Calcitriol , Calcium Citrate , Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate & Magnesium Oxide

CARVICAL FORTE

COMPOSITON
CALCITRIOL0.25MCG
CALCIUM CITRATE425 MG
ZINC SULPHATE MONOHYDRATE20 MG
MAGNESIUM OXIDE40 MG
SPECIFICATION
FORMCAPSULE
PACKING10X1X10
PACKING TYPEBLISTER
MRP1300

ALSO AVAILABLE

DESCRIPTION

Calcitriol or 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (abbreviated 1,25-(OH)2-D3) is the active form of vitamin D found in the body (vitamin D3). Calcitriol is marketed under various trade names including Rocaltrol (Roche), Calcijex (Abbott) and Decostriol (Mibe, Jesalis). It is produced in the kidneys via 25-hydroxyvitamin D-1 α-hydroxylase by conversion from 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (calcidiol). This is stimulated by a decrease in serum calcium, phosphate (PO43−) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. It regulates calcium levels by increasing the absorption of calcium and phosphate from the gastrointestinal tract, increasing calcium and phosphate reabsorption in the kidneys and inhibiting the release of PTH. Calcitriol is also commonly used as a medication in the treatment of hypocalcemia and osteoporosis.

Calcium citrate is a salt typically used as a source of calcium in a variety of over the counter supplements.

Magnesium oxide is an inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral periclase. In aqueous media combines quickly with water to form magnesium hydroxide. It is used as an antacid and mild laxative and has many nonmedicinal uses.

SIDE EFFECTS

LD50 (oral, rat) = 620 μg/kg; LD50 (intraperitoneal, rat) > 5 mg/kg; Overdose evident in elevated blood calcium levels causing symptoms of anorexia, nausea and vomiting, polyuria, polydipsia, weakness, pruritus, and nervousness, potentially with irreversible calcification of soft tissue in the kidney and liver.N/A

Patients taking more than 4g of calcium a day are at risk of hypercalcemia and metabolic alkalosis [L811]. Chronic intake of calcium supplements is associated with adverse gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation and flatulence [L811] [A19538].

INDICATION

Used to treat vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency, refractory rickets (vitamin D resistant rickets), familial hypophosphatemia and hypoparathyroidism, and in the management of hypocalcemia and renal osteodystrophy in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing dialysis. Also used in conjunction with calcium in the management and prevention of primary or corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis.

For use as an over the counter calcium supplement.

Magnesium hydroxide is used as a laxative to relieve occasional constipation (irregularity) and as an antacid to relieve indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn.