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FOLINOW TAB

Folinow Tab
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Folinow tablet is combination of vitamins that is used to treat vitamin B deficiency. This tablet improves nerve conduction and speed, which reduces nerve pain and improves neuropathy. It aids in proper growth and functioning of the body and treats pre and post-natal weakness. The tablet is also used in diabetic and hypertensive patients as it improves heart contractability, which improves blood supply to end organs, preventing atherosclerosis. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Folinow tablet are L-methylfolate (5Mg), Methylcobalamin (1500Mcg) and Pyridoxal 5-phosphate (0.5Mg).

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

L-methyl folate and methyl cobalamin help in lowering elevated homocysteine levels linked to pregnancy complications and also plays a key role in helping the body make red blood cells, thus helps in treating anaemias.

Pyridoxal 5-phosphate 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.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Folinow tablet.

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet formulation.
  • History of Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • History of bipolar disorder
  • Caution:
  • Chronic malnutrition
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Inflammation of stomach- Atrophic gastritis
  • Low potassium levels in blood
  • Haemolytic anaemia
  • Gastric ulceration
  • Phenylketonuria
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Folinow tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. More common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Stomach upset
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive thirst

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Rash
  • Tingling
  • Visual disturbances
How to Use

How to Use

Take Folinow tablet as instructed by your doctor. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose, if you do, take the Folinow tablet as soon as remember, however if its almost time for your next dose, skip the previous dose and take it according to your normal scheduled time. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.

Folinow tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Follow all dosing instructions indicated on the label.

Overdosage

Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Folinow tab, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Restless or irritability
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Swelling of face, lips
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Folinow tablet 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 renal 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 considered safe when taken in prescribed amounts. Since limited information is available about the safety of taking Folinow 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:

Constantly consuming alcohol can negatively impact the absorption of the drug. It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Folinow tablet. Consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

Driving:

Folinow tablet does not affect your ability to drive. 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:

Excessive intake of caffeine should be avoided as it may worsen the side effects of the tablet.

Drug Interactions:

Alert your doctor if you are taking Folinow tab with any of the below medicines:

  • Anticoagulants such as Warfarin
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors used in treating depression
  • Azithromycin, ketoconazole
  • Domperidone and metoclopramide used for nausea or vomiting
  • Cholestyramine
  • Anti-depressants
  • Anti-diabetics
  • Linezolid
  • Halothane

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.

Precautions
  • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
  • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is methylcobalamin for:

It is used to prevent and treat low vitamin B12. Lack of vitamin B12 may cause anemia and damage to the nerves. It is used to treat diabetic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy.

How does methylcobalamin work:

It is an essential nutrient that helps the body make healthy red blood and nerve cells.

How should methylcobalamin be used:

Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.

Common side effects of methylcobalamin :

Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, skin rash, hot flushes

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.

What precautions should I take when taking methylcobalamin :

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs.

When do I need to seek medical help

Seek help if you have 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. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. Talk to your doctor if you have very loose stools (diarrhea), are feeling very tired or weak, have a rash.

Can I take methylcobalamin with other medicines:

Use with neomycin, aminosalicylic acid, cimetidine and cochicine will decrease absorption. Inform doctor about all other drugs you are taking including herbals.

Are there any food restrictions

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue with your normal diet.

How do I store methylcobalamin :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

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

What is the use of Folinow Tablet?

Folinow tablet is combination of vitamins that is used to treat vitamin B deficiency. This tablet improves nerve conduction and speed, which reduces nerve pain and improves neuropathy. It aids in proper growth and functioning of the body and treats pre and post-natal weakness. The tablet is also used in diabetic and hypertensive patients as it improves heart contractability, which improves blood supply to end organs, preventing atherosclerosis.

Can we take this medicine daily?

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

How many Folinow tablets can be taken in a day?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day. Do not exceed two tablets in a day.

What are the side effects of this medicine?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include headache, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, excessive thirst, drowsiness. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as rash, tingling, visual disturbances.

Does this medication make you sleepy?

Folinow tablet does not affect your ability to drive. 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.

When should I take the medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. If you have been prescribed to take one dose each day, take it in the morning. If you have been prescribed two doses each day, take one in the morning and one in the evening.

Is this medicine harmful for health?

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

Can we take this on empty stomach or should take it with food?

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

What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the Folinow tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment 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 for people with history of vitamin B12 deficiency, bipolar disorder, chronic malnutrition, alcohol dependence, atrophic gastritis, low potassium levels, gastric ulceration, haemolytic anaemia, phenylketonuria.

Can I give this medicine to a child?

Folinow is not recommended for children below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

How long does the effect of medicine last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active on the body is not clinically established.

Can I take this medicine 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 Folinow tablet, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

At what time can I take the medicine?

To get the most benefits, take the medicine preferably at the same time every day and dosing interval must be at least twelve hours between two doses.

Can I take Folinow tablet 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.

Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am using this medicine?

Constantly consuming alcohol can negatively impact the absorption of the drug. It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Folinow tablet. Consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

How to store the medicine?

Store the medicine at room temperature (15-30 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.

If I have trouble swallowing this tablet, can I mix it in water and drink?

Folinow 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. 

For how long should I take the medicine?

Take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor.

By when should I start seeing results of the medicine?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is not clinically established.

What are the alternate medicines to Folinow tablet?

L Folinine Tablet

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

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