Softeron capsule is a dietary supplement that contains a combination of vitamins and minerals required for optimal health. It contains a combination of ferrous fumarate (iron), vitamin B9 (Folic acid) and docusate sodium. Softeron capsules are hematinic capsules that are formulated to treat different forms of anaemia and prevent nutritional deficiency of folic acid. One should take these capsules as advised by the doctor for the prescribed duration. Also, inform your doctor about your detailed medical history, including all the medicines or other supplements you are currently taking....
Q: What food is rich in folic acid and iron?
A: Foods rich in folic acid and iron are seafood, leafy green vegetables like spinach, nuts, beans, peas, orange, resins, etc.
Q: Are there any side effects associated with this supplement?
A: You may experience skin rashes, stomach discomforts, diarrhoea and vomiting if consumed in excess. Taking too much of this supplement can interfere with the absorption of some other nutrients like zinc and vitamin B12.
Q: Does this supplement interact with other medicines?
Medicines used to treat indigestion like antacids, medicines used to treat bacterial infections like chloramphenicol and medicines used to treat bone problems like bisphosphonates should be taken with a minimum gap of two hours...
Consult your doctor if you are taking medicines like Phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy), Methotrexate (used to treat cancer) and Sulfasalazine (used to treat ulcers).
Q: What happens in deficiency of folic acid?
A: One may develop anaemia, ulcers in the mouth, diarrhoea and flatulence. In severe cases, it may cause infertility.
Q: For how long should I take Dexorange capsule?
A: You should take this supplement for the prescribed duration. It may take several weeks to show its effective results. It is advised not to stop the treatment in between even if you feel improvement in your condition, without consulting a doctor.