MarinCal-D(Calcium Carbonate & Vitamin D)

Therapeutic Group: Vitamins and Minerals

Presentation

Marincal-D: Each tablet contains Calcium Carbonate (Coral source) 1250 mg equivalent to elemental calcium 500 mg and Vitamin D3 200 IU as Colecalciferol BP.

Description

Marincal-D is the combination of Coral Calcium and of Colecalciferol where Coral Calcium is composed of calcium carbonate with small amounts of magnesium and other trace minerals. Coral Calcium ensures better absorption than calcium of other calcium carbonate origin due to its chemical structure that is very similar to the composition of human bone calcium carbonate. Vitamin-D aids in the absorption of calcium from GI tract and helps to maintain calcium balance in the body.

Indications

Marincal-D is indicated for the treatment & prevention of osteoporosis, osteomalacia, tetany, hypoparathyroidism, disorders of osteogenesis. It can also used as supplement in case of inadequate intake of calcium in childhood diet, rickets, pregnancy & lactation, elderly patients. Other indications include pancreatitis, phosphate binder in chronic renal failure etc.

Dosage & Administration

One tablet once or twice daily with plenty of water or as directed by the physician

Side Effects

Flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, upper GI discomfort, allergic reactions etc are rare manifestation. Hypercalcaemia due to prolong use has rarely been reported.

Precautions

In mild hypercalciuria, careful monitoring with reduction of dose is sufficient to return to normal serum calcium concentration. Plasma and serum calcium level should be monitored in mild to moderate renal impairment and also in case of long term use. Patients with renal stone or with such previous history should be recommended to increase their fluid intake.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Marincal-DTM should be given to pregnant and lactating mothers as per recommendation of physician.