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SALT INFORMATION

Calcium(200 mg)

TYPICAL USAGE

Calcium supplements are usually used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their food. The amount of calcium required everyday varies with age and gender. The demand is generally higher during childhood, pregnancy, lactation and postmenopausal phase. Calcium supplements are used to treat patients with calcium deficiency, brittle bones, reduced absorption of nutrients after surgery performedto remove all or part of the stomach, bone softening and bone disease due to vitamin D deficiency.

SIDE EFFECTS

Constipation

DRUG INTERACTION

Care should be taken while administering calcium in patients receiving vitamin or mineral preparations as they contain additional calcium. Calcium increases the effects of digoxin on the heart. It is known to reduce the absorption of tetracycline drugs. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Calcium is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. On administration of calcium supplements, about one-third of the ingested calcium is absorbed from the small intestine. Absorption decreases with age and may be more efficient when the body is deficient in calcium or from diets deficient in calcium. The best-absorbed form of calcium from a pill is a calcium salt like carbonate or phosphate. Calcium gluconate and calcium lactate are absorbed well by pregnant women. Elderly population absorb calcium lactate, gluconate and citrate better unless they take their calcium supplement with a full breakfast.

Calcitriol(0.25 mcg)

TYPICAL USAGE

Calcitriol belongs to a group of medicines called ‘vitamin D metabolites’. It is used to treat abnormalities of calcium and phosphate metabolism such as bone diseases in people with kidney problems (renal osteodystrophy), and weakening of the bones in women after the menopause (post-menopausal osteoporosis).

SIDE EFFECTS

Side effects may occur such as high levels of calcium in blood, headache, abdominal pain, urge to vomit, rashes, and urinary tract infection.

DRUG INTERACTION

Caution is advised in people taking medicines containing vitamin D (ergocalciferol and colecalciferol); diuretics including bendroflumethiazide, chlortalidone and indapamide; digoxin or digitoxin; medicines containing magnesium, such as antacids; steroid medicines, such as hydrocortisone, prednisolone and dexamethasone; cholestyramine, or other ‘ion-exchange resins’ (used to treat high levels of cholesterol in your blood);and phosphate.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Calcitriol promotes calcium absorption in the intestines and retention by the kidneys thus increasing serum calcium levels. It also decreases phosphate reabsorption by the kidneys consequently decreasing serum phosphate levels, parathyroid hormone levels and bone reabsorption.

Zinc(7.5 mg)

TYPICAL USAGE

Zinc is used to treat zinc deficiency, which may result in slow growth in infants and children, delayed sexual development in adolescents and impotence in men; hair loss, diarrhea, eye and skin sores, loss of appetite, weight loss, problems with wound healing, decreased ability to taste food, and lower alertness levels.

SIDE EFFECTS

Taking too much of zinc above the recommended amounts may cause urge to vomit, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and headaches. Prolonged use of too much zinc may cause low copper levels, lower immunity, and low levels of HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol).

DRUG INTERACTION

Zinc may interact with drugs such as quinolone (ciprofloxacin) or tetracycline antibiotics (tetracycline), penicillamine (a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis), and thiazide diuretics (such as chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide). Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

The exact mechanism of action is not known. However, zinc is important for immunity against infections. Zinc is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of the human body. It helps speed recovery from the common cold and reduces its symptoms, and eye disease that gradually causes vision loss.

Elemental Magnesium(50 mg)

TYPICAL USAGE

Vitamin minerals and health Suppliments

SIDE EFFECTS

Hypotension, Flushing, Respiratory arrest, Cardiac arrest, tendon reflexes, Hypermangnesemia, abdominal cramps.

DRUG INTERACTION

No data available

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Magnesium is the second most plentiful cation of the intracellular fluids. It is essential for the activity of many enzyme systems and plays an important role with regard to neurochemical transmission and muscular excitability. Magnesium sulfate reduces striated muscle contractions and blocks peripheral neuromuscular transmission by reducing acetylcholine release at the myoneural junction. Additionally, Magnesium inhibits Ca2+ influx through dihydropyridine-sensitive, voltage-dependent channels. This accounts for much of its relaxant action on vascular smooth muscle.

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INTERACTIONS

Can I take Calcimax K(2) during pregnancy?

Studies in animals have shown risk to fetus, however there are no sufficient studies in humans. This drug may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Calcimax K(2) while breastfeeding/lactation?

Possibly unsafe: Evidence from studies in breastfeeding women show that there is a definite risk of side effects to the breastfed infants. However, use of the drug in breastfeeding women is acceptable in spite of the risk to the infants, if the drug is needed in a life-threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Calcimax K(2) with alcohol?

No studies found