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Folci D3 tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Folci D3 tablet is a nutritional and dietary supplement prescribed for boosting immunity, prevent and manage nutritional deficiencies (vitamin B and D). It also can help improve appetite and speed up the recovery process post-illness, during pregnancy, and in treating anaemias of nutritional supplements, infancy or childhood, severe muscle tightness, nerve damage, diabetic polyneuropathy and peripheral neuropathies. The tablet improves nerve conduction and speed, which reduces nerve pain and improves neuropathy and regulates blood calcium levels in the body. It contains vitamins and minerals that help in strengthening immune system, improve formation of red blood cells, treats poor parathyroid function and metabolism in the body. However, the uses of the tablet mentioned here are not exhaustive, there may be other reasons or situations in which the medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

Folci D3 tablet is a combination of Alpha lipoic acid (100Mg), Folic acid (1.5Mg), Mecobalamin (1500Mcg), Pyridoxine (3Mg) and Vitamin D3 (1000 IU)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Folci D3 tablet contains essential vitamins and minerals that work together to help build a stronger immune system and maintain overall health. Alpha lipoic acid provides an antioxidant effect to protect peripheral nerves and enhances the function and conduction of neurons in diabetes. Folic acid and methyl cobalamin help in lowering elevated homocysteine levels and also plays a key role in helping the body make red blood cells, thus helps in treating anaemias. Pyridoxine (B6) aids in improvement of metabolism, burning of more calories, enhancement of immunity and supports nervous system activity. Anaemia and peripheral neuropathy may result from lack of pyridoxine. Vitamin B6 must be acquired from diet since humans cannot produce it. Vitamin D3 works by helping the body to use more of the calcium found in foods and supplements.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Folci D3 tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients or excipients used in the tablet
  • Caution:
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Pernicious anaemia
  • Immunocompromised patients
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Renal impairment
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Folci D3 tablet. When taken in the recommended dosage guidelines, it is usually well tolerated. You may experience one or more of the following side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upset
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Metallic taste

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Bronchospasm
  • Weight loss
  • Anorexia
  • Diaphoresis
  • Acute renal failure
How to Use

How to Use

Take Folci D3 tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take the tablet once daily preferably after food. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. If you notice that you have any abnormal reactions in your body after taking this tablet, contact your doctor immediately. Based on the dosage of Folci D3 tablet, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible that you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Restless or irritability
  • Impaired judgement
  • Altered sleep patterns
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Swelling of face, lips
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Folci D3 tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this tablet for renal patients, consult your doctor if you have kidney problems and stay on the safe side.

Liver:

Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this tablet for hepatic patients, consult your doctor if you have hepatic problems and stay on the safe side.

Pregnancy:

Use of this medicine in pregnancy is not considered safe in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since limited information is available about the safety of taking Folci D3 tablet, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Lactation:

This medication is passed to infants through mother’s milk. Breastfed infants should be closely monitored. Since limited information is available about the safety of taking this tablet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects such as of the medicine. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the tablet should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

There are no known food interactions with this tablet.

Drug Interactions:

All medicines interact differently for person to person. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Folci D3 tablet with aspirin, barbiturates, cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, antibiotics (chloramphenicol), anti-seizure drugs (phenytoin), cisplatin, altretamine, methotrexate.

Precautions
  • Do not use this medicine post the expiry date
  • Store at temperature between 20-30 degree Celsius
  • Keep the tablet out of reach of children
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Folic Acid for:

This medication is a vitamin, prescribed for anemia due to vitamin C deficiency. It helps the body make healthy new cells.

How does Folic Acid work:

Folic acid is a diet aid that helps the body make healthy red blood cells. It stops some types of birth defects.

How should Folic Acid be used:

Dose is based on patients condition. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Common side effects of Folic Acid :

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Folic Acid :

If you have an allergy to folic acid or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Folic Acid with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Folic Acid :

Store it at room temperature and away from direct sunlight (15-30°C).

Pregnancy Category

Category A : Adequate and well-controlled human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).

Therapeutic Classification

Vitamins


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Folci D3 tablet?

The tablet is a nutritional and dietary supplement prescribed for boosting immunity, prevent and manage nutritional deficiencies (vitamin B and D). It also can help improve appetite and speed up the recovery process post-illness, during pregnancy, and in treating anaemias of nutritional supplements, infancy or childhood, severe muscle tightness, nerve damage, diabetic polyneuropathy and peripheral neuropathies. The tablet improves nerve conduction and speed, which reduces nerve pain and improves neuropathy and regulates blood calcium levels in the body. It contains vitamins and minerals that help in strengthening immune system, improve formation of red blood cells, treats poor parathyroid function and metabolism in the body.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Folci D3 tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Common side effects include stomach upset, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, flatulence, headache, nausea, metallic taste, flushing. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects bronchospasm, weight loss, anorexia, diaphoresis, acute renal failure.

Q3. Should we take Folci D3 tablet with food or without food?

The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Folci D3 tablet?

If you ever had kidney, liver or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with hypersensitivity to ingredients in the tablet, alcohol dependence, phenylketonuria, pernicious anaemia, renal and hepatic impairment, immunocompromised patients, diabetes mellitus, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Folci D3 tablet make you sleepy?

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Folci D3 tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Folci D3 tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to difficulty in concentration, restlessness, impaired judgement, altered sleep patterns, abdominal cramps, swelling of face, lips, tongue, hands or feet.

Q7. Can I take Folci D3 tablet during pregnancy?

Use of this medicine in pregnancy is considered safe when taken in prescribed amounts. Since limited information is available about the safety of taking this tablet, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Q8. Can Folci D3 tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

Yes, you can take the medicine without doctor’s prescription but if you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Folci D3 tablet?

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects such as of the medicine. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the tablet should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Folci D3 tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Folci D3 tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Folci D3 tablet to children?

The safety and efficacy of using this tablet in children has not been established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Folci D3 tablet?

The amount of time required for the tablet to show its effect in the body is not clinically established.

Q14. How long does the effect of Folci D3 tablet last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically determined.

Q15. Can we take Folci D3 tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Folci D3 tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Folci D3 tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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