Akekachai Nichachotsalid, Manoj Chantarasorn. Combination of alfacalcidol with calcium can improve quadriceps muscle strength in elderly ambulatory Thai women who have hypovitaminosis D: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. [Revised in September 2009] [Accessed on June 2023] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19894330/ 
  3. LEO Pharma. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in February 2022] [Accessed on June 2023] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.12653.pdf 
  4. Biokirch GmbH. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in August 2016] [Accessed on June 2023] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1295.pdf 

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