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Shelcal CT Tablet is used to treat conditions caused by calcium deficiency such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, improper activity of parathyroid gland. This medicine also acts as a supplement during reduced calcium levels, to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis and blood coagulation. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor?s discretion.
Mechanism of Action :
Calcitriol is the active form of Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) which acts by stimulating the Calcium and Phosphate absorption. It stimulates bone resorption, renal tubular resorption. The drug also decreases PTH levels and restores bone mineralization.
Elemental Calcium is an antacid which works by neutralizing the acid released in the stomach.
Composition 😕Calcitriol 0.25 MCG+Elemental calcium 500 MG.
Common side effects :
- Renal impairment
- ?GI Bleeding
- ?GI Obstruction
- ?Renal failure
Dose : As directed by physician.