Haem Up C Tablet 10
Vitamin B12 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. Riboflavin Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. It is used for the treatment and prevention of riboflavin deficiency. It is used to reduce the risk of cataracts. It reduces the levels of homocysteine and prevents hyperhomocycteinemia. It reduces the number of migraine attacks. It helps to reduce muscle cramps. It is prescribed to treat congenital methemoglobinemia and red blood cells aplasia. is also known as vitamin B2. It is used for the treatment and prevention of riboflavin deficiency. It is used to reduce the risk of cataracts. It reduces the levels of homocysteine and prevents hyperhomocycteinemia. It reduces the number of migraine attacks. It helps to reduce muscle cramps. It is prescribed to treat congenital methemoglobinemia and red blood cells aplasia. Thiamine Thiamine is used for the treatment of wernicke-korsakoff syndrome (WKS). It helps to treat and prevent thiamine deficiency symptoms. It is used for the treatment of beriberi, delirium, peripheral neuritis, and niacin deficiency. It is used for the treatment of metabolic disorders in the patients with genetic diseases such as Leigh’s disease, maple syrup urine disease and others. It is uses to prevent WKS in the patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It reduces the risk of cataracts. It prevents dysmenorrhea in the girls of 12-21 years old. Niacin Niacin reduces the cholesterol levels and is used for dyslipidemia, primary hyperlipidemia and severe hyperlipidemia. It helps to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. It is used for the treatment and prevention of niacin deficiency diseases such as pellagra. It is used to prevent cataract and dementia. Iron 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. Elemental 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. Calcium Calcium 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. Zinc Zinc is an essential mineral that is available as a dietary supplement. Zinc helps in bone mineralization and maintaining bone matrix. It also improves the immune system, aids in wound healing and cell division, and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Vitamin D3 Vitamin D3 is indicated for the treatment of vitamin D deficiency, bone disorders such as rickets, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, treatment of hypoparathyroidism, and other conditions where vitamin D3 is deficient which include celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and liver problems.
Mode of drug action :
Vitamin B12 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. Riboflavin Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. Riboflavin is a precursor of flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide. It is easily absorbed in the stomach and plays a major role in maintaining good health in the human. It enhances the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. It plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells, production of antibodies and regulating the activity of thyroid gland. Riboflavin is essential for proper development and functioning of the skin. It acts as antioxidant and helps to maintain integrity of the skin, nails and hair. It also protects the lining of the digestive tract, blood cells and many other parts of the body. Thiamine Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin. It is also known as vitamin B1. It has antioxidant action and reduces the production of free radicals. It reduces oxidative stress and prevents brain damage. It has erythropoietic action and helps in the formation of new red blood cells. It acts as a cognition-and mood-modulator, antiatherosclerotic, and putative ergogenic. It plays a major role in intracellular glucose metabolism and inhibits the effect of glucose and insulin on arterial smooth muscle cell, thereby reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. It plays a role in metabolism of carbohydrates. Niacin Niacin and niacinamide are the components of vitamin B3. They are usually indicated for prevention and treatment of vitamin B3 deficiency diseases. Niacin is the precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP), which are the cofactors for various enzymes. Niacin is converted into niacinamide in the body. Niacinamide reduces LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL cholesterol levels. It reduces the risk of coronary diseases in the patients. Iron 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. Calcium Calcium plays a key role in the body. It is a water soluble calcium supplement. It is the combination of calcium salt with citric acid and malic acid. It has high bioavailability and dissolution. When absorbed by the body it releases calcium ions and calcium citrate complex. Calcium ions are directly absorbed into the intestinal cells, and citrate complex enters through paracellular absorption. Zinc Zinc supplements are required for the normal growth of the body. Vitamin D3 Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol is a steroid hormone that regulates calcium and phosphorus absorption, bone mineralization, and vitamin A assimilation. In the body, vitamin D3 is converted into its active form calcitriol. Calcitriol acts by increasing the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, bone resorption, and renal tubular reabsorption of calcium. It also promotes intestinal absorption of calcium. Thus, calcitriol increases the levels of serum calcium.
What are the common side effects?
Vitamin B12 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. Riboflavin The common side effects reported for riboflavin are: Increased urine frequency, diarrhea, and yellowish-orange discolouration of urine. Thiamine The common side effects reported for vitamin B1 are coughing, difficulty in swallowing, hives, itching of skin, swelling of face, lips and eyelids, wheezing of difficulty in breathing. Niacinamide The common side effects reported for niacinamide are diarrhea, dizziness, headache, itching, nausea, stomach upset and flushing of the skin. Iron The common side effects of iron are constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset or cramps, black stools (harmless). Calcium The rare side effects of calcium citrate are constipation, stomach upset, loss of appetite, weight loss, and increased thirst. Zinc The common side effects of zinc are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and metallic taste in the mouth. Vitamin D3 The cholecalciferol or Vitamin D3 side effects include loss of appetite, increased urination, increased thirst, mental/mood changes, muscle weakness, constipation, and unusual tiredness.
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
• Haem Up C drug should not be taken by the individuals who had allergic reactions to its ingredients in the past.
• Before taking Haem Up C drug, alcoholic abusers, patients with liver or kidney disease, porphyria (a disorder of the skin and nervous system), infections, who undergo frequent blood transfusions should inform a doctor.
• People with stomach or intestinal ulcers or certain other conditions should take Haem Up C drug with caution.
• Pregnant and nursing women should inform a doctor before using Haem Up C drug to ensure safety of their baby. Dosage adjustments may be necessary for such women to get maximum benefits.
