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Elemental Calcium + Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

Calcium And Vitamin Supplementation

Uses of Elemental Calcium + Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

  • Elemental Calcium + Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) combination supplies the body with calcium and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).
  • It is indicated for use in cases of vitamin D and calcium deficiency in geriatric populations.
  • It is also used in conjunction with specific osteoporosis treatments, addressing conditions characterised by decreased bone mass and increased bone fragility, particularly in instances of vitamin D and calcium deficiency or the risk thereof.

Side effects of Elemental Calcium + Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation

How Elemental Calcium + Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) works

  • Calcium, the body's most abundant mineral, is present in certain foods, added to others, included in specific medications (such as antacids), and accessible as a dietary supplement. It plays a noteworthy role in the structural composition of bones and teeth, contributing to their rigidity and strength while maintaining flexibility. Additionally, calcium facilitates normal bodily movement by supporting tissues' rigidity, strength, and flexibility. The ionised calcium pool in the circulatory system, extracellular fluid, and various tissues is a crucial mediator in blood vessel contraction and dilation, muscle function, blood clotting, nerve transmission, and hormonal secretion.
  • Cholecalciferol, commonly known as vitamin D3, is a secosteroid synthesised by the skin and can also be found in specific dietary sources like dairy products, eggs, and fish. Its principal role is to regulate normal levels of calcium and phosphate in the bloodstream. In regions with limited sun exposure, particularly during winter, dietary supplementation becomes essential to ensure optimal musculoskeletal health.

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Written By

Amit SharmaClinical Health & Medical Writer| 3 Years

B. Pharm

Reviewed By

Amatul Ameen
Amatul Ameen Clinical Health & Medical Writer| 12 Years

B. Pharm, MSc.

Expert Advice

Dosage Forms Available

  • Elemental Calcium + Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) is available for use via the oral route (tablets).

Age and Dose Restrictions

  • This combination is meant for adults and children above 4 years of age.


  • This combination is contraindicated in patients with known allergies to elemental calcium or vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol).

Other Medications To Avoid With This Medicine

  • This combination could interact with medications used to treat high cholesterol levels (such as cholestyramine, colesevelam, colestipol), antibiotics (including doxycycline, minocycline, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, penicillin, neomycin, and chloramphenicol), anti-cancer drugs (like estramustine), medications for bone loss (such as alendronate), thyroid hormone replacement therapy (levothyroxine), weight-loss medications (like orlistat), antiepileptic drugs (phenobarbital), mineral oils (such as paraffin), diuretics (like furosemide, ethacrynic acid), and heart-related medications (including digitoxin).

Overdose and Missed Dose

  • Overdose of this combination causes anorexia, excessive thirst, feeling sick (nausea), vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, mental health problems, increased urine output, bone pain, and kidney stones. Inform your doctor and follow the instructions accordingly.
  • If you forget to take this combination, take it as soon as you remember. However, avoid repeating the dose.

Use In Driving And Operating Machinery

  • This combination does not affect your ability to drive or do heavy work.

Use in Pregnancy and Lactation

  • The dosage of this combination should align with the recommended allowances for their condition for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as advised by a doctor, considering their potential increased vitamin requirements.

Special Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendation

  • Avoid alcohol when taking this combination.
  • Individuals with nutritional deficiencies should consider diet and lifestyle changes, including a balanced diet high in diverse nutrients, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, alongside this combination.

Frequently asked questions

As your doctor directs, this combination must be taken for weeks or months to address the nutritional deficiency or underlying condition.

Exercise caution if you are allergic to this combination.

Do not stop taking this combination without consulting your doctor, even if you feel healthy.

Consult your doctor before taking this combination if you have kidney or liver issues to ensure its safety and proper dosage.

Terms & Conditions

Available medicines for Elemental Calcium + Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Shelcal Hd Tablet 15
Shelcal Hd Tablet 15
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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MRP ₹150.90
18.50% OFF
Cipcal Hd Tablet 15
Cipcal Hd Tablet 15
Cipla Ltd.
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MRP ₹94.60
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Shell Calcium Tablet 15
Shell Calcium Tablet 15
Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Pack of 15 Units
MRP ₹77.00
32.00% OFF
Dailycal 500 Tablet 15
Dailycal 500 Tablet 15
Systopic Laboratories Ltd-mem
Pack of 15 Units
MRP ₹57.00
18.00% OFF
Calcigen 500 Tablet 15
Calcigen 500 Tablet 15
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pack of 15 Units
MRP ₹83.00
50.10% OFF
Shelcal 500 Tablet 15
Shelcal 500 Tablet 15
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Pack of 15 Units
MRP ₹144.30
20.00% OFF
Gemcal D3 Tablet 15
Gemcal D3 Tablet 15
Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Pack of 15 Units
MRP ₹207.00
17.00% OFF
Cipcal 500 Tablet 15
Cipcal 500 Tablet 15
Cipla Ltd.
Pack of 15 Units
MRP ₹95.15
50.10% OFF


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