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Drug information on Denscal (Calcium Carbonate) from Future pharma Pvt. Ltd.

Denscal

  Capsule
Future pharma Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Calcium Carbonate
 125.00
0.25mcg / 500mg / 45mcg / 22.5mg
10
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Denscal may be prescribed


Side effects of Denscal

  Heart: Slow heart rate, cardiac arrest, abnormal heart rhythm.

  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, loss of appetite, flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

  Genitourinary: Kidney stone, kidney failure.

  Metabolic: Increased calcium level, muscle weakness, headache, coma.

  Allergic reactions: Itching, rash and hives.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Oral- 1 to 3 chewable tablets containing 500 mg calcium carbonate per day, or as directed by your physician. Maximum dose is 16 tablets/day. For pregnant woman maximum dose is 7 tabs/day.

How to use Denscal?

It comes as a tablet, liquid to take by mouth, after meals.

When is Denscal not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to patients with increased calcium level in blood and/or increased calcium in urine, kidney stone, increased level of vitamin D, and phosphate in blood.

Warnings and Precautions for Denscal

Impaired calcium absorption in achlorhydria, which is common in elderly.

• Increased risk of increased calcium level in blood and/or increased calcium in urine in hypo parathyroid patients receiving high doses of vitamin D.

• Caution needed when using in patients with history of kidney stones, kidney impairment.

• Frequent monitoring of serum calcium and phosphorus is recommended.

Other Precautions for Denscal

Do not take in larger or smaller quantity or for longer than recommended.

Storage Conditions for Denscal

Oral: Store below 25°C. Store it at room temperature and in airtight container.



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