Anemidox Capsule 30
Calcium carbonate is a dietary calcium supplement which is used for the treatment of hypocalcemia or low blood calcium levels. It is also used to treat osteoporosis, heartburn, indigestion, and hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic renal failure. Folic acid is prescribed for the treatment of megaloblasticanemia, folic acid deficiency and macrocytic anemia. It is used to treat and prevent folic acid deficiency diseases. It is prescribed during pregnancy to promote the development of fetal brain and spinal cord. It prevents the birth defects such as spina bifida in the fetus. It helps to prevent diseases such as colon cancer, cervical cancer, heart diseases and stoke. It is prescribed to prevent memory loss in the patients with Alzheimer’s disease. It is used to prevent the side effects of medications such as lometrexol and methotrexate. It is used to treat gum infections. Iron is usually obtained from the foods. It is required by the red blood cells to carry oxygen to the tissues. Iron is found in the form of myoglobin in the muscles where it stores oxygen. Iron in the form of supplements is used for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. It is also used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in children and improve athletic performance. Vitamin B12 also known as cyanocobalamin is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency in the people. It is used to treat pernicious anemia. It is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency in the patients with fish tapeworm infestation, malignancy of pancreas or bowel and folic acid deficiency. It is also prescribed to treat vitamin B12 and pernicious anemia in the pregnant women, infants and newborn. Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is used for the treatment and prevention of vitamin C deficiency. It is used for the treatment of scurvy – vitamin C deficiency disease. It boosts the immune responses and helps the body to fight against infections. So, it is used to reduce the symptoms of common cold and other infections. Small dose of vitamin C is used for the prophylaxis and treatment of Herpes simplex virus infection, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, diabetes and some type of cancer.
How does the drug work?
Calcium carbonate supplements calcium in the diet. It also prevents absorption of phosphate from the gastrointestinal tract in people with kidney disease. Folic acid is required for the proper development of the body. It plays a major role in the formation of genetic material - DNA. Folic acid present in the dietary substances is in its inactive form. It is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid and methyltetrahydrofolate in the presence of the enzyme dihydrofolatereductase. Folic acid takes part in erythropoiesis and produces red blood cells. It also plays a role in the synthesis of nucleic acids. Folic acid along with vitamin B12 causes remethylation of homocysteine to methionine and helps to maintain the normal levels of homocysteine. 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 carbon dioxide from the body parts to the lungs. It is also involved in the synthesis of myoglobin which stores oxygen in the muscles. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the cell growth, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, and myelin synthesis. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the formation of DNA. It works in conjugation with folic acid and enhances the synthesis of DNA. Vitamin B12 plays a role in the formation of myelin sheath (a protective sheet that surrounds the nerves) and maintains the nerves intact. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin which plays an important in the growth and repair of cells and tissues of all the body parts. It enhances wound healing and formation of scar tissue. It repairs and maintains the cartilage, bones and teeth. It enhances the absorption of iron from the food material. Vitamin C prevents the damage of skin tissue caused by free radicals. It delays the process of aging by preventing the formation of free radicals that cause skin damage. Vitamin C is prescribed for the patients with arthritis as it promotes repair and formation of cartilage. Vitamin C enhances immune functions of the body and helps the body to fight against disease causing agents. It is effective to reduce the symptoms of common cold and flu.
What are the common side effects ?
The common side effects of calcium carbonate are constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, increased thirst, and abdominal pain. The common side effects of folic acid are fever, reddened skin, shortness of breath, skin rash or itching, tightness in chest, troubled breathing, wheezing, and general weakness or discomfort. The common side effects of iron are constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset or cramps, black stools (harmless). The common side effects reported by the patients taking vitamin B12 supplements are: abdominal or 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. The common side effects reported by the patients taking vitamin C are diarrhea, dizziness, flushing or redness of skin, headache, increase in urination, nausea or vomiting and stomach cramps.
