Minerals with folic acid

Pronunciation

Generic Name: minerals with folic acid (MIN-er-als/FOE-lik AS-id)
Brand Name: MagneBind 400

Minerals with folic acid is used for:

Treating or preventing low levels of folic acid and minerals in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Minerals with folic acid is a folic acid and mineral supplement. It works by providing folic acid and minerals to the body.

Do NOT use minerals with folic acid if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in minerals with folic acid
  • you have high blood magnesium levels
  • you have severe kidney problems and do not receive dialysis

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using minerals with folic acid:

Some medical conditions may interact with minerals with folic acid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a history of certain blood disorders (eg, megaloblastic anemia, pernicious anemia), a heart block, or kidney problems

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with minerals with folic acid. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, dicumarol), or fluorouracil because the risk of their side effects may be increased by minerals with folic acid
  • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) or penicillamine because their effectiveness may be decreased by minerals with folic acid

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if minerals with folic acid may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use minerals with folic acid:

Use minerals with folic acid as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take minerals with folic acid by mouth with meals, or as directed by your doctor
  • Take minerals with folic acid with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
  • If you also take a bisphosphonate (eg, alendronate), eltrombopag, estramustine, a quinolone (eg, ciprofloxacin), a tetracycline (eg, doxycycline), or a thyroid hormone (eg, levothyroxine), ask your doctor or pharmacist how you should take it with minerals with folic acid.
  • If you miss a dose of minerals with folic acid, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use minerals with folic acid.

Important safety information:

  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while you use minerals with folic acid unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take minerals with folic acid before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Minerals with folic acid has folic acid in it. Before you start any medicine, check the label to see if it has folic acid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using minerals with folic acid while you are pregnant. Minerals with folic acid is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use minerals with folic acid, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of minerals with folic acid:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with minerals with folic acid. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); muscle weakness; numbness or tingling of the skin; severe or persistent constipation.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of minerals with folic acid:

Store minerals with folic acid at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep minerals with folic acid out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about minerals with folic acid, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Minerals with folic acid is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take minerals with folic acid or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about minerals with folic acid. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to minerals with folic acid. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using minerals with folic acid.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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