Irentia 60 MG Tablet 10
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. 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. Folic acid 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 Vitamin B12 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 B12and pernicious anemia in the pregnant women, infants and newborn.
Mode of drug action :
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. 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. Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the cell growth, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, and myelin synthesis. It works in conjugation with folic acid and enhances the synthesis of DNA. Vitamin B12 plays a role in the formation of the myelin sheath (a protective sheet that surrounds the nerves) and maintains the nerves intact. Vitamin B12 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 vital role in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein.
What are the common side effects?
Iron The common side effects of iron are constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset or cramps and black stools (harmless). 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. Vitamin B12 The common side effects of Vitamin B12 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.
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
• Individuals who have a history of renal impairment must use Irentia drug cautiously.
• Irentia drug should be avoided if allergic to any of the ingredients present in the drug.
• Avoid alcohol consumption while using Irentia.
• Irentia must be used cautiously in people suffering from heart diseases, vitamin D deficiency, stomach ulcers and kidney malfunction.
• Pregnant and lactating mothers should seek doctor’s advice before using Irentia drug for safe use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What else should I know?
1. How to take iron supplements? Take 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 iron supplements? If you have taken an overdose of 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 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 iron supplements? Swelling of face or lips with iron supplements can be a sign of serious allergic reaction. Consult a doctor immediately on noticing such symptoms..
5. I have black stools while taking iron supplements. Do I need to worry about this? Appearance of black colored stools is a common side effect which occurs with iron supplements. However, you need not worry about this because it is harmless.
6. How can I reduce side effects with iron supplements? Take the iron supplements with foods to reduce the associated side effects. Folic acid
1. How to take folic acid drugs? You may take folic acid drugs 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. 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. 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.