L Folinine Tablet 15
Uses :L-Methylfolate L-Methylfolate 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. L-Methylfolate, as a medicine is used to treat folic acid deficiency in the human body. 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, a malignancy of pancreas or bowel and folic acid deficiency. Pyridoxine Pyridoxine is used for the prevention and treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency disorders. It is used to treat sideroblastic anemia, reduce homocysteine levels in the body and reduces the risk of heart diseases. It is used to treat premenstrual syndrome and morning sickness in women. It is also used to prevent seizures, convulsions in the epileptic patients.
Mode of drug action
L-Methylfolate Vitamin B9 available in the forms of L-methylfolate, levofolate, and tetrahydrofolate. L-methylfolate helps in the normal production of red blood cells, amino acids, DNA components and other molecules. Methylcobalamin Methylcobalamin 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. It is also required for the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein. Pyridoxine Pyridoxine is the active form of vitamin B6. It acts as a coenzyme in various biochemical reactions such as metabolism of amino acids, glycogen, and synthesis of nucleic acids, hemoglobin, sphingomyelin, and sphingolipids. It also takes part in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid.
What are the common side effects?
L-Methylfolate The common side effects of L-methylfolate 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. 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. Pyridoxine The common side effects of Pyridoxine include nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, drowsiness, numbness and tingling sensation in the limbs, , lethargy, tiredness, impaired balance, loss or reduces sensation to touch, temperature, and vision.
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
• Avoid using L-Folinine medicine in patients suffering from hypervitaminosis.
• Use L-Folinine medicine only under medical supervision.
• Inform the doctor if there is any previous history of drug allergies before using L-Folinine medicine.
• Do not use other vitamin supplements along with L-Folinine medicine.
• Do not use L-Folinine medicine along with antacids and dairy products.
• Do not use OTC medicines along with L-Folinine medicine.
What else should I know?
1. How to take l-methylfolate? 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 l-methylfolate? If you have taken a large dose of l-methylfolate, 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 methylfolate for pregnant women? The usual dose of l-methylfolate 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 l-methylfolate? It is always advisable not to drink alcohol. However, if you cannot avoid doing so, you may need a higher dose of l-methylfolate which will be decided by your physician.
5. What should I do if I miss taking a dose of l-methylfolate? In case you forget to take a dose of l-methylfolate, 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. Methylcobalamin
1. What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking Methylcobalamin? You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking methylcobalamin.
2. Is it safe to give methylcobalamin for children? Yes, methylcobalamin 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 methylcobalamin during pregnancy? Yes, you can take methylcobalamin during pregnancy as it promotes the growth of red blood cells in the mother and fetus.
4. Should I undergo any test while taking methylcobalamin? Methylcobalamin may decrease potassium levels in patients with severe vitamin B12 deficiency. So, you must undergo tests for electrolyte levels.
5. Can I take any other medications along with methylcobalamin? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications. Pyridoxine
1. Does Pyridoxine help to treat carpal tunnel syndrome? Yes, Pyridoxine helps to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Consult your physician for safe use.
2. What is the daily requirement of Pyridoxine to prevent deficiency disease? A daily intake of
2.2 mg will help to prevent deficiency diseases. Pregnant women need
2.6 mg and lactating women need
2.5 mg of Pyridoxine daily.
3. What are the dietary sources of Pyridoxine? Fish, liver, and citrus fruits are some of the dietary sources of Pyridoxine.
4. Can I take any other medications along with Pyridoxine? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.
5. How should I take Pyridoxine? You should take Pyridoxine every day after meals. Follow the instructions given by your physician or the manufacturer for safe use.