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Overview

Introduction

Mecofol Tablet is used in the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency and pernicious anemia. Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient which helps the body to perform various functions such as blood formation, protein synthesis and regeneration of damaged nerve cells in the body.

Mecofol Tablet should be taken in dosage and duration as advised by the doctor. The dosage should not be exceeded without the consultation of doctor. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding mother or if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease.

Uses of Mecofol Tablet

Side effects of Mecofol Tablet

Common

    How to use Mecofol Tablet

    Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mecofol Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

    How Mecofol Tablet works

    Mecofol Tablet is a form of vitamin B12 that restores its level in the body thereby helping in treating certain anemias and nerve problems.

    Safety Advice

    Alcohol
    CAUTION
    Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Mecofol Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
    Pregnancy
    CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
    Mecofol Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
    Breastfeeding
    SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
    Mecofol Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
    Driving
    SAFE
    Mecofol Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
    Kidney
    CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
    There is limited information available on the use of Mecofol Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
    Liver
    CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
    There is limited information available on the use of Mecofol Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

    Alternate Brands

    For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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    Quick Tips

    • Mecofol Tablet helps replenish vitamin B12 level in your body.
    • This further helps in regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.
    • Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Do not stop taking the medication even if your symptoms improve. Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

    Interaction with Drugs

    Taking Mecofol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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    Patient Concerns

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    Sometimes I have a foggy brain and little pain around head 1 year before my vitamin b12 count is 200 After that doctor prescribed me to take mecobalamin then I took mecofol plus for 3 months then I test b12 it goes around 400 After this I took mecofol plus sometimes but not regularly. Also my stomach upset sometimes
    Dr. Vikas Sharma
    Neurology
    Take it regular ly
    4-5 months ago i was diagnosed with fatty liver now 2 days ago i had full body checkup kindly check the report and provide me some information regarding status of my health and body
    Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
    Pathology
    Dear PATIENT from 1mg. The reports which you have shared look normal and the liver function tests are also normal. Their is vitamin D deficiency, for which you can take calcirol sachet in milk once a week for at least 6 weeks. Their is vitamin B12 deficiency also, for this you can take tablet mecofol OD once a day for at least 2 months.
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    FAQs

    Q. Why can’t I get sufficient vitamin B12 in my diet?

    The primary dietary source of vitamin B12 is meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. Vitamin B12 is not found naturally in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. Therefore, it is usually noticed that vegetarians or vegans are deficient in vitamin B12.

    Q. What is Mecofol?

    Mecofol is vitamin B12. It is required by the body to make red blood cells and maintain a healthy nervous system. It is also important for releasing energy from food and using vitamin B11 (folic acid).

    Q. What happens if I have vitamin B12 deficiency?

    Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, and megaloblastic anemia. It may also lead to nerve problems such as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency may include problems with balance, depression, confusion, dementia, poor memory, and soreness of the mouth or tongue.
    Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
    References
    1. ScienceDirect. Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
    2. Drugs.com. Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
    3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
    Manufacturer/Marketer Address
    Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
    A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver Mecofol Tablet. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
    MRP
    55
    10 tablets in 1 strip
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