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Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule

Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule

Manufacturer: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Alfacalcidol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule is used in the treatment of a number of conditions. It falls under a group of medications known as vitamin D analogues. This medication helps to control the levels of calcium and phosphate in your body.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as swelling, thirst, itchiness, skin rash, hives, dry mouth, swelling, frequent urge to urinate, reduced appetite, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache or kidney disorder. Should you face any allergic reactions notify your health care provider right away.

Before taking this medication tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule, if you have any other allergies, kidney disorders, if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

Ideally the dosage should be determined by your doctor based on your condition. This medication is available in capsule form and needs to be taken with food. The usual dose in adults is about 0.25-1 mcg per day.

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In addition to its intended effect, Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Rash
Increased calcium level in blood
Increased phosphate level in blood
Renal disorder.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Vitalpha c tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Vitalpha c tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
Obezita 60Mg Capsule
ORLIMAC 120MG TABLET
Orlimax Capsule
OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE

Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from dht and I started to loose my hair so what I should eat or to do to reduce level of dht.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffering from dht and I started to loose my hair so what I should eat or to do to reduce level of dht.
Tomatoes, watermelon, carrots, mangoes: contain lycopene which inhibits DHT naturally by down regulating or inhibiting 5 alpha reductase, the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone into its most active form, DHT. Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans: Are rich in L-lysine which is a natural DHT inhibitor.

What are the side effects of diabetes medicines, are every medicine of diabetes have side effects? Please advice

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
What are the side effects of diabetes medicines, are every medicine of diabetes have side effects? Please advice
Potential side effects of common diabetes drugs* Sulfonylureas: low blood sugar, upset stomach, skin rash or itching, weight gain Biguanides/Metformin: sickness with alcohol, kidney complications, upset stomach, tiredness or dizziness, metal taste Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors: gas, bloating and diarrhoea Thiazolidinediones: weight gain, risk of liver disease, anaemia risk, swelling of legs or ankles, Meglitinides: weight gain, low blood sugar

I have cold and running nose since months. It doesn't go away. It improves and then reoccurs soon. I often sneeze. Can you help me with this?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have cold and running nose since months. It doesn't go away. It improves and then reoccurs soon. I often sneeze. Ca...
Ya sure, do take following Homoeopathic medicines from the Homoeopathic store nearby from your place. 1.Allium Sepa 200 (2 dram) 5 pills thrice daily. 2. Alpha-CF (SCHWABE)

Recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream in india cuz my skin is getting more darker after I left hydroquinone. please recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream available in india.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream in india cuz my skin is getting more darker after I left hydroquinone. plea...
Use kojuvit gel at night. Treatment depends on the type and depth of skin color. Do direct online consultation by sending photos for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Popular Health Tips

PRP For Hair Fall and Skin Rejuvenation!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Kolkata
PRP For Hair Fall and Skin Rejuvenation!

PRP is a latest, state of the art technology that employs non-surgical methods to stimulate hair growth in case of hair loss. Advancements in research have enabled scientists to make new inroads in the field of wound and tissue healing. The result of these researches is PRP, which is a natural way to rejuvenate your scalp, skin and stimulate your hair growth.

How does PRP work? 
The presence of mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products in human blood contain specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP has been used to heal skin and wounds for over two decades now. Apart from this it finds use in oral surgery, cosmetic surgery and neurosurgery as well. It is also the promising treatment to promote hair growth.

Benefits:

  1. It is a progressive healing treatment that doesn't require surgery.
  2. Simple, rapid and highly effective system.
  3. Autologous (from patient's own blood).
  4. The system is biocompatible and xeno-free, so there shouldn't be any safety concerns.
  5. Increase in the concentration of platelets can be observed.
  6. It helps in the elimination of undesired erythrocytes, which significantly decrease the fibroblast proliferation.
  7. Contains growth factors that help in the stimulation of growth of the hair follicles.
  8. Can be performed preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively.

