A-Cal 500/400 IU Tablet DX 30's pack
A-Cal DX tablet is a special preparation of Calcium and Vitamin D3. Calcium is an essential nutrient that helps to build and maintain healthy teeth and bones. It makes body’s framework stronger by building bone.
Each film-coated tablet contains Calcium Carbonate BP equivalent to elemental Calcium 500 mg and Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) BP 400 IU.
For the prevention and/or treatment of osteoporosis,fractures,osteomalacia,rickets,tetany,pse udo-parathyroidism, for healthy bone formation and maintenance and other calcium and/or vitamin D deficiencies and to meet increased needs of calcium and/or vitamin D. Dosage and Administration: The recommended starting dose of A-Cal DX (Calcium 500 mg & Vitamin D 400 IU) 1 tablet twice daily, preferably with or just after meals.
The use of calcium supplements may cause constipation, and headache; mild hypercalcemia associated with anorexia, nausea and vomiting; more severe hypercalcemia associated with confusion, delirium, stupor and coma. The use of vitamin D may cause weakness, headache, somnolence, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, muscle pain, bone pain, metallic taste, polyuria, polydipsia, anorexia, weight loss, nocturia and mild acidosis. CONTRAINDICATION A-Cal DX is contraindicated in patients Having hyperalcaemia, severe hypercalciurea, ventricular fibrillation, hypervitaminosis, severe renal failure and kidney stones and hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the product.
Patients with mild to moderate renal failure or mild hypercalciuria should be supervised carefully. Periodic checks of plasma calcium levels and urinary calcium excretion should be made in patient with a history of renal stones or in patients with mild to moderate renal failure or mild hypercalciuria. USE IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION A-Cal DX should be used under the direction of a physician during pregnancy and lactation. During pregnancy, doses of vitamin D greater than the recommended dietary allowance should be used only when clearly needed.
Co-administration of calcium with some drugs such as tetracycline antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline, minocycline), estramustine, levothyroxine, and quinolone antibiotics (e.g. ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin) can decrease the absorption of both calcium and the co-administered drug. Certain medications can decrease the absorption of vitamin D e.g., bile acid sequestrates such as cholestyramine/colestipol, ketoconazole, mineral oil, orlistat. Certain drugs can accelerate the absorption of vitamin D e.g. phenytonin, phenobarbital.
Each plastic container contains 30 tablets.