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Cipcal 500 Tablet

Prescription for: Personal Health

Cipcal 500 uses include the treatment and prevention of calcium, vitamin D deficiencies, especially in the elderly. The tablet helps in slowing down the growth of old bones by providing bone-forming cells the time that they require to reconstruct healthy bones. It is used to help maintain healthy bone structure. Cipcal is generally prescribed to patients suffering from osteoporosis as they are more at risk of developing Vitamin D and calcium deficiencies.

If you notice symptoms of calcium or vitamin D deficiencies, you can take a complete blood count test at home and consult with a general physician online for medical guidance.

Side Effects of Cipcal 500

There are a number of Cipcal 500 uses, but there are rare instances where the medicine could have harmful side effects. The most common side effects of using the Cipcal tablet include

    • nephrocalcinosis, which is the buildup of calcium in the kidneys
    • bloody or black stools
    • pain in the chest
    • pain while passing urine
    • pain or redness in the eyes
    • heightened flatulence
    • heightened abdominal pressure
    • hypercalciuria or excessive excretion of calcium in the urine
    • itching
    • muscle spasms and cramps
    • inflammation in the throat, mouth, and face
    • frequent toothaches
  • Other less common but more severe side effects of taking Cipcal tablets include
    • vision impairment
    • kidney stones
    • intestinal disorders
    • diseases related to the immune system
    • respiratory diseases
    • heightened discomfort while swallowing

Contraindications

  • If you’re someone who suffers frequently from peptic and intestinal ulcers, it is best to avoid using Cipcal tablets.
  • Those who suffer from cardiac diseases and hardened arteries must also avoid using this tablet.
  • It is important to inform your doctor if your family has a history of sucrase/isomaltose deficiencies as well as diseases related to the absorption of fructose and glucose-galactose. In such cases, taking Cipcal can result in serious complications.
  • When combining Cipcal with antibiotics such as Quinolones and Tetracyclines, it is recommended that you take antibiotics either two hours before or six hours after taking Cipcal.
  • As Cipcal causes dizziness, it is advisable that you don’t combine this tablet with opiates, pain suppressants, alcohol, and marijuana, especially if you need to drive or use heavy machinery. When combined with alcohol, there is an increased risk of developing osteoporosis (because the combination causes extreme weakness in the bones).
  • Prolonged usage of Cipcal can cause the skin to become extra sensitive to sunlight leading to severe sunburns. It is recommended that you opt to curtail your outdoor activities and stay indoors while taking Cipcal tablets.

Dosage Instructions  

  • For adults, the ideal Cipcal 500 tablet use should be limited to 1000 mg of calcium / 8.8 mg of cholecalciferol once daily.
  • Cipcal tablet is meant to be taken for prolonged periods of time for it to have considerable effects on the body.
  • For those using the chewable version of the Cipcal tablet, it is highly recommended that you chew it well before swallowing.
  • If you’ve missed out on a dosage, it is not advisable that you take extra to make up for it.

FAQs

  • Is Cipcal tablet safe to take during pregnancy and lactation? 

It is safe for pregnant and lactating women to use Cipcal. However, it is not advisable for them to exceed their daily dosage as it might lead to abnormal mental and physical developments, heart defects and retinopathy (which is damage to the retina).

  • How does Cipcal tablet work in the body? 

Cipcal 500 tablet use is mostly centred around treating calcium deficiency. Cipcal helps strengthen the cells, nerves, bones, and muscles in the body as it contains a balanced mix of Vitamin D3 and elemental calcium. It supplies the body with the necessary Vitamin D3 that is required for it to absorb calcium.

  • Is it safe to take Cipcal tablet along with homeopathic medications? 

It is highly recommended that you consult your physician before combining any homeopathic medications with Cipcal. As a general rule, you should always inform your general doctor or physician about any medication that you are already taking before they write you a prescription.

  • Is there a chance of getting addicted to Cipcal during prolonged usage? 

No, there is no evidence that suggests regular usage of Cipcal leads to addiction. However, it is best to avoid prolonged use of any drug. Make sure you take the recommended dosage for only the amount of time stipulated by your general physician.


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