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Shelcal 500 Tablet

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75
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Shelcal 500 Tablet

*Estimated Price
75
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About Shelcal 500 Tablet

Shelcal 500 is a Calcium & Vitamin D3 supplement that is used to treat bone weakness and other related diseases such as rickets, arthritis, Osteoporosis etc. It is also used in reducing stomach acidity & gas. Shelcal is an essential dietary supplement especially for people with the deficiency of calcium & vitamin.

Uses Benefits and uses of Shelcal 500 Tablet

Shelcal 500 is generally used to treat bone weakness but there are several other uses where it could be taken:-
  1. Deficiency of Vitamin D3
  2. Deficiency of Calcium
  3. Bone Weakness
  4. Rickets
  5. Acidity
  6. To improve absorption of calcium & phosphorus
  7. Osteoarthritis
  8. Stomach Upset
  9. Pregnancy (bone formation in child)
  10. Used as a dietary supplement
  11. Osteoporosis
  12. Stomach Gas
  13. Abdominal ulcer
This is a non-exhaustive list and there might be other uses & benefits of the Shelcal 500 as well. Please do not take this medicine because someone has taken it with similar symptoms. Please consult a physician or a specialist before using the medicine.

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Side Effects List of side-effects of Shelcal 500 Tablet

Apart from the uses of Shelcal 500, there could be certain side-effects associated with the drug. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Weakness of muscle 
  2. Increase in calcium in blood/urine
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Nausea
  5. Allergic Reaction
  6. Skin Irritation
  7. Dryness or even ulcers in mouth
  8. A headache (with fever)
  9. Abdominal Pain
  10. Constipation
  11. Sleep disturbances
  12. Diarrhea
While some symptoms could be common, there are a few rare symptoms. If you feel any symptom (whether or not it is mentioned in the above list), please talk to a doctor instantly. Also, consult the doctor if you have greenish stools or rashes. The above list may not be exhaustive and please report if you have any other symptoms. These symptoms may become more prominent when one is prone to a longer use.

Composition and Dosage Dosage and Composition of Shelcal 500 Tablet

Shelcal 500 is made from the below-mentioned compounds
  • Calcium Carbonate (500 mg) - Calcium is an important mineral for our body to help in the functioning of cells, nerves, muscles & bones. If there is a deficiency of calcium, the body will start taking calcium from the bones. This will make the bones weaker.
  • Vitamin D3 (250 IU) - Vitamin D3 is available through sunlight. However, its deficiency can cause reduced absorption of minerals esp. calcium and phosphorus which in turn are required for bone strength.
Shelcal 500 should be used in prescribed quantity by the doctor. It is advised to take this medicine with food or immediately after food.

You can buy Shelcal 500  from a local pharmacy & there are many generic variants available as well. The drug is considered inexpensive by popular opinion. It comes in a strip of 15 tablets and it can be used by referring to the prescription. Please check the expiry of the package. It is manufactured by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
How to use Shelcal 500? - Swallow the tablet in one go and do not chew it. Use the dosage as suggested by a doctor.

Expert Advice Expert advice on Shelcal 500 Tablet

  • How does it work? Calcium is required for building bones & muscles strength. Vitamin D3, on the other hand, helps in absorption of calcium & phosphorus in the body.
  • Do not take more than 1 tablet on a day unless specified otherwise by a doctor
  • Do not take this medicine on the advice of a friend or family. Similarly, do not give this medicine to someone you feel has the same symptoms.
  • Please do a Vitamin D Test & Calcium Test and show the reports to a doctor (you can do that on JustDoc as well)
  • Always check for expiry on the package or with the pharmacist before buying the medicine
  • Store Shelcal 500 at room temperature & avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • Shelcal 500 is not the cure to a problem but only provides essential minerals & vitamins to improve bone strength.
  • Although Shelcal is an OTC medicine, please show your test results to a physician before using this supplement
  • Especially for women in India, it is generally observed that there is a deficiency of Calcium & Vitamin D3 which further leads to several bone problems. It is highly recommended to consult a doctor with lab test results for further action.
  • Shelcal 500 might have several uses & side effects, users are advised to reach the article thoroughly to avoid jumping to conclusions.
  • You can substitute Calcium & Vitamin D3 by making diet & lifestyle changes as well.
    • Calcium - Spinach, Kale, Okra, Milk & other dairy products, Almonds, Oranges, Tofu, Soy milk, oatmeal etc.
    • Vitamin D - Salmon, Sardines, Tuna, cod liver oil, seafood, mushrooms, morning sunlight (7 am to 11 am)

