Introduction of Calcitriol

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule is a supplement which provides extra calcium to the body. It is beneficial in increasing muscle mass, osteoporosis and in prevention and treatment of hypocalcemia. It also helps in reducing fatigue and muscular pains. It boosts immunity and increase the body resistance against infection.

This medicine is to be taken in the dosage as advised by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you plan to take any other form of Vitamin D along with this medicine Do not take any other form of Vitamin D along with this medicine without consultation of your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant. However, it is safe to use in breastfeeding mothers and liver disease patients. In case of kidney disease patients, dose adjustment is required. Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule.

Introduction of Calcium

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule can be taken in an empty stomach or along with food. Take it regularly in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor.

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule is well tolerated with little or no side effects. Tell your doctor before taking the medicine if you have any kidney disorders.

Introduction of Folic Acid

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule should be taken at the same time each day. Take it as a whole – do not break, chew or crush them. You will be watched carefully to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Your doctor will decide how many doses you need depending on the cause of your anemia, it may help to eat a well-balanced diet that has enough iron, vitamins, and minerals.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have rheumatoid arthritis, asthma or other allergies, high blood pressure, or liver problems. This may affect your treatment. It is not known whether this medicine is safe for use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding so please take advice from your doctor. You will have tests to check your blood cells and iron levels, monitor your progress, and check for side effects. It may be advisable to limit alcohol during treatment.

Introduction of Methylcobalamin

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule should be taken in dosage and duration as advised by the doctor. The dosage should not be exceeded without the consultation of doctor. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding mother or if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease.

Introduction of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule should be taken as directed by your doctor. Take it regularly and at the fixed time each day to get the most benefit from it. This medicine may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes making changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements. Learn about the foods you should eat to make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet.

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule is generally safe with little or no side effects. However it may cause few side effects such as burning sensation, headache, nausea, and sleepiness in some patients. Some other medicines can decrease the absorption or interact with Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule, you should let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. It is important to ask advice from your doctor before taking any other vitamin supplements.

Introduction of Zinc

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Nausea, vomiting, metallic taste and diarrhea may be experienced as some of the common side effects with this medicine. Please inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration.

Uses of Calcitriol

Uses of Folic Acid

  • Anemia due to folic acid deficiency

Uses of Methylcobalamin

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency

Uses of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)


Side effects of Calcitriol

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cal-Aid

  • No common side effects seen

Side effects of Calcium

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cal-Aid

  • No common side effects seen

Side effects of Folic Acid

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cal-Aid

  • No common side effects seen

Side effects of Methylcobalamin

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cal-Aid

  • No common side effects seen

Side effects of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cal-Aid

  • Burning sensation
  • Tightness sensation
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Upset stomach
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

Side effects of Zinc

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cal-Aid

  • No common side effects seen

How Calcitriol works

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule is the active form of Vitamin D. It raises Vitamin D levels in your blood. This in turn raises calcium levels in your blood by helping you absorb more calcium from your intestine.

How Calcium works

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule is a mineral that provides essential nutrients.

How Folic Acid works

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule is a form of vitamin B. It plays a vital role in the formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. It is also essential in pregnancy due to its role in the development of the unborn baby's brain and spinal cord.

How Methylcobalamin works

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule is a form of vitamin B12 that restores its level in the body thereby helping in treating certain anemias and nerve problems.

How Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) works

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule provides essential nutrients.

How Zinc works

Cal-Aid Soft Gelatin Capsule is a micro mineral. It maintains mucous lining in the stomach. It also promotes water and electrolyte absorption in the body. It also increases the circulation of enzymes, which act against infections like diarrhea. It enhances the immunity by increasing immune boosting cells. This is how it works in resisting infections such as diarrhea.

Safety advice

Alcohol
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Pregnancy
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Breast feeding
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Driving
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Kidney
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Liver
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Quick tips

Calcitriol

  • Do not take any other forms of Vitamin D unless your doctor suggests.
  • Take calcium supplements along with Vitamin D3 as suggested by your doctor.
  • Drink plenty of fluids (such as water) as it is important not to become dehydrated. 
  • Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb calcitriol.
  • Consult your doctor if you notice a metallic taste in mouth, muscle or joint pain, headache or drowziness.

