Formum® is a special preparation of zinc, carbonyl iron, folic acid, vitamin-B Complex & vitamin-C.
Formum® : Each capsule contain-
- Elemental iron (as carbonyl iron) 50 mg
- Folic acid 0.50 mg
- Zinc sulfate monohydrate 61.8 mg
- Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 50 mg
- Thiamine mononitrate 2 mg
- Rivoflavin 2 mg
- Pyridoxine hydrochloride 1 mg
- Nicotinamide 10 mg
One capsule daily, In more severe cases, 2 capsules a day may be required or as directed by the physician. Contraindication Formum® is contraindiated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients,
Generally well tolerated. However, a few allergic reactions may be seen.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Recommended
Folic acid may interacts slightly with antiepileptic drug & Iron decrease the absorption of antacid, tetracycline, levodopa, methyldopa & penicillamine.
Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children below 6 years. Avoid higher doses if you have liver disease or haemochromatosis; excess can cause bloody diarrhea, vomiting, acidosis, darken 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 case of folic acid overdoage has been reported.
Acute ingestion of ascorbic acid, even of massive doses, is unlikely to cause significant effects.
Zinc toxicity has been seen in both acute and chronic forms. Ingestion of 150 to 450 mg of zinc per day have been associated with low copper status, altered iron function, reduced immune function, and reduced levels of high-density lipoproteins. So, zinc at its RDA dosages dose not cause any signicicant effect.
Store in a dry place below 25 ºC.Store in a dry place below 25 ºC. Protect from light.
Each box contains 5 blister strips of 10 capsules.