Precautions Precautions and drug interaction of Shelcal 500 Tablet

Before using Shelcal 500, please consult a doctor especially if you have any of the following contraindications & conditions:-
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Allergic to Shelcal 500 or any of its components
  • High amount of calcium in blood
  • Cardiac issue
  • Kidney stones
  • Dehydration
  • Hypersensitivity
Shelcal 500 Drug Interactions
  • Alcohol
  • Calcium acetate
  • Ciprofloxacin
This is a non-exhaustive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Shelcal 500. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about all your present medications.
Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Keep 2 hours gap between this and other medicines
  • Take a glass full of water along with this medicine
  • Consult your doctor if you have any unprecedented symptoms
  • Keep yourself well hydrated when using this medicine

FAQs Commonly asked question on Shelcal 500 Tablet

1. I missed a dose of Shelcal 500, what should I do?
If you have missed a dose by chance, try to use it as soon as possible when you notice. However, if the time is closer to your next dosage, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try not to take a double dosage. 

2. I overdosed on the prescribed quantity of Shelcal 500, what should I do?
If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Shelcal 500, please talk to a physician immediately. Consuming more than prescribed quantity might cause side-effects. 

3. Can Shelcal 500 be used along with alcohol?
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended when on Shelcal 500. The interaction of this medicine & alcohol might increase the risk of side effects. In any case, do not take more than three glasses a day.

4. Can Shelcal 500 be used during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Shelcal is usually recommended for pregnant women to help in the bone formation of the baby. Although, you must consult a gynaecologist for more details before consuming the medicine. 

5. Can I drive while using Shelcal 500?
YesIf however, you feel drowsy or have blurred vision while taking Shelcal, it is not recommended to drive in such cases.

6. Is using Shelcal 500 addictive?
No. Addictive medicines are usually classified as schedule H or X in India and schedule 2-5 in US. Please read the package information carefully.

7. I took an expired dose of the medicine. What should I do?
Taking 1 expired dose of Shelcal 500 might not be harmful but please discuss this with your physician about the same to be on a safe side.

8. Can using Shelcal 500 provide relief from Cold?
Not really. Shelcal 500 helps in conditions related to weak bone and calcium & vitamin deficiency.

9. Can I use Shelcal 500 in relieving toothache?
Shelcal 500 has calcium & vitamin D3 that aid in stronger bones including teeth. However, toothache is generally a muscular pain in which case, Shelcal would not be able to provide relief.

10. How does using Shelcal 500 help with improved bone strength?
Shelcal 500 has calcium which is an essential mineral for bones. It also has Vitamin D3 that helps in absorption of calcium & phosphorus, both of which are important for maintaining bone strength. 

11. Can I use Shelcal 500 along with an Iron supplement?
No. Shelcal, a calcium supplement & an iron supplement should not be taken together. Calcium supplements are taken after food while iron supplements are taken on an empty stomach (for better absorption).

12. Is Shelcal 500 safe? 
Shelcal 500 is safe if taken in prescribed quantity as suggested by the doctor.

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Customer Review Patient reviews on Shelcal 500 Tablet

Shelcal 500 Tablet is an effective medicine and I use it regularly.
I would recommend Shelcal 500 Tablet to everyone because it inexpensive but works very well.
My doctor suggested me Shelcal 500 Tablet and so far it has been okay.

About Author

The above medicine data is written by Dr. Surender Sharma. It is edited, updated and maintained by JustDoc Quality Team. If you have any queries regarding the data, please email us at doctors@justdoc.com. Read about our Medical Team here.

Shelcal 500 Tablet is available in 100+ cities in India

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Patna, Vadodara, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Agra, Madurai, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Kalyan-Dombivali, Vasai-Virar, Varanasi, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Ranchi, Howrah (city area), Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Raipur, Kota, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Solapur, Hubballi-Dharwad, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Moradabad, Mysore, Bareily, Gurgaon, Aligarh, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Salem, Mira-Bhayandar, Warangal, Thiruvananthapuram, Guntur, Bhiwandi, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Bikaner, Amravati, Noida, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Cuttack, Firozabad, Kochi, Nellore, Bhavnagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Asansol, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ajmer, Akola, Gulbarga, Jamnagar, Ujjain, Loni, Siliguri, Jhansi, Ulhasnagar, Jammu, Secunderabad, Mangalore, Erode, Belgaum, Ambattur, Tirunelveli, Malegaon
Information on this page was last updated on - Thu, Mar 15 2018

Disclaimer
The above information is collected by experts on JustDoc.com for Shelcal 500 Tablet. This information is accurate, complete & up-to-date to the best of knowledge & understanding of a medical professional. Please do not use this information as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. JustDoc doesn't guarantee the accuracy & exhaustiveness of the above-mentioned information about Shelcal 500 Tablet. Users are recommended to visit a physician or consult a doctor on justdoc.com for a professional opinion about your condition.

