CALTODAY Syrup

Each 5 ml contains:

  • Calcium Citrate I.P. - 100 mg
  • Zinc Gluconate U.S.P. - 2 mg
  • Vitamin D3 I.P. - 200 I.U.
  • Lysine HCl U.S.P. - 20 mg

Description

Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Calcium can also bind to other minerals (such as phosphate) and aid in their removal from the body. Calcium citrate is used to prevent and to treat calcium deficiencies.

Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral. Zinc is important for growth and for the development and health of body tissues. Zinc gluconate is used to treat and to prevent zinc deficiency. Zinc gluconate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Indications

This combination medication is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. It may be used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as bone loss (osteoporosis), weak bones (osteomalacia/rickets), decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), and a certain muscle disease (latent tetany). It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).

Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It 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. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amounts of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus is important for building and keeping strong bones.

Dosage & Administration

As directed by the physician.

Contraindication

  • Vitamin D3 is contraindicated in elevated calcium levels (hypercalcaemia), TB, lymphoma
  • Zinc is contraindicated in HIV/AIDS, copper deficiency.
  • Calcium is contraindicated in presence or high risk of prostate cancer, viral infections, and hypocalcaemia.

Precaution

Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high calcium/vitamin D levels (hypercalcemia/hypervitaminosis D), difficulty absorbing nutrition from food (mal absorption syndrome).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart/blood vessel disease, kidney stones, kidney disease, certain immune system disorder (sarcoidosis), liver disease, certain bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, Whipple's disease), little or no stomach acid (achlorhydria), and low levels of bile, untreated phosphate imbalance.

Adverse effects

  • Constipation or stomach upset
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Mental/mood changes
  • Bone/muscle pain

Pregnancy & lactation

During pregnancy, doses of vitamin D greater than the recommended dietary allowance should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Presentation

CALTODAY Syrup is available as bottle of 200 ml.

Caution

Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other supplements, seek professional advice before using if you suffer from food allergies. Vitamin supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Properly discard this supplement when it is expired or no longer needed.

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