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Can Shelcal be taken instead of Osteomax safely?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: Hello,
My wife is 21 weeks pregnant and Gynae/OBS specialist has prescribed Tab Osteomax 500 mg. However, it was not available and pharmacist/chemist has mentioned Shelcal 500 is exactly same.

1) Can she take Shelcal instead of Osteaomax?
2) Is there any difference between the two medicines?

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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
tb shelcal CT

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HCM FORUM. Thanks for writing in to us with your health query. I will advise you to take tb shelcal CT in place of only Shelcal as it has calcitriol too which is an activated form of Vit D 3. It will be better than former for a pregnant woman. In case you have any other query feel free to discuss.regards Dr Manisha Jain.
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Can Shelcal be taken instead of Osteomax safely?

Brief Answer: tb shelcal CT Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to HCM FORUM. Thanks for writing in to us with your health query. I will advise you to take tb shelcal CT in place of only Shelcal as it has calcitriol too which is an activated form of Vit D 3. It will be better than former for a pregnant woman. In case you have any other query feel free to discuss.regards Dr Manisha Jain.