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Increased demand for vit & essential amino acid lysine, especially during the growth period. Prophylaxis of vit deficiency eg, convalescence, restricted diet, loss of appetite, following illness, infection or surgery.
Uses of Totavit in details
There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
This medication is a Totavit product used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, or during pregnancy. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and help keep you in good health.
How to use Totavit
Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Each 5 mL contains D-panthenol 3.33 mg, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) 133.35 IU, α -tocopherol (vitamin E) 5 mg, thiamine HCl (vitamin B1) 1 mg, riboflavin (vitamin B2) 1.17 mg, pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 2 mg, nicotinamide (vitamin B3) 6.67 mg, lysine HCl 100 mg, calcium 43.35 mg (from calcium lactate pentahydrate) 333.33 mg. It may also contain the following excipients: Potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, ascorbic acid, liquid sorbitol (non crystallizing), aspartame, acesulfame K, macroglycerol hydroxystearate, orange flavours, tangerine flavour, carmellose sodium, disodium edetate, citric acid monohydrate, concentrated phosphoric acid, purified water.
Children 1-5 years: 7.5 mL/day. Adolescents and School Children: 15 mL/day
For Diabetics: It contains 3.6 g of carbohydrates/ per dose of 15 mL.
Administration: The syrup should be taken with breakfast or lunch.
Totavit may also be diluted with water or mixed with food.
The syrup may show natural turbidity which is due to some of the excipients but this does not impair its efficacy. Shake well before use.
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal drugs you may use, especially: other vitamin/nutritional supplements.
If your brand of Totavit also contains iron, avoid taking this product at the same time as antacids, bisphosphonates (for example, alendronate), levodopa, thyroid medications (for example, levothyroxine), or some antibiotics (for example, tetracyclines, quinolones such as ciprofloxacin). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications.
If your brand of Totavit also contains folic acid, be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you take certain anti-seizure drugs (e.g., hydantoins such as phenytoin).
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Totavit side effects
Constipation, diarrhea, or upset stomach may occur. These effects are usually temporary and may disappear as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your doctor has prescribed this drug, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of Totavit. Patients with disturbances in calcium metabolism (hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria), hypervitaminosis D, renal insufficiency, calcium-based kidney stones, therapy with vitamin D, phenylketonuria.
In case of rare hereditary conditions that may be incompatible with the excipients, the use of Totavit is contraindicated.
Patients with the rare hereditary condition of fructose intolerance should not take Totavit. It contains 2.6 g of sorbitol per maximum recommended daily dose of 15 mL.
Active ingredient matches for Totavit:
Amino Acids/Multiminerals/Multivitamins in United Kingdom.
Multivitamin in United Kingdom.
ReviewsThe results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Totavit are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Totavit. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.
3 consumers reported usefulWas the Totavit drug useful in terms of decreasing the symptom or the disease?
According to the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, the below mentioned percentages of users say the drug is useful / not useful to them in decreasing their symptoms/disease. The usefulness of the drug depends on many factors, like severity of the disease, perception of symptom, or disease by the patient, brand name used [matters only to a certain extent], other associated conditions of the patient. If the drug is not effective or useful in your case, you need to meet the doctor to get re-evaluated about your symptoms/disease, and he will prescribe an alternative drug.
Consumer reported price estimatesNo survey data has been collected yet
7 consumers reported time for resultsTo what extent do I have to use Totavit before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes 1 week and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Totavit. To get the time effectiveness of using Totavit drug by other patients, please click here.
11 consumers reported age
Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology