Fecontin Z Tablet
FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET is a combination medication, belongs to the class of drugs called ‘hematinic’ primarily used to prevent and treat the low levels of folic acid, zinc, and iron in blood during certain health conditions (e.g., anaemia, pregnancy, low diet, surgery recovery).
Anemia is a health condition that happens when the body has a lower amount of red blood cells or haemoglobin than normal haemoglobin (iron-rich the protein responsible for allowing red blood cells to carry more oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body).
During pregnancy, the body needs more zinc, iron ad folic acid and lack of these components, leading to anaemia in either the mother or baby.
FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET is a supplement and compromises three medicines, namely: Iron, Zinc, and Folic acid. These three are essential substances required by the body to make more blood cells. Iron is a necessary mineral in the body needed by red blood cells to carry oxygen to other body cells and tissues.
By combining with a protein called haemoglobin, it helps in attracting oxygen in the lugs. Zinc is needed by the body’s immune (defence) system to carry out its functions. It helps in cell growth, division, breakdown of carbohydrates, wound healing, and proper metabolism of iron.
Folic acid is a vitamin B that helps the body make more red blood cells and helps the red blood cells carry out more oxygenated blood to other tissues of the body.
FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET comes in the formulation of tablets, that need to be taken at the same time of day or as suggested by the doctor.
The most common side effects of FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET are diarrhoea, constipation, and upset stomach. These undesirable effects are temporary and will disappear as the body adjusts to the medicine.
However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. Read more: Fecontin Z
If you have or ever had stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcers, colitis), use/abuse of alcohol, vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia), please inform your doctor before taking FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET avoid any complications.
Also, mention all the other medications you are taking to affect the way FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET works. During pregnancy, FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET should only be used if prescribed by the doctor.
Fecontin-Z tablet contains (Ferrous Glycine Sulphate) Iron, Folic Acid, Zinc
Iron transports oxygen throughout the body and maintains red blood cells, thus making an individual feel energetic and preventing anaemia.
Folic Acid plays a vital role in preventing many serious birth defects and improves brain development and functioning.
Zinc is essential for normal foetal growth & milk production during pregnancy. Zinc requirements increase during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Fecontin-Z tablet is an ideal combination to establish a strong hold in anaemia management during Pregnancy & Lactation, Neurological Disorders and in Pre-Post natal weakness.
Fecontin-Z is used for the treatment of
Iron deficiency anaemia,
Iron deficiency due to chronic blood loss or low intake of iron
Iron deficiency anaemia and nutritional anaemia that occurs especially during pregnancy and lactation.
Uses of FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET
FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET works like a supplement, that provides the body with more iron, zinc, and folic acid in certain health conditions (e.g., poor diet, anaemia, pregnancy, surgery recovery). FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET works as a supplement and compromises three medicines, namely: Iron, Zinc, and Folic acid.
These three are important substances required by the body to make more blood cells. In pregnancy, the body needs more iron, zinc, and folic acid in the blood. Iron is an important mineral in the body required by red blood cells to carry oxygen to other body cells and tissues.
By combining with a protein called haemoglobin, it helps in attracting oxygen in the lugs. Zinc is needed by the body’s immune (defence) system to carry out its functions.
It helps in cell growth, division, breakdown of carbohydrates, wound healing, and proper metabolism of iron. Folic acid is a vitamin B that helps the body make more red blood cells and helps the red blood cells carry out more oxygenated blood to other tissues of the body. click here
Directions for Use
Side Effects of FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET
- Upset stomach
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Inform your doctor before taking FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET if you have or had an allergic reaction to any components present in this medicine, has a different type of anaemia, has any condition that affects your red blood cells, like sickle cell anaemia, has a stomach ulcer, or noticed blood in your pee.
It is usually safe to consume FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET by pregnant or breastfeeding women; however, one should consult with their doctor before taking FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET.
FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET should only be given to children below 12 years if the doctor clearly specifies it. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side-effects.
It is advised to avoid consuming any antacids, dairy products, like tea, or coffee as it may affect the action of FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET. This medicine may cause black stained teeth to rinse their mouth with water after taking this drug.
Drug-Drug Interactions: FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET may have interaction with antibiotics (oxytetracycline, ciprofloxacin), medicines used to treat/ prevent osteoporosis (bisphosphonates-risedronate), the medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid (levothyroxine), an antacid, and indigestion remedies (sodium bicarbonate).
Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid the consumption of tea, coffee, milk dairy products, eggs, and soybean products.
Drug- Disease Interactions: FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET may have interactions with disease conditions that affect your red blood cells, like sickle cell anaemia, or a stomach ulcer.
An individual can consume alcohol while taking FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET as no such interactions have been reported.
FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET is safe to consume in pregnancy; however, do not take it without asking the doctor.
FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET is safe to consume in breastfeeding; however, do not take it without asking the doctor.
FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET does not affect the ability to drive, so one can drive after taking FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET.
Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.
Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Rest well, get plenty of sleep.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
- Using essential oils for massages can help increase circulation.
- Stick to eat simple meals and avoid spicy foods to avoid sick, stomach discomfort, or heartburn.
- Include healthy fats in your diet that give you enough energy to be active during the day; however, try to limit fats that make you fatty. Take Olive oil, Peanut oil, and Corn oil into your diet.
- Eat foods that are high in vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid can fulfil anaemia disease deficiencies.
- Eat foods high in fibre vegetables, fresh fruit, and cereals, and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.
Certain diagnostic tests like Complete blood count (CBC) can help check the count of blood cells. Some foods can affect the absorption of FECONTIN Z 100MG TABLET, including tea, coffee, milk dairy products, eggs, and soybean products, so avoid taking these foods within or after 2 hours of taking this medicine.
Q: What food is rich in folic acid and iron?
A: Foods rich in folic acid, iron & zinc are seafood, green leafy vegetables like spinach, nuts, beans, peas, orange, resins, etc. Certain seafoods like lobster, crabs & oysters are a good source of zinc.
Q: Are there any side effects associated with this supplement?
A: You may experience skin rashes, loss of appetite, stomach discomforts, diarrhoea and vomiting if consumed in excess.
Q: Does this supplement 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), Sulfasalazine (used to treat ulcers) and water pill
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