Livogen Strip Of 15 Captabs
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Livogen captab is used to treat and prevent iron and folic acid deficiency. It contains a combination of ferrous fumarate (iron) and folic acid (vitamin B9). These are two essential nutrients that the body requires for the formation and functioning of red blood cells. Iron and folic acid play many other physiological functions and can be beneficial in people recovering from surgeries and operations. It also helps improve appetite and reduce weakness and fatigue. Livogen tab should be used under a doctor's supervision....
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|Contains||Vitamin B9 / Folic Acid / Folate(1.5 Mg),Ferrous Fumarate(152.0 Mg)|
|Uses||Iron and Folic acid deficiency|
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Ingredients and Benefits
- Livogen captab contains vitamin B9 (folic acid) and iron (ferrous fumarate).
- Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid: One of the essential vitamins which play a vital role in DNA and amino acids synthesis. It is crucial for cell division and the development of blood cells. It is essential for the development of the brain and spinal cord of the growing baby and lack of this during pregnancy can lead to birth defects....
- Iron or Ferrous Fumarate: It is a vital mineral that the body requires. It is crucial for haemoglobin (Hb) formation (present in red blood cells). Hb carries oxygen from the lungs to the entire body. It is also part of myoglobin that supplies oxygen to muscles. It plays a significant role in immunity, the formation of certain hormones and regulating body temperature....
Uses of Livogen Strip Of 15 Captabs
- Livogen Captab is used for the treatment and prevention of iron and folic acid deficiency.
- It also helps in recovery post-surgery, operation or trauma.
- It reduces weakness, fatigue and may improve appetite.
- This medicine is also used as a supplement to prevent nutritional deficiency during pregnancy, breastfeeding, after surgery or in a state of nutritional malabsorption.
Precautions and Warnings of Livogen Strip Of 15 Captabs
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have any existing medical conditions or are on other medications, supplements or following any complementary or integrative health approaches.
- You should not take Livogen Captab if you are allergic to any of the components of this medicine.
- You have any planned surgery or operation. You may be asked to stop taking this medicine at least 2-3 weeks ahead of the procedure.
- You should avoid consuming too much alcohol.
- You should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
Directions for Use of Livogen Strip Of 15 Captabs
- Take Livogen Captab as advised by your doctor.
- Preferably take it one hour before a meal.
- Avoid taking tea or coffee along with the supplement.
- You should not consume dietary supplements more than the stated, recommended daily dose.
Storage and disposal of Livogen Strip Of 15 Captabs
- Store Livogen Captab in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What food is rich in Folic acid and Iron?
A: Foods rich in Folic acid and Iron are seafood, leafy green vegetables like spinach, nuts, beans, peas, orange, resins, etc.
Q: Are there any side effects associated with Livogen Captab?
A: You may experience skin rashes, stomach discomforts, diarrhoea and vomiting if consumed in excess. Taking too much of Livogen Captab can interfere with the absorption of some other nutrients like Zinc and Vitamin B12.
Q: Does Livogen Captab interact with other medicines?
- Medicines used to treat indigestion like antacids, medicines used to treat bacterial infections like chloramphenicol and medicines used to treat bone problems like bisphosphonates should be taken with a minimum gap of two hours....
- Consult your doctor if you are taking medicines like Phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy), Methotrexate (used to treat cancer) and Sulfasalazine (used to treat ulcers).
Q: What happens in the deficiency of Folic acid?
A: One may develop anaemia, ulcers in the mouth, diarrhoea and flatulence. In severe cases, it can cause infertility.
Q: What happens if Livogen Captab is consumed in excess?
A: The overdose of Livogen Captab may lead to some serious side effects. In case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Q: Can Livogen improve haemoglobin levels?
A: Yes, it contains iron which is essential for the formation of haemoglobin. Hence, it can help in improving the haemoglobin levels in iron deficiency.
Q: What are the benefits of Livogen captabs for hairs?
A: Livogen contains folic acid. It is required for the formation of important constituents such as amino acids and nuclic acids. Lack of folic acid may lead to hair changes. Similarly, Iron may also play a role in keeping hairs healthy and deficinecy of it can lead to hair problems. However, more studies needs to be performed to support this information.
Q: Does Livogen captabs helps increase weight?
A: No, Livogen captab is a nutritional supplement to support formation of blood cells and treat iron and folic deficiency anemia. It does not help increase weight or gain muscles.
Q: Can Livogen be taken after food?
A: Livogen captab should preferably be taken one hour before a meal or 2 hours after meals, as directed by the doctor. It is advisable to take it regularly and avoid skipping dose.
Q: Can I take Livogen Captab daily?
A: You can take Livogen daily but for the recommended duration only. You should not consume dietary supplements more than the stated, recommended daily dose.
Q: Does Livogen cause black stool?
A: Black or dark stools are a common side effect that may be the harmless result of unabsorbed ferrous fumarate (iron). However, you can check with your doctor or healthcare provider to find the cause of black stools.
Q: Does Livogen cause constipation?
A: Yes, sometimes, ferrous fumarate (iron) present in Livogen may cause constipation as a side effect in a few individuals. To prevent this symptom, you can take stool softener as well, but after consulting your physician.
Q: Can Livogen captab improve haemoglobin?
A: Yes, Livogen could help the individual to improve the level of haemoglobin. It contains ferrous fumarate (iron) and folic acid (vitamin B9)as composition. They both potentiate the synthesis of haemoglobin formation in the body.
Q: Does Livogen tab contain zinc?
A: No, Livogen Captab does not contain zinc as part of its composition.
- Office of Dietary Supplements - Folate [Internet]. Ods.od.nih.gov. 2021 [cited 2 December 2021]
- Folic Acid Helps Prevent Neural Tube Defects [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2021 [cited 2 December 2021]
- Office of Dietary Supplements - Iron [Internet]. Ods.od.nih.gov. 2021 [cited 2 December 2021]
- Park, K. (2015). Nutrition and Health. Park's Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine. pp- 608-67
- Almohanna H, Ahmed A, Tsatalis J, Tosti A. The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review. 2021.
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