Folamil Genio

Folamil Genio

Manufacturer:

Dexa Medica
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Multivitamins and minerals.
Description
Each softcap contains folic acid 1 mg, β-carotene 10,000 IU, vitamin B1 3 mg, vitamin B2 3.4 mg, nicotinamide 20 mg, vitamin B6 2 mg, calcium D-pantothenate 7.5 mg, calcium carbonate 100 mg, vitamin B12 4 mcg, vitamin D3 400 IU, vitamin K1 50 mcg, biotin 30 mcg, copper gluconate 0.1 mg, iron polymaltose complex (IPC) 30 mg, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from algae 40 mg, arachidonic acid (ARA) 8 mg.
Action
Folamil Genio is a supplement containing DHA, multivitamins and minerals which are needed by pregnant and lactating women. In pregnant woman, DHA and ARA have important roles for the development of the nervous system of the fetus and to boost the growth of fetus's brain. As a food supplement for pregnant and lactating women, it helps fulfill the requirements of vitamin and mineral for the baby. Addition of multivitamins and minerals are needed because of increased requirements, insufficiency of vitamin and mineral intake or the failure of food absorption.
Folic acid lowers the risk of neural tube defects. Folate coenzymes play a vital role in DNA metabolism.
Beta carotene may have antioxidant activity.
Vitamin B1 plays an essential role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, a major source of energy in our cells. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is important for energy production and tissue repair. Riboflavin may also work in conjunction with iron for iron-deficiency anemia.
Nicotinamide, via its major metabolite NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), is involved in the production of energy, the synthesis of fatty acids, cholesterol and steroids and in signal transduction. It may also have antioxidant activity.
Vitamin B6 is required by the body to turn iron into hemoglobin, and to produce red blood cells.
Calcium is useful in maintaining strong, healthy bones. It is involved in blood clotting and the transmission of nerve impulses. It also aids in the absorption of many nutrients, especially vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 is required for nucleoprotein and myelin synthesis, cell reproduction and the maintenance of erythropoiesis; it also plays a role in blood formation and is needed to form red blood cells in the marrow.
Vitamin D3 is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body. It can be beneficial to neonates, helping osteogenesis. Vitamin K1 has hemostatic activity and may have antiosteoporotic and antioxidant activities.
Biotin is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It may have antioxidant activity.
Copper may have antioxidant activity. It helps our body absorb and use iron to synthesize hemoglobin. It plays a role in maintaining the integrity of myelin.
Iron Polymaltose Complex (IPC) is used as a source of iron for iron deficiency anemia.
Docosahexaenoic acid is the predominant essential fatty acid in the human brain, which is vital for the development of the fetus's and infant's brain.
Arachidonic acid (ARA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is present in the phospholipids (especially phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylinositides) of the body's cell membranes, and is highly enriched in the brain.
Indications/Uses
Supplement of multivitamins and minerals during pregnancy and lactation and contains DHA for brain's nutrition.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 softcap daily after meals.
Overdosage
There are no reports of overdosage.
Contraindications
Patients hypersensitive to any component of Folamil Genio.
Special Precautions
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid using Folamil Genio in a dose greater than the suggested dose.
Vitamin D should not be used in those with hypercalcemia and vitamin D toxicity. Supplementary copper should not be used in patients with Wilson's disease (hepatolenticular degeneration), a disease of abnormal copper accumulation, whilst patients with chronic liver and renal failure should exercise extreme caution in the use of copper supplements.
Supplementary calcium should not be used in patients with hypercalcemia (conditions causing hypercalcemia include sarcoidosis, hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D and cancer).
Supplementary iron should not be used in patients with iron overload, chronic polyarthritis, bronchial asthma, infectious renal complaints in acute phase, uncontrolled hyperparathyroidism, decompensated hepatic cirrhosis, infectious hepatitis and during the 1st trimester of pregnancy.
Beta-carotene should be used with caution in patients with impaired renal or liver function because safe use of Folamil Genio in the presence of these conditions has not been established.
Riboflavin absorption is increased in hypothyroidism and decreased in hyperthyroidism.
Vitamin B12 should not be used in those with Leber's optic atrophy [a congenital disorder associated with chronic cyanide intoxication (eg, from tobacco smoke)]. Decreased levels of vitamin B12 have been associated with reduced ability to detoxify the cyanide in exposed individuals and vitamin B12 may increase the risk of irreversible neurological damage from optic atrophy in those affected with the disorder.
Adverse Reactions
Serious adverse reactions when using Folamil Genio at commonly recommended dosage have not yet been found.
Drug Interactions
Chronic use of loop diuretics may result in thiamine deficiency. Substances in food (eg, sulfite, caffeine) may inactivate thiamine. Although the clinical importance is unknown, thiamine reportedly may enhance the effect of neuromuscular-blocking agents.
Probenecid may inhibit the absorption and renal tubular secretion of riboflavin. Use of oral contraceptives may result in decreased serum levels of riboflavin.
Women, who are taking folic acid supplements, especially if they are current or former users of oral contraceptives, are at risk for lower plasma zinc concentrations.
The use of oral contraceptives may increase vitamin B6 requirements. Chronic and excessive use of alcoholic beverages can result in vitamin B6 deficiency.
Metformin may decrease the absorption of vitamin B12. This possible effect may be reversed with oral calcium supplementation. Folic acid may work synergistically with vitamin B12 in lowering homocysteine levels.
Supplementary vitamin D should be used cautiously in those on digoxin or any cardiac glycoside. Hypercalcemia in those on digoxin may precipitate cardiac arrhythmias.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics may sterilize the bowel and decrease the vitamin K1 contribution to the body by the intestinal microflora. Cephalosporins containing side chains of N-methylthiotetrazole or methylthiadozole can cause vitamin K deficiency and hypoprothrombinemia.
Vitamin K1 can antagonize the effect of warfarin; therefore, the use of warfarin should be avoided, unless specifically prescribed by the physician.
Antibiotics may decrease biotin contribution to the body made by the microflora of the large intestine.
No interactions between DHA and aspirin, other NSAIDs or herbs eg, Allium sativum (garlic) have been reported. If such interactions were to occur, it might be manifested by nosebleeds and increased susceptibility to bruising.
Storage
Store at 15°-25°C in a dry place. Protect from light.
ATC Classification
A11JB - Vitamins with minerals ; Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Softcap 30's.
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