Cobadex Forte, is it safe? Uses, dosage, side effects

What is Cobadex Forte?

Cobadex Forte capsule is a complex of multivitamin use in treatment vitamin b and c deficiency .This is brand of capsule is manufactured by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.  available in 15 capsules in a strip.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. Is this medicine addictive?
  7. What if I miss the dose of this medicine ?
  8. Can I drive after taking this medicine ?
  9. Can this medicine be taken on an empty stomach?
  10. Can I take this medicine with alcohol ?
  11. What is the Dosage ?
  12. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  13. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  14. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  15. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  16. Is Cobadex Forte available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference

 

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cobadex forte – uses,side-effects,dosage


What is the generic name (s)?

Cobadex Forte contain combination of vitamins and their compositions are which is given below

  • Nicotinamide 100 mg
  • Folic Acid 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin B1 10 mg
  • Vitamin B2 10 mg
  • Vitamin B6 3 mg
  • Vitamin B12 15 mcg
  • Vitamin C 150 mg
  • Calcium Pantothenate 50 mg


How does it work ?

Cobadex Forte which is multi vitamin mineral nutrient complex helps in treatment of vitamin mineral deficiency and also now a days used in prevention of certain kind of diseases

Folic Acid is a type of Vitamin B which helps in the formation of DNA and in the production of red blood cells. It also lowers the risk of heart problems. It plays a major role in avoiding birth abnormalities and helps in proper development and functioning of the brain.

Niacinamide is a a form of vitamin B3 vitamin co-enzyme which helps in reduction-oxidation (Redox) reactions in the tissues of respiration system and helps in metabolism which needed for good health.

Pyridoxine which vitamin b6 helps in maintaining healthy nervous system,RBC and body skin.It can be naturally found in the diet so if found deficient treated with pyridoxine.

Mecobalamin is an active type of vitamin B12. It helps the nerve cells to function properly and even helps the damaged nerve cells to recover. It helps in the conversion of proteins and fats into energy. It is involved in the production of hemoglobin.

Benfotiamine is like thiamine which is B1 vitamin helps in pain reduction and  treatment of diabetic complications, neuropathies ,nephropathies through oral administration

Vitamin C plays a vital role in collagen formation and in the repairing of tissue in the body. It is needed sometimes for some oxidation-reduction reactions also, apart from its major functions of synthesizing of proteins & lipids, maintaining the integrity of the blood vessels & proper utilization of carbohydrates.

Elemental Calcium is a very important mineral required in our body. It is required in functioning of cells, muscles, nerves and bones. If the level of calcium is some how reduced in the body, the body will acquire calcium from bones and continue normal functions. This acquisition of calcium can weaken the bones and increase risk of bone disorders and Fractures.


What are it’s uses ?

There are many uses of Cobadex Forte as vitamin mineral nutrient complex.

Used in treatment of diabetic patients as additional as supplement,for elderly people,Poor Diet ,vitamin b ,vitamin c deficiencies,whitening of hair,tissue repair mouth ulcers etc

Other uses some help in improvement of blood circulation and oxygen saturation,central nervous system improvement,increase in calcium absorption,metabolizing of proteins ,fats etc. depression treatment, production of blood cells and blood platelets, supplements sufficiency of mg in body ,helps in production of antibodies,activating enzymes and carbohydrate metabolism etc,maturing of RBC cells in body and improvement in conditions diabetes mellitus etc

How effective is this medicine ?

This medicine is a very powerful and effective medicine in treating in deficiency of vitamins and helps in treatment certain diseases and against health indications discussed above.


What are the Side Effects ?

Cobadex Forte can cause following side-effects:

Common side effects are:

  • vomiting
  • Osmotic diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • headache
  • upset stomach Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic rejection
  • Discoloration of urine
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bloating
  • Stomach ache
  • Neurotoxicity,
  • Muscular weakness
  • Hepatotoxicity,
  • Cholestasis

Is  Cobadex Forte addictive?

Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. Government  also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally,  do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.

What if I miss the dose of Cobadex Forte?

Use the missed dose as soon as you notice. If the time is already close to the next dose,  skip the missed dose and continue your dosing schedule. Do not use overdose to make up the missed dose as it may cause serious side effects.  If you are routinely missing the  doses, try to use an alarm or asking a family member or friend to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss modifications in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses.

Can I drive after taking Cobadex Forte?

It is not safe to drive after taking this medicine if you experience dizziness or headache as side effects. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes drowsy, dizzy or reduces your blood-pressure. Please check for these conditions on your body while using this medicine.

Can Cobadex Forte be taken on an empty stomach ?

This medicine has to be taken after food. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you to use this medicine.

Can I take  Cobadex Forte with alcohol ?

Intake of this medicine with alcohol is not reported. How ever alcohol intake with medicine may intensifies drowsiness.It is better to consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine. Pharmacists also suggest not to take alcohol while using this medicine.

What is the Dosage of Cobadex Forte?

Take as directed by your doctor.

The usual dose of this drug is one tablet per day or as prescribed by doctor as it may vary on condition of patient from person to person due age,sex,disease etc.

 

Capsule - dosage

Capsule – dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

You should take following precautions while administering this medicine:

  • Vitamin and mineral supplements can interact with certain other medications tell the doctor if you also on other medication like antibiotics,antacids,NSAIDs,diuretics etc.,
  • Do not crush or chew the capsule/capsules
  • The expiry date printed on the pack has passed.
  • The packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any disease
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

Yes, it is safe to take in the recommended dosage if one is pregnant & there are no reports of any problems occurring. Though no studies have been conducted on humans and animals to find out any problems which might occur on having this capsule during pregnancy.

An overdose of vitamins can cause serious or life-threatening side effects if taken in large doses.


Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

Yes, it is safe to take in the recommended dosage if one is breast feeding & there are no reports of any problems occurring. Please consult with your doctor before starting this capsule.

There is not any well established study or proof that if cobadex forte passes through the breast milk and affects the quality of milk; or if it could be harmful for the nursing infant.

If your breastfeeding or planning to start breast feeding, consult a doctor before using this medicine.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

As this is capsule it may difficult for children to swallow so should for alternative of liquid form of multivitamin which will be easy for children and infants .Consult with a doctor regarding the frequency and the dosage of the drug.


Is Cobadex Forte available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

Cobadex Forte capsules is available as an over the counter or an OTC product.consult the doctor before taking the medicine.

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Frequently asked questions

what frequency do I need to use cobadex forte capsule?

The usual dose of this tablet is one per day or as prescribed by doctor.

 

What to do if took in case I took an overdose of this medicine ?

Do not take overdose of this drug taking more than prescribed dose may lead to adverse effects than quick healing.

Immediately rush to your doctor or nearest health care center for advice.
Symptoms of overdose include mild to severe vomiting, nausea, cramps and diarrhea.

What are the storage precautions for this medicine?
You should take following precautions for storing this tablets:

  • Keep the tablets in the original pack until it is time to take them.
  • Keep the pack in a cool dry place.
  • Do not store medicine in the bathroom or near a sink.
  • Avoid direct contact with sunlight.
  • Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
  • If the expiry date on the pack is passed, ask a pharmacist about ways of discarding it.

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