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About IRON+FOLIC ACID+CYANOCOBALAMIN

CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON belongs to a class of 'nutritional supplements,' primarily used to treat iron deficiency anaemia and nutritional deficiencies. Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells due to low iron levels. Nutritional deficiency occurs when the body is unable to absorb or get enough nutrients from food.

CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON contains Iron, Folic acid, and Cyanocobalamin. Iron is an essential mineral that aids in producing red blood cells and the transportation of oxygen to body tissues. Folic acid helps in forming red blood cells and prevents and treats folate deficiency (low blood levels of folate). Cyanocobalamin is a form of vitamin B12 that helps properly function the brain and nerves and produces red blood cells.

Do not take CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON if you're allergic to any ingredient in it. In some cases, CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON may cause side effects like nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, and stomach upset. These side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

Brief your medical history to the doctor if you have any heart/kidney/liver diseases, iron overload disorders like hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, and intestinal problems (ulcer, colitis) before starting CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON. It is essential to seek medical advice before starting to CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Drinking alcohol may affect iron absorption; therefore, it is advised to avoid/limit alcohol consumption. CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON should be given to children only when advised by the doctor.

Uses of IRON+FOLIC ACID+CYANOCOBALAMIN

Nutritional deficiencies and Iron deficiency anaemia.

Medicinal Benefits

CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON contains Iron, Folic acid, and Cyanocobalamin. Iron is an essential body mineral required by red blood cells to carry oxygen to other body cells and tissues. By combining with a protein in the blood called haemoglobin, Iron helps carry adequate oxygen to various body parts. Folic acid helps in forming red blood cells. It prevents and treats anaemia and folate deficiency. Cyanocobalamin helps in the proper functioning of the brain and nerves and the production of red blood cells. Thereby, CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON treats nutritional deficiencies and anaemia.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it. Oral Suspension/syrup: Shake the bottle well before each use. Take the recommended dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of IRON+FOLIC ACID+CYANOCOBALAMIN

  • Bloating
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Dry Mouth
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation  
  • Black stool

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON if you are allergic to CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON, iron, folic acid, or any of the ingredients of CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON. Tell your doctor about all the medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs advised by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy. Also, if giving CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON to a child, a child specialist's dose will be decided as an overdose of CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON in children can lead to deadly poisoning. If you have got any part of the stomach removed, please inform your doctor before taking CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON is known to interact with medicines used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (penicillamine, sulfasalazine), blood cholesterol (cholestyramine), Parkinson's disease (levodopa, carbidopa), thyroid disease (thyroxine), bone disease (bisphosphonates), certain cancers (aminopterin, methotrexate), malaria (pyrimethamine), Wilson's disease (trientine), antibiotics (cotrimoxazole, chloramphenicol, tetracyclines).

Drug-Food Interactions: CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON should not be taken along with alcohol, dairy products, and eggs as it might affect CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON absorption in the body.

Drug-Disease Interactions: CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON is known to interact if you have or have ever had a stomach ulcer, vitamin B12 deficiency, any blood disorder, repeated blood transfusions, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), anaemia, or folate tumour.
 

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • PENICILLAMINE
  • CHOLESTYRAMINE
  • CHLORAMPHENICOL
  • METHOTREXATE
  • PYRIMETHAMINE
  • THYROXINE
  • AMINOPTERIN
  • TETRACYCLINE
  • CARBIDOPA
  • LEVODOPA
  • SULFASALAZINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Drinking alcohol may affect iron absorption; therefore, it is advised to consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON is safe if advised by a doctor but always take it in the dose and duration suggested by a doctor. CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Iron in CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON can pass into breast milk when used by a breastfeeding mother. Please consult your doctor before taking CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON if you are a nursing mother.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      not applicable

      CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON usually does not interfere with your driving ability.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before recommending CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      It is advised to seek a doctor's advice before starting CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON if you have kidney disease. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before recommending CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON should be used in children only when recommended by a doctor. The doctor will advise the dosage of CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON based on the child's age and weight.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Include red meat, pork, poultry, and seafood in your diet.
    • Iron sources like kidney beans, black beans, spinach, raisins, apricots, and lentils will help improve your iron deficiency when taken along with CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON.
    • Also, include iron-fortified cereals, bread, and pasta timely in your regular food intake.
    • Vitamin C foods like orange juice, broccoli, strawberries, melons, and bell peppers enhance iron absorption into the body.
    • You can also try iron gummies if you have sweet cravings.
    • Recent trends, like using cast iron utensils for cooking, can also improve your iron levels.

