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Cherifol Capsule 15

Cherifol Capsule 15


    • Rs. 140.00

    Uses :

    Docosahexaenoic acid Docosahexaenoic acid is used to treat high cholesterol levels. Thus, it is used to treat the related heart conditions. Folic acid Folic acid is prescribed for the treatment of megaloblastic anemia, 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. Methylcobalamin Methylcobalamin 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, malignancy of pancreas or bowel and folic acid deficiency.

    Mode of drug action

    Docosahexaenoic acid Docosahexaenoic acid works by reducing the production of lipids in the liver. Folic acid 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. Methylcobalamin Methylcobalamin or 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.

    What are the common side effects?

    Docosahexaenoic acid The side effects which are common with docosahexaenoic acid are diarrhea, burping, upset stomach, changes in taste and mild stomach pain. Folic acid 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. Methylcobalamin 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.


    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

    • Do not take Cherifol tablet if allergic to the ingredients of the tablet.

    • Seek doctor’s advice while using the tablet if you are suffering from liver, kidney or heart diseases.

    • Pregnant and lactating mothers should seek doctor’s advice before using the drug to prevent harmful effects to the mother and the child.

    • Take the drug as prescribed by the physician. Avoid overdosing of the drug to minimize the unwanted effects of the drug.

    • Store the medication at room temperature away from sunlight and heat.

    • Talk to the physician to know the dietary modification or restriction.

    What else should I know?

    1. Is docosahexaenoic acid a complete treatment for high cholesterol? No. Along with docosahexaenoic acids, a diet low in fat should be taken, and exercises suggested by the doctor should be followed.

    2. Will the heart rate increase with docosahexaenoic acid? Yes. Docosahexaenoic acid may increase heart rate especially within the first 2-3 months of its use.

    3. Can I suggest docosahexaenoic acid to others with high cholesterol? No. Do not suggest any drug to others with the similar condition. The drugs should be prescribed only by a doctor.

    4. What are the dietary sources of docosahexaenoic acid? Docosahexaenoic acid is richly present in fish oils, walnuts, sea foods, soybeans, flaxseed oil, and spinach.

    5. Can I take docosahexaenoic acid and diuretics together? Ask a doctor before taking docosahexaenoic acid and diuretics together because of the possibility of interaction between them. 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. Methylcobalamin

    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. So you may have to undergo tests for electrolyte levels.

    5. Can I take any other medications along with vitamin B12 supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.

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