Procard

Procard

Manufacturer:

United Pharma

Distributor:

JDS
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Multivitamins and minerals.
Description
Each capsule contains pyridoxine HCl (vitamin B6) 25 mg, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) 25 mcg, folic acid 500 mcg and natural vitamin E 400 IU.
Action
Hyperhomocysteinemia increases the risk of developing cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and peripheral diseases independent of traditional risk factors eg, elevated serum cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes.
Vascular damage due to hyperhomocysteinemia includes endothelial cell injury increased platelets adhesiveness, enhanced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) deposits in the arterial wall and coagulation abnormalities.
Supplementation with folic acid alone or in combination with vitamins B6 and B12 has been shown to lower serum homocysteine levels. Folic acid acts as a co-substrate in the remethylation cycle, while vitamins B6 and B12 act as cofactor of various enzymes involved in homocysteine remethylation (methionine synthase) and transulfuration (cystamonin β-synthase and γ-cystathionase).
Vitamin E through its antioxidant effect, helps reduce LDL oxidation, which is one of the mechanism in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.
Indications/Uses
As a supplement to help fulfill requirements for vitamins B6, B12, E and folic acid. Reduced the risk of developing cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and peripheral diseases by lowering serum homocysteine level. Prevention of hyperhomocysteinemia which is a cause of the vascular damage including endothelial cell injury, increased platelet adhesiveness, enhanced LDL deposits in the arterial wall and coagulation abnormalities.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 cap daily.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to any of the components of Procard.
Side Effects
Procard is usually nontoxic if taken at the recommended dose.
Storage
Store between 25-30°C.
ATC Classification
A11BA - Multivitamins, plain ; Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Cap (soft) 20's.
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