Folic-Z Tablet 5 mg+20 mg

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Opsonin Pharma Ltd.

Folic Acid + Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate

Indications

This is indicated as the prophylaxis and in the prevention of Zinc and Folic Acid deficiencies.

Therapeutic Class

Specific mineral & vitamin combined preparations

Pharmacology

Zinc is an essential element in human health with a wide range of roles. It works as a coenzyme for more than 200 enzymes. These enzymes are involved in nucleic acid and protein metabolism and the production of energy. Zinc is vital for growth and development. Zinc deficiency can result in growth retardation, immune dysfunction, increased incidence of infections, anorexia, weight loss, neural tube defects of the foetus, increased risk for abortion and mental lethargy.

Folic Acid is the member of B-vitamin group. Folic Acid participates in several key biological processes, including the synthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins. It is necessary for DNA replication and is involved in the regulation of gene expression. Folic Acid deficiency in pregnant women results in an increased incidence of neural tube defects, including meningomyelocele (e.g., spina bifida), anencephaly, meningocele and craniorachischisis in their neonates. Folic Acid deficiency leads to megaloblastic anemia. Other symptoms and signs of Folic Acid deficiency include weakness, fatigue, irritability, headache, difficulty concentrating, palpitations etc.

Dosage & Administration

One tablet daily or as recommended by the physician.

Interaction

Large amount of calcium decreases the absorption of Zinc. In case of Folic Acid, no drug interactions have been reported.

Contraindications

This product is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Folic Acid is contraindicated in untreated cobalamine deficiency.

Side Effects

This tablet is well tolerated. Sometimes gastrointestinal disturbance like abdominal pain, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory distress may occur.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Use in pregnancy & lactation: Recommended

Overdose Effects

Zinc Sulfate is corrosive in overdose. Symptoms are corrosion and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and stomach

Storage Conditions

Store in a dry place below 25° C. Protect from light.

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