Shelcal OS 500mg Tablet 15'S


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Drug Information for Shelcal OS 500mg Tablet 15'S

What is SHELCAL OS?

SHELCAL OS contains Alfacalcidol (vitamin D3) and Calcium carbonate which is indicated as a calcium supplement in deficiency states during growth and in the prevention and adjunct treatment of senile, postmenopausal and corticosteroid induced osteoporosis

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What SHELCAL OS is used for?

SHELCAL OS contains the below mentioned components, which have the following uses:

Vitamin D3 (Alfacalcidol):

  • Is a fat-soluble vitamin D analogue, which helps to increase intestinal absorption of calcium, and acts as a regulator of calcium and phosphate metabolism

Calcium carbonate:

  • Is necessary mainly for bone formation and maintenance, and to maintain stores of phosphorus in the intestine
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PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before using SHELCAL OS, if you:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • have hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, vitamin D over-dosage
  • have sarcoidosis
  • suffer from primary hyperparathyroidism
  • have renal failure and/or renal stones, for in that case, you should ensure that you go for periodic checks and close monitoring of plasma serum calcium and phosphate levels, and urinary calcium excretion levels
  • are undergoing treatment for cardiovascular disease
  • have any other chronic or acute medical conditions
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  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before using SHELCAL OS
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  • Ask your doctor for advice before giving SHELCAL OS to your children
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  • SHELCAL OS will usually not affect your ability to drive and use machines
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Tell your doctor if you might take any other medicines such as:

  • tetracycline antibiotics like minocycline etc. (used to treat bacterial infections)
  • quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin etc. (used to treat bacterial eye infections)
  • bisphosphonates (used to treat osteoporosis)
  • thyroxine (used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency)
  • water pills (thiazide diuretics – used to treat high blood pressure and kidney conditions)
  • phenytoin, barbiturates (used to treat seizures, epilepsy and other brain related disorders)
  • glucocorticoids (used for anti-inflammatory effects)
  • digitalis, other cardiac glycosides (used to treat several heart conditions)
  • iron supplements
  • other vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements you may have obtained without a prescription
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  • Always take SHELCAL OS exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Continue to follow any advice about diet recommended by your doctor

If you take more SHELCAL OS

  • If you, either accidentally, or just happen to take more than the prescribed dose of this medicine, contact your doctor or the nearest emergency department, at once

If you forget to take SHELCAL OS

  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember
  • If you do not remember until it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of this medicine

If you stop taking SHELCAL OS

  • Do not stop taking this medicine until your doctor tells you to do so
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  • SHELCAL OS may cause nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, headache, skin rashes or other allergic reactions, although not everybody gets them

STORAGE

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not use after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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