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Vapnik (Calcium Carbonate) Drug Price and Information

Calcium Carbonate (Vapnik) 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. 

Vapnik

  Tablets
Steadfast MediShield Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Calcium Carbonate
 25.00
500 mg
15 Tablets
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    Drug Name : Calcium Carbonate

    Calcium Carbonate(Alka-Mints) generic Calcium Carbonate 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.
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    Last Updated on Jun 25, 2019
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    Medical condition(s) for which Vapnik may be prescribed


    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.

    Side effects of Vapnik

    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.

    How to use Vapnik?

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

    When Should Vapnik not 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.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Vapnik

    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 Vapnik

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

    Storage Conditions for Vapnik

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



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