- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Food Interactions
- 11 Disease Interactions
- 12 Technical Classification
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewGEMSOLINE CAP is a Schedule H drug.
GEMSOLINE CAP is composed of: CALCIUM CARBONATE (200 MG), ZINC (7.5 MG), CALCITRIOL (0.25 MG)
Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance.Calcium carbonate is used to prevent or to treat a calcium deficiency.This medication is used to treat symptoms caused by too much stomach acid such as heartburn, upset stomach, or indigestion. It is an antacid that works by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach.
Calcitriol is vitamin D3. Vitamin D is important for theabsorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body.This medication is a synthetic vitamin D analog, prescribedfor hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis.It helps proper absorption and use of calcium and phosphate in the body.Calcitriol is a prescription medication used for variousconditions. It can be used to treat and prevent low levels of calcium in the blood of patients whose kidneys or parathyroid glands are not functioning well. Calcitriol can also be used to treat plaque psoriasis
UsageCALCIUM CARBONATE is generally used to treat: Indigestion, Heartburn, Rickets, Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis
CALCIUM CARBONATE can address symptoms like: Abdomen Upset Stomach, Fingers Tingling, Body Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (painful), Fatigue (tiredness), Restless Or Irritability, Confusion
CALCITRIOL is generally used to treat: Hypocalcemia, Kidney Failure, Psoriasis, Hypoparathyroidism, Hyperparathyroidism
CALCITRIOL can address symptoms like: Fatigue (tiredness), Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Body Pain, Joint Pain, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Vomit, Abdomen Pain, Constipation, Forgetfulness, Increased Thirst, Frequent Urination
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 12month
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first
How Do I Take It?GEMSOLINE CAP is generally taken After Food.
- Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Check the label of your calcium carbonate product to see if it should be taken with or without food.
- Swallow the calcium carbonate regular tablet with a full glass of water.
- The chewable tablet should be chewed before you swallow it.
- Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup.If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.Use the calcium carbonate powder as directed. Allow the powder to dissolve completely, then consume the mixture.
- Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking any multivitamins, mineral supplements, or antacids while you are taking calcium carbonate.
- Do not take calcium carbonate within 1-2 hours of taking other medicines. Calcium may decrease the absorption of the other medicines.
- Should be taken after 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (spinach and rhubarb), phosphate (bran), or phytinic acid (whole cereals).
- Consult a doctor if you have Higher than normal levels of calcium in your blood Mild to moderate problems with your kidneys (Kidney stones or Kidney failure).
- You should not use this medication if you have high levels of calcium or vitamin D in your blood, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to calcitriol or other forms of vitamin D. Drink plenty of fluids unless your doctor has told you to restrict your fluid intake.Call your doctor if you have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking this medication, which can lead to a serious electrolyte imbalance.
- Avoid using antacids without your doctor’s advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb calcitriol.
- To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.Calcitriol is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include a special diet. Follow your diet and medication routines very closely. You should become very familiar with the list of foods you must eat or avoid to help control your condition.Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.If you need to be on bed-rest or have any type of surgery, your dose or testing needs may change. Follow your doctor’s instructions
Symptoms of OverdosageCALCIUM CARBONATE over-dosage can result in: Head Headache, Weakness (generalized), Nausea, Vomit, Mood Swings, Loss Of Appetite, Dizziness
CALCITRIOL over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing, Weakness (generalized), Head Headache, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Vomit, Dizziness, Abdomen Stomach Cramps
Common Side-EffectsCALCIUM CARBONATE : Gas, Flatulence, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Constipation, Abdomen Pain, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Dry Mouth, Frequent Urge To Urinate, Belching
CALCITRIOL : Constipation, Anorexia Nervosa, Muscle Pain, Hypercalcaemia, Urinary Tract Infection, Nausea, Vomit, Dry Mouth, Abdomen Pain, Weakness (generalized)
Serious Side-EffectsCALCIUM CARBONATE : Kidney Stones, Acute Kidney Failure, Hypercalcaemia, Slow Heart Rate (pulse), Head Headache, Vomit, Confusion, Fatigue (tiredness), Frequent Urination, Increased Thirst
CALCITRIOL : Itchy Skin, Skin Rash, Breathlessness, Hypercalcaemia, Face Swelling, Difficulty Breathing, Dizziness
Rare Side-EffectsCALCIUM CARBONATE : Itchy Skin, Skin Rash, Difficulty Breathing, Face Swelling
CALCITRIOL : Psychogenic Polydipsia, Anorexia Nervosa, Photosensitivity, Pancreatitis, Rhinorrhea, Pruritus, Hypercholesterolemia, Nephrocalcinosis, Hypertension, Weight Loss (intentional), Decreased Appetite
Disease InteractionsCALCITRIOL can interfere with: Heart Arrhythmias, Hypercalcaemia
Technical ClassificationCALCIUM CARBONATE is categorized as:
- ANTACIDS / GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS
- MINERALS AND ELECTROLYTES / NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
CALCITRIOL is categorized as: VITAMINS / NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
What are the commonly available Substitutes?
|BYTOCAL CT CAP||INR 130 for 10 CAPSULES||CALCIUM CARBONATE , CALCITRIOL , ZINC|
|CONVICAL FC-TAB||INR 95 for 10 TABLETS||CALCIUM CARBONATE 1250 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|GEMCAL CAP||INR 98.1 for 10 CAPSULES||CALCIUM CARBONATE 500 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|GEMITROL CAP||INR 90 for 10 CAPSULES||CALCIUM CARBONATE 500 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|GEMSOLINE CAP||INR 185 for 10 CAPSULES||CALCIUM CARBONATE 200 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MG|
|HH CALTROL CAP||INR 159 for 15 CAPSULES||CALCIUM CARBONATE 500 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|OSTEOBEL SG CAP||INR 300 for 30 CAPSULES||CALCIUM CARBONATE 500 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MG|
|SARVACAL CAP||INR 98 for 10 CAPSULES||CALCIUM CARBONATE 500 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|VERTICAL TAB||INR 98 for 10 TABLETS||CALCIUM CARBONATE 200 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
What are the other drugs with similar Ingredients?
|ADFOL K27 CAP||METHYLCOBALAMIN 1500 MCG, CALCIUM CARBONATE 1250 MG, L-METHYL FOLATE 800 MCG, MAGNESIUM 50 MG, VITAMIN K2 45 MCG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|BIO D3 STRONG CAP||INR 205 for 10 CAPSULES||METHYLCOBALAMIN 1500 MCG, CALCIUM CARBONATE 1250 MG, MAGNESIUM 50 MG, VITAMIN MK 45 MCG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|IKMAG KIT||INR 375 for 30 KIT||CALCIUM CARBONATE 1250.0 MG, IBANDRONIC ACID 150.0 MG, VITAMIN MK 50.0 MCG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MG|