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Gemcal is a dietary supplement, prescribed for calcium deficiency state which may occur in diseases such as decreased levels of parathyroid hormone (acute and chronic), postmenopausal osteoporosis, rickets and osteomalacia (softening of the bones). It is also used as an antacid. 

Drug information on Gemcal (Calcium Carbonate) from Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Bergen)

Gemcal

  Capsule
Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Bergen)
Generic : Calcium Carbonate
 98.10
500mg/7.5mg/0.25mcg
10 Capsules
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Medical Condition(s) for which Gemcal may be prescribed

Heat Exhaustion
Heat Stroke
Indigestion
Osteoporosis
Otosclerosis

Side effects of Gemcal

  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 Gemcal?

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

When is Gemcal 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 Gemcal

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 Gemcal

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

Storage Conditions for Gemcal

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



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