Table of Contents
- 1 What is Gemcal?
- 2 Uses of Gemcal
- 3 How to take Gemcal?
- 4 Common Dosage for Gemcal
- 5 When to Avoid Gemcal?
- 6 Precautions While Taking Gemcal
- 7 Side-Effects of Gemcal
- 8 Drug Interactions to be Careful About
- 9 Buyer’s Guide – Gemcal Composition, Variant and Price
- 10 Substitutes of Gemcal
- 11 FAQs – 10 Important Questions Answered about Gemcal
- 12 Authored By –
1What is Gemcal?
It is a medicine which is used for prevention or treatment of calcium and vitamin deficiencies like rickets, osteoporosis and Fanconi syndrome etc. Increased thirst & urination and photophobia are the major side effects at repetitive doses. It should be totally avoided in case of kidney diseases, and in patients with increased calcium levels (hypercalcaemia).
Gemcal Composition: Calcitrol 0.25mcg + Calcium carbonate 500mg + Elemental Zinc 7.5mg.
Manufactured By: Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Prescription: Not required as it is available as OTC
Form: Tablets, capsules, suspensions.
Price: Rs 260 for 15 capsules.
Expiry/Shelf Life: 24 months from the date of manufacturing
Type of Drug: Nutritional supplement.