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Benfomet Capsule 10

Benfomet Capsule 10

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    • Rs. 125.00

    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. Benfotiamine Benfotiamine is a derivative of vitamin B1 (i.e. thiamine) which is used to treat vitamin B1 deficiency. It corrects metabolic disorders such as Leigh's disease, maple syrup urine, etc. Benfotiamine is also given for the treatment of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, a brain disorder. Pyridoxine Pyridoxine is used for the prevention and treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency disorders. It is used to treat sideroblastic anemia. It is used to reduce homocysteine levels in the body and reduces the risk of heart diseases. It is used to treat premenstrual syndrome and morning sickness in women. It also used to prevent seizures, convulsions in the epileptic patients.

    Mode of drug action


    Mecobalamin or 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 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. Benfotiamine Benfotiamine acts by combining with an energy molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This forms a coenzyme required for the metabolism of carbohydrates, thus, producing necessary products for the body. 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 methylcobalamin 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. Benfotiamine Benfotiamine does not usually cause side effects at its normal dose. At larger doses, the possible side effects are hot flushes, tingling, shortness of breath, and bluish skin. 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.

    Warning

    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

    • Consult the doctor immediately, if any side effects of Benfomet such as tiredness, headache, dry mouth, and nausea are experienced.

    • Benfomet uses include peripheral neuropathic pain, adjuvant therapy for partial seizures, and generalized anxiety disorder.

    • Benfomet is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity to the drug.

    • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult the doctor before taking the medication Benfomet.

    • Before taking Benfomet medicine, inform the doctor about the current health conditions.

    What else should I know?

    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. Benfotiamine

    1. Can I take benfotiamine during pregnancy? It is likely safe to take benfotiamine during pregnancy, within the prescribed dose. Ask your doctor before taking the medicine.

    2. What is the dose of benfotiamine? About 300-600 mg of benfotiamine is usually taken orally, in two separate doses.

    3. Should I take benfotiamine with food? Yes. You need to take benfotiamine with food for a better absorption of the drug.

    4. What should I do if I miss a dose of benfotiamine? Take the missed dose soon as you remember. But if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed one and take the next at its regular schedule.

    5. How to store benfotiamine tablets? Store the tablets away from heat, light, and moisture, below 30 degrees Celsius. Do not use them after the expiry date. Pyridoxine

    1. Does pyridoxine help to treat carpal tunnel syndrome? Yes, pyridoxine helps to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Consult your physician for safe use.

    2. What is the daily requirement of pyridoxine to prevent deficiency disease? A daily intake of

    2.2 mg will help to prevent deficiency diseases. Pregnant women need

    2.6 mg and lactating women need

    2.5 mg of pyridoxine daily.

    3. What are the dietary sources of pyridoxine? Fish, liver, and citrus fruits are some of the dietary sources of pyridoxine.

    4. Can I take any other medications along with pyridoxine supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications

    5. How should I take pyridoxine supplements? You should take pyridoxine supplements every day after meals. Follow the instructions given by your physician or the manufacturer for safe use.

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