Calcium

Do not start or continue calcium preparations (calcium salts) and consult your doctor: 
  • If you have higher than normal levels of calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria).
  • If you have kidney stones.
  • If you have mild to moderate problems with your kidneys.
  • If you have an overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism).
  • If you have thinning or weakening of bones (osteoporosis) caused by immobility or tumors.

Folic Acid

  • Folic Acid is used for the treatment of folic acid deficiency.
  • It is also taken before and during pregnancy to decrease the risk of defects in the neural tube, which forms the spinal cord in the baby.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizures as you may need a higher dose of the seizure medicines than what you normally take.

Methylcobalamin

  • Methylcobalamin helps replenish vitamin B12 level in your body.
  • This further helps in regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.
  • Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication even if your symptoms improve. Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

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Interaction with drugs

Taking Cal-Aid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Orli-Misia, Redufat, Orlistat
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FAQs

Calcitriol

Q. What is Calcitriol? What is it used for?

Calcitriol is the active form of Vitamin D. It increases the levels of Vitamin D in your blood which helps to increase calcium levels in the blood by increasing the absorption rate of calcium from your intestine. Thus, it is used in the treatment of calcium deficiency and postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Q. Is Calcitriol effective?

Calcitriol is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Calcitriol too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How should Calcitriol be taken?

Calcitriol should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. However, it would be best to take it at the same time each day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Calcitriol?

If you forget a dose of Calcitriol, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Calcitriol safe?

Calcitriol is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Calcium

Q. Is Calcium tablet/ Calcium sandoz good to take?

Yes, Calcium tablet/ supplement is good if you take it for approved indications, in recommended dosage. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take Calcium with Forteo?

Yes, you can take Calcium with Forteo if it is recommended by your doctor. Forteo (teriparatide) is a man-made form of a hormone and used to treat thinning or weakening of the bone (osteoporosis). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. What can I take for Calcium in Calcium deficiency?

Adequate dietary intake and/ or Calcium supplement is recommended in patients with Calcium deficiency. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding use of any Calcium supplement

Q. Can I take Calcium with milk?

Milk is one of the richest sources of Calcium. Yes, patient can take Calcium supplement with milk

Q. Can I take calcium with iron/ does calcium inhibit iron absorption?

No, iron supplement should not be taken with calcium supplements, as they interact to form non-absorbable complexes. They, however, can be taken at interval of 1 to 2 hours between them. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use when indicated together

Q. Can I take calcium with vitamin C?

There has been no study to prove interaction between Vitamin C and calcium. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take Calcium with coffee/ tea?

No, coffee/ tea can reduce the absorption of Calcium in the body

Q. Can I take calcium with magnesium?

No, patient should avoid concomitant administration of calcium along with magnesium. There could be increase in urinary calcium excretion when calcium is given along with magnesium. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take calcium with vitamin D?

Yes, calcium can be taken with vitamin D. It helps in absorption of calcium in the body

Q. Can I take calcium with metformin?

There has been no study that proved interaction between calcium and metformin. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take Calcium with Synthroid?

You should avoid concomitant use of Calcium and Synthroid within 4 hours. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take Calcium with other supplements?

You should consult your doctor regarding use of other supplement along with Calcium

Q. Does Calcium help in weight loss/weight gain?

The results from the studies conducted do not report the role of Calcium in weight loss or increase in weight. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Does Calcium increase height/blood pressure?

No study has been reported on role of Calcium in height gain or increase or decrease in blood pressure. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Does Calcium tablet cause kidney stones?

Yes, Calcium supplement may cause kidney stones if taken at larger dose or for prolonged duration. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q. Does Calcium cause constipation?

