Revicon Forte

Revicon Forte

Manufacturer:

UNILAB, Inc

Distributor:

UNILAB, Inc
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Multivitamins, minerals, amino acids.
Description
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Action
This product provides essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids for general good health, to help promote physical vigor and help improve stamina during physical activity. It contains B-complex vitamins (Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, niacinamide, and calcium pantothenate) to help optimize conversion of food into energy for numerous physiologic processes such as respiration, digestion, blood circulation and immune response and iron, a cofactor of enzymes such as cytochromes which are heme-containing compounds involved in energy production.
It combines the synergistic actions of calcium and magnesium to promote healthy bones. Potassium, coupled with magnesium, and calcium also help regulate muscle contraction and nerve impulses.
It has the essential amino acids methionine and lysine which are vital in muscle tissue building; inositol, a vitamin-like substance; and debittered brewer's yeast which is a delivery form of the B vitamins and other nutrients.
Indications/Uses
As a nutritional supplement, for adults 19 years old and above, to provide the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids for general good health, to help promote physical vigor and help improve stamina during physical activity.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Orally, one tablet once a day.
Or, as directed by a doctor.
Missed Dose: If the patient missed a dose for the day, just give the next dose and the subsequent doses at the usual recommended schedule, i.e, once a day.
Do not double the dose unless recommended by a doctor.
Overdosage
Signs and symptoms of overdosage: Vitamin A: Chronic daily vitamin A intakes in excess of 10,000 IU or weekly intakes in excess of 25,000 IU have resulted in hypervitaminosis A. Early signs of hypervitaminosis A include fatigue, lethargy (lack of energy), irritability, malaise/depression, loss of appetite, abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea and vomiting, mild fever, and excessive sweating. Treatment of hypervitaminosis A consists of discontinuance of vitamin A and supportive therapy as indicated.
High doses of vitamin A can also cause blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, headache insomnia, irritability, lack of muscle coordination, osteoporosis, osteosclerosis, and seizures.
Iron: Acute iron overdosage (e.g., intake of 1,500 mg elemental iron for a 50 kg adult) can be divided into four stages: Stage I: Occurs up to six hours after ingestion, the principal symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms include hypotension, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) and central nervous system depression ranging from lethargy (sleepiness) to coma (state of unconscious­ness).
Stage II: May occur 6 to 24 hours after ingestion and is characterized by a temporary remission or signs of overdosage are decreased.
Stage III: GI symptoms recur accompanied by shock, metabolic acidosis (increased acid in the blood), coma, hepatic necrosis (death of liver tissue), jaundice (yellowish color of the skin, eyes and other tissues), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), kidney failure, and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs).
Stage IV: Occurs several weeks after ingestion and is characterized by GI obstruction (blockage) and liver damage.
What to do if the patient has taken more than the recommended dosage: If the patient has taken more than the recommended dosage, consult a doctor or contact a poison control center immediately. 
Contraindications
If the patient is allergic to any ingredient in the product.
Vitamin A is contraindicated in patients who have hypervitaminosis A.
Doses of vitamin A above 2,500 IU are contraindicated in pregnancy.
Iron supplement should be avoided in conditions associated with iron overload (e.g., hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, thalassemia).
Brewer's yeast is contraindicated in those taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors.
Special Precautions
Iron supplement should be used with extreme caution in those with chronic liver failure, alcoholic cirrhosis, chronic alcoholism, and pancreatic insufficiency.
Iron should be used cautiously in those with a history of gastritis, peptic ulcer, and GI bleeding.
Individuals with an active or suspected infection should generally avoid iron supplements.
A moderate increase in iron stores has been associated with an increased risk of ischemic heart disease and cancer.
Consult the Doctor: If any undesirable effect occurs.
If the patient is breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using this product. Vitamin A is excreted in human breast milk; doses above 5,000 IU are contraindicated in breastfeeding.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
If the patient is breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using this product. Vitamin A is excreted in human breast milk; doses above 5,000 IU are contraindicated in breastfeeding.
Adverse Reactions
The amount of nutrients in this product is relatively nontoxic and is usually well tolerated. However, undesirable effects may occur, particularly when the nutrients are used at high doses (e.g., concomitant use of other multivitamin-mineral supplements), see also Signs and Symptoms of Overdosage under Overdosage.
Vitamin A: Dermatitis and photosensitivity reactions.
Vitamin B2: Riboflavin supplements impart a yellow-orange discoloration to urine. This color has no pathological implication.
Iron: Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects such as epigastric pain/discomfort, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation are usually seen with doses of 60 mg or more elemental iron per day; constipation may lead to fecal impaction, particularly in the elderly; anorexia, black/dark stools, bloating, GI irritation, heartburn, metallic taste, vomiting may also occur, as well as exacerbation of diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Long-term administration of large amounts of iron may cause hemosiderosis clinically resembling hemochromatosis, which is a genetic condition characterized by excessive iron absorption, excess tissue iron stores, and potential tissue injury.
Brewer's Yeast: Occasional allergic reactions; stomach discomfort and flatulence; migraine headaches have been reported in sensitive individuals.
Drug Interactions
Interactions may exist, particularly when high doses of the nutrients are used with the following medications: Vitamin A: Anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin): Increased risk of bleeding.
Retinoids (e.g., etretinate, isotretinoin, tretinoin): Avoid concomitant use of retinoids and preparations containing vitamin A or its derivatives because of the potential for additive undesirable effects.
Minocycline: Increased risk of pseudomotor cerebri.
Niacinamide: Carbamazepine: May decrease carbamazepine clearance.
Iron: Cefdinir; bisphosphonates; carbidopa/levodopa; entacapone; fluoroquinolones; levodopa; levothyroxine; methyldopa; mycophenolate mofetil; penicillamine; and tetracyclines: Iron may reduce the absorption of these drugs.
Brewer's Yeast: MAO inhibitors (including phenelzine, tranylcypromine sulfate and pargyline hydrochloride): May cause hypertension.
Tell the doctor about other medicines the patient is taking including supplements and herbal products.
Storage
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
Protect from light.
MIMS Class
Vitamins &/or Minerals
ATC Classification
A11AA03 - multivitamins and other minerals, incl. combinations ; Belongs to the class of multivitamins with minerals. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Tab (yellow-orange, elliptical sugar coated) 30's, 100's.
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