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Carbomet (Carbonyl Iron, Folic acid, Zinc, Vitamin B-Complex & Vitamin-C)

COMPOSITION:

Each Carbomet capsule contains -
Elemental Iron (as Carbonyl Iron) INN 50 mg, Zinc sulfate monohydrate USP 61.8 mg, Folic acid (vitamin-B9) USP 500 mcg, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin-B1) USP 2 mg, Riboflavin (vitamin -B2) USP 2 mg, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin-B6) USP 1 mg, Nicotinamide (vitamin-B3) USP 10 mg & Ascorbic acid (vitamin-C) USP 50 mg.

INDICATION:

Carbomet is indicated for

  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating mothers
  • Women with heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Women with plan to conceive
  • Women of child bearing age (15-45 years)
  • Geriatric patients
  • Generalized weakness due to vitamins and minerals deficiency
  • Hospitalized patients
  • Diabetic patients to meet nutritional requirements

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:

Adults   : One capsule daily before meal. In more severe case, 2 capsules a day may be required or as directed by the physician.

Children : Not recommended.

CONTRAINDICATION:

This product is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Iron therapy is contraindicated in the presence of hemolytic anaemia.

PRECAUTION:

Special care should be taken in patients who may develop iron overload, such as those with hemochromatosis, hemolytic anaemia or red cell aplasia. Iron chelates with tetracycline and absorption may be impaired. In patient with renal failure there may be risk of zinc accumulation.

SIDE EFFECT:

Dark stool is usual during iron therapy, and symptoms of gastrointestinal irritation, such as anorexia, discomfort, constipation and diarrhea are sometimes encountered. Zinc may also produce gastrointestinal upset. Iron is present as carbonyl iron to reduce the possibility of gastrointestinal irritation. There have been rare reports of allergic reactions.

USE IN PREGNANCY & LACTATION:

Recommended

 

DRUG INTERACTION:

Drug interactions occur with chloramphenicol, penicillamine, methyldopa, levodopa, cimetidine, quinolone (e.g., ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin) and tetracycline antibiotics.

OVERDOSE:

Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children fewer than 6 years. Avoid higher doses if you have liver disease or hemochromatosis; excess can cause bloody diarrhea, vomiting, acidosis, darkened stools, abdominal pain. Symptoms may clear in a few hours. Riboflavin is reported to be completely safe and no toxic symptoms have been reported so far. Higher doses of Nicotinamide may cause vomiting, diarrhea. Sensory neuropathy was observed in individuals consuming more than 200 mg Pyridoxine for very long periods. No cases of Folic acid overdose have been reported. Acute ingestion of Ascorbic acid, even of massive doses, is unlikely to cause significant effects.

 

PHARMACEUTICAL PRECAUTION:

Store below 250C. Protect from light. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING:

Box containing 6 ´ 10's capsule in blister pack.

 

 

 

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