Varocomin-F Dosage

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Consists of Fe, folic acid

Dosage of Fe (Varocomin-F) in details

The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.
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1 cap daily.

Dosage of Folic acid (Varocomin-F) in details

The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.

Folic acid (Varocomin-F) Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 1 mg; 0.4 mg; 5 mg/mL; 0.8 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Megaloblastic Anemia

1 mg orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously or IV once a day. May continue until clinical symptoms of folate deficiency and the hematological profile have normalized.

Usual Adult Dose for Folic acid (Varocomin-F) Deficiency

400 to 800 mcg orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously or IV once a day.

Women of childbearing age, pregnant, and lactating women: 800 mcg orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously or IV once a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Folic acid (Varocomin-F) Deficiency

Infant:

0.1 mg orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously or IV once a day.

Child:

Less than 4 years: up to 0.3 mg orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously or IV once a day.

4 years or older: 0.4 mg orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously or IV once a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

Recommended daily allowance (RDA):

Premature neonates: 50 mcg/day (15 mcg/kg/day).

Full-term neonates and infants 1 to 6 months: 25 to 35 mcg/day.

Children:

1 to 3 years: 150 mcg/day.

4 to 8 years: 200 mcg/day.

9 to 13 years: 300 mcg/day.

14 years and older: 400 mcg/day.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

Rarely, a dosage of 2 mg/day may be required, particularly in patients with malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic hemolysis, chronic exfoliative skin disease or who are on concomitant anticonvulsant therapy.

Dialysis

Folic acid (Varocomin-F) is removed by both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. The amount removed varies with type equipment used.

Because folate may accumulate in patients with end-stage renal disease, side effects may be more likely in this patient who is undergoing dialysis. Once this patient's body stores of folate are replete, three times a week dosing may be just as beneficial as once daily dosing but should portend a lower risk of side effects.

Other Comments

The recommended daily allowance of Folic acid (Varocomin-F) for adult males and females ranges from 150 to 200 and 150 to 180 mcg/day, respectively.

There is a potential danger in administering Folic acid (Varocomin-F) to patients with undiagnosed anemia, since Folic acid (Varocomin-F) may obscure the diagnosis of pernicious anemia by alleviating the hematologic manifestations of the disease while allowing the neurologic complications to progress.

Severe megaloblastic anemia may require therapy for 4 to 5 weeks. Once stabilized, if dietary intake is inadequate, maintenance therapy can be started.

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What other drugs will affect Folic acid (Varocomin-F)?

The dosages of other medications you take may need to be changed while you are taking Folic acid (Varocomin-F).

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Folic acid (Varocomin-F). Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Folic acid (Varocomin-F) interactions

Interactions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Folic acid (Varocomin-F), it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.
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Medications that interfere with your bodys ability to use folate may also increase the need for this vitamin. Medications can interfere with folate utilization, including: anticonvulsant medications (such as phenytoin, and primidone) metformin (sometimes prescribed to control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes) sulfasalazine (used to control inflammation associated with Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis) triamterene (a diuretic) Methotrexate There has been concern about the interaction between vitamin B12 and Folic acid (Varocomin-F). Folic acid (Varocomin-F) supplements can correct the anemia associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. Unfortunately, Folic acid (Varocomin-F) will not correct changes in the nervous system that result from vitamin B12 deficiency. Permanent nerve damage could theoretically occur if vitamin B12 deficiency is not treated. Therefore, intake of supplemental Folic acid (Varocomin-F) should not exceed 1000 micrograms (g, sometimes mcg) per day to prevent Folic acid (Varocomin-F) from masking symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency. It is important for older adults to be aware of the relationship between Folic acid (Varocomin-F) and vitamin B12 because they are at greater risk of having a vitamin B12 deficiency. If you are 50 years of age or older, ask your physician to check your B12 status before you take a supplement that contains Folic acid (Varocomin-F).


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References

  1. DailyMed. "ASCORBIC ACID; BIOTIN; CYANOCOBALAMIN; DEXPANTHENOL; ERGOCALCIFEROL; FOLIC ACID; NIACINAMIDE; PHYTONADIONE; PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE; RIBOFLAVIN 5'-PHOSPHATE SODIUM; THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE; VITAMIN A; VITAMIN E: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. FDA/SPL Indexing Data. "935E97BOY8: The UNique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) is an alphanumeric substance identifier from the joint FDA/USP Substance Registration System (SRS).". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/Data... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Vitamin B Complex". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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