Calinta Tablet 10’s belongs to the class of ‘Multi-minerals’ primarily used to treat low blood calcium levels (hypocalcaemia) in patients undergoing dialysis for chronic renal failure. Tablet effectively treats various conditions caused by low calcium levels in the body, such as osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), osteomalacia/rickets (weak bones), and hypoparathyroidism (low levels of parathyroid hormone).
It is also indicated in the treatment of psoriasis (a skin disease that causes itchy scaly patches), hypocalcaemia (low calcium levels in the blood) and hypomagnesaemia (low levels of magnesium in the blood) after small bowel resection. It can also be given to pregnant, nursing, and postmenopausal women to get enough calcium.
Additionally, it is used to treat hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) and metabolic bone disease in people with chronic kidney disease, surgery, or other conditions.
Calinta Tablet 10’s consists of three medicines, namely: Calcium (mineral), Calcitriol (Vitamin D3), and Zinc sulfate (mineral). Calcium is a mineral that is used to prevent or treat a calcium deficiency. It provides essential nutrients to maintain bone formation and maintenance. Calcitriol is a synthetic version of Vitamin D3 and treats calcium deficiency with hypoparathyroidism (the parathyroid gland’s decreased activity) and metabolic bone diseases in people with chronic kidney failure.
It raises Vitamin D levels and thereby increases calcium levels in the blood. This helps in improving the absorption rate of calcium from the intestine. Zinc sulfate is a mineral that has an essential role in bone health. Zinc helps to stimulate osteoblastic bone formation and mineralization.
Take Calinta Tablet 10’s as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Calinta Tablet 10’s for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, Tablet can cause side effects like constipation or stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, tiredness, fast or pounding heartbeat, bone/muscle pain, and headache. Most of these side effects of Tablet do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.
If you are known to be allergic to Calinta Tablet 10’s or its inactive components, please inform your doctor. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Tablet. Higher doses of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose should be used in pregnant women only when the doctor advises.
Calinta Tablet 10’s may pass into the breast milk. Hence breastfeeding mothers need to seek medical advice before starting Calinta Tablet 10’s. Do not take Tablet if you have renal failure, Hypervitaminosis D(excess of vitamin D), Nephrolithiasis/nephrocalcinosis (kidney stones).
Inform your doctor if you have any heart/kidney/liver/blood vessel diseases, kidney stones, sarcoidosis (growth of inflammatory cells in different parts of the body), Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease), Whipple’s disease (bacterial infection affecting joints and digestive system), low levels of bile, and phosphate imbalance. Calinta Tablet may contain sugar or sorbitol; hence caution should be taken to have sugar intolerance, diabetes, and phenylketonuria (increased levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine).
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Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal osteoporosis, Osteomalacia, Rickets, Calcium deficiency, Tetany and Hypoparathyroidism
Calinta Tablet 10’s is a combination of three drugs, namely; Calcium (mineral), Calcitriol (Vitamin D3), and Zinc sulfate (mineral), used to treat low blood calcium levels and various associated conditions caused by low calcium levels in the body, such as osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), osteomalacia/rickets (weak bones), hypoparathyroidism (low levels of parathyroid hormone), and tetany (a muscle disease with low blood calcium levels). Calcium is a mineral and prevents or treats calcium deficiency.
It helps to maintain bone and teeth health. Calcitriol, a synthetic form of Vitamin D3, treats calcium deficiency with hypoparathyroidism (the parathyroid gland’s decreased activity) and metabolic bone diseases in people with chronic kidney failure. Zinc sulfate is an important mineral in the normal growth and development of the skeletal system. It helps maintain bone density by increasing protein synthetase, which helps protect bone health.
Directions for Use
- Stomach pain
- Fast or pounding heartbeat
- Bone or muscle pain
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
If you are allergic to Calinta Tablet 10’s or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is advised to inform your doctor before using Calinta Tablet 10’s. Higher doses of Vitamin D than the recommended daily dose should be used in pregnant women only when the doctor advises.
Calcitriol in higher doses may harm the fetus. Tablet may pass into the breast milk, hence consult your doctor before taking Calinta Tablet 10’s if you are a breastfeeding mother. It should be used with caution in children and only if prescribed by a doctor. Calcitriol in Calinta Tablet 10’s can affect growth in children.
Inform your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using Tablet. It is not recommended if you have hypercalcemia (high calcium levels), metastatic calcification (extra deposits of calcium in the body), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D levels), and malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food).
Drug-Drug Interactions: Calinta Tablet 10’s may interact with calcium supplements (ergocalciferol, cholecalciferol), steroid medicines (hydrocortisone, prednisolone), central nervous system stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine), anti-depressants (duloxetine), minerals (ferrous sulfate), anti-ulcer drugs (ranitidine), synthetic thyroid hormone (levothyroxine), painkillers (aspirin), antibiotics (doxycycline, minocycline), quinolone antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin), weight-loss drugs (orlistat), and anti-cancer medication (estramustine).
Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid or reduce the intake of caffeine, soft drinks, and alcohol that inhibit calcium absorption.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Calinta Tablet 10’s is contraindicated in hypercalcemia (high calcium level in blood), hypervitaminosis D (high vitamin D level in the body), Vitamin D toxicity, malabsorption syndrome, heart/kidney/liver/blood vessel diseases, kidney stones.
Drinking alcohol can affect calcium absorption; hence it is advised to limit the alcohol intake while using Calinta Tablet 10’s.
During pregnancy, use higher doses of Calinta Tablet 10’s than the daily dietary allowance only when the doctor advises. Calcitriol in higher doses may harm the fetus. Your doctor will weigh the potential risks and benefits before prescribing Calinta Tablet 10’s.
Consult your doctor before taking Calinta Tablet 10’s if you are breastfeeding. Tablet can pass into the breast milk. If it is used during breastfeeding, please monitor the mother and the infant’s serum calcium levels.
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Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking Calinta Tablet 10’s. Hepatic impairment/liver disease can alter the metabolic and therapeutic activity of certain Vitamin D forms.
It is advised to seek doctor advice before starting Calinta Tablet 10’s if you have kidney diseases like kidney stones or undergoing dialysis. Calcitriol in Tablet increases inorganic phosphate levels in serum; hence caution should be taken in patients undergoing dialysis to maintain adequate phosphorus levels and avoid ectopic calcification (calcium deposition).
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Include dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, or milk-based custard in your diet.
- Eat daily a serving of broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables.
- Snack on calcium-rich nuts like Brazil nuts or almonds.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds over your food, vegetables, and salads. Sesame seeds are high in calcium.
- Avoid or reduce the intake of caffeine, soft drinks, and alcohol that inhibit calcium absorption.
- Replace the meat with tofu or tempeh for extra calcium in your food.
- Clinical monitoring of serum electrolyte concentrations and cardiac function is recommended.
- A low phosphate diet is recommended to control serum phosphorus levels in patients undergoing dialysis.