Opsovit® MM Multivitamin & Multimineral Description Each tablet or capsule contains: Vitamin A 1.5 mg,Vitamin D 10 mg,Thiamine Mononitrate (B1) 1.5 mg, Riboflavin (B2) 1.7 mg, Ascorbic acid 60 mg, Niacinamide 20 mg, Pyridoxine (B6) 2 mg, Folic acid 0.4 mg, Calcium Pantothenate 10.92 mg, Cyanocobalamin (B12) 6 mg, Vitamin E 15.00 IU, Ferrous Sulphate 50 mg, Potassium Iodide 196 mg, Potassium Sulphate 11.14 mg, Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate 1 mg, Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate 2 mg, Zinc Sulphate 37.04 mg Indications Deficiency states in acute and chronic disease. Conditions regarding specific support: pregnancy, lactation, menopause, during treatment with antibiotics. The comprehensive formulae of this preparation assures liberal amounts of important vitamins, minerals and trace elements needed by the body during periods of increased energy requirements such as in disease and convalescence. Therapeutic Class Multi-vitamin and Multi-mineral combined preparations, Specific mineral & vitamin combined preparations Pharmacology Vitamins and minerals are essential for normal metabolic functions including hematopoiesis.
The members of Vitamin B-group are components of enzyme system that regulates various stages of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, each of the components playing a specific biological role. Vitamin C is involved in tissue repair and collagen formation. Vitamin A plays an essential role in the function of retina and is essential for growh and differentiation of epithelial tissue. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which preserves essential cellular constituents. Vitamin D is supplemented for prevention and cure of nutritional and metabolic rickets and for treatment of hypoparathyroidism. Iron, copper, manganese and zinc serve as catalysts in enzyme systems which perform vital cellular functions. Potassium and calcium are essential for normal excitability of muscle tissue, specially cardiac muscle. Iodine is essential in the development and functioning of the thyroid gland and for formation of thyroxine hormone. Dosage & Administration One tablet or capsule daily or as advised by the physician.
Contraindications Supplemental vitamins and minerals should not be prescribed for patients with haemochromatosis or Wilson’s disease. Hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients is a contraindication. Excessive doses of vitamin A and D can lead to hypervitaminosis. When multivitamin preparations are prescribed allowance must be made for vitamins from other sources. This is particularly important during the first trimester of pregnancy when large doses of Vitamin A may be teratogenic. Iron and Zinc chelate with tetracyclines and absorption of all three agents may be impaired. Side Effects Multivitamin preparation with ordinary doses of component are usually nontoxic.
Pregnancy & Lactation Use in pregnancy:
This is formulated specially for paediatric patients. However, vitamins present in this formulation are safe for pregnant women. Use in lactation: This is formulated specially for paediatric patients. However, vitamins present in this formulation are safe for nursing mothers. Precautions It is possible to develop symptoms of taking excessive intake of vitamin D if the individual receives vitamin D fortified nutrients, such as, milk, infant formulas/foods in addition to this preparation. This preparation may be used in patients being treated for Parkinson’s disease with a Levodopa preparation which includes a dopa-decarboxylase inhibitor (e.g., Carbidopa, Benserazide). But precautions should be taken. Pyridoxine acts as an antagonist of Levodopa.