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Folic Acid BP + Zinc USP
|NAME||STRENGTH||PACK SIZE||DOSAGE FORM|
|Lifozin||5 mg + 20 mg||10X10||Tablet|
Folic Acid is the member of B-Vitamins group. It is reduced in the body to tetrahydrofolate, which is the co-enzyme for various metabolic processes including the synthesis of purine and pyrimidine nucleotides, and hence the synthesis of DNA. It is also involved in some amino acid conversions. Deficiency of Folic Acid may cause megaloblastic anaemia, develops when the dietary intake is inadequate, as in malnutrition, from malabsorption, from increased utilization as in pregnancy of conditions such as haemolytic anaemia, and as a result of administration of folate antagonists. Zinc is essential trace element required for human nutrition and involved in a number of body enzyme system. Severe Zinc deficiency causes skin lesion, alopecia, diarrhoea, increased susceptibility of infections, cognitive impairment etc.
Each film-coated tablet contains Folic Acid BP 5 mg and Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate USP equivalent to elemental Zinc 20 mg
Indications And Uses
Lifozin is indicated as the prophylaxis and in the prevention of Zinc and Folic Acid deficiencies.
Dosage And Administration
One tablet daily or as directed by the physician.
This tablet is well tolerated. Sometimes gastrointestinal disturbances like abdominal pain, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory distress may occur.
Use In Pregnancy Lactation
Large amount of Calcium decreases the absorption of Zinc. In case of Folic Acid, no drug interactions have been reported.
Zinc Sulfate is corrosive in overdose. Symptoms are corrosion and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and stomach.
Store in a cool & dry place, protected from light & moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
Zinc is contraindicated in patients having hypersensitivity to Zinc. Folic Acid is contraindicated in untreated cobalamine deficiency.
Each commercial box contains 10×10 tablets in blister pack.