Seacoral D

Composition

Seacoral D tablet: Each film coated tablet contains Calcium Carbonate BP 1250 mg (Derived from Coral source) equivalent to 500 mg of elemental Calcium and Vitamin D3 USP 200 IU (Cholecalciferol).

 

Seacoral DX tablet: Each film coated tablet contains Calcium Carbonate BP 1500 mg (Derived from Coral source) equivalent to 600 mg of elemental Calcium and Vitamin D3 USP 400 IU (Cholecalciferol).

 

Pharmacology

Seacoral D & Seacoral DX is the combination of Calcium and Vitamin D3 where Calcium Carbonate is sourced from coral origin. The Calcium Carbonate from Coral has a chemical structure that is very similar to the composition of human bone. Coral Calcium is similar to other sources but ensures better absorption. Vitamin D3 aids in the absorption of calcium from GI tract and helps to maintain calcium balance in the body.

 

Indication

Seacoral D & Seacoral DX is used for the treatment of:

• Osteoporosis

• Osteomalacia

• Rickets

• Tetany

• Parathyroid disease

• Used as supplement in case of inadequate intake of

calcium in diet

• Pregnancy & lactation

• Other indications include pancreatitis, phosphate binder

in chronic renal failure etc.

 

Dosage & administration

Seacoral D tablet: One tablet in the morning and one tablet at night or as directed by the Physician.

Seacoral DX tablet: One tablet in the morning and one tablet at night or as directed by the Physician.

 

Contra-indication

• Hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism

• Hypercalciuria and nephrolithiasis

• Hypersensitivity to the component of this preparation

• Severe renal insufficiencies

• Concomitant digoxin therapy (requires careful monitoring of serum Calcium level)

 

Warning & precaution

In presence of mild hypercalciuria, careful monitoring with reduction of dose may be needed. Plasma and serum calcium level should be monitored in mild to moderate impairment and also in case of long term use. Patients with renal stone or with such previous, history should also take precaution.

 

Side effects

Flatulence, diarrhea or constipation, upper GI discomfort, allergic reactions etc are rare manifestation. Hypercalcaemia due to prolong use has rarely been reported.

 

Use in pregnancy & lactation

It should be used as directed by the physician during Pregnancy and Lactation.

 

Use in children & adolescents

Use of Calcium Carbonate in children and infants is safe and effective.

 

Drug interaction

It has possible interaction with digoxin, antacids containing Calcium, Aluminum or Magnesium, other Calcium supplements, Calcitriol, Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Aminocycline or Oxytetracycline etc. So while taking coral calcium with any of these drugs consultations of the physicians is needed.

 

Overdose

At high doses it may result in nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anorexia, abdominal cramps, headache, constipation, irritability etc. Treatment includes cessation of therapy and adequate rehydration.

 

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children. Keep below 300 C, protect from light.

 

Packing

Seacoral D tablet: Each box contains 6X10’s tablet in blister pack.

Seacoral DX tablet: Each box contains 3X10’s tablet in blister pack.