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Fopymin tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Fopymin tablet is a nutritional supplement used in various conditions such as anaemia (blood disorder caused due to vitamin B12 deficiency), nutritional deficiencies and used as supplementation during pregnancy. It improves nerve conduction and speed, which reduces nerve pain and improves neuropathy, regulates blood calcium levels in the body and ensures proper growth and functioning of the body. It also helps in reducing tiredness, fatigue and protects cells from oxidative stress. 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

The active ingredients of Fopymin tablet are Folic acid 5 MG, Mecobalamin 1500 MCG and Pyridoxine 20 MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

This tablet works by replenishing the nutrient stores in the body. Folic acid 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. Methyl cobalamin strengthens our nervous system and plays a key part in DNA synthesis and maturation. Pyridoxine 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 taking Fopymin tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any ingredients in the tablet
  • Leber’s disease, a hereditary eye disorder
  • Caution:
  • Undiagnosed anaemia
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Damaged gastrointestinal tract
  • Aplastic or normocytic anaemia
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Renal and hepatic impairment
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Fopymin tablet 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:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Stomach discomfort and pain
How to Use

How to Use

Take Fopymin 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.
The tablet can be taken with or without 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 even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

Overdosage

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

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

Warnings and Precautions

Take Fopymin 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 renal problems and stay on the safe side.

Liver:

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.

Pregnancy:

Use of this medicine in pregnancy is considered safe unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend that you consult your doctor before consuming.

Lactation:

This medicine is not considered safe to use in nursing mothers unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on infants is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet 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 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:

Unless your doctor instructs otherwise there are no specific dietary requirements while taking 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 Fopymin tablet with antidiabetic drugs, capecitabine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, fluorouracil, chloramphenicol, altretamine, methotrexate.

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 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 Fopymin tablet?

It is a nutritional supplement used in various conditions such as anaemia (blood disorder caused due to vitamin B12 deficiency), nutritional deficiencies and used as supplementation during pregnancy. It improves nerve conduction and speed, which reduces nerve pain and improves neuropathy, regulates blood calcium levels in the body and ensures proper growth and functioning of the body. It also helps in reducing tiredness, fatigue and protects cells from oxidative stress.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Fopymin tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal symptoms, diarrhoea, skin rash, flatulence, restlessness, fatigue, fever, stomach discomfort and pain.

Q3. Should we take Fopymin tablet with food or without food?

This 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 Fopymin tablet?

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 ingredients in the tablet, Leber’s disease, a hereditary eye disorder. Caution is advised among patients with undiagnosed anaemia, aplastic or normocytic anaemia, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disorders, phenylketonuria, renal and hepatic impairment, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Fopymin tablet make you sleepy?

This tablet 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 Fopymin tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Fopymin tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Since the tablet will be given by doctor or nurse, therefore it is less likely that you will receive overdose of the medicine. Over dose of the medicine may lead to difficulty concentrating, restless or irritability, abdominal cramps, swelling of face, lips, nerve damage.

Q7. Can I take Fopymin tablet during pregnancy?

Use of this medicine in pregnancy is considered safe unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend that you consult your doctor before consuming.

Q8. Can Fopymin 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 Fopymin tablet?

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet 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 Fopymin 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 Fopymin 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 Fopymin tablet to children?

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

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

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

Q14. How long does the effect of Fopymin tablet last?

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

Q15. Can we take Fopymin 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 once a day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Fopymin 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 Fopymin 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.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

AKESISS PHARMA PVT LTD

rizwan estate,pathadipalam,edappally p.o kochi,kerala - 682024

Packed By

AKESISS PHARMA PVT LTD

rizwan estate,pathadipalam,edappally p.o kochi,kerala - 682024

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