Calcit SG 0.25Mcg Capsule 10'S

Bone Metabolism Rx required
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(Inclusive of all taxes) *10 Capsule(s) in a Strip * Mfr: Cadila Healthcare Ltd (Zydus) * Country of Origin: India



INTRODUCTION

CALCIT SG 0.25MG contains Calcitriol which belongs to the class of medications called vitamin D analogs. It acts in the body in a similar manner to Vitamin D.  Calcitriol is indicated in the management of calcium deficiency (hypocalcemia), in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing dialysis to treat bone disease and also in patients with hypoparathyroidism and rickets.

It helps patients with kidney or bone disease which cannot make enough of the active form of vitamin D in the body. It also supplies this form of vitamin D which the body can use to meet its requirements. It inhibits expression of PTH gene in parathyroid cells reducing PTH production. PTH is rapidly degraded in liver and kidney.

The most common side effect of taking this medicine is hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood).  Do not take if you are taking medicines containing vitamin D. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Before taking this medicine inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or having any serious kidney or liver disease. Drink plenty of fluids to maintain good hydration while taking this medicine.

USES OF CALCIT SG 0.25MG

  • Treats calcium deficiency (hypocalcemia) and bone disease in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing dialysis, and with hypoparathyroidism (underactive parathyroid glands)
  • Treats rickets (bone disease)

HOW CALCIT SG 0.25MG WORKS

CALCIT SG 0.25MG elevates the plasma levels of calcium by stimulating intestinal calcium uptake, increasing reabsorption of calcium by the kidneys, and possibly increasing the release of calcium from skeletal stores. It works by helping the body to use more of the calcium found in foods or supplements and regulating the body's production of parathyroid hormone.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition. Swallow the medicine as whole with a glass of water.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CALCIT SG 0.25MG

COMMON

  • hypercalcemia (increased levels of calcium levels in blood)
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach cramps
  • itching, rash
  • sleeplessness
  • headache
  • abdominal pain
  • urinary tract infection

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after meal and stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Vomiting:

Drink clear or ice-cold drinks. Eat light, bland foods and avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CALCIT SG 0.25MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

CALCIT SG 0.25MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

KIDNEY

CALCIT SG 0.25MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Calcitriol.

HEART DISEASE

CALCIT SG 0.25MG should be taken with caution in patients with heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Inform your doctor before taking this medicine, if you have,

  • hypercalcemia (increased levels of calcium levels in blood)
  • are undergoing dialysis

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking:

  • medicines used to treat heart conditions (e.g. digitalis)
  • medicines used to treat bile acid sequestrants (e.g. cholestyramine and sevelamer)
  • medicines used to fungal infections (e.g. ketoconazole)
  • medicines used to prevent epilepsy or seizures (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital)
  • calcium supplements
  • corticosteroids
  • magnesium containing medicines (e.g. antacids)
  • thiazide diuretics

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Calcitriol

Pharmacological Category :   Vitamin D Analog
Therapeutic Indication :  

Hypoparathyroidism/pseudohypoparathyroidism, Secondary hyperparathyroidism (chronic kidney disease)

Dosage Forms :   Capsule, Injection, Ointment

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT CALCIT SG 0.25MG

What is CALCIT SG 0.25MG used for?

It is used to treat and prevent low levels of calcium and bone disease in patients whose kidneys or parathyroid glands.

Does CALCIT SG 0.25MG affect kidneys?

It may have some effect on the kidney, decreasing urinary loss of calcium by stimulating reabsorption. It acts directly on the parathyroid gland, regulating calcium receptor levels.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Hormones and Related drugs: Thyroid Hormones and Thyroid Inhibitors. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page –338.

2. Peter A. Friedman. Agents affecting mineral ion Homeostatsis and Bone Turnover. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill Medical 2011. Page -1291.

3. Manisha Sahay & Rakesh Sahay. Rickets–vitamin D deficiency and dependency. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism; 2012 [Accessed Oct 28, 2020]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3313732/

4. Hoffmann-La Roche Limited. 1979 [Revised Jan 25, 2016] [Accessed Oct 28, 2020] https://www.rochecanada.com/PMs/Rocaltrol/Rocaltrol_PM_E.pdf

5. Amneal Pharma Australia Pty Ltd. Jan 2015 [Accessed Oct 28, 2020] https://www.nps.org.au/assets/medicines/20e0bf9f-044d-457a-9130-a53300ff9abc-reduced.pdf

Manufacturer/Marketer Details

    Net Qty
    1
    Shelf Life
    NA
    Item Weight
    17.5
    No. of Units in a Kit
    NA
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