• Do not use Haem Up C drug if conditions such as iron overload syndrome or thalassemia are present.
• Take a doctor’s advice before giving Haem Up C drug to a child. This is to avoid Haem Up C drug side effects which are more likely to occur in young children.
• Read the instructions provided on the packaging leaflet thoroughly to know about Haem Up C drug used for and their side effects.
• Before taking any other drug along with Haem Up C, take a doctor’s opinion. This helps to avoid unwanted interactions between the co-administered drugs.
What else should I know?
1. What dietary restrictions I should 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. Riboflavin
1. Can I take riboflavin to prevent dryness of skin and ageing? Yes. Riboflavin has antioxidant action and improves the skin integrity. Consult your physician to know the risk dose and for safe use.
2. What is the daily requirement of riboflavin to prevent deficiency disease? A daily intake of
1.6 mg for an adult male and
1.2 mg for an adult female will help to prevent deficiency diseases. Pregnant women need
1.5 mg and lactating women need
1.8 mg of riboflavin daily.
3. Can patients with lactose intolerance take riboflavin supplements? Yes, patients with intolerance need to take riboflavin supplements as they cannot absorb enough vitamin B from the dietary sources. Consult your physician for safe use.
4. Can I take any other medications along with riboflavin supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.
5. How should I take riboflavin supplements? You should take riboflavin supplements every day after meals. Follow the instructions given by your physician or the manufacturer for safe use. Thiamine
1. Is it safe to take thiamine during pregnancy? Yes, thiamine is safe during pregnancy. Consult your physician for safe use.
2. What are the dietary sources of thiamine? Cereals, beans, nuts, yeast and meat are some of the dietary sources of thiamine.
3. Can I take any other medications along with thiamine supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.
4. How should I take thiamine supplements? You should take thiamine supplements every day after meals. Follow the instructions given by your physician or the manufacturer for safe use.
5. Do thiamine supplements reduce the painful menstruation? Yes, a research has suggested that taking thiamine supplements for 90 days reduces painful menstruation. Consult the doctor before taking the medication. Niacinamide
1. What dietary restrictions I should follow while taking niacinamide supplements? You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking niacinamide supplements.
2. Can niacinamide supplements safe for children? Yes, niacinamide supplements are safe for children. They are prescribed for the treatment of pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency in the infants and children.
3. Is it safe to take niacinamide supplements during pregnancy? Yes, niacinamide supplements are safe during pregnancy. Consult your physician for safe use.
4. 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.
5. Can I take any other medications along with niacinamide supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications. Iron
1. How to take elemental iron? 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 elemental iron supplements? If you have taken an overdose of elemental 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 elemental 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 elemental iron supplements? Swelling of face or lips with elemental iron supplements can be a sign of serious allergic reaction. You must get immediate medical help.
5. I have black stools while taking elemental iron supplements. Do I need to worry about this? Appearance of black colored stools is a common side effect which occurs with elemental iron supplements. However, you need not worry about this because it is harmless. Calcium
1. I experienced increase in urination while taking Calcium citrate tablet. What should I do now? Increased urination is a common side effect of Calcium citrate. Seek medical advice if the condition worsens.
2. What if I overdose? Patients with an overdose of Calcium citrate may have symptoms of allergic reactions such as itching, swelling, dizziness, and trouble breathing.
3. What are the drugs I should avoid while using Calcium citrate? Avoid drugs such as digoxin or phosphate binders while taking Calcium citrate.
4. I am on Quinolone antibiotics. Can I take Calcium citrate along with it? No, Quinolone antibiotics may decrease the absorption of calcium citrate.
5. In which conditions I should avoid Calcium citrate? You should not take Calcium citrate in the conditions such as high calcium levels in the body, malabsorption syndrome, kidney stones, and gallstones. Zinc
1. Is zinc an over-the-counter medication? Yes. Zinc is used as an ingredient in many over-the-counter vitamin and nutrient supplements.
2. What is the recommended dietary intake of zinc? The recommended dietary intake of zinc is 4 to 7 mg per day for women and
5.5 to 9.5 mg per day for men.
3. What are the dietary sources of zinc? Milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, pulses, and wholegrain cereals are the dietary sources of zinc.
4. What are the safety precautions for taking a zinc supplement? You need to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is considered safe in recommended doses even in infants, children, pregnant and lactating women.
5. Can I take antibiotics while using zinc supplement? Antibiotics may interact with zinc. So, you should take a doctor’s advice before taking antibiotics along with zinc supplements. Vitamin D3
1. Is it safe to use Vitamin D3 during pregnancy? If the benefits outweigh the potential risks, vitamin D3 can be used in pregnancy. Before taking the drug, you must consult your doctor.
2. Is it safe to drive while on vitamin D3 medication? If you experience dizziness, or headache as the side effect of the drug, it may not be safe to drive. So, check how you react to the drug before driving.
3. Can I stop taking the drug immediately or do I need to taper it? Certain medications require tapering of the dose or frequency and may cause rebound effects if stopped immediately. You must seek the medical advice before stopping the medication.
4. Can cholecalciferol be used for the treatment of osteoporosis and rickets? Yes. Cholecalciferol is considered as best vitamin D3 supplement for treating the bone disorders such as osteoporosis and rickets. Do not use the drug without consulting your physician.
5. What are the signs and symptoms of overdose with cholecalciferol? The signs and symptoms of vitamin D3 overdose are weakness, metallic taste in your mouth, nausea, frequent urination, and vomiting. Seek medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.