Calkem Lotion

What is Calkem?

Calkem Lotion is used for Hyperlipidemia, Hyperglycemia, Genital Herpes, Psoriasis, Sunburn, Urticaria and other conditions.

Calkem Lotion contains Aloe Vera, Calamine, and Liquid Paraffin as active ingredients.

Calkem Lotion works by lowering the level of blood glucose in diabetic patients; reducing the blood lipid levels in hyperlipidemia; showing effective use in treatment of genital herpes and psoriasis; soothing and protecting the skin; lubricating and softening the stools.

Calkem Lotion Uses

Calkem Lotion is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Genital Herpes
  • Psoriasis
  • Sunburn
  • Urticaria
  • Insect Bite
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Temporary Relief Of Constipation
  • Painful Conditions Of The Anus
  • Painful Conditions Of Rectum

Calkem Lotion Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Calkem Lotion improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Lowering the level of blood glucose in diabetic patients; reducing the blood lipid levels in hyperlipidemia; showing effective use in treatment of genital herpes and psoriasis.
  • Soothing and protecting the skin.
  • Lubricating and softening the stools.

Calkem Lotion – Composition and Active Ingredients

Calkem Lotion is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Aloe Vera (10.0 %W/W)
  • Calamine (8.0 %W/W)
  • Liquid Paraffin (10.0 %W/W)

Calkem Lotion – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Calkem Lotion. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur.

Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Skin Irritation
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Colon Stain
  • Gastritis

Calkem Lotion – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.).

Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Allergic reactions
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Combine it with a carminative for best results
  • Consult your doctor if suffering from diabetes
  • For external use only
  • Not to be used on open wounds or burns

Calkem Lotion – Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Calkem Lotion may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly.

Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Calkem Lotion may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Chlorpropamide
  • Digoxin
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Glyburide
  • Insulin

Calkem Lotion – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Calkem Lotion is a contraindication. In addition, Calkem Lotion should not be used if you have the following conditions:

  • Allergic
  • Appendicitis
  • Breastfeeding
  • Children younger than 12 years of age
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Elderly patients with suspected intestinal obstruction

Other important Information on Calkem Lotion

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose.

If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Calkem Lotion

Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Calkem Lotion, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Calkem Lotion

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Calkem Lotion.

Expired Calkem Lotion

Taking a single dose of expired Calkem Lotion is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions.

To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Calkem Lotion – Packages and Strengths

Calkem Lotion is available in the following packages and strengths

  • Calkem Lotion – Packages: 60ML Lotion, 100ML Lotion

Calkem Lotion – Frequently asked Questions

Is Calkem Lotion safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Aloe Vera: No

Calamine: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Liquid Paraffin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

 

Is Calkem Lotion safe while breastfeeding?

Aloe Vera: No

Calamine: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Liquid Paraffin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Calkem Lotion medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery.

One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Calkem Lotion. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances.

Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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