Yes, use of Calcium may cause constipation. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Folic Acid

Q. Is it ok to take Folic Acid when not pregnant?

Usually, folic acid requirements are met from the diet and therefore additional supplements are not required. In general, Folic Acid is recommended only when you have a deficiency of folic acid. However, Folic Acid is advised to women who are pregnant and who want to conceive. The medicine should be taken at least 4 weeks before pregnancy and should continue its use up to 3 months of pregnancy. Consult your doctor if not sure.

Q. Can Folic Acid cause weight gain?

Animal studies on Folic Acid suggest that taking the medicine in excess along with a high-fat diet may lead to weight gain and fat accumulation. But this weight gain was not evident when taken along with a normal or low-fat diet, even with excess Folic Acid. In humans, similar studies have not been conducted and therefore knowledge regarding weight gain is lacking. Therefore, if you are on Folic Acid eat a low-fat meal to be on the safer side.

Q. How long does Folic Acid take to work?

Folic Acid usually starts working within a few hours of taking it. If you are taking it for iron deficiency anemia, you may start feeling better after a few weeks of taking it. In case you are taking it during pregnancy, you may not notice any difference but this does not mean that the dose is not working. Continue taking Folic Acid for the duration recommended by your doctor.

Q. Why should women start taking Folic Acid before they become pregnant?

Maintaining the right level of folic acid in the body before getting pregnant reduces the risk of developing neural tube defects in the baby. The neural tube defect, in most cases, is caused if the structure (neural tube) from which the central nervous system develops (brain and spinal cord) in a baby does not form or is only partially closed. full closure of the neural tube occurs during the end of the fourth week of pregnancy. Folic acid helps in the formation of neural tubes. Therefore, to prevent this defect women should start Folic Acid before four weeks of pregnancy.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Folic Acid?

Yes, you can breastfeed while taking Folic Acid as it is not harmful to the baby. Folic Acid contains folic acid which is naturally found in breast milk. Though its initial levels in breast milk are low, it rises eventually. Since it is actively secreted in breast milk, the mother may take Folic Acid every day to maintain the required levels. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions related to nutrient supplementation in breastfeeding.

Q. When should I take Folic Acid, in the morning or at night?

You can take Folic Acid any time of the day, but try to take it at the same time each day. This will help you remember to take it. Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The medicine should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, cut or crush the medicine.

Q. Can Folic Acid make you sick?

Generally, Folic Acid is well tolerated. However, some people may experience nausea (feeling sick), loss of appetite, bloating, and excessive passing of gas. The medicine may also worsen the symptoms of any coexisting vitamin B12 deficiency. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor but do not stop taking Folic Acid.

Q. How long do I need to take Folic Acid?

The duration of treatment with Folic Acid depends on the reason you are taking it for. If you are planning your pregnancy, you may start taking it 4 weeks before pregnancy and continue up to the first 3 months of pregnancy. If you are taking it for folic acid deficiency then you may have to take it for 4 months or longer (if your deficiency does not subside). If you are taking it to reduce the side effects of methotrexate then you may need to take it for as long as you are taking methotrexate. Consult your prescribing physician to know the exact duration of your therapy.
Methylcobalamin

Q. What is Methylcobalamin?

Methylcobalamin contains vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient which is required by the body to make red blood cells and maintain a healthy nervous system. It is also important for releasing energy from food and using vitamin B11 (folic acid).

Q. Why can’t I get sufficient vitamin B12 from my diet?

You can get vitamin B12 from sources like meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. While people who are vegetarian or vegan may not get Vitamin B12 as it is not found naturally in foods such as fruits, vegetables and grains. Therefore, deficiency of Vitamin B12 is usually noticed in vegetarians or vegans.

Q. What happens if I have vitamin B12 deficiency?

Deficiency of vitamin B12 may cause tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss and megaloblastic anemia (a condition when red blood cells become larger in size than normal). It may also lead to nerve problems such as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency may include problems with balance, depression, confusion, dementia, poor memory and soreness of the mouth or tongue.

Q. How should Methylcobalamin be taken?

Methylcobalamin should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. However, it would be best to take it at the same time each day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Methylcobalamin?

If you forget a dose of Methylcobalamin, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Methylcobalamin safe?

Methylcobalamin is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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