Important Information for Safe Use
• Do not take an over dose of Anemidox medication.
• Consult a doctor before taking Anemidox drug during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• Inform the doctor before taking the drug Anemidox, while suffering from thalassemia or sinus congestion.
• Do not take Anemidox drug if allergic to any of its ingredients.
• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Anemidox drug.
• Consult a doctor before taking Anemidox drug while suffering from renal impairment.
FAQs : Calcium carbonate
1. I am diagnosed to have high phosphate levels in the blood. Can I take calcium? No, patients with high phosphate levels are not prescribed calcium.
2. I am on thrombin inhibitor. Is it safe to take calcium? Avoid taking calcium if you have taken thrombin inhibitor within 24 hours.
3. Does calcium cause renal calculi? Yes, calcium may cause renal calculi.
4. What care should I take while using calcium? Avoid eating foods which are rich in phosphate. Reduce the consumption of cereals, spinach, and rhubarb. Do not take other medications within 2 hours before or after taking calcium.
5. Is calcium carbonate safe for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women? Discuss with your doctor about the risks and benefits of the calcium in pregnant and breastfeeding women before taking the calcium medicine. Folic acid
1. Is it necessary to take folic acid supplements during pregnancy? Yes, most of the times folic acid supplements are prescribed to pregnant women as it prevents neural tube defects in the fetus and enhances the development of brain in the fetus. However, consult your physician to know the right dose and for the safe use of the drug.
2. Dose folic acid used for the treatment of anemia? Yes. Folic acid plays a role in the formation of new red blood cells and is used for the treatment folic acid deficiency anemia.
3. Which food substances are the rich sources of folic acid? Spinach, broccoli, pulses and sunflower seeds are the rich sources of folic acid.
4. Can I take any other medications along with folic acid supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications
5. How should I take folic acid supplements? You should take folic acid supplements every day after meals. Follow the instructions given by your physician or the manufacturer for safe use. Iron
1. How to take iron supplements? Take the iron supplements one to two hours before food (on an empty stomach) with a glass of water. This helps in better absorption of the drug. Do not take antacids, caffeine, tea or any dairy products at least for two hours after taking iron supplements.
2. What should I do if I take an overdose of iron supplements? If you have taken an overdose of iron supplements, then you may develop symptoms such as stomach pain, vomiting, shallow breath, blue lips, cold and clammy skin. Call up for an immediate medical attention.
3. What should I avoid while taking iron supplements? You should not take vitamin or mineral supplements or antacids without a doctor’s prescription.
4. What should I do if I have swelling of face or lips with iron supplements? Swelling of face or lips with iron supplements can be a sign of serious allergic reaction. You must get immediate medical help.
5. I have black stools while taking iron supplements. Do I need to worry about this? Appearance of black colored stools is a common side effect which occurs with iron supplements. However, you need not worry about this because it is harmless.
6. How can I reduce side effects with iron supplements? Take the iron supplements with foods to reduce the associated side effects. 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. Can vitamin B12 supplements safe 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. It also promotes the development of nerves in the fetus. However, consult your physician before taking the medication.
4. Should I undergo any test while taking vitamin B12 supplements? Vitamin B12 supplements may cause hypokalemia in patients with severe vitamin B12 deficiency. So get your electrolyte levels checked regularly.
5. Can I take any other medications along with vitamin B12 supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications. Vitamin C
1. Can I take the medication to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the skin? Yes. Vitamin A enhances cell repair and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
2. Is this medication safe to take during pregnancy? Yes. It is safe to take during pregnancy. Consult your physician before taking vitamin C supplements.
3. Can I take any other medications along with vitamin C supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.
4. Is vitamin C safe for renal patients? No. Patients with kidney problems should not vitamin C as it increases the risk of kidney stones.
5. Does vitamin C helps to reduce the symptoms of common cold? Yes, vitamin C boots up immune system and provides relief from common cold.