About The Drug Foltx aka Folacin, Cyanocobalamin & Pyridoxine


Find Foltx side effects, uses, warnings, interactions and indications. Foltx is also known as Folacin, Cyanocobalamin & Pyridoxine.


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About Foltx aka Folacin, Cyanocobalamin & Pyridoxine

What's The Definition Of The Medical Condition Foltx?

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY No information provided.

Drug Description

Find Lowest Prices on FOLTX ® (folacin, cyanocobalamin & pyridoxine) Tablets A medical food for the dietary management of hyperhomocysteinemia. DESCRIPTION Each round coated beige colored tablet contains: Active Ingredients: Folacin (Folic Acid) 2.5 mg Pyridoxine (B6) 25 mg Cyanocobalamin (B12) 2 mg Inactive Ingredients: Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Opadry II Beige 40L174427 (Titanium Dioxide, Polydextrose, Hypromellose 3cP, Hypromellose 6cP, Triacetin, Hypromellose 50cP, Polyethylene Glycol 8000, FD&C Yellow # 6-Lake, FD&C Blue # 2-Lake, FD&C Red #40-Lake), Crospovidone, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source), Opadry II Clear #Y-19-7483 (Hypromellose 6cP, Maltodextrin, Hypromellose 3cP, PEG 400, Hypromellose 50cP). FOLTX (folacin, cyanocobalamin & pyridoxine) ® tablets do not contain sugar, or lactose.

Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS FOLTX (folacin, cyanocobalamin & pyridoxine) tablets are indicated for the distinct nutritional requirements of individuals under a physician's treatment for hyperhomocysteinemia; with particular emphasis for individuals with or at risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease in the coronary1, peripheral2, or cerebral3 vessels, or vitamin B12 deficiency4. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Usual adult dose is one to two tablets daily or as directed by a physician. HOW SUPPLIED Available as a round coated beige colored tablet. Debossed with "PAL" on one side and (heart outline) on the other. Supplied in bottles of 90 tablets. Storage Store at controlled room temperature between 15° -30°C (59° -86°F) (See USP). Protect from light and moisture. Dispense in original light-resistant container with child resistant closure. NDC# 00525-0906-90 References 1,2 Eilelboom JW, Lonna Eva, Genest Jr Jaques, Hankey Graeme, Yusuf Salim: Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease: A Critical Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence. Ann Intern Med. 1999; 131:363-375. 3 The Homocysteine Studies Collaboration: Homocysteine and Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease and Stroke. JAMA 2002; Vol 288, No. 16:2015-2002. 4 Refsum Helga, Smith A. David, Ueland Per M, Nexo Ebba, Clarke Robert, McPartlin Joseph, Johnston Carole, Engbaek Frode, Scheede Jorn, McPartlin Catherime, and Scott John M.: Facts and Recommendations about Total Homocysteine Determinations: An Expert Opinion. Clinical Chemistry 2004; 50:1 3-32. Manufactured For PAMLAB, L.L.C. Covington, LA. Revised 03/07. FDA Rev date: n/a

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION FOLTX (folacin, cyanocobalamin & pyridoxine) tablets are a medical food, for use only under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE No information provided. CONTRAINDICATIONS Known hypersensitivity to any of the components in the product is a contraindication.

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS Allergic sensitization has been reported following both oral and parenteral administration of folacin (folic acid). Paresthesia, somnolence, nausea and headaches have been reported with pyridoxine. Mild transient diarrhea, polycythemia vera, itching, transitory exanthema, and the feeling of swelling of the entire body has been associated with cyanocobalamin. DRUG INTERACTIONS Pyridoxine supplements should not be given to patients receiving the drug levodopa, because the action of levodopa is antagonized by pyridoxine. However, pyridoxine may be used concurrently in patients receiving a preparation containing both carbidopa and levodopa. Concurrent use of phenytoin and folacin (folic acid) may result in decreased phenytoin effectiveness.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS No information provided. PRECAUTIONS Folacin (folic acid) when administered as a single agent in doses above 0.1mg daily may obscure pernicious anemia in that hematologic remission can occur while neurological manifestations remain progressive. The 2 mgs of cyanocobalamin contained in FOLTX (folacin, cyanocobalamin & pyridoxine) has been shown to provide an adequate amount of cyanocobalamin to address this precaution5. Unmetabolized folic acid has been shown in one study of 105 postmenopausal women (50-75yrs) to have the potential to reduce natural killer cells' cytotoxicity, which may result in an impaired immune response6. Cyanocobalamin should not be used in those with Leber's optic atrophy. Decreased levels of B12 have been associated with reduced ability to detoxify the cyanide in exposed individuals and cyanocobalamin may increase the risk of irreversible neurological damage from optic atrophy in those affected with the disorder. Hydroxocobalamin can aid in the detoxification of cyanide. This form of B12 is an acceptable form for B12 supplementation in those with this disorder. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should only use 12 microgram doses of B12 (cyanocobalamin) from nutritional supplements. Doses higher than this should only be recommended by your physician. Administration of doses of vitamin B12 greater than 10 micrograms daily may produce a hematological response in those with anemia secondary to folate deficiency. References 5 Kuzminski AM, Del Giacco EJ, Allen RH, et al: Effective Treatment of Cobalamin Deficiency with Oral Cobalamin. Blood 1998; 92:1191-1198. 6 Troen AM, Mitchell B, Sorensen B, Wener MH, Johnston A, Wood B, Selhub J, McTierman A, Yasui Y, Oral E, Potter JD, and Ulich CM: Unmetabolized Folic Acid in Plasma is Associated with Reduced Natural Killer Cell Cytoxicity among Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Nutrition 2006 Jan; 136(1): 189-194.

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