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Folygel DHA capsule
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Folygel DHA capsule is a nutritional supplement used to treat conditions caused by deficiency of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the body. It replenishes the nutrient reserves of the body which aid within the proper functioning of the cells, tissues, heart, gut, nervous system, blood formation. It improves blood circulation and oxygen saturation and supply sufficient amount of nutrients to the organs and tissues. The presence of natural antioxidants in the capsule combats stress, fatigue, weakness and exhaustion, retards degenerative processes of ageing and improve body’s resistance to infections. This medicine plays a vital role in reducing heart and circulatory disease risks. However, the uses of the capsule mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

Folygel DHA capsule is a combination of Docosahexaenoic acid 200 MG, Folic acid 5 MG and Vitamin B12 1 MCG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Folygel DHA capsule contains essential minerals and vitamins that work together to help build a stronger immune system and also maintain heart health. This formulation has antioxidant properties that help in maintaining healthy body and also help the physical body respond better against invading infections by neutralizing the damage caused by harmful chemicals called free radicals. 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. Docosahexaenoic acid inhibit platelet aggregation and oxidation of LDL, decreases cholesterol and triglyceride levels and decreases the synthesis of inflammatory markers such as prostaglandins and plays a vital role in reducing heart and circulatory disease risks.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Folygel DHA capsule:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the capsule
  • Caution:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Paralysis of intestine
  • Appendicitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Renal and hepatic impairment
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Folygel DHA capsule is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Burping
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Flushing
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Swelling of face, lips
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Fishy body odour
How to Use

How to Use

Take Folygel DHA capsule 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.
This capsule can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with 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.

Overdosage

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

  • Restless or irritability
  • Headache
  • High blood sugar
  • Heart stroke
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe stomach pain
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Folygel DHA capsule only 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 medicine for renal patients, consult your doctor if you have hepatic problems and stay on the safe side.

Liver:

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

Pregnancy:

Use of this capsule is not advised unless the clinical condition of the patient requires treatment. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine is passed to infants through mother’s milk. Infants should be closely monitored. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this capsule, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this capsule is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

This capsule does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, 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 capsule.

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 Folygel DHA capsule with anticoagulants such as warfarin, cholesterol lowering drugs, NSAIDs: Aspirin, Clopidogrel, tetracyclines, carbamazepine, cyclosporine, clopidogrel, antacids containing aluminium salts, nelfinavir.

Precautions
  • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius)
  • Keep the capsule 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 Folygel DHA capsule?

It is a nutritional supplement used to treat conditions caused by deficiency of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the body. It replenishes the nutrient reserves of the body which aid within the proper functioning of the cells, tissues, heart, gut, nervous system, blood formation. It improves blood circulation and oxygen saturation and supply sufficient amount of nutrients to the organs and tissues. The presence of natural antioxidants in the capsule combats stress, fatigue, weakness and exhaustion, retards degenerative processes of ageing and improve body’s resistance to infections. This medicine plays a vital role in reducing heart and circulatory disease risks.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Folygel DHA capsule?

The capsule is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include burping, headache, skin rashes, flushing, diarrhea, constipation, gastrointestinal discomfort, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, flushing, insomnia. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as swelling of face, lips, metallic taste in mouth, taste disturbances, fishy body odour.

Q3. Should we take Folygel DHA capsule with food or without food?

The capsule 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 Folygel DHA capsule?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe 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. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the capsule. Caution is advised among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, paralysis of intestines, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, blood clotting disorders, renal and hepatic impairment, children, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Folygel DHA capsule make you sleepy?

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

Q6. Is Folygel DHA capsule harmful? What does an overdose of Folygel DHA capsule lead to?

No. This capsule is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to restless or irritability, headache, high blood sugar, heart stroke, diarrhea, severe stomach pain.

Q7. Can I take Folygel DHA capsule during pregnancy?

Use of this capsule is not advised unless the clinical condition of the patient requires treatment. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q8. Can Folygel DHA capsule 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 capsule, promptly seek medical attention.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am taking Folygel DHA capsule?

Interaction of alcohol with this capsule is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Folygel DHA capsule?

Store the medicine at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius). Keep the capsule 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 Folygel DHA capsule, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This capsule 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 Folygel DHA capsule to children?

If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used in children.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Folygel DHA capsule?

The duration of time for which this medicine to show its effect in the body is not clinically determined.

Q14. How long does the effect of Folygel DHA capsule last?

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

Q15. Can we take Folygel DHA capsule daily? If yes, how many capsules can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Most recommended dose is one capsule a day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Folygel DHA capsule?

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 Folygel DHA capsule?

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.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

KINESIS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD

no.87 & 96, mohammed hussain st, kolathur, chennai, tamil nadu

Packed By

KINESIS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD

no.87 & 96, mohammed hussain st, kolathur, chennai, tamil nadu

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