SALT INFORMATIONFolic Acid(5 mg)
Folic acid is a vitamin used in the treatment and prevention of anemia (low red blood cells) due to folic acid deficiency, pregnancy or as a side effect of certain drugs, kidney disorders, malabsorption syndromes, and to prevent birth defects in infants.
The common side effects are urge to vomit, bloating of stomach, excessive passage of wind, loss of appetite, worsening of vitamin B12 deficiency (when folic acid is used alone to treat anemia without investigating the cause). Consult your doctor immediately if rash, itching, or breathlessness develops.
Fluorouracil, sulphonamide, phenytoin, methotrexate, sulfasalazine, cholestyramine, and zinc may affect the efficacy of folic acid or vice versa. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Folic acid is involved in producing the genetic material called DNA, in formation of red blood cells, in reducing risk of heart problems (by reducing blood homocysteine levels) and other body functions.
Pyridoxine is used to treat dysfunction of nerves due to isoniazid (anti-tuberculosis drug), idiopathic sideroblastic anemia (abnormal blood cells produced by bone marrow) and Vitamin B6 deficiency states.
Long term administration of large doses is associated with the development of severe peripheral neuritis resulting in numbness and pain, usually in hands and feet.
Pyridoxine may interact with other drugs like isoniazid, penicillamine, oral contraceptives, and levodopa. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Pyridoxine, a vitamin B6 supplement is required for the proper function of glucose, fats, and proteins in the body. It is also required for the growth and development of the brain, nerves, skin, and many other parts of the body.
SUBSTITUTESNo substitutes found
Can I take B Long F Tab during pregnancy?
Studies in animals have shown no risk to the fetus, however there are no sufficient studies in humans. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.