SALT INFORMATIONCalcium Carbonate(500 mg)
To relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, acidity and gases
Constipation, burping, loss of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, high levels of blood calcium, disturbance in the body’s acid/base balance (alkalosis), changes in blood chemistry may lead to symptoms such as tiredness, irritable or stiff muscles or cramp and indigestion may occur after stopping the medicine.
Taking calcium carbonate with thiazide diuretics (bendroflumethiazide, hydrochlorothiazide) or vitamin D may lead to high levels of blood calcium and disturb the body’s acid/base balance. Calcium carbonate may also interact with tetracyclines and bisphosphonates. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Calcium carbonate is an antacid which neutralizes excess acid in the stomach.
Vitamin D3 is used for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.
Side effects of vitamin D3 are uncommon. These may include too much calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia) or urine (hypecalciurea), leading to a feeling of sickness, loss of appetite, constipation, stomach ache, excessive thirst, muscle weakness, drowsiness or confusion.
When vitamin D3 is used along with phenytoin, barbiturates or glucocorticoids, the effect of vitamin D3 can be decreased. The effects of digitalis and other cardiac glycosides may be increased when calcium is taken with Vitamin D. Cholestyramine or paraffin oil may reduce the gastrointestinal absorption of vitamin D. The anti-cancer drug actinomycin and drugs used to treat fungal infections may alter the vitamin D activity. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Vitamin D3 increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorous that are vital in forming and maintaining strong bones. It is also required in regulating cell growth and maintaining a healthy immune system.
SUBSTITUTESNo substitutes found
Can I take Gemcal D3 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.