About Shelcal 500 Tablet

Shelcal 500 is a Calcium & Vitamin D3 supplement that is used to treat bone weakness and other related diseases such as rickets, arthritis, Osteoporosis etc. It is also used in reducing stomach acidity & gas. Shelcal is an essential dietary supplement especially for people with the deficiency of calcium & vitamin.

Uses Benefits and uses of Shelcal 500 Tablet

Shelcal 500 is generally used to treat bone weakness but there are several other uses where it could be taken:-
  1. Deficiency of Vitamin D3
  2. Deficiency of Calcium
  3. Bone Weakness
  4. Rickets
  5. Acidity
  6. To improve absorption of calcium & phosphorus
  7. Osteoarthritis
  8. Stomach Upset
  9. Pregnancy (bone formation in child)
  10. Used as a dietary supplement
  11. Osteoporosis
  12. Stomach Gas
  13. Abdominal ulcer
This is a non-exhaustive list and there might be other uses & benefits of the Shelcal 500 as well. Please do not take this medicine because someone has taken it with similar symptoms. Please consult a physician or a specialist before using the medicine.

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Side Effects List of side-effects of Shelcal 500 Tablet

Apart from the uses of Shelcal 500, there could be certain side-effects associated with the drug. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Weakness of muscle 
  2. Increase in calcium in blood/urine
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Nausea
  5. Allergic Reaction
  6. Skin Irritation
  7. Dryness or even ulcers in mouth
  8. A headache (with fever)
  9. Abdominal Pain
  10. Constipation
  11. Sleep disturbances
  12. Diarrhea
While some symptoms could be common, there are a few rare symptoms. If you feel any symptom (whether or not it is mentioned in the above list), please talk to a doctor instantly. Also, consult the doctor if you have greenish stools or rashes. The above list may not be exhaustive and please report if you have any other symptoms. These symptoms may become more prominent when one is prone to a longer use.

Composition and Dosage Dosage and Composition of Shelcal 500 Tablet

Shelcal 500 is made from the below-mentioned compounds
  • Calcium Carbonate (500 mg) - Calcium is an important mineral for our body to help in the functioning of cells, nerves, muscles & bones. If there is a deficiency of calcium, the body will start taking calcium from the bones. This will make the bones weaker.
  • Vitamin D3 (250 IU) - Vitamin D3 is available through sunlight. However, its deficiency can cause reduced absorption of minerals esp. calcium and phosphorus which in turn are required for bone strength.
Shelcal 500 should be used in prescribed quantity by the doctor. It is advised to take this medicine with food or immediately after food.

You can buy Shelcal 500  from a local pharmacy & there are many generic variants available as well. The drug is considered inexpensive by popular opinion. It comes in a strip of 15 tablets and it can be used by referring to the prescription. Please check the expiry of the package. It is manufactured by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
How to use Shelcal 500? - Swallow the tablet in one go and do not chew it. Use the dosage as suggested by a doctor.

Expert Advice Expert advice on Shelcal 500 Tablet

  • How does it work? Calcium is required for building bones & muscles strength. Vitamin D3, on the other hand, helps in absorption of calcium & phosphorus in the body.
  • Do not take more than 1 tablet on a day unless specified otherwise by a doctor
  • Do not take this medicine on the advice of a friend or family. Similarly, do not give this medicine to someone you feel has the same symptoms.
  • Please do a Vitamin D Test & Calcium Test and show the reports to a doctor (you can do that on JustDoc as well)
  • Always check for expiry on the package or with the pharmacist before buying the medicine
  • Store Shelcal 500 at room temperature & avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • Shelcal 500 is not the cure to a problem but only provides essential minerals & vitamins to improve bone strength.
  • Although Shelcal is an OTC medicine, please show your test results to a physician before using this supplement
  • Especially for women in India, it is generally observed that there is a deficiency of Calcium & Vitamin D3 which further leads to several bone problems. It is highly recommended to consult a doctor with lab test results for further action.
  • Shelcal 500 might have several uses & side effects, users are advised to reach the article thoroughly to avoid jumping to conclusions.
  • You can substitute Calcium & Vitamin D3 by making diet & lifestyle changes as well.
    • Calcium - Spinach, Kale, Okra, Milk & other dairy products, Almonds, Oranges, Tofu, Soy milk, oatmeal etc.
    • Vitamin D - Salmon, Sardines, Tuna, cod liver oil, seafood, mushrooms, morning sunlight (7 am to 11 am)

