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CORCAL D 400IU TAB

Country of origin: INDIA

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10 Units/pack

MRP 152

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CORCAL D 400IU TAB

Corcal D 400IU tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Corcal D 400IU tablet, a dietary supplement increases bone strength & mineral content and also reduces the chance of fall & fracture. Calcium is needed by the body for healthy bones, nervous system, muscles and heart. The tablet helps boost immunity, prevent and manage nutritional deficiencies. It is prescribed for the treatment of joint pains, osteomalacia (softening of bones involving pain), osteoporosis (weak bones due to low bone density), osteoarthritis, rickets (a condition in children involving softening of the bones), hypophosphatemia, hypoparathyroidism (causing low blood calcium). It prevents weakening of the bones and bone disease in people with kidney problems (renal osteodystrophy). However, the uses of the tablet mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Corcal D 400IU tablet are Elemental calcium 500 MG and Vitamin D3 400 IU

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Elemental calcium regenerates and maintains mechanical properties of the cartilage and provide strength in load bearing bones, thereby improving flexibility in joints. It promotes normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscles and bones. Vitamin D3 works by helping the body to use more of the calcium and phosphate found in foods and supplements, supports blood vessel walls and forms a base for teeth and bones.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Corcal D 400IU tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
  • History of renal calculi
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Caution:
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Renal impairment
  • Patient with gall stones
  • Hypo parathyroid disease
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Corcal D 400IU tablet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Musculoskeletal pain (bone, muscle or joint pain)
  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Flushing

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Anorexia
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Difficult urination
  • Cholestatic jaundice
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Milk alkali syndrome
How to Use

How to Use

Take Corcal D 400IU tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet can be taken with or without food. For better absorption, take the medicine with meals and avoid intake of large amounts of fibre-rich food. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

Overdosage

Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. Overdose can lead to hypercalcaemia; extreme hypercalcaemia may lead to coma and death. Irreversible renal damage and soft tissue calcification may occur as a result of prolonged hypercalcaemia in some patients. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Corcal D 400IU tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Kidney stones
  • Muscle weakness
  • Bone pain
  • Mental disturbances
  • Cardiac arrhythmias (severe cases)
  • Impaired biliary secretion
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Corcal D 400IU tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consuming this tablet.

Liver:

Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this medicine for hepatic patients, consult your doctor if you have hepatic problems and stay on the safe side.

Pregnancy:

Use of this tablet is not advised unless the clinical condition of the patient requires treatment. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine is passed to infants through mother’s milk. Infants should be closely monitored. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this tablet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

The tablet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Foods that are rich in oxalic acid (e.g., spinach) and phytic acid (e.g., whole cereals) may reduce calcium absorption by formation of insoluble calcium salts.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Corcal D 400IU with aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin, Naprosyn, thiazide diuretics (decreases urinary excretion of calcium), antacids containing aluminium salts, nelfinavir, digoxin, levothyroxine, antibiotics (tetracyclines, quinolones), carbamazepine, thiazide diuretics, lithium, verapamil, ceftriaxone.

Precautions
  • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius)
  • Keep the tablet out of reach of children
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Elemental Calcium for:

This medication is an essential body mineral, it ensures the adequate supply of calcium to bones.

How does Elemental Calcium work:

Prevent bones from breaking easily, especially bones in the spine.

How should Elemental Calcium be used:

Take this medication with a large glass of water during or after a meal.If it is a chewable tablet,it must be chewed before swallowing. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Common side effects of Elemental Calcium :

Constipation – People who are constipated can have trouble having bowel movements. Upset stomach

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.

What precautions should I take when taking Elemental Calcium :

If you have an allergy to caffeine or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Elemental Calcium with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Elemental Calcium :

Store at room temperature in a tight container.Keep it away from sunlight and moisture.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Calcium Preparations


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Corcal D 400IU tablet?

It is a dietary supplement that increases bone strength & mineral content and also reduces the chance of fall & fracture. Calcium is needed by the body for healthy bones, nervous system, muscles and heart. The tablet helps boost immunity, prevent and manage nutritional deficiencies. It is prescribed for the treatment of joint pains, osteomalacia (softening of bones involving pain), osteoporosis (weak bones due to low bone density), osteoarthritis, rickets (a condition in children involving softening of the bones), hypophosphatemia, hypoparathyroidism (causing low blood calcium). It prevents weakening of the bones and bone disease in people with kidney problems (renal osteodystrophy).

Q2. What are the side effects of the Corcal D 400IU tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include musculoskeletal pain (bone, muscle or joint pain), headache, back pain, flushing, diarrhoea, constipation, gastrointestinal discomfort, dry mouth, vomiting, skin rashes and nausea. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as anorexia, taste disturbances, difficult urination, cholestatic jaundice, hyperoxaluria, milk alkali syndrome.

Q3. Should we take Corcal D 400IU tablet with food or without food?

The tablet can be taken with or without food. For better absorption, take the medicine with meals and avoid intake of large amounts of fibre-rich food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Corcal D 400IU tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with history of renal calculi, hypercalcaemia, iron metabolic disorders, ulcerative colitis, blood clotting disorders, renal impairment, patient with gall stones, hypo parathyroid disease, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Corcal D 400IU tablet make you sleepy?

The tablet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Corcal D 400IU tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Corcal D 400IU tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to abdominal pain, kidney stones, muscle weakness, bone pain, mental disturbances, impaired biliary secretion and cardiac arrhythmias in severe cases.

Q7. Can I take Corcal D 400IU tablet during pregnancy?

The tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q8. Can Corcal D 400IU tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

Yes, you can take the medicine without doctor’s prescription but if you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Corcal D 400IU tablet?

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Corcal D 400IU tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Corcal D 400IU tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Corcal D 400IU tablet to children?

If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used in children.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Corcal D 400IU tablet?

The duration required for this medicine to show its effect in the body is not clinically determined.

Q14. How long does the effect of Corcal D 400IU tablet last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically determined.

Q15. Can we take Corcal D 400IU tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet a day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Corcal D 400IU tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Corcal D 400IU tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

LUPIN LTD

a-28/1, m.i.d.c, chikalthana,aurangabad - 431210, india

Packed By

LUPIN LTD

a-28/1, m.i.d.c, chikalthana,aurangabad - 431210, india

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