Microliv Tablet 10
Folic acid is a form of vitamin B9 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). L-Ornithine L-Aspartate is given to overcome the deficiency of this nutrient in the human body. It relieves the symptoms of ammonia metabolism. Metadoxine is used to treat liver problems such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver, and cholestatic liver disease. Pyridoxine is used for the prevention and treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency disorders. It is used to treat sideroblastic anemia. It is used also reduces the risk of heart diseases. Vitamin B6 is used to treat premenstrual syndrome and morning sickness in women. It also prevents seizures, convulsions in the epileptic patients. Silymarin is used in the treatment of improved liver function, gall bladder disorders, high blood sugar, cirrhosis, hepatic disorders and gallstones.
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). L-Ornithine L-Aspartate is an amino acid which lowers the levels of ammonia in patients with liver dysfunction Metadoxine produces its effects by eliminating the alcohol from the blood, thus protecting the liver. Vitamin B6 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-aminobutryic acid. Pyridoxine is also known as vitamin B6. It consists of pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, and their phosphorylated derivatives. These compounds are closely related and are collectively called as vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 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-aminobutryic acid. Silymarin is an active constituent obtained from milk thistle seed (Silybum marianum). It helps in protecting the liver from toxic chemicals. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
What are the common side effect?
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 side effects which are common with l-ornithine l-aspartate are vomiting, nausea, flatulence, and diarrhea and stomach pain. The side effects which are common with metadoxine are rash, numbness, diarrhea and sleepiness. The side effects which are common with pyridoxine are nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, drowsiness, numbness and tingling sensation in the limbs, numbness around the mouth, lethargy, tiredness, impaired balance, loss or reduce sensation to touch, temperature and vision. The common side effects of silymarin are nausea, abdominal bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, stomach pain and loss of appetite.
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 :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 to take 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. L-Ornithine L-Aspartate:
1. How to take l-ornithine l-aspartate tablets? Take the l-ornithine l-aspartate tablets in three divided doses each day, orally, with or without food.
2. Can pregnant females use l-ornithine l-aspartate tablets? Cautious use of l-ornithine l-aspartate tablets is required by pregnant women. So, ask a doctor.
3. How to store l-ornithine l-aspartate tablets? Store the l-ornithine l-aspartate tablets at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Follow the instructions given on the label.
4. Does l-ornithine l-aspartate treat jaundice? Yes. L-ornithine l-aspartate tablets are indicated for the treatment of jaundice.
5. What if I forget to take l-ornithine l-aspartate tablets? In case you forget to take the l-ornithine l-aspartate tablets, take them immediately as you remember. But if it is nearly time for the next dose, then skip the forgotten dose and continue with the next scheduled dose. Metadoxine:
1. What is the oral dose of metadoxine? The usual oral dose of metadoxine is about 0.5 – 1 gram/ day. However, ask a doctor for the dose appropriate for your condition.
2. How to take the metadoxine tablets? Take metadoxine tablets with food and at the same time each day. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
3. Can lactating females use metadoxine tablets? Metadoxine should not be taken by lactating women. Ask a doctor for the medicine right during lactation.
4. Can I take levodopa and metadoxine together? There is a possibility of interaction between these drugs. So, you may have to take dopa-decarboxylase along with levodopa to prevent the unwanted interaction.
5. Is metadoxine a liver protecting agent? Yes. Metadoxine is called as a liver protecting agent which prevents liver toxicity. Pyridoxine (vitamin B6):
1. Does pyridoxine helps 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 supplements? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications with pyridoxine.
5. 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. Silymarin:
1. The doctor prescribed silymarin for my spouse when he was suffering from gallstones. Can I take the same medicine for gallstones? No. Do not self-medicate. Consult your doctor before starting or continuing the use of silymarin.
2. Does silymarin have estrogen? Silymarin does not have estrogen though it acts like estrogen.
3. Can a person get addicted to the use of silymarin? Yes. Prolonged use of silymarin may develop dependence and addiction.
4. Does consumption of silymarin reduce cholesterol level, diarrhea and bilirubin? Diarrhea is one of the common side effects of silymarin. There is no clinical effect observed on cholesterol and bilirubin.
5. Is silymarin a flavonoid? Yes, silymarin contains a mixture of flavonolignans which include silibinin, isosilibinin, silicristin and silidianin.