9 M Fol Softgels 10
Uses :Mecobalamin Mecobalamin is a form of vitamin B12 which is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency. It is also used in the treatment of pernicious anemia. Vitamin B12 deficiency is seen in patients with fish tapeworm infestation, a malignancy of pancreas or bowel and folic acid deficiency. Pyridoxine Pyridoxine is used to treat sideroblastic anemia. It is used to treat premenstrual syndrome and morning sickness in women. It also used to prevent seizures, convulsions in the epileptic patients. Folic acid Folic acid is a form of vitamin B which is obtained from the fruits and vegetables. It helps to prevent changes in the DNA that can lead to cancer. Folic acid, as a medicine is used to treat folic acid deficiency in the human body. It is used in the treatment of anemia of certain types. In combination with other drugs, it is used to treat pernicious anemia.
Mode of drug action
Mecobalamin Mecobalamin plays an important role in the cell growth, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, and myelin synthesis (in the nerves). It works in conjugation with folic acid and enhances the synthesis of DNA. Vitamin B12 maintains the functions of bone marrow and enhances the production of red blood cells. It is also required for the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein. Deficiency of vitamin B12 can decrease the metabolism of folic acid and can lead to folic acid deficiency. Pyridoxine Pyridoxine is also known as vitamin B6. It consists of pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, and their phosphorylated derivatives. Vitamin B6 acts as a coenzyme in various biochemical reactions such as metabolism of amino acids, glycogen, and synthesis of nucleic acids, hemoglobin, sphingomyelin, and sphingolipids. It also takes part in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid. Folic acid Folic acid gets converted to tetrahydrofolate in the human body. Tetrahydrofolate helps in the normal production of red blood cells, amino acids, DNA components and other molecules.
What are the common side effects?
Mecobalamin The common side effects of mecobalamin are stomach pain, bleeding from the gums or nose, bluish discoloration of the lips and fingernails, chest pain, cough, decreased urine output, difficulty in breathing, eye pain, fatigue, and increased heartbeat. Pyridoxine The common side effects of pyridoxine include nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, drowsiness, numbness, and tingling sensation in the limbs, numbness around the mouth, lethargy, tiredness, impaired balance, loss or reduced sensation of touch, temperature, and vision. Folic acid The common side effects of folic acid include a metallic taste in the mouth, loss of appetite, nausea, confusion, sleep disturbance, and irritation. It can lead to serious but less common side effects such as allergic reactions.
Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking 9M FOL.
• Do not take the 9M FOL if allergic to any of its ingredients.
• Do not take 9M FOL drug without consulting a doctor.
• Consult a doctor immediately if symptoms like burning or numb feeling are observed after taking the 9M FOL.
• Do not take 9M FOL medication as an exclusive treatment for diabetes and its complications.
• Be cautious in taking the drug 9M FOL while suffering from kidney or liver diseases.
What else should I know?
1. What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking mecobalamin? You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking mecobalamin. Follow the instructions of your doctor carefully regarding the dietary restrictions.
2. Is it safe to give mecobalamin for children? Yes, mecobalamin are safe for children. They are prescribed for the treatment of pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency in the infants and children.
3. Can I take mecobalamin during pregnancy? Yes, you can take mecobalamin during pregnancy as it promotes the growth of red blood cells in the mother and fetus.
4. Should I undergo any test while taking mecobalamin? Mecobalamin may decrease potassium levels in patients with severe vitamin B12 deficiency. So, you must undergo blood tests to check your electrolyte levels.
5. Can I take any other medications along with mecobalamin? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications. Pyridoxine hydrochloride
1. What care I should take while using pyridoxine? Pyridoxine is a vitamin supplement which should be taken only if needed. If may cause abnormal heart rhythms, and may cause low blood pressure, regular monitoring of the blood levels is suggested.
2. What is the effect of pyridoxine in diabetic patients? Pyridoxine may alter blood sugar levels. Regular monitoring of the blood sugar levels is need while using the drug.
3. I am on blood thinners. Can I take pyridoxine? No, pyridoxine may increase the risk of bleeding, talk to the doctor before using the drug.
4. Can I take levodopa while using pyridoxine? No, levodopa may react with pyridoxine, so it is used with caution.
5. What is an overdose of pyridoxine? Patients should not take higher dose than 200mg daily or as suggested by the physician. Folic acid
1. How to take folic acid tablets? You may take folic acid tablets with or without food, and with a glass of water.
2. How to identify if I had an overdose with folic acid? If you have taken a large dose of folic acid, it can produce symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, confusion, mouth or tongue pain. Immediately seek medical help in case you notice these symptoms.
3. What is the dose of folic acid for pregnant women? The usual dose of folic acid in pregnant women is about 800 micrograms per day taken orally or as an injection. However, talk to a doctor who will decide the appropriate dose for you.
4. Can I take alcohol while using folic acid? It is always advisable not to drink alcohol. However, if you cannot avoid doing so, you may need a higher dose of folic acid which will be decided by your physician.
5. What should I do if I miss taking a dose of folic acid? In case you forget taking a dose of folic acid, take it as soon as you remember. But if it almost time for your next scheduled dose, then you must skip the missed dose and take the next dose at its regular time. This helps to avoid doubling of the dose.