JALCIUM 500MG TAB 15’S (Calcium +Vit-D3)
JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s belongs to the class of ‘Vitamins’, primarily used to treat low blood calcium levels. JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s effectively treats various conditions caused by low calcium levels in the body like Vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), hypoparathyroidism (parathyroid glands make low levels of calcium in the body), latent tetany (a muscle disease with low blood calcium levels), and rickets or osteomalacia (softening or deforming of bones due to lack of calcium). Vitamin D deficiency occurs when your body has low Vitamin D levels and is caused due to inadequate nutrition, intestinal malabsorption, or lack of sunlight exposure.
The JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s consists of two medicines: Calcium (mineral) and Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3). Calcium is a mineral that is used to prevent or treat a calcium deficiency. It provides essential nutrients to maintain bone formation and maintenance. Cholecalciferol is a steroid hormone produced in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light or obtained from food sources. It is a provitamin that is converted into vitamin after intake. Cholecalciferol is a form of Vitamin D and helps maintain blood calcium and phosphorus levels and bone mineralisation. It is used to treat and prevent bone disorders, such as rickets and osteomalacia.
JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s is available in the form of an oral tablet, capsule, liquid, chewable tablet and extended-release tablet. Your doctor will decide the dosage based on your medical condition. JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s is likely safe to consume. In some cases, it may cause side effects like constipation and stomach upset. These side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time.
If you are known to be allergic to JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s or its inactive components, please inform your doctor. Please tell your doctor if you have hypercalcaemia (high calcium levels), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), and malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food). Brief your medical history if you have any heart/kidney/liver/blood vessel diseases, kidney stones, sarcoidosis (growth of inflammatory cells in different parts of the body), Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease), Whipple’s disease (bacterial infection affecting joints and digestive system), achlorhydria (little or no stomach acid), low levels of bile, and phosphate imbalance.
Chewable or dissolving tablets of JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s may contain sugar or aspartame, hence caution should be taken in diabetes and phenylketonuria (increased levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s. Higher doses of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose should be used in pregnant women only when advised by the doctor. JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s passes into the breast milk, hence breastfeeding mothers need to seek medical advice before starting JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s. JALCIUM-500 Tablet 15’s is safe to use in children when prescribed by the doctor.