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      Shelcal CT Tablet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Shelcal CT Tablet is used to treat conditions caused by calcium deficiency such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, improper activity of parathyroid gland. This medicine also acts as a supplement during reduced calcium levels, to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis and blood coagulation. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.



      The active ingredients of Shelcal CT tablet are Calcitrol 0.25mcg and Elemental Calcium 500mg.

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Calcitriol is the active form of Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) which acts by stimulating the Calcium and Phosphate absorption. It stimulates bone resorption, renal tubular resorption. The drug also decreases PTH levels and restores bone mineralization.

      Elemental Calcium is an antacid which works by neutralizing the acid released in the stomach.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using this Shelcal CT Tablet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the drugs used in the tablet such as Calcitrol and Elemental Calcium
      • Hypercalcemia
      • Metastatic calcification
      • Vitamin D Toxicity
      • Hypophosphatemia
      • Nephrolithiasis
      • Malabsorption syndrome
      • Caution:
      • Calciuria
      • Renal impairment
      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • GI Bleeding
      • GI Obstruction
      • Renal failure
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Shelcal CT tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Constipation
      • Anorexia
      • Bone pain
      • Somnolence
      • Irritability
      • Weight loss
      • Photophobia
      • Myalgia
      • Polyuria
      • Polydipsia
      • Mild acidosis
      • Flatulence

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Anaphylaxis
      • Seizures
      • Hyperphosphatemia
      • Hypercalcemia
      • Hypercalciuria
      • Soft tissue calcification
      • Hypervitaminosis D
      • Arrhythmia
      • Pancreatitis
      • Hyperthermia
      • Erythema multiforme
      • Milk-Alkali syndrome
      • Tissue calcification
      • Gastric- hypersecretion
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
      Swallow Shelcal CT tablet whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break or chew the tablet whole.
      Avoid missing a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      Shelcal CT Tablet may be taken with or without food.
      The usual dosage for adults is 1 tablet per day or as directed by your physician.


      Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take the Shelcal CT Tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:


      Inform your doctor if you have any renal problems before taking the medicine.


      Inform your doctor if you have any hepatic problems before consuming Shelcal CT Tablet.


      Calcitrol: Caution advised during pregnancy – no human data available to evaluate risks on fetus.
      Elemental Calcium: May be used during pregnancy – no known risks on fetal harm based on human data.


      Calcitrol: Caution advised during breastfeeding – limited human data suggests possible risks of hypercalcemia to breast-fed infant. But no human data available to evaluate effects on production of milk.

      Elemental Calcium: May be used during lactation – no known risks of infant harm based on drug properties.

      Drug Interactions:

      Caution always advised when used with other drugs. Inform your doctor about all your medication which you are using currently.

      • Keep Shelcal CT Tablet out of sight and reach of children.
      • Store in a temperature not exceeding 25-Degree centigrade and away from heat and moisture.
      • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry date.
      • Do not use this medicine if the tablet strip is torn or the tablet is broken.
      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 calcitriol for:

      This medication is a synthetic vitamin D analog, prescribed for hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis. It helps proper absorption and use of calcium and phosphate in the body.

      How does calcitriol work:

      It works by helping the body to use more of the calcium found in foods and supplements.

      How should calcitriol be used:

      PO- The recommended initial dose is 1 mcg (0.02 mcgkg) to 2 mcg administered three times weekly, approximately every other day. It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

      Common side effects of calcitriol :

      Dry mouth, muscle pain, increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting, metallic taste, upset stomach, constipation, difficult urination.

      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. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking calcitriol :

      Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Some drugs like phenytoin, phenobarbital, prednisone and some laxatives may affect the availability. Inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, pregnant, or planning to have surgery including dental procedures.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      Seek help if you have signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Inform doctor if you experience any bruising or bleeding, any rash, or if any side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take calcitriol with other medicines:

      This drug will only work if you get the right amount of calcium from your diet. If you are being treated with dialysis, your doctor may also prescribe a low phosphate diet. Follow these directions carefully. If you do not have kidney disease, you should drink plenty of fluids when taking this drug. If you have kidney disease, talk to your doctor about how much fluid you should drink each day.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.

      How do I store calcitriol :

      Store the medication at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).

      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

      Agents Affecting Bone Metabolism, Vitamins

      Seller Information
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