Precautions Precautions and drug interaction of Shelcal 500 Tablet

Before using Shelcal 500, please consult a doctor especially if you have any of the following contraindications & conditions:-
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Allergic to Shelcal 500 or any of its components
  • High amount of calcium in blood
  • Cardiac issue
  • Kidney stones
  • Dehydration
  • Hypersensitivity
Shelcal 500 Drug Interactions
  • Alcohol
  • Calcium acetate
  • Ciprofloxacin
This is a non-exhaustive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Shelcal 500. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about all your present medications.
Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Keep 2 hours gap between this and other medicines
  • Take a glass full of water along with this medicine
  • Consult your doctor if you have any unprecedented symptoms
  • Keep yourself well hydrated when using this medicine

FAQs Commonly asked question on Shelcal 500 Tablet

1. I missed a dose of Shelcal 500, what should I do?
If you have missed a dose by chance, try to use it as soon as possible when you notice. However, if the time is closer to your next dosage, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try not to take a double dosage. 

2. I overdosed on the prescribed quantity of Shelcal 500, what should I do?
If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Shelcal 500, please talk to a physician immediately. Consuming more than prescribed quantity might cause side-effects. 

3. Can Shelcal 500 be used along with alcohol?
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended when on Shelcal 500. The interaction of this medicine & alcohol might increase the risk of side effects. In any case, do not take more than three glasses a day.

4. Can Shelcal 500 be used during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Shelcal is usually recommended for pregnant women to help in the bone formation of the baby. Although, you must consult a gynaecologist for more details before consuming the medicine. 

5. Can I drive while using Shelcal 500?
YesIf however, you feel drowsy or have blurred vision while taking Shelcal, it is not recommended to drive in such cases.

6. Is using Shelcal 500 addictive?
No. Addictive medicines are usually classified as schedule H or X in India and schedule 2-5 in US. Please read the package information carefully.

7. I took an expired dose of the medicine. What should I do?
Taking 1 expired dose of Shelcal 500 might not be harmful but please discuss this with your physician about the same to be on a safe side.

8. Can using Shelcal 500 provide relief from Cold?
Not really. Shelcal 500 helps in conditions related to weak bone and calcium & vitamin deficiency.

9. Can I use Shelcal 500 in relieving toothache?
Shelcal 500 has calcium & vitamin D3 that aid in stronger bones including teeth. However, toothache is generally a muscular pain in which case, Shelcal would not be able to provide relief.

10. How does using Shelcal 500 help with improved bone strength?
Shelcal 500 has calcium which is an essential mineral for bones. It also has Vitamin D3 that helps in absorption of calcium & phosphorus, both of which are important for maintaining bone strength. 

11. Can I use Shelcal 500 along with an Iron supplement?
No. Shelcal, a calcium supplement & an iron supplement should not be taken together. Calcium supplements are taken after food while iron supplements are taken on an empty stomach (for better absorption).

12. Is Shelcal 500 safe? 
Shelcal 500 is safe if taken in prescribed quantity as suggested by the doctor.

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Customer Review Patient reviews on Shelcal 500 Tablet

Shelcal 500 Tablet is an effective medicine and I use it regularly.
I would recommend Shelcal 500 Tablet to everyone because it inexpensive but works very well.
My doctor suggested me Shelcal 500 Tablet and so far it has been okay.

About Author

The above medicine data is written by Dr. Surender Sharma. It is edited, updated and maintained by JustDoc Quality Team. If you have any queries regarding the data, please email us at doctors@justdoc.com. Read about our Medical Team here.

Buy Shelcal 500 Tablet in 100+ cities in India

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Patna, Vadodara, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Agra, Madurai, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Kalyan-Dombivali, Vasai-Virar, Varanasi, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Ranchi, Howrah (city area), Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Raipur, Kota, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Solapur, Hubballi-Dharwad, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Moradabad, Mysore, Bareily, Gurgaon, Aligarh, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Salem, Mira-Bhayandar, Warangal, Thiruvananthapuram, Guntur, Bhiwandi, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Bikaner, Amravati, Noida, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Cuttack, Firozabad, Kochi, Nellore, Bhavnagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Asansol, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ajmer, Akola, Gulbarga, Jamnagar, Ujjain, Loni, Siliguri, Jhansi, Ulhasnagar, Jammu, Secunderabad, Mangalore, Erode, Belgaum, Ambattur, Tirunelveli, Malegaon
Information on this page was last updated on - Thu, Mar 15 2018

Disclaimer
The above information is collected by experts on JustDoc.com for Shelcal 500 Tablet. This information is accurate, complete & up-to-date to the best of knowledge & understanding of a medical professional. Please do not use this information as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. JustDoc doesn't guarantee the accuracy & exhaustiveness of the above-mentioned information about Shelcal 500 Tablet. Users are recommended to visit a physician or consult a doctor on justdoc.com for a professional opinion about your condition.

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