Irina Capsule 10
Zinc sulphate is available as a dietary supplement. Zinc sulphate helps in wound healing, bone mineralization and maintaining bone matrix. It replaces lost zinc from the body. Folic acid is a form of vitamin B which is obtained 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. In combination with other drugs, it is used to treat pernicious anemia. Carbonyl iron is an iron supplement. It is used to prevent low levels of iron in the blood which leads to anemia. Carbonyl iron helps to carry oxygen to tissues and organs by producing red blood cells. Carbonyl iron also treats iron deficiency in the body. Adenosylcobalamin 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.
How does the drug work?
Zinc sulphate is available from supplements of zinc required for the normal growth of the body. It plays an important role in many processes of the body. 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. Carbonyl 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. Adenosylcobalamin 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. Adenosylcobalamin 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 Adenosylcobalamin can decrease the metabolism of folic acid and can lead to folic acid deficiency.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of zinc are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and metallic taste in the mouth. 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 iron are constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset or cramps, black stools. The common side effects of adenosylcobalamin 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.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
FAQs :Zinc Sulfate
1. Is zinc sulphate an over-the-counter medication? Yes. Zinc sulphate is used as an ingredient in many over-the-counter vitamin and nutrient supplements.
2. What is the recommended dietary intake of zinc sulphate? The recommended dietary intake of zinc sulphate 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 sulphate? Green vegetables, Milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, pulses, and wholegrain cereals are the dietary sources of zinc sulphate.
4. What are the safety precautions for taking a zinc sulphate? 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 sulphate? Antibiotics may interact with zinc. So, you should take a doctor’s advice before taking antibiotics along with zinc sulphate. Folic acid
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 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. Carbonyl Iron
1. In which conditions I should avoid carbonyl iron? Patients suffering from iron metabolism disorders, high levels of iron in the blood, and stomach ulcers should avoid taking carbonyl iron.
2. Is carbonyl iron safe for children? No, keep carbonyl iron away from the reach of children, as accidental use of carbonyl iron may be fatal to children.
3. Who should take carbonyl iron? Patients with low iron levels in the blood should take carbonyl iron or its supplements. It is not used by the people who have normal iron balance.
4. Is carbonyl iron safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women? Carbonyl iron may pass into breast milk and may harm the baby. Pregnant women should consult the doctor before using the medication. Adenosylcobalamin
1. What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking adenosylcobalamin? You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking adenosylcobalamin.
2. Is it safe to give adenosylcobalamin for children? Yes, adenosylcobalamin is safe for children. It is prescribed for the treatment of pernicious anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency in the infants and children.
3. Can I take adenosylcobalamin during pregnancy? Yes, you can take adenosylcobalamin during pregnancy as it promotes the growth of red blood cells in the mother and fetus.
4. Should I undergo any test while taking adenosylcobalamin? Adenosylcobalamin may decrease potassium levels in patients with severe vitamin B12 deficiency.
5. Can I take any other medications along with adenosylcobalamin? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.