Unifolin 15mg Tablet

Introduction

Unifolin 15mg Tablet is used to prevent the harmful effects of methotrexate (anticancer medicine). It is also used to treat overdose of methotrexate.

Unifolin 15mg Tablet can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

It is very safe medicine to use with no common side effects. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells and serum methotrexate concentration in blood.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have seizures, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using, specially phenytoin for your seizures. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Uses of Unifolin Tablet

Side effects of Unifolin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Unifolin

  • No common side effects seen

How to use Unifolin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Unifolin 15mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Unifolin Tablet works

Unifolin 15mg Tablet is a form of vitamin B. It works by protecting healthy cells from the toxic effects of methotrexate (anticancer medicine) while allowing it to enter and kill the cancer cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Unifolin 15mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Unifolin 15mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Unifolin 15mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

SAFE
Unifolin 15mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Unifolin 15mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Unifolin 15mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Unifolin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Unifolin 15mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.