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Mecobest Plus Capsule

Manufactured byLUPIN LTD
ContainsAlpha lipoic acid (100 mg) + Folic Acid (1.5 mg) + Methylcobalamin (1500 mcg) + Pyridoxine (3 mg)
Description

Mecobest Plus Capsule is a combination medicine used for the treatment of the diabetic neuropathy, a complication of diabetes that results in damage to the nerves. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mecobest Plus Capsule

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Chest pain and discomfort
  • Clumsiness
  • Numbness of hands or feet
  • Unsteady walk
  • Sleepiness
  • Fever
  • Weakness and general discomfort
  • Itching or rash
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Stomach discomfort and pain
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Mecobest Plus Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diabetic Neuropathy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Leber's Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have Leber's Disease, a rare genetic disorder due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Alpha lipoic acid, Folic Acid, Methylcobalamin, Pyridoxine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in Elderly

Few elderly patients may have a reduced capacity to absorb this medicine through the intestine. Appropriate dose adjustments and frequent clinical monitoring are necessary for such patients.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Gastrointestinal surgery

Patients who have had recent gastrointestinal surgery may have reduced absorption of this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Use of antacids

Coadministration of antacids and this medicine may reduce the absorption of this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
Interaction with Medicine

Capecitabine

Chloramphenicol

Antidiabetic drugs

Levodopa

Phenobarbital

Fluorouracil

Phenytoin

Altretamine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Alpha lipoic acid slows down cellular damage and helps to restore levels of essential vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin C. Folic acid is essential for the production of certain vital components that are necessary for the maintenance of normal body functions. Methylcobalamin works by facilitating the enzymes responsible for the production of vital components and energy inside a cell. Pyridoxine is essential for maintaining various important functions in the body including but not limited to glucose and amino acid metabolism, production of RBCs, proper functioning of the nervous system, etc.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Nutraceutical products

Schedule

Schedule H

Lipoic Acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 18 October 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00166

DailyMed - Folic acid tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 30 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=e2caab63-1e0d-44e8-b9a8-bdfb59ce1288

B12 V. Vitamin B12: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 9 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002403.htm

Pyridoxine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 16 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00165
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Information on this page was last updated on 14 May 2019

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