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Ocoral

Generic Name: Calcium+Vit, D3

Therapeutic Class: VITAMINE, MINERALS & ANTIOXIDANT


Dosage Form: Tablet


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  • Presentation
  • Description
  • Indications
  • Dosage & Administration
  • Side Effect
  • Precautions
  • Contraindications
  • Drug Interaction
  • Storage

Presentation

Ocoral

Description

Clinical evidence suggests that calcium is useful for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and associated fractures. Coral Calcium has a chemical structure that is very similar to the composition of human bone Calcium Carbonate. Coral Calcium is similar to other sources but ensures better absorption than calcium of other calcium carbonate origin.

Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium from GI tract and helps to maintain calcium balance in the body.

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Indication

Calcium and Vitamin D is used for the treatment of:

                Osteoporosis

                Osteomalacia

                Rickets

                Tetany

                Parathyroid disease etc.

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Dosage & Administration

One tablet in the morning & One tablet at night or as directed by the physician. Taking in full stomach ensures better absorption.

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Side Effect

Flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, upper GI discomfort etc. are rare manifestation. Hypercalcaemia due to prolong use has rarely been reported.

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Precautions

In presence of mild hypercalciuria, careful monitoring with reduction of dose may be needed. Plasma and serum calcium level should be monitored in mild to moderate renal impairment and also in case of long term use. Patients with renal stone or with such previous history should also take precaution

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Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any of the components, hypocalcaemia resulting from overdose of vitamin D, hyperparathyroidism, bone metastases, severe renal calculi etc.

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Drug Interaction

Calcium can reduce the absorption of tetracycline & fluoride preparations and minimum 3 hours time should be allowed between ingestion of these medications. Thiazide diuretics reduces the renal excretion of calcium. Phenytoin, barbiturates, glucocorticoids may induce metabolism of Vitamin D. Concomitant ingestion of certain foods like spinach, cereals, milk and its derivatives may reduce the intestinal uptake of calcium.

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Storage

Store in a cool and dry place, protected from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.

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