    Special Advise

     

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Nutritional deficiency: A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body does not absorb or get enough nutrients from food. This condition occurs when a person's nutrient intake is lesser than the body's recommended requirement. It can lead to various health problems like a weak immune system, skin problems, digestion problems, defective bone growth, and neurological diseases.

    Iron deficiency anaemia: Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition caused due to low iron levels, in which the body does not have enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to various body tissues. If the body has too little iron, it cannot make enough haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the main protein in the red blood cells, responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Symptoms of anaemia include fatigue, shortness of breath, light-headedness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, brittle nails, and pale skin.

    FAQs

    Can I take CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON after eating eggs?

    Some foods like whole-grain slices of bread, cereal, eggs, dairy products, coffee, and tea may make CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON not work well. Thus it is advised to avoid these foods.

    Why does Folate and vitamin B12 deficiency occur?

    Folate and vitamin B12 deficiencies usually happen when a person does not take proper diet and vitamin B12 deficiency happen in the elderly, due to poor absorption. Folate is present in more concentration in leafy green vegetables, legumes and some fruits, so consume such products.

    What is the role of iron in the body?

    Iron is an important mineral in the body required by red blood cells to carry oxygen to other body cells and tissues. By combining with a protein called hemoglobin, it helps in attracting oxygen in the lungs. Factors including pregnancy, blood loss, or low iron in the diet can reduce the iron supply leading to anemia.

    Can CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON be given to a child without asking with the doctor?

    Children below 12 years of age, should only use this medicine after consulting with a doctor as the doctor will suggest CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON after checking the child's age or weight of a child.

    Does CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON cause constipation?

    CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON may cause constipation, however, not everyone experiences it. Eating more high fiber foods like vegetables, fresh fruit, and cereals, and drinking plenty of water can help in relieving symptoms.

    Is there certain foods that needs to be avoided while taking CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON?

    Some foods can affect the absorption of CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON that includes tea, coffee, milk dairy products, eggs, and soybean products, so avoid taking these foods within or after 2 hours of taking this medicine.

    How does CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON work?

    CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON is a nutritional supplement that consists of Elemental Iron, Folic acid, and Cyanocobalamin. It works by boosting the body's production of red blood cells (RBC). It also helps normalise the low vitamin levels in the body, thus treating nutritional deficiencies and iron deficiency anaemia.

    Is it safe to take CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON if I am planning to conceive?

    Additional folic acid requirements are required in the pregnancy. CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON is recommended in pregnant women who want to conceive as folate utilization increases during pregnancy. It is generally given at least four weeks before pregnancy and is continued up to 3 months of pregnancy.

    Can I take CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON along with tea or milk?

    It is recommended not to take CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON along with tea, coffee, or milk, and even eggs as the boy might absorb less iron supplements if you take them together, which may reduce the effectiveness of CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON.

    What is the best time to take CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON?

    CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON is best absorbed if taken on an empty stomach. But in some patients, it causes an upset stomach if taken empty stomach. So, please take it as suggested by your doctor if you have an upset stomach problem.

    Why is it necessary to take CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON when you are pregnant?

    If you are pregnant, it is necessary to maintain the right level of folic acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defects as this is from baby's central nervous system develops. So, to avoid any defect, it is necessary to take it for the first three months as the neural tube is formed completely by this time.

    What is the daily recommended dose of CYANOCOBALAMIN+FOLIC ACID+IRON for pregnant women?

    Daily oral iron and folic acid supplementation with 30-60 mg of elemental iron and 400 µg (0.4 mg) folic acid is recommended for pregnant women to prevent puerperal sepsis, maternal anaemia, low birth weight, and preterm birth. Consult your doctor for further advice.

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