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VITAMIN B12/FOLIC ACID/VITAMIN B6 - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

VITAMIN B12/FOLIC ACID/VITAMIN B6 - ORAL

(vitamin B12/FOH-lick acid/vitamin B6)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Folgard, Folgard RX 2.2, Foltx, Homocysteine Formula

Uses

This combination vitamin product is used to prevent or treat deficiencies in vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth usually once daily with or without food; or as directed by your doctor. If stomach upset occurs, it may help to take this product with food.

Side Effects

Nausea, stomach upset, or unpleasant taste may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: tingling or numbness of the hands or feet, mental/mood changes, unusual weakness. An allergic reaction to this vitamin product is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: certain blood disorders (e.g., megaloblastic anemia, pernicious anemia), any allergies. This vitamin may be taken as prescribed by your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

This drug is not recommended for use with: altretamine, cisplatin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: other vitamin products, pyrimethamine, hydantoins (e.g., phenytoin), levodopa. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include: stomach pain, vomiting.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.