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Depocal Tablets

Depocal Tablets

Why you have been prescribed this medicine?

Prevention and treatment of calcium and/or vitamin D3 deficiency, prevention and complex therapy of osteoporosis.

When you should consult your doctor?

You should consult your doctor if you experience any of the following:
Metabolic disorders:
Uncommon – hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria.

Gastrointestinal tract disorders:
Rare – constipation, flatulence nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissues:very rare – itching, rash, urticaria

What to do if you miss a dose?

You should consult your doctor if you experience any of the following:
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
Otherwise take it as soon as you remember and then go back to taking it as you would normally.

Things you MUST NOT DO while on this medicine?

At long-term drug therapy it is necessary to control serum calcium and creatinine levels, particularly in elderly patients at concomitant administration with cardiac glycosides and thiazide diuretics, or patients with high dental calculus predisposition. At first signs of hypercalcemia or renal dysfunction it is necessary to decrease the dose or stop drug administration.
Patients with mild and moderate renal failure (elderly in particular) or insignificant hypercalciuriarequireregular monitoring of urine calcium excretion towards avoidinghypercalciuria. Depocal-F is carefully prescribed in immobilized patients due to hypercalciuria development risk, and in sarcoidosis patients.
In order to exclude overdose, it is desirable to control calcium and vitamin D3 income from other sources within recommended calcium and vitamin D3 daily norms.

Drug interactions:
Thiazide diuretics decrease calcium urine elimination. At concomitant therapy it is necessary to control serum calcium level considering that hypercalcemia risk is increased.
Calcium may inhibit absorption of tetracycline drugs, quinolone antibiotics, and levothyroxine, therefore these drugs should be administered 2 hours before or 4–6hours after Depocal-F intake.
At concomitant therapy with cardiac glycosides and thiazide diuretics, monitoring of ECG and clinical state of the patient is required since calcium drugs may potentiate therapeutic and toxic effects of cardiac glycosides. In order to avoid bisphosphonates or sodium fluoride absorption decrease it is recommended to takeDepocal-F at least 1 hour after mentioned drugs intake.

What to do if you accidentally take too much (overdose) of the medicine?

The most serious consequence of acute or chronic overdose is hypercalcemia driven by hypersensitivity to vitamin D.

Symptoms:
Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, mental disorders, polydipsia, polyuria, nephrocalcinosis, heart rhythm disorder in severe cases.
Syncopal state and coma are possible. Long-term overdose of high drug doses may result in renal injury and tissue calcinosis.
Treatment:
Drug administration should be stopped. It is necessary to introduce large amount of water to the body and keep to the diet with limited calcium intake. Depending on overdose severity, there can be a necessity in loop diuretics, bisphosphonates, calcitonin, and corticosteroids therapy.

Is it safe in pregnancy and breast-feeding?

Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking this medication.
For safety of any drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding – please consult your doctor.

Storage Conditions:

Store at the temperature not more than 30°С in dry place. Protect from direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of children.

Drug Description

Active substances:
1 tablet contains calcium citrate malate equivalent to 250 mg of calcium, 100 IU of stabilized Vitamin D3(cholecalciferol) and Folic acid 50 mcg.
Excipients:
Folic Acid, PVP K-30, Vitamin D3 Stabilized, MCC PH 102, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Cross Carmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Talc.

Indications and dosage.

INDICATIONS:
Prevention and treatment of calcium and/or vitamin D3 deficiency, prevention and complex therapy of osteoporosis.

DOSAGE:
Prevention and treatment of calcium and/or vitamin D3 deficiency.

Adults:
recommended dose is 1 tablet 1–3 times per day.

Children above 5 years:
recommended dose is 1 tablet 1–2 times per day upon doctor's recommendation.
Prevention and complex therapy of osteoporosis.
Adults:
recommended dose is 1 tablet 2–3 times per day.
Elderly patients do not require dose correction.
Patients with severe renal failure should not administer the drug.

Side effects and drug interactions.

ADVERSE REACTIONS:
Undesirable side effects are classified by the following categories depending on their frequency rate: uncommon(> 1/1000, < 1/100), rare (> 1/10 000, < 1/1000), very rare (< 1/10 000).
Metabolic disorders:
Uncommon – hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria
Gastrointestinal tract disorders:
Rare – constipation, flatulence nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea.
Disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissues:
Very rare – itching, rash, urticaria.

