Ovacare, is it safe? uses, side effects, dosage

What is Ovacare?

Ovacare is a branded formulation manufactured and marketed by Meyer Vitabotics, which is generally prescribed to support the requirements of women, who are trying to conceive.

  1. What are 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 Ovacare available as over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference

 

Ovacare - uses, side effects, dosage

Ovacare – uses, side effects, dosage


What are the Generic Name(s)

Each tablet of Ovacare  contains :

  • Inositol 100 mg
  • Folic acid 400 mcg
  • L-arginine 50 mg
  • Elemental iron 10 mg
  • Cyanocobalamin 100 mcg
  • Thiamine 5 mg
  • Pyridoxine 10 mg
  • Elemental manganese 1.5 mg
  • Elemental copper 750 mcg
  • Vitamin D 200 IU
  • Vitamin E 12.5 mg
  • Riboflavin 2.5 mg
  • Nicotinamide 22.5 mg
  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) 12.5 mg
  • Iodine 50 mcg
  • Vitamin C 75 mg
  • Vitamin A 1250 IU
  • N-acetylcysteine 50 mg
  • Elemental zinc 5 mg
  • Elemental magnesium 50 mg
  • Chromium 100 mcg
  • Elemental selenium 100 mcg

How does it work ?

The mechanism of action of some of the important ingredients of the Ovacare is listed below:

Inositol : Inositol, sometimes referred as Vitamin B8 is a sugar alcohol and its concentration in the body is second highest of the B vitamins, surpassed only by niacin. Inositol has been used in the treatment of atherosclerosis to reduce the levels of cholestrol.Taking inositol is also observed  to lower triglyceride and testosterone levels and is used also promote ovulation in obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

L-arginine : L-arginine belongs to a group of chemical compounds called alpha-amino acid and is very useful for the creation of protein in the body. L-arginine is converted into Nitric acid in the body, which stimulates the release of the growth harmone, insulin and other substances. It is used in the treatment of  congestive heart failure, chest pain, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease, recurrent pain in the legs due to blocked arteries, decreased mental capacity in the elderly, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, among other conditions.

Folic acid: Folic acid is a vitamin B and is also referred as Vitamin M or Vitamin B9 . Folic acid plays an important role in the development of red blood cells and also in the development of brain and spinal cord in the prenatal babies.

Vitamin B-12 : Vitamin B12 , also called as cobalamin, plays a vital role in the functioning of brain and nervous system. Vitamin B12 is used in the treatment of various indications, including memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, slowing aging, heart disease,swollen tendons, AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease,vitiligo, male infertility, diabetes, sleep disorders, depression, mental disorders, asthma, allergies, weak bones (osteoporosis), preventing cervical and other cancers, and skin infections.

Vitamin B-6 : Vitamin B6, also generally referred to as Pyridoxine (One of the forms of Vitamin B6),helps your body metabolize protein, fats, and carbohydrates and plays a vital role in the development of brain, nervous system, skin and other parts of the body. Vitamin B6 is used for the treatment of anemia caused by the deficiency of Vitamin B6 and for the treatment of heart disease, high cholesterol and in reducing blood levels of homocysteine.

Vitamin B6 is often prescribed for the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

What are it’s uses ?

Ovacare is used to support the requirements of women, who are trying to get pregnant. Some of the claimed uses of this medicine are:

  • Supporting and Improving ovarian function
  • Restoring menstrual cycle
  • Reduce oxidative stress

How effective is this medicine ?

Ovacare is quite effective when taken in the dosages and frequency as suggested by the doctor.

What are the Side Effects ?

There’s not enough studies on the side effects of this drug, the side effects of some of the main individual ingredients of Ovacare are listed below:

Though this medicine is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults. It can cause side effects like nausea, tiredness, headache, and dizziness.


Is Ovacare addictive?

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

What if I miss the dose of Ovacare?

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 Ovacare?

It is not safe to drive after taking this medicine if you experience dizziness or a 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 Ovacare 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 Ovacare with alcohol?

Intake of this medicine with alcohol is not reported. Alcohol intake with this medicine may intensify 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?

Tablet dosage

Tablet dosage

Generally it is advised that ovacare be taken twice daily , orally, preferably 1 in the morning and 1 in the night.

Consult a doctor to know what dosage suits you.

What are the precautions I need to take ?

  • Take this medicine only if prescribed by the doctor
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol for atleast 3 days after the last dosage of this medicine
  • Take full course of treatment
  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine or any of their excipients
  • Do not take this medicinal product after the expiry date stated on the carton package
  • 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 probably safe to take this medicine during pregnancy as it is vitamin and nutrient supplement.

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Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

Yes, It is probably safe for lactating mother to take this medicine as this medicine is vitamin and nutrient supplement.

Can this medicine be given to Children and Infants ?

This medicine is not generally prescribed for Children and infants, consult a doctor before giving any medicine to children or infants.

Keep this medicine out of reach and sight of children


Is Ovacare available as over the counter (OTC) product?

Yes, This medicine is available as an over the counter product.

Frequently asked questions

Does ovacare cure infertility in women ?

No, this medicine in itself cannot cure infertility, but it can improve the infertility treatment.

I am suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, can I take ovacare ?

Though Vitamin B-12 , which is an active ingredient in this drug is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, this is not the correct medicine for the indication. Consult a doctor for a correction prescription for your problem.

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