Anemic B12 100/1.5 Mg Capsule 10
Carbonyl iron Carbonyl iron is an iron supplement. It is used to prevent low levels of iron in the blood which leads to anemia. Carbonyl iron helps to carry oxygen to tissues and organs by producing red blood cells. Carbonyl iron also treats iron deficiency in the body. Folic acid Folic acid is a form of vitamin B which is obtained usually 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 (i.e. lack of red blood cells). In combination with other drugs, it is used to treat pernicious anemia (i.e. a severe form of anemia). Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) Vitamin B12 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, malignancy of pancreas or bowel and folic acid deficiency.
How does the drug work ?
Carbonyl iron Carbonyl iron helps in the synthesis of hemoglobin which is required by the red blood cells to carry oxygen from the lungs to the other body parts and to carry carbondioxide from the body parts to the lungs. It is also involved in the synthesis of myoglobin which stores oxygen in the muscles. 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. Iron supplements also may benefit people with depression, fatigue, and Crohn’s disease (of the intestine). Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) Vitamin B12 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 function 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.
What are the common side effects ?Carbonyl iron The common side effects of iron are constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset or cramps, black stools. 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. Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) The common side effects of methylcobalamine 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.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Take Anemic B12 medication exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not over dose it.
• Maintain caution while using Anemic B12 medication in case of any heart disease.
• Do not take any other drugs along with Anemic B12 medication, without consulting a doctor.
• Avoid alcohol while using Anemic B12 medication, as alcohol may interfere with the absorption of drug.
• Avoid taking Anemic B12 medication along with metformin and anti-seizures drugs to avoid the risk of drug interactions.
1. In which conditions I should avoid carbonyl iron? Patients suffering from iron metabolism disorders, high levels of iron in the blood, and stomach ulcers should avoid taking carbonyl iron.
2. Is carbonyl iron safe for children? No, keep carbonyl iron away from the reach of children, as accidental use of carbonyl iron may be fatal to children.
3. Who should take carbonyl iron? Patients with low iron levels in the blood should take carbonyl iron or its supplements. It is not used by the people who have normal iron balance.
4. Is carbonyl iron safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women? Carbonyl iron may pass into breast milk and may harm the baby. Pregnant women should consult the doctor before using the medication. Folic Acid (vitamin B9)
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 is 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. Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
1. What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking vitamin B12 supplements? You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking vitamin B12 supplements.
2. Is it safe to give vitamin B12 supplements for children? Yes, vitamin B12 supplements 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 vitamin B12 supplements during pregnancy? Yes, you can take vitamin B12 supplements during pregnancy as it promotes the growth of red blood cells in the mother and fetus.
4. Should I undergo any test while taking vitamin B12 supplements? Vitamin B12 supplements may decrease potassium levels in patients with severe vitamin B12 deficiency.
5. Can I take any other medications along with vitamin B12 supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.