FOLBEE PLUS CZ Lifestyle Interactions

Multivitamin and Multimineral, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: If you regularly drink alcohol-containing drinks, you may have a lack of certain B-vitamins including Cyanocobalamin, Vitamin B12. Discuss which supplements would be most appropriate for you with your health care provider. If you experience weakness, fatigue, numbness, tingling in fingers and toes, decreased appetite, diarrhea, hair loss, or depression, contact your health care prescriber.

· Notes for Professionals: The heavy consumption of ethanol for greater than 2 weeks has been reported to reduce the absorption of cyanocobalamin, vitamin B12. Patients should be aware that heavy, chronic ethanol use may counteract the therapeutic effects of vitamin B12; such patients with regular and chronic ethanol consumption be monitored for the desired therapeutic response to vitamin B12.

Multivitamin and Multimineral, Oral tablet

Food

· Severity: Mild

· Notes for Consumers: Food interactions with Cyanocobalamin are for the most part insignificant. However, if you use the intranasal Cyanocobalamin supplements (Nascobal), you should avoid drinking hot liquids or eating very hot foods within 1 hour before or after using the nasal spray or gel. Hot foods/liquids can make the nose runny, which can limit the amount of vitamin absorbed thru the nose.

· Notes for Professionals: The intranasal forms of cyanocobalamin, vitamin B12, should be administered at least one hour before or one hour after ingestion of hot foods or liquids. Hot foods may cause nasal secretions and a resulting loss of medication or medication efficacy. Interactions between foods and oral or injectable forms of cyanocobalamin are not expected.

Multivitamin and Multimineral, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Mild

· Notes for Consumers: If you regularly drink alcohol-containing drinks, you may have a lack of certain B-vitamins including Folic Acid, Vitamin B9. Discuss which supplements would be most appropriate for you with your health care provider. If you experience weakness, fatigue, numbness, tingling in fingers and toes, decreased appetite, diarrhea, hair loss, or depression, contact your health care prescriber.

· Notes for Professionals: Folate deficiency may result in patients with chronic alcohol or ethanol consumption, and especially in alcoholic cirrhosis. Such patients may derive most of their caloric intake from alcoholic beverages which do not contain adequate amounts of folic acid; in addition ethanol may affect folate metabolism increasing folate loss. Supplementation in patients known to have excessive alcohol intake is prudent. Avoidance of excessive intake of alcohol would be recommended to help treat the deficiency.

Multivitamin and Multimineral, Oral tablet

Food

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: Taking oral Zinc Salts (dietary supplements or medicines like Galzin, Zinc Sulfate, etc.) at the same time as food or beverages, other than water, can reduce the amount of zinc absorbed. Breads, vegetables, fruits, eggs, and beverages like milk or coffee are all known to decrease zinc supplement absorption. If you do take a Zinc supplement, it is best to take it at least 1 hour before or 1 hour after you have taken any feeding, meal, or beverage.

· Notes for Professionals: Breads, vegetables, fruits, eggs, and beverages appear to interfere with the oral absorption of Zinc. For optimal absorption, oral zinc salts should be separated from food and beverages, other than water, by at least 1 hour.

Multivitamin and Multimineral, Oral tablet

Food

· Severity: Mild

· Notes for Consumers: Biotin may not work as well if you consume raw egg whites while taking this medication. If you notice unusual thinning of your hair or brittle nails, or if you think Biotin is not working as well for you, contact your prescriber.

· Notes for Professionals: Dietary avidin, a glycoprotein in raw egg whites (food), binds tightly to dietary biotin and prevents its absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. Cooking denatures the avidin, disabling it from interfering with biotin absorption.

Multivitamin and Multimineral, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages at the times you take Niacin, Niacinamide. Side effects such as skin flushing from Niacin may get worse when you drink Alcohol (also known as Ethanol) at the same time as your Niacin dose.

· Notes for Professionals: Ethanol-containing beverages or hot beverages/foods can exacerbate cutaneous vasodilation caused by niacin and should be avoided around the time of niacin ingestion. In general, this interaction would not be harmful, but might decrease patient tolerance of niacin. Ethanol and niacin, particularly sustained-release niacin, are both potentially hepatotoxic. Although no data are available regarding enhanced hepatotoxicity, excessive ethanol use should be discouraged.

Multivitamin and Multimineral, Oral tablet

Enteral Feedings

· Severity: Mild

· Notes for Consumers: If you need to use Enteral feedings (examples: Ensure, Jevity and others) as your sole nutritional dietary intake for long periods of time, you may be at risk for Zinc deficiency, as the feeding may impair the absorption of zinc. This interaction is not a concern if you simply use these products as supplements to a normal diet; true zinc deficiency is relatively rare. If you take Enteral Feedings as your only diet for long periods of time, you may need to discuss the use of additional mineral supplements with your prescriber. If you do take a Zinc supplement, it is best to take it at least 1 hour before or 1 hour after you have taken any feeding, meal, or beverage.

· Notes for Professionals: Absorption of zinc from enteral feedings may be impaired, despite the presence of zinc as a component of the enteral feeding formula; patients on chronic enteral feeding therapy may require additional zinc supplementation to ensure adequate nutritional intake.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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