Ifycarb Syrup 200 Ml
Folic acid is a form of vitamin B which is obtained usually from the fruits and vegetables. It helps to prevent changes in the DNA that can lead to cancer. Folic acid, as a medicine is used to treat folic acid deficiency in the human body. It is used in the treatment of anemia of certain types (i.e. lack of red blood cells). In combination with other drugs, it is used to treat pernicious anemia (i.e. a severe form of anemia). Vitamin B12 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. 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. Ferrous ammonium citrate is used to treat iron deficiency. It is also recommended in treating iron deficiency anemia.
How does the drug work ?
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. Iron supplements also may benefit people with depression, fatigue, and Crohn’s disease (of the intestine). 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 function 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. Zinc available in present in this drugdrug supplies enough zinc required for the normal growth and functioning of the body. Ferrous ammonium citrate provides haemoglobin which is necessary for providing oxidative process of living tissues.
What are the common side effects ?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. 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. The common side effects of zinc are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and metallic taste in the mouth. The common side effects associated with Ferrous ammonium citrate are constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset or cramps, black stools.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Ifycarb drug should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not over dose it.
• Maintain caution while using Ifycarb drug in case of any kidney disease.
• Consult a doctor immediately on noticing any unusual symptoms while using Ifycarb drug.
• Ifycarb drug should not be taken if allergic to any of the ingredient present in the drug.
• Do not take any other drugs containing vitamin supplements while using Ifycarb drug.
Folic Acid (vitamin B9)
1. How to take folic acid tablets? You may take folic acid tablets with or without food, and with a glass of water.
2. How to identify if I had an overdose with folic acid? If you have taken a large dose of folic acid, it can produce symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, confusion, mouth or tongue pain. Immediately seek medical help in case you notice these symptoms.
3. What is the dose of folic acid for pregnant women? The usual dose of folic acid in pregnant women is about 800 micrograms per day taken orally or as an injection. However, talk to a doctor who will decide the appropriate dose for you.
4. Can I take alcohol while using folic acid? It is always advisable not to drink alcohol. However, if you cannot avoid doing so, you may need a higher dose of folic acid which will be decided by your physician.
5. What should I do if I miss taking a dose of folic acid? In case you forget taking a dose of folic acid, take it as soon as you remember. But if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, then you must skip the missed dose and take the next dose at its regular time. This helps to avoid doubling of the dose. Cyanocobalamin (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. 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. Zinc
1. Is zinc an over-the-counter medication? Yes. Zinc is used as an ingredient in many over-the-counter vitamins 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? 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. Ferrous ammonium citrate
1. How to take Ferrous ammonium citrate? Take Ferrous ammonium citrate one to two hours before food (on an empty stomach) with a glass of water for better absorption of the drug.
2. What should I do if I miss a dose of Ferrous ammonium citrate? Take ferrous ammonium citrate as soon as you remember. If it is the time for next dose skip the missed dose.
3. What should I avoid while taking Ferrous ammonium citrate? You should not take vitamin or mineral supplements or antacids without a doctor’s prescription while taking Ferrous ammonium citrate.
4. What should I do if I have swelling of face or lips while using Ferrous ammonium citrate? Swelling of face or lips with Ferrous ammonium citrate can be a sign of serious allergic reaction. You must get immediate medical help.
5. I have black stools while taking Ferrous ammonium citrate. Do I need to worry about this? Appearance of black colored stools is a common side effect which occurs with Ferrous ammonium citrate. However, you need not worry about this because it is harmless.