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Drug Name:

CEREFOLIN NAC Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
L-methylfolate (Metafolin) 5.6mg, methylcobalamin 2mg, N-acetylcysteine 600mg; caplets; sugar-, lactose-, yeast-, and gluten-free.

Company:
Nestle Health Science - Pamlab

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Indications for CEREFOLIN NAC:

Dietary management of patients being treated for early memory loss, with emphasis on those at risk for neurovascular oxidative stress and/or hyperhomocysteinemia; mild to moderate cognitive impairment with or without Vitamin B12 deficiency, