FAQs ABOUT MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE
Q: Can I take MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE if I have diabetes?
A: Before taking MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have diabetes and about the medicines you are taking for it, as according to current clinical practice, some diabetic patients who gain weight on MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE treatment may need to adjust the doses of their anti-diabetic medicines.
Q: Can MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE make me feel suicidal?
A: Thoughts of harming or killing oneself are seen in a small number of patients being treated with MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE. If at any time you have such thoughts, immediately contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital.
Q: Can MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE be taken during pregnancy?
A: MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE should not be used in pregnant women unless necessary. Females who are of childbearing age must use effective contraception. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor before taking MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment with MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE.
Q: Can MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE cause constipation?
A: MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE may cause constipation and other gastrointestinal problems like blocked or paralysed intestines when taken with other medicines (like some types of pain medicines). In such cases, eat plenty of fibre-rich foods, such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals and drink plenty of water. Inform your doctor if you feel constipated, especially if you are prone to this problem.
Q: Can I drink alcohol during treatment with MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE?
A: Avoid drinking alcohol during treatment with MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE and inform your doctor if you have a history of alcoholism.
Q: Can MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE be given to children?
A: No. MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE is used for adults and not recommended for children and adolescents below 18 years of age, as the safety and efficacy of MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE in this age group have not been established. Your doctor will select a suitable alternative treatment for your child.
Q: Can I take MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE on an empty stomach?
A: Take MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE as advised by your physician. You take it with or without food. However, if you feel nauseous, take MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE with meals or just after meals.
Q: What if I forget to take a dose of MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE?
A: If you forget to take a dose of MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it is almost time for the next one. Do not take MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE twice to make up for the missed dose.
Q: Can I stop taking MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE on my own?
A: Continue taking MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE until your doctor tells you to stop, unless you experience any unwanted effects, a worsening of your condition or any new symptoms. In such a case, contact your doctor. Your doctor will advise you to stop taking MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE gradually over a period of at least one week.
Q: Can MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE discontinuation cause withdrawal symptoms?
A: After stopping MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE treatment, you may experience certain side effects like trouble sleeping, headache, nausea, anxiety, diarrhoea, flu-like symptoms, fits, nervousness, depression, pain, sweating and dizziness. There are more chances of getting these symptoms if you have been taking this medicine for a longer period. If you have any further doubts regarding the use of MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE, ask your doctor.
Q: How should MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE be taken? Can it be crushed?
A: No. Do not break, crush or chew MECOBAL PLUS CAPSULE. Take it as advised by your physician. Swallow it with a glass of water. Your doctor will determine the correct dose and duration for you based on your age, body weight and disease condition.