Q. Is it better to take Nucical at night or in the morning?
You can take Nucical at any time of the day, morning, or night. However, there is limited information available about the best time to take Nucical. Take it exactly as advised by your doctor.
Q. What are the benefits of taking Nucical?
Nucical is important for maintaining bone health, support the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system. It also regulates insulin levels and is also important for a healthy heart and blood vessels.
Q. How should Nucical be taken?
Nucical should be swallowed whole with water and should not be crushed or chewed. It is advised to take it with the main meal of the day to increase its absorption.
Q. Who should not take Nucical?
Nucical should not be taken by patients who are allergic to cholecalciferol, patients with increased levels of calcium in the blood or if there is presence of calcium in the urine. Its use should be avoided by patients who have kidney stones or have severe kidney problems.
Q. What happens if I take too much Nucical?
Taking too much Nucical for a long period of time may increase the levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia). This may cause weakness, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, sluggishness, kidney stones, increased blood pressure, and growth retardation in children.
Q. How much Vitamin D should I take daily?
The daily requirement of Vitamin D is 4000 IU/day. Since your diet may not be meeting the daily requirement of Vitamin D, therefore you may need 1000 - 3000 IU/day of supplements of Vitamin D. Nucical is a form of vitamin D which is used as a supplement in patients with vitamin D deficiency.
Q. What happens if Vitamin D is low?
Low levels of Vitamin D may cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D deficiency may also increase the risk of diabetes mellitus 1, high blood pressure, depression, some cancers, and osteoporosis.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.