The Science of PRP 
There are special cells called platelets used in PRP, that have been theoretically proved to stimulate hair follicles growth by stimulating stem cells and other important cells in the ecosystem of the follicles. They are instrumental in promoting the healing ability and regeneration of cells, formation of new cells and response to injury. PRP stimulates inactive or newly implanted hair follicles, and makes them active by inducing them into a growth phase.

Platelets are known to contain various structures, which are crucial for blood clotting and cell regeneration, and are released during the repair process by the body. Some of these structures are: glycogen, alpha granules and lysosomes.

Who should not go for PRP Treatment?

Those with heavy drug and smoking issue should avoid PRP. Also those who drink a lot of alcohol should avoid PRP. Those suffering from platelets related ailments, sepsis, chronic liver disease, thrombocytopenia, hyperfibrinogenemia, systemic disorders and cancer should also stay away from PRP.

Conclusion

At length, PRP is a boon for all those who aren't fans of surgery or the ones who prefer a more aggressive but non-surgical approach for treatment to their ailments. The results might vary from patient to patient, but it is certainly one of the most promising technologies to stimulate hair growth and rejuvenate your skin, and the results are quite convincing. So decide wisely! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Penis Rash Can Come From Dry Weather

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Rash Can Come From Dry Weather

Winter is in full swing, so it's time for hot cocoa and roaring fires. Many couples find that snuggling up together to keep warm increases their friskiness quotient, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, sometimes winter and the dry weather that tends to accompany it can bring about some not-so-welcome penis rash situations. So if this annoying (and frankly unattractive) penis care issue comes about, what does a man need to know?

Dry weather

Not every locale has dry weather in winter, but in many places colder weather typically is less humid than in warmer weather. Why should this be? There is a scientific explanation for it, involving the fact that higher temperatures encourage water molecules in the air to become water vapor - but basically cold air just has a much harder time holding as much moisture as warm air. This isn't just a problem when outdoors, either. The air inside a house is also likely to be drier during cold winter months, and many heating systems actually decrease the humidity inside even further.

Dry skin

When there's dry weather, skin also becomes dry. This is a matter of common sense; while much of skin moisture comes from the oils and liquids that the body itself creates, the moisture is supplemented by humidity in the air. When the humidity is too low, the air actually draws out some of the moisture on the skin, rather than adding to it.

But the dry weather also prevents the skin from making as much moisture as it should. When it's cold outside, the body naturally loses heat to the atmosphere. That loss of heat tends to refocus blood away from the skin and more toward internal organs. As this happens, the pores on the skin close up, so that less heat can escape. This means the moisturizing agents in the body can't get out so easily onto the skin where they are needed.

And that's not all. Many people like to escape from the bitter cold by soaking in a nice, hot tub. This can feel soothing, but it can have a negative effect. Water that is too hot actually depletes the skin of its natural oils; so does using soaps that are too harsh.

Penis rash

Even though the penis is (usually) hidden away beneath two layers of protective clothing and not directly exposed to dry weather, it still can easily be affected, even if not to the extent that exposed skin is. All the dry air tends to lead to penis rash conditions.

This is especially true for people who have a tendency to suffer from eczema. The excessively dry weather can be an easy trigger, and people who tend to get eczema on the penis should be wary. Even if a full-fledged penis rash doesn't develop, often a man may find his penis skin is dry and flaky - which is a look very few men can really rock.

There are several things a guy can do to help prevent or treat penis rash due to dry weather. Staying hydrated is very important; even though people tend to sweat less in the winter, the body still loses moisture and needs replenishment. Keep sugar consumption moderate, as too much sugar further decreases skin resilience.

Especially important in avoiding penis rash in dry weather is to keep the penis skin well moisturized. This can easily be accomplished via the daily application of a high quality penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Moisturization goals will be best attained if the crème has a combination of both a high-end emollient and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). In addition, a crème with a potent antioxidant such as alpha lipoic acid can reduce skin damage and penis rash likelihood by fighting excess free radicals.

