Starcal D Forte

Calcium & Vitamin D3
500 mg & 400 IU Tablet

Starcal D Forte is the preparation of Calcium Carbonate and Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol). Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of our body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Vitamin D3 helps for the absorption & reabsorption of Calcium. Vitamin D3 also stimulates bone formation. Clinical studies showed that Calcium and Vitamin D3 all together help in bone growth and in prevention of osteoporosis & bone fracture.

  • Composition

    Each film coated tablet contains Calcium Carbonate BP equivalent to Calcium 500 mg and Vitamin D3 BP 400 IU.
  • Indication

    This combination is used for the treatment and prevention of Vitamin D3/Calcium deficiency states, particularly in elderly people. It is also used as an adjunct to specific therapy for Osteoporosis and to treat Vitamin D3 dependent Osteomalacia.
  • Dosage & Administration

    1 tablet twice daily. It is best taken with or just after a meal to improve absorption
  • Contraindication

    It is contraindicated in case of hypercalcaemia, hyperthyroidism, renal calculi & nephrolithiasis and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.
  • Precaution

    If there is any pre-existing heart disease or kidney disease, precautions should be taken.
  • Side Effects

    It is generally well tolerated. If there is experience like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, dry mouth, increased thirst, increased urination while taking, noticed to physicians. Constipation may occur in some cases.
  • Drug Interaction

    It has possible interaction with calcium, aluminium or magnesium containing antacids & other calcium supplements, calcitriol & other vitamin D3 supplements; digoxin, tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline or oxytetracycline.
  • Overdose

    Symptoms of overdosage may include nausea and vomiting, severe drowsiness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, metallic taste, stomach cramps, diarrhea, headache, constipation.
  • Pregnancy & Lactation

    This combination should be used as directed by physician during pregnancy and while breast-feeding.
  • Storage Condition

    Keep in a dry place away from light and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
  • How Supplied

    Each box contains 30 tablets in Alu-PVDC blister pack.