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Benfomet Plus Capsule 10

Benfomet Plus Capsule 10

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    • Rs. 153.00

    Uses :

    Methylcobalamin Methylcobalamin is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency. 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. 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. Alpha-lipoic acid Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant used as an effective aid for weight loss, treating diabetic nerve pain, healing wounds, lowering blood sugar, and improving skin discolouration. Additionally, it is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and nerve problems. It is also used to treat symptoms of eye related diseases. 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.

    Mode of drug action


    Methylcobalamin Methylcobalamin plays an important role in the cell growth, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, and myelin synthesis. Methylcobalamin is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract in the presence of intrinsic factor and calcium ions. Methylcobalamin plays an important role in the formation of DNA. It works in conjugation with folic acid and enhances the synthesis of DNA. Methylcobalamin plays a role in the formation of myelin sheath (a protective sheet that surrounds the nerves) and maintains the nerves intact. Methylcobalamin maintains the functions of bone marrow and enhances the production of red blood cells. It also plays a role in the metabolism of vitamin A by enhancing the absorption of carotene (a substance which is converted to vitamin A). It also plays a role in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein. Pyridoxine Pyridoxine is also known as vitamin B6. It consists of pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, and their phosphorylated derivatives. These compounds are closely related and are collectively called as vitamin B6. 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. Alpha-lipoic acid Alpha-lipoic acid prevents cell damage and restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E, and vitamin C. It also improves the conduction and functioning of neurons in diabetes. 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.

    What are the common side effects?

    Methylcobalamine 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. Pyridoxine Some common side effects reported by the users are: 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 reduces sensation to touch, temperature and vision. Alpha lipoic acid The common side effects of alpha lipoic acid are headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, fast heart rate, and feeling jittery. Benfotiamine Benfotiamine does not usually cause side effects at its normal dose. At larger doses, the possible side effects are hot flashes, tingling, shortness of breath, and bluish skin.

    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

    • Use Benfomet Plus Medicine only at recommended doses under doctor’s guidance.

    • Discontinue Benfomet Plus Medicine and immediately consult the doctor if any unusual symptoms are developed.

    • Take medical consultation before using Benfomet Plus Medicine during pregnancy and breast feeding.

    • Avoid Benfomet Plus Medicine along with antibiotics.

    • Avoid using Benfomet Plus Medicine, if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.

    • Inform the doctor if there are any kidney or liver problems before using Benfomet Plus medicine.

    • If dizziness is experienced after using Benfomet Plus medicine, be cautious while driving and operating heavy machinery.

    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. 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. Alpha Lipoic acid

    1. What are the drugs that may interact with alpha-lipoic acid? The medications such as insulin, levothyroxine, and chemotherapy drugs may interact with alpha-lipoic acid.

    2. Is alpha lipoic acid sold as an herbal supplement? Yes, alpha lipoic acid is sold as a herbal supplement. It has to be bought from a reliable source to reduce the risk of contamination.

    3. Does alpha lipoic acid treats vitiligo? Yes, alpha lipoic acid along with other medications can treat vitiligo.

    4. Can I gain/lose weight by alpha lipoic acid? You may lose weight by using alpha lipoic acid.

    5. What is the recommended dose for alpha lipoic acid? The dosage of alpha lipoic acid depends on the purpose you are using it. Consult your doctor before using the drug. 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.

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