Jock Itch and Hair Growth Treatment: Connected?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Jock Itch and Hair Growth Treatment: Connected?


One of the more promising recent trends has been growing acceptance of bald heads as desirable. Many men now shave their heads because they and those around them perceive it as sexy. But there are still plenty of bald or balding men who take the opposite approach, using hair growth treatments to try to stimulate new growth. It's definitely a personal decision, but in some rare cases, opting for hair growth treatments may possibly bring about a minor penis health concern: jock itch.

Hair growth

There are many different kinds of hair growth treatments out there, but one of the most popular is the drug finasteride. Marketed under a number of brand names, finasteride was originally created as a treatment for enlarged prostates. However, it has also been approved for use in treating hair loss. According to Wikipedia, use of finasteride slows down hair loss and can improve hair retention by about 30% over a six-month period. So it's easy to see why men who are experiencing hair loss concerns may investigate finasteride as part of their hair growth plan.

Of course, just about every medication has some side effect or potential side effect, although exactly what that effect may be depends very much on the individual person. There have, however, been a few reports from individuals taking this medication that have subsequently developed jock itch.

These reports are not published in medical journals, so they haven't been scientifically verified. It may be that these people developed jock itch for reasons having nothing to do with their hair growth treatments. However, finasteride does seem to have some effect on hormone production, and hormones do seem to have an effect on fungal development (and jock itch is a fungus). But all this is very murky and unclear right now. Still, it's worth knowing so that a man who is using finasteride can keep an eye out for signs of jock itch and treat it properly if it does appear.

Jock itch

As mentioned, jock itch is a fungus, essentially a yeast infection. As the name implies, the primary characteristic is an itchiness which can be quite severe at times. Jock itch is not especially serious, but it can be very annoying.

Jock itch most often occurs in the groin area, including the thighs. It presents as a red, ring-shaped rash. The fungus thrives in warm, moist areas, so the penis and its environs are ideal for its growth. It is spread from person to person contact, or from coming into contact with surfaces or materials used by a person with the fungus. In men, jock itch is often spread by sharing towels or clothing. It is also a close cousin of athlete's foot, so treating athlete's foot can help prevent jock itch. Often a person may scratch his itchy foot and then scratch his groin, transferring the fungus in the process.

Over-the-counter treatments can help get rid of the fungus that causes jock itch. Other medications may help soothe the itching while the rash is still present.

Jock itch, whether there's a possible hair growth connection or not, is a major pain. It can be helpful to use a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to help soothe the itchiness and keep the penis skin healthy and strong. It's best to find a crème that contains a combination of superior moisturizing agents, such as Shea butter (a high-end emollient) and vitamin E (a natural hydrator). Penis skin also needs protection from the oxidative stress that excess free radicals can cause. A crème with a potent antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid can be a big help in this area.

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Why Should a Man Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Why Should a Man Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Why Should a Man Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

When a man is interested in good penis care, he will often reach for appropriate cleansers, moisturizers and a good penis health crème. But before he chooses any old crème on the shelf, he needs to look closely at the ingredients to ensure they really are what his penis needs. One of those must-have ingredients is alpha lipoic acid, an antioxidant that is crucial for keeping a healthy penis in great shape.

Understanding alpha lipoic acid

Alpha lipoic acid is an amino acid. Amino acids serve as "building blocks" for protein; this particular one works by helping the body convert glucose into energy. The body then uses that energy to run during day-to-day life. In addition to creating more energy in the body, alpha lipoic acid works to improve the immune system, which in turn helps the body fight off disease.

In most cases, humans get their amino acids from a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and meats. However, sometimes extra supplements are necessary. In the case of alpha lipoic acid (and similar amino acids), humans can take supplements that provide more inside the body, as well as use a good crème that contains the ingredient for application on the outside of the body.

