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Vitcofol Suspension

Manufactured byFDC PVT LTD
ContainsFerrous Fumarate (100 mg/5 ml) + Folic Acid (0.5 mg/5 ml) + Cyanocobalamin (0.005 mg/5 ml)
Description

Vitcofol Suspension is a combination supplement which may be used for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency anemia, megaloblastic anemia, pernicious anemia, folic acid deficiencies, etc.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Vitcofol Suspension

  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dark stools
  • Darker Urine
  • heart burn
  • Fever
  • Itching or rash
  • Headache
  • Weakness and general discomfort
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Stomach discomfort and pain

Uses of Vitcofol Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Vitamin B12 dificiency
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Folic acid deficiency
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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 supplement to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this supplement 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 supplement may increase the risk of severe side effects. 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 supplement together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Allergy

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to iron and ferrous fumarate, cyanocobalamin, folic acid or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Leber's Disease

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Leber's disease, a rare genetic disorder, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Hemolytic anemia

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with hemolytic anemia (a condition of an abnormal breakdown of red blood cells) unless an iron-deficient state is also present.

Hemochromatosis

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with hemochromatosis (a condition of excess iron in the body) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Hemosiderosis

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with hemosiderosis (a condition of excess iron in the body) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

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

Kidney disease

This supplement should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Achlorhydria

This supplement may have to be used in higher dosages in patients with achlorhydria, a state of decreased gastric secretions of the stomach to achieve the desired effect. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal diseases

This supplement should be used with caution in patients with gastrointestinal irritation or conditions such as peptic ulcer disease, enteritis, ulcerative colitis, etc. due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Use of antacids

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

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this supplement for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other supplement/medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be administered/taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra supplements to make up for the missed dose.

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 supplement may increase the risk of severe side effects. 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 supplement together.
Interaction with Medicine

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Arsenic trioxide

Nalidixic acid

Phenobarbital

Esomeprazole

Disease interactions

Kidney Disease

This supplement should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases or active kidney diseases. Appropriate dose adjustments, close monitoring of renal function, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Undiagnosed anemia

Use of this supplement to treat existing anemia should begin only after the cause is established. It should never be used for the treatment of an undiagnosed form of anemia. It may lead to a faulty diagnosis and an increase in certain complications associated with the disease.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this supplement with or without food. Do not consume/administer 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 supplement without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This combination of supplements essential for the production of certain vital components that are necessary for the maintenance of normal body functions.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Iron supplements, Vitamins

Schedule

OTC

Ferrous fumarate - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 16 November 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB14491

Vitamin B12 - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 16 November 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00115

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
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Information on this page was last updated on 15 Nov 2019

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