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Focalgin-B (calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Focalgin-B (calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine) which include:

Moderate

folic acid food

Moderate Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Ethanol may increase folic acid elimination and folic acid absorption is decreased in chronic alcoholics. Excessive alcohol consumption may lead to folate deficiency.

MANAGEMENT: Monitoring of patient response to folic acid supplementation if they also consume alcohol regularly may be recommended.

References

  1. Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios Healthcare "Centro de información online de medicamentos de la AEMPS - CIMA. Available from: URL: https://cima.aemps.es/cima/publico/home.html." ([2018]):
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  4. "Product Information. Folic Acid (folic acid)." Method Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Arlington, TX.
  5. Cerner Multum, Inc "ANVISA Bulário Eletrônico. Available from: URL: http://www.anvisa.gov.br/datavisa/fila_bula/index.asp." O 0 (2015):
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Moderate

calcium phosphate, tribasic food

Moderate Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Administration with food may increase the absorption of calcium. However, foods high in oxalic acid (spinach or rhubarb), or phytic acid (bran and whole grains) may decrease calcium absorption.

MANAGEMENT: Calcium may be administered with food to increase absorption. Consider withholding calcium administration for at least 2 hours before or after consuming foods high in oxalic acid or phytic acid.

References

  1. Davies NT "Anti-nutrient factors affecting mineral utilization." Proc Nutr Soc 38 (1979): 121-8
  2. Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios Healthcare "Centro de información online de medicamentos de la AEMPS - CIMA. Available from: URL: https://cima.aemps.es/cima/publico/home.html." ([2018]):
  3. Canadian Pharmacists Association "e-CPS. Available from: URL: http://www.pharmacists.ca/function/Subscriptions/ecps.cfm?link=eCPS_quikLink."
  4. Mangels AR "Bone nutrients for vegetarians." Am J Clin Nutr 100 (2014): epub
  5. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  6. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
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Focalgin-B (calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine) drug interactions

There are 188 drug interactions with Focalgin-B (calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine)

Focalgin-B (calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine) disease interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with Focalgin-B (calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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