Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection

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Sanofi India Ltd

Composition for Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection

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Primarily used for

Iron deficiency anemia, Nutritional deficiencies, Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
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10 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection

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Uses of Folic Acid

Folic Acid is used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
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Side effects of Folic Acid

Common

Nausea, Abdominal distension, Decreased appetite, Flatulence.

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How to use Folic Acid

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection works

Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and is necessary for the normal production and maturation of red blood cells..
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Uses of Cyanocobalamin

Cyanocobalamin is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.
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Side effects of Cyanocobalamin

Common

Bronchospasm, Shortness of breath, Hypersensitivity reaction, Shivering, Urticaria.

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How to use Cyanocobalamin

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection works

Cyanocobalamin provides essential nutrients.

In Depth Information on Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection

Expert advice for Folic Acid

  • Do not take folic acid, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to folic acid or any of the other ingredients.
  • Talk to your doctor, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection may cause symptoms such as f
lushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection is safe to use during lactat
ion. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection is probably safe to use in p
atients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection is probably safe to use in p
atients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Unifol 15 mcg/500 mcg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Folic Acid

Q. Does folic acid contain iron?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins
Q. Can I take folic acid with iron supplement?
It does not contain iron and can be taken with iron supplement
Q. Does vitamin D have folic acid?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and it does not have Vitamin D
Q. Is folic acid good for everyone/skin/health/polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)/hair loss/anemia?
Everyone needs folic acid for good health. It is good for skin, hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and anemia. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the use of folic acid
Q. What is Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB tablet used for?
Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB are the trade names for active drug folic acid. Folvite contains only folic acid which is a component of the B group of vitamins. While Fol123/ Folvite MB, in addition to folic acid also has other forms of vitamin B. In addition folic acid is also used for prevention of folate deficiency caused by some medicines (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone used to treat epilepsy), folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid
Q. How long can I take folic acid for?
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration
Q. Does folic acid have side effects increase weight/acidity?
Folic acid may have rare side effect like acidity, while it has no known effect on weight gain
Q. Can I take folic acid with birth control?
Folic acid supplementation does not affect birth control, and can be taken if you are suffering from anemia due to folic acid deficiency However, always follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid
Q. Can I take folic acid with methotrexate/warfarin/calcium/metformin/antibiotics?
Folic acid may interact with medicines such as methotrexate/sulfonamide antibiotics (sulfasalazine, cotrimoxazole etc). It has no known effect if taken with warfarin/calcium/ metformin.
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Substitutes for Unifol

No substitutes found for this medicine
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