Follihair, is it safe? Uses, dosage, side effects

What is Follihair ?

Follihair Tablet is gelatin-coated multivitamin nutritional biotin supplement  that has vitamins and nutrients that can help in growth of hair or stop hair fall or loss of hair manufactured by Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. This tablet is available in the packaging of 10 tablets per 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 Follihair available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference

 

follihair tablet

follihair tablet


What is the generic name (s)?

Follihair contain combination of these active ingredients in the following strengths per tablet:

  • Biotin 10 mg,
  • Iron 8 mg,
  • L-cysteine 5 mg,
  • Manganese 5 mg,
  • Copper 2 mg,
  • Selenium 50 mcg,
  • L-lysine 20 mg,
  • Zinc 25 mg,
  • DL-methionine 40 mg,
  • Calcium pantothenate 50 mg,
  • Niacinamide 50 mg

How does it work ?

Biotin is also know as vitamin B7 .Vitamin B complex works towards the restoration of normalcy in various metabolic functions. Different types of vitamin act in their specific case, like the water soluble vitamins help in the metabolism of Carbohydrates, alcohol and branched chain amino acids. Folic acid works for nucleoprotein synthesis and normal erythropoiesis

L-Cysteine proteinogenic amino acid  helps in protein building, antiageing and detoxification as results in protection of several tissues and organs in body.

Selenium is not produced in body which is found in soil helps in increasing the immunity and it has antioxdation property and detoxification of body

L-lysine proteinogenic amino acid  helps in protein building, antiageing and detoxification as results in protection of several tissues and organs in body

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.

Iron is an essential nutrient in the body. It is used in prevention and treatment of diseases caused by iron deficiency.

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.

Zinc also play a vital role in synthesis of the nucleic acids and nucleoproteins. Zinc also affects the growth of tissues and damage repair in tissues.

Manganese is helpful in many chemical processes and metabolism of cholestrol, carbohydrated and proteins.This also signs of bone formation and treatment of osteoprosis, premenstrual syndrome,weight loss etc.

What are it’s uses ?

There are many uses of Follihair as vitamin mineral nutrient complex.

Follihair Tablet is used for supplement for hair loss stimulates growth of new hair and strengthens and nourishes the follicles from the roots and helps in hair growth.

How effective is this medicine ?

This medicine is a very powerful and effective medicine against health indications discussed above.

If you hair loss has been caused by natural aging or genetics/ hereditary , this product will not give much results.

What are the Side Effects ?

Follihair can cause following side-effects:
Follihair does not have major side effects if taken in prescribed or limited dose.
Minor side effects may be

  • stomach irritation
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • Loss of appetite
  • Allergic rejection
  • Swelling
  • Bloating
  • Stomach ache

Is Follihair 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 Follihair ?

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 Follihair?

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 Follihair 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  Follihair 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 Follihair?

Take as directed by your doctor.

The usual dose of this drug is one  tablets per or as prescribed by doctor

Tablet - dosage

Tablet – dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

You should take following precautions while administering this medicine:

  • Patients suffering from Hepatic/liver disease, Lung disease, ulcerative disease should taken on medical advice and observance .
  • This may cause drowsiness/dizziness as such try to avoid driving and operating any heavy machinery
  • Do not crush or chew the capsule/tablet
  • 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 A, D, E, or K can cause serious or life-threatening side effects if taken in large doses.Folic acid, Vitamin E and Vitamin C can be beneficial to pregnant women but Elemental Zinc and Calcium may harm the fetus. Please consult with a gynecologist before starting this capsule.
Consult a doctor before administering this medicine to a pregnant woman.

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 follihair passes through the breast milk and affects the quality of milk; or if it could be harmful for the nursing infant.
If your breast feeding 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 tablet it may difficult for children to swallow so should ask 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.


follihair

follihair

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

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

Frequently asked questions

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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