Drug interactions:
Thiazide diuretics decrease calcium urine elimination. At concomitant therapy it is necessary to control serum calcium level considering that hypercalcemia risk is increased.
Calcium may inhibit absorption of tetracycline drugs, quinolone antibiotics, and levothyroxine, therefore these drugs should be administered 2 hours before or 4–6hours after Depocal-F intake.
At concomitant therapy with cardiac glycosides and thiazide diuretics, monitoring of ECG and clinical state of the patient is required since calcium drugs may potentiate therapeutic and toxic effects of cardiac glycosides. In order to avoid bisphosphonates or sodium fluoride absorption decrease it is recommended to administer Depocal-F at least 1 hour after mentioned drugs intake.

Warnings and precautions

At long-term drug therapy it is necessary to control serum calcium and creatinine levels, particularly in elderly patients at concomitant administration with cardiac glycosides and thiazide diuretics, or patients with high dental calculus predisposition. At first signs of hypercalcemia or renal dysfunction it is necessary to decrease the dose or stop drug administration.
Patients with mild and moderate renal failure (elderly in particular) or insignificant
hypercalciuriarequireregular monitoring of urine calcium excretion towards avoidinghypercalciuria.
Depocal-F is carefully prescribed in immobilized patients due to hypercalciuria development risk, and in sarcoidosis patients.
In order to exclude overdose, it is desirable to control calcium and vitamin D3 income from other sources within recommended calcium and vitamin D3 daily norms.

Overdosage and Contraindications

Overdose:
The most serious consequence of acute or chronic overdose is hypercalcemia driven by hypersensitivity to vitamin D.

Symptoms:
Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, mental disorders, polydipsia, polyuria, nephrocalcinosis, heart rhythm disorder in severe cases. Syncopal state and coma are possible. Long-term overdose of high drug doses may result in renal injury and tissue calcinosis.

Treatment:
Drug administration should be stopped. It is necessary to introduce large amount of water to the body and keep to the diet with limited calcium intake. Depending on overdose severity, there can be a necessity in loop diuretics, bisphosphonates, calcitonin, and corticosteroids therapy.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Hypercalcemia (elevated calcium level in blood), hypercalciuria (elevated calcium level in urine), nephrolithiasis (kidney stone disease), hypervitaminosisD3.
Hypersensitivity to soy and peanuts.
Hypersensitivity to drug components.

Clinical pharmacology.

PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES:
Pharmacotherapeutic group.
Mineral supplements.Calcium in combination with other drugs.Code АТСА12А Х.
Depocal-F is a combination medicinal product regulating calcium and phosphorus metabolism and folic acid supplementation. It compensates calcium and vitamin D3 body deficiency and is necessary for teeth mineralization. Calcium participates in bone tissue formation, teeth mineralization, blood coagulation processes, regulation of nerve conductivity and muscle contraction, and nervous system stability maintenance.
Administration of calcium and vitamin D3 prevents increased production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) which stimulates increased bone resorption (excretion of calcium from bones). Vitamin D3 is absorbed in small intestine. Calcium is absorbed in ionized form in proximal part of small intestine via active vitamin D-dependent transport mechanism.
About 30% of administered calcium dose is absorbed via GIT. 99% of calcium is concentrated in solid body structures (bones, teeth), 1% is left in inner and extracellular area. About 50% of blood calcium is in physiologically active ionized form. Almost 10% is stored in complex with citrates, phosphates, and other anions. The remaining 40% are part of proteins, mainly albumins. Calcium is eliminated with feces, urine, and sweat. Vitamin D3 is easily absorbed in thin intestine. Cholecalciferol and its metabolites circulate in blood as specific globulins. Cholecalciferolis transformed in the liver in active hydroxyl form of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, and then it is transformed in kidneys into 1,25-hydroxycholecalciferol which is responsible for enhanced calcium absorption. Un-metabolized vitamin D3is preserved in muscle and adipose tissues. Vitamin D3is eliminated with feces and urine.

PHARMACEUTICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
General physic-chemical properties:
Smooth white film-coated capsule-shaped tablets.

Shelf-life:
2 years.

Storage:
Store at the temperature not more than 30°С in dry place. Protect from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

Package:
10 tablets in AluAlu blister, 1 blister in carton pack.

Conditions of supply.
Without prescription.

CERTIFICATES

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CIN: U65929DL1997PTC085780