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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ikmag kit 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.
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Ikmag kit is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for IKMAG

Ibandronic Acid(150 mg)

Uses

Ibandronic Acid is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis (porous bones), osteoporosis in men (porous bones) and steroid induced osteoporosis (porous bones).

How it works

Ibandronic acid belongs to a class of medication called bisphosphonates. It prevents breakdown of the bones. It also increases the density of the bones thus preventing osteoporosis.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Anemia, Muscle pain, Joint stiffness, Joint pain, Muscle stiffness, Bone pain, Bone fracture, Dizziness, Difficulty in swallowing, Eye swelling, Eye pain, Abdominal bloating, Fever, Headache, Heartburn, Indigestion, Influenza, Itching, Mouth ulcer, Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhoea
Calcium Carbonate(1250 mg)

Uses

Calcium Carbonate is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Calcium carbonate is a dietary supplement used when the amount of calcium taken in the diet is not enough. It acts by neutralizing acids when taken as antacid.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Belching, Constipation, Dry mouth, Loss of appetite, Stomach pain, Stomach upset
Calcitriol(0.25 mg)

Uses

Calcitriol is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Calcitriol belongs to a group of medicines called ‘vitamin D metabolites’. It is a naturally produced hormone that helps to control calcium levels in the body. It promotes calcium absorption in the intestines and retention by the kidneys thus increasing  calcium levels in the blood. It also decreases phosphate reabsorption by the kidneys consequently decreasing serum phosphate levels, parathyroid hormone levels and bone reabsorption.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Dry mouth, Bitter taste, Sluggishness, Constipation, Headache, Muscle pain, Loss of appetite, Weight loss, Bone pain, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Excessive thirst, Weakness, Vomiting
Vitamin MK(50 mcg)

Uses

Vitamin MK is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

Common side effects

Zinc(7.5 mg)

Uses

Zinc is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

Common side effects

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Expert advice for IKMAG

  • It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to ibandronic acid or any of the other ingredients of the tablet or injection.
  • Take the tablet preferably in the morning on empty stomach or 6 hours post last meal.
  • Swallow the tablet with a glass full of plain water only. Do not take it with fruit juice or mineral water or other drinks.
  • Do not lie down for about 60 min post having tablet. Also do not eat, drink or take any other medication for the same time.
  • Consult your doctor before taking ibandronic acid, if you have a history of problem with mineral supplements e.g. Vitamin D deficiency.
  • Do not take ibandronic acid, if you have a history kidney disease; suffer from digestion issues.
  • Do not take ibandronic acid, if you are about to have some dental procedures done.
  • Avoid using ibandronic acid, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for IKMAG

Ibandronic Acid

Q.What is ibandronic acid used for?
Ibandronic acid is used to treat and prevent bones from becoming weak and brittle (osteoporosis) in menopausal women

Q.How does ibandronic acid work?
Ibandronic acid belongs to a class of medication called bisphosphonates. It prevents breakdown of the bones. It also increases the density of the bones thus preventing osteoporosis. It is also used to treat high calcium levels in the blood due to secondary bone cancer and metastasis of bone due to breast cancer

Q.Is ibandronic acid a steroid?
Ibandronic acid is not a steroid

Q.What is ibandronic acid 150 mg?
Ibandronic acid 150 mg is a tablet which is to be taken once a month.

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.

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 31 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)