- 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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OverviewPOWERCAL TAB is a Schedule H drug.
POWERCAL TAB is composed of: ELEMENTAL CALCIUM (250 MG), CALCITRIOL (0.25 MCG)
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
UsageCALCITRIOL 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: Generally considered as Safe
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: Generally considered as Safe
How Do I Take It?POWERCAL TAB is generally taken After Food.
- 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 OverdosageCALCITRIOL over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing, Weakness (generalized), Head Headache, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Vomit, Dizziness, Abdomen Stomach Cramps
Common Side-EffectsCALCITRIOL : Constipation, Anorexia Nervosa, Muscle Pain, Hypercalcaemia, Urinary Tract Infection, Nausea, Vomit, Dry Mouth, Abdomen Pain, Weakness (generalized)
Serious Side-EffectsCALCITRIOL : Itchy Skin, Skin Rash, Breathlessness, Hypercalcaemia, Face Swelling, Difficulty Breathing, Dizziness
Rare Side-EffectsCALCITRIOL : 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 ClassificationCALCITRIOL is categorized as: VITAMINS / NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
What are the commonly available Substitutes?
|BIO D3 PLUS CAP||INR 188 for 15 CAPSULES||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 200 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MG|
|CK2 TAB||INR 89.75 for 10TABLETS||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 500 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|POWERCAL TAB||INR 109.55 for 10 TABLETS||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 250 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
What are the other drugs with similar Ingredients?
|ADTROL PLUS TAB||INR 275 for 15TABLETS||METHYLCOBALAMIN 1500 MCG, ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 500 MG, ELEMENTAL MANGANESE 50 MG, ELEMENTAL ZINC 7.5 MG, L-METHYL FOLATE 1 MG, ELEMENTAL BORON 1.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG, PYRIDOXAL 5-PHOSPATE 0.5 MG|
|AL-MITY PLUS TAB||INR 156 for 10 TABLETS||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 200 MG, ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|BOND 7MG TAB||INR 170 for 10 TABLETS||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 250 MG, FOLIC ACID 100 MCG, VITAMIN K2 50 MCG, ELEMENTAL ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|BONE C MAX K2 TAB||INR 135 for 10 TABLETS||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 500 MG, VITAMIN K2 50 MCG, ELEMENTAL MAGNESIUM 50 MG, ELEMENTAL ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|BONE C PLUS CAP||INR 186 for 15 CAPSULES||METHYLCOBALAMIN 1500 MCG, ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 200 MG, VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE) 3 MG, FOLIC ACID 1.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|BONESTAT K2 CAP||INR 338.50 for 15 CAPSULES||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 500 MG, VITAMIN K2 45 MCG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|PRIMACAL AT CAP||INR 151.32 for 10CAPSULES||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 200 MG, ELEMENTAL ZINC 7.5 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|
|SHELCAL ISO CAP||INR 255 for 15CAPSULES||ELEMENTAL CALCIUM 200 MG, SOY ISOFLAVONE 60 MG, CALCITRIOL 0.25 MCG|