Femibion is the combination of multivitamins containing folic acid (vitamin B9) and used as a multivitamin for pregnancy. There are two types of femibion
- Femibion 1
- Femibion 2
Femibion 1 can be used from the time of pregnancy until the end of the third month of pregnancy.
Femibion 2 can be used from the fourth month of pregnancy until the end of breastfeeding.
This medicine supports you during your entire pregnancy, from the planning phase through pregnancy to the end of breastfeeding.
Composition Of Femibion
It is a drug that contains the following vitamins:
- Thiamine (Vitamin B1)…1.2 mg
- Vitamin B2………………….1.6 mg
- Pantothenic acid………….6 mg
- Vitamin B6………………….1.9 mg
- Biotin (Vitamin B7)………60 mcg
- Folic acid(Vitamin B9)….400mcg
- Vitamin B12………………..3.5mcg
- L-methylfolate……………..416 mcg
- Vitamin E…………………….13 mg
- Vitamin C…………………….110 mg
This medicine contains the active form of folic acid. Folic acid is not active in the body, but through a series of processes in your body, it becomes L-methylfolate, which then has its benefits in the body.
Some studies have shown that a large number of women convert only a small portion of folic acid into its active form. Therefore, the use of this multivitamin will help you avoid folic acid deficiency since it contains folic acid in its active form.
Folic acid is essential during pregnancy and prevents neural tube defects. Folic acid requirements in pregnant women increase significantly. It is almost impossible to get the recommended amounts of this vitamin alone from the diet, so you should use multivitamins.
This medicine also contains iodine, which is essential for normal mental development. However, because Femibion contains iodine, it can only be used with additional precautions in pregnant women with thyroid problems.
How to Use Femibion:
It is suitable for diabetics and does not contain lactose, gluten or gelatin or preservatives. Take one tablet daily with a cold liquid meal.
If you vomit within 10 minutes of taking this medication, take this medication again. You should always take this medicine at the same time of day.
Femibion should be avoided in pregnant women who are allergic to any of the vitamins in this medication. If you have symptoms such as:
It should be used with additional precautions in pregnant women with thyroid problems.
It should be avoided in patients who have high levels of vitamins in the blood.
If you are already taking another multivitamin, you should never start Femibion alone. Talk to your doctor about what multivitamins you need to take. The concomitant use of more than one multivitamin in pregnant women can cause hypervitaminosis and harm your baby.
Do not exceed the recommended daily amount.
Interaction with other drugs
These medicines can lower the level of Femibion in the blood. Avoid taking an antacid within 3 hours before or after taking this drug.
Medications for the treatment of thyroid disorders, such as:
- Methimazole, etc.
Antacids such as:
- Magnesium hydroxide,
- Aluminum hydroxide,
- Hydrotalcite and others.
Femibion Side Effects
It is generally well tolerated, but may cause mild side effects, so it is not necessary to stop using this medication. Below are some side effects
- Skin Rashes.
However, if you experience side effects and this is caused by this drug, inform your doctor.