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Shelcal K Tablet is used to treat conditions caused by calcium deficiency such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, improper activity of parathyroid gland. This medicine also helps as a supplement during reduced calcium levels, and to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis and blood coagulation. Further, the tablet treats hemorrhagic conditions in infants, simultaneously acts as an antidote for coumarin anticoagulants in hypoprothrombinemia. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive.
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 it works by neutralizing the acid released in the stomach.
Vitamin K works by reducing or restrain certain substances (blood clotting factors). It also helps to thicken your blood and stops bleeding normally.
Common side effects :
- Bone pain
- Weight loss
Dose : As directed by physician.