Calvista D3 Soft Gelatin Capsule


Overview

Uses of Calcitriol

Calcitriol is used in the treatment of calcium deficiency and post menopausal osteoporosis.

Uses of Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

Uses of Zinc Sulfate

Zinc Sulfate is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

Calcitriol side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

Calcium Carbonate side effects

Common
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Belching
  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Stomach upset

How to use Calcitriol

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How to use Calcium Carbonate

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How to use Zinc Sulfate

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Calcitriol works

Calcitriol 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 Carbonate works

Calcium Carbonate provides essential nutrients.

How Zinc Sulfate works

Zinc Sulfate works by raising zinc levels in your body.

Calvista Soft Gelatin Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Calvista D3 Soft Gelatin Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Calvista D3 Soft Gelatin Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Calvista D3 Soft Gelatin Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Calvista D3 Soft Gelatin Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Calvista D3 Soft Gelatin Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

Related to 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.

Related to Calcium Carbonate

  • Do not take calcium carbonate within 1-2 hours of taking other medicines. Calcium may decrease the absorption of the other medicines.
  • Should be taken after 2 hours of eating foods rich in oxalic acid (spinach and rhubarb), phosphate (bran), or phytinic acid (whole cereals).
  • Consult a doctor if you have Higher than normal levels of calcium in your  blood Mild to moderate problems with your kidneys (Kidney stones or Kidney failure). 

FAQs

Related to Calcitriol
Q. Is calcitriol an OTC drug?
Calcitriol is not available as OTC drug
Q. Is calcitriol a hormone, is it vitamin D and is it same as vitamin D3?
Calcitriol is a steroid hormone, a form of Vitamin D, also called Vitamin D3
Q. Is Calcitriol lipid soluble?
Yes, Calcitriol is lipid soluble
Q. Is Calcitriol same as cholecalciferol?
Vitamin D3 has several forms: Cholecalciferol is an inactive, unhydroxylated form of vitamin D3, whereas Calcitriol (also called 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) is the active form of D3
Q. Is Calcitriol a phosphate binder?
No, Calcitriol is not a phosphate binder
Q. What is Bio-D3 max, Bio-D3plus?
Bio-D3 Max and Bio D3 plus are combinational drugs which contains calcitriol
Q. What is rocaltrol capsule/is it generic/ is it vitamin D3/ is it vitamin D what is rocaltrol 0.25/ what it is used for/ is it gluten free/ is it available over the counter?
Rocaltrol is a trade (brand) name for synthetic calcitriol (form of vitamin D, vitamin D3). It is available as 0.25 and 0.5 mg capsules. Rocaltrol works by making your body absorb more calcium from your diet. This helps to form healthy bones and reduce bone damage. It is gluten free. Rocaltrol is not available over the counter.
Related to Calcium Carbonate
Q. What is supracal/shelcal 500/cipcal 500?
Shelcal, supracal, cipcal contain calcium carbonate along with vitamin D3
Q. What is it used for?
These preparations are used as a calcium supplements
Q. Is calcium carbonate/shelcal 500 chewable?
Yes, however it depends on dosage form available. If it is an oral tablet it has to be swallowed
Q. Is calcium carbonate a metal/ alkali/ base?
No, calcium carbonate is a mineral salt
Q. Does calcium carbonate cause kidney stones?
Calcium carbonate may cause kidney stones if taken at larger dose or for prolonged duration. Always consult your docctor regarding its use.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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