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Livogen Captabs 15's

Livogen Captabs 15's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Merck Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Livogen Captabs

Livogen Captabs belongs to a class of medications called 'haematinics' primarily used to treat anaemia (lack of blood) and folic acid deficiency that occurs mainly due to poor diet, poor absorption of food, or increased folate use in the body (in pregnancy). Anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen required to various body tissues.

Livogen Captabs is a combination of two drugs, namely: Ferrous fumarate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). Livogen Captabs works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBCs are produced in the body so that body's each tissue gets a sufficient supply of oxygen.

Take Livogen Captabs as advised by your doctor. In some cases, you may experience vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain or a change in the colour of the stool. Most of these side effects of Livogen Captabs do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Livogen Captabs or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Livogen Captabs should be used with caution in children and only if recommended by a doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using Livogen Captabs . If you have an allergy to any sugars, inform your doctor before taking Livogen Captabs as it may contain lactose. If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking Livogen Captabs .

Uses of Livogen Captabs

Treatment of Anaemia and Folic acid deficiency

Medicinal Benefits

Livogen Captabs is a combination of two drugs, namely: Ferrous fumarate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). Livogen Captabs works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBC are produced in the body, so that body's each tissue gets a sufficient supply of oxygen. Also, folic acid is necessary for pregnancy as it plays a role in the development of the brain and spinal cord in the unborn baby.

Directions for Use

Take Livogen Captabs on an empty stomach usually 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Livogen Captabs

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Change in colour of stool

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Livogen Captabs or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Livogen Captabs should be used with caution in children and only if recommended by a doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using Livogen Captabs . If you have an allergy to any sugars, inform your doctor before taking Livogen Captabs as it may contain lactose. If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking Livogen Captabs .

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Livogen Captabs may interact with anticonvulsants (phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, sodium valproate, carbamazepine), antibiotics (chloramphenicol, cotrimoxazole, trimethoprim), antimanic drug (lithium), water tablet (triamterene), anti-inflammatory drug (sulfasalazine), painkillers (aspirin), anticancer drug (methotrexate).

Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid intake of dairy products, coffee or tea with Livogen Captabs at the same time as they may reduce the absorption of Livogen Captabs .

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), pernicious anaemia (anaemia due to lack of vitamin B12) or folate-dependent tumour, inform your doctor before taking Livogen Captabs .

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PRIMIDONE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • SODIUM VALPROATE
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • CHLORAMPHENICOL
  • COTRIMOXAZOLE
  • TRIMETHOPRIM
  • LITHIUM
  • TRIAMTERENE
  • SULFASALAZINE
  • ASPIRIN
  • METHOTREXATE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat a healthy diet, especially green leafy vegetables, and do regular physical exercise.

  • Limit junk food items from the outside and stick to freshly prepared home-cooked meals.

  • Increase the intake of fruits in your diet especially fruits rich in iron like pomegranate, and citrus fruits.

  • Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated.

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol.

Special Advise

Avoid taking Livogen Captabs along with dairy products, coffee, tea or alcohol as they may reduce the effectiveness of Livogen Captabs .

Disease/Condition Glossary

Anaemia: It is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen to various body tissues. Anaemia can be temporary, which can be treated with the help of supplements, and it can also be long-term, which might require medical procedures. It makes you feel tired very quickly due to a lack of oxygen supply in the body. It is one of the most common blood disorders.

Folate deficiency: The deficiency of folic acid in the body is known as folate deficiency. It generally occurs when your diet does not have sufficient food that has more folic acid (citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables). Folate deficiency, if left untreated, can lead to anaemia.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid consumption of alcohol with Livogen Captabs as it may decrease the absorption of Livogen Captabs . Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Livogen Captabs .

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Pregnancy

Consult your doctor

Livogen Captabs may be safe to use during pregnancy if recommended by a doctor.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

It is unknown whether Livogen Captabs is excreted in human milk. Therefore, please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding. Livogen Captabs is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

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Driving

Safe

Livogen Captabs usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

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Liver

Caution

Take Livogen Captabs with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Kidney

Caution

Take Livogen Captabs with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Children

Caution

Livogen Captabs should be used in children only if recommended by a doctor.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

L-2, J.R. Complex, Gate No. 4, Village Mandoli, Delhi-110 093, India
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FAQs

Livogen Captabs belongs to a class of medications called 'haematinics' primarily used to treat anaemia (lack of blood) and folic acid deficiency.
Livogen Captabs contains Ferrous fumarate (iron supplement) and folic acid (a form of vitamin B9). Livogen Captabs works by increasing red blood cells (RBC) and haemoglobin (a protein) production in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBCs are produced in the body so that body's each tissue gets a sufficient supply of oxygen.
You are not recommended to take Livogen Captabs with coffee, tea or dairy products at the same time as they may reduce the absorption of Livogen Captabs . However, you may drink coffee or tea 2 hours before or after taking Livogen Captabs .
You are not recommended to take Livogen Captabs with phenytoin as co-administration of these two medicines may reduce the concentration of Livogen Captabs in blood and increase the risk of seizures (fits). However, please consult a doctor before taking Livogen Captabs with phenytoin.
Livogen Captabs is not recommended for hemochromatosis (excessive iron in the body) patients as it may increase the risk of adverse effects. Therefore, it is advised to inform your doctor if you have any iron overload conditions before taking Livogen Captabs .
Livogen Captabs is essential to take during pregnancy to maintain correct levels of iron and folic acid and reduce the risk of neural tube defects in babies. However, please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy before using Livogen Captabs .

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