Neocal Tablet

Adequate Calcium in the blood is so vital to a wide variety of bodily functions that our internal biochemistry will not tolerate a deficiency even for short periods. Clinical evidence suggests thatCalcium is useful for the prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis and associated fractures. Vitamin D is also essential for healthy bones as it aids in Calcium absorption from the GI tract. In addition to this it stimulates bone formation. Clinical studies also show that Calcium and Vitamin D has synergistic effects on bone growth as well as in Osteoporosis and fracture prevention.

Uses

- In the treatment and prevention of Calcium and Vitamin-D deficiency

- In the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis as an adjunct to other specific therapy

Trade Name Neocal
Generic Calcium + Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3)
Weight 500mg
Type Tablet
Therapeutic Class Specific mineral & vitamin combined preparations
Manufacturer Novus Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, The White Horse Pharma
Available Country India, Bangladesh
Last Updated: June 23, 2021 at 9:20 am

Dosage

Neocal dosage

 Adolescents and Adults: 1 tablet once or twice a day

Children: 1 tablet once a day

Dissolve effervescent tablet in a glass of water and drink immediately. Do not swallow or chew the tablet.

Side Effects

- Very rare: Serious Allergic reaction such as swelling of the face, lips, tongues and throat- Rare: Hyperecaicaemia, Hypercalciuria- Common (less serious): Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, bloating, itching, redness/ burning of the skin

Precaution

Patient with a history of renal stones urinary calcium excretion should be measured to exclude Hypercalciuria. During long-term administration of  regular blood and urine calcium levels as well as kidney function should be monitored regularly. Consultation with physician should be required while using other Calcium and Vitamin-D preparation, having previous history of kidney disorder and certain lung diseases e.g. Sarcoidosis/ Besnier-Boeck disease.

Interaction

Can interact with certain medications if taken at the same time. Physician advocacy should be required while using cardiac glycosides, thiazide diuretics or corticosteroids. In case of oral bisphosphonates and sodium fluoride, the drug should be taken at least 3 hrs later of administration of these drugs. should be taken 1 to 2 hrs before or 4 to 6 hrs after taking certain medications e.g. Tetracycline, cholestyramine or laxatives.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding use

effervescent tablets can be used during pregnancy, in case of a calcium and vitamin D deficiency. However, for supplementation starting during the third trimester of pregnancy, the daily intake should not exceed 1500 mg calcium and 1000 IU vitamin D.  effervescent tablets can be used during breast-feeding.

Contraindication

Contraindicated in patients with- Hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism, Hypercalciuria and nephrolithiasis, Hypersensitivity to the component of Neocal, Severe renal insufficiencies

Acute Overdose

Symptoms of over dose may include nausea and vomiting, extreme thirst and constipation. The most serious consequence of acute chronic overdose is hypocalcaemia due to Vitamin D toxicity.

Storage Condition

Store at a cool and dry place and protect it from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Keep the container tightly closed.