In addition, alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that contributes to a healthy penis. How? By fighting off the free radicals that invade the body. These free radicals are basically rogue cells that turn against the body, leading to signs of aging and sometimes to more serious considerations, such as cancer.

Other benefits of alpha lipoic acid

When it comes to maintaining a healthy penis, there are a few traits that alpha lipoic acid imparts to a good penis health crème that cannot be overstated:

1) Eradicating free radicals. As mentioned earlier, not only does this amino acid serve to help the body fight disease, it also serves as an antioxidant that attacks free radicals and prevents them from leading to further damage. When it comes to the penis, this means more supple skin, a smoother appearance, fewer wrinkles and better overall penis health.

2) Preventing scar tissue. Over time, small traumas to the penis can lead to something known as Peyronie's disease, an abnormal curvature of the penis. This happens because scar tissue that forms at the spot of the trauma will harden over time, creating a situation in which the rest of the penis can expand during an erection, but the scarred areas cannot. Alpha lipoic acid is great at keeping scar tissue softer than it would be otherwise, which can lead to less of a curvature of the penis.

3) Enhancing libido. When there is plenty alpha lipoic acid in the body, a man is much more lively and full of energy. That translates into the bedroom, where he is more likely to want to get it on with a partner rather than go to bed early. Men who use this amino acid have reported a higher libido and longer staying power, which is great for everybody involved.

Men who worry about their penis health will be pleased to learn that it's easy to find alpha lipoic acid - just reach for a top-notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Any crème worth its salt will have this antioxidant as an ingredient. It also helps if it has vitamin A for odor control, vitamin B5 for better skin health and Shea butter and vitamin E for suppleness and softness. A man can't go wrong by reading the label and understanding what's in the health crème, including alpha lipoic acid and other important amino acids that keep a busy penis working at its best.

Chemical Peels And Microdermabrasion - What Should you Know?!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Chemical Peels And Microdermabrasion - What Should you Know?!

With the growing importance on how a person looks, everybody is obsessed with trying to look younger and prettier. Skin that is flawless, glowing, and clear is not just something celebrities want but is every person’s dream. It is no wonder that the cosmetic industry has grown by leaps and bounds in terms of technology and chemical based treatments.

Talking of cosmetic skin treatments, two of the most common methods are chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Read on to know about these skin exfoliation techniques.

Why exfoliate?

The skin has multiple layers, and with constant exposure to the environment, the top layers are constantly exposed to pollution and dust and sunlight. This makes the skin very dull and weary. There are also dead cells on the top, which need to be removed so that fresh cells from the underlying layers surface up to give the skin a fresh, glowing look. This is known as skin exfoliation.

Chemical peels
Due to various reasons, when skin does not repair naturally, the role of chemical peels comes in play. This helps in removing these top layers, thus, in turn, removing the rough, dry layers and giving the skin, a good texture.

What is done?

  1. Skin is cleansed and a chemical is applied which penetrates the skin. These are usually enzymes from the fruits or vegetables or alpha hydroxyl acid or phenols
  2. The process is repeated multiple times with gaps of few days to help in fresh skin generation, depending on expected results
  3. Topical moisturizer and sunscreen should be used post treatment.

Microdermabrasion
This is a physical exfoliation technique, in that the top layers are manually cleared of debris and dead cells. This produces instant results, but cannot be used in acute cases where the skin is inflamed or sensitive.

What is done?

  1. A crystal or diamond tip which has fine aluminum or diamond particles is used to abrade the skin
  2. This removes any dead cells and debris
  3. These are suctioned away
  4. The result is velvety, smooth skin which is soft, bright, and glowing
  5. Can also be combined with other rejuvenation procedures like laser
  6. Should be repeated on a monthly basis for optimal results
  7. It also helps penetration of topical creams and lotions, making them more effective.

While both are well-proven techniques for exfoliation, the treatment option is decided by the doctor by consulting the patient. Each person’s response to such treatments is different, so choose the treatment that will be most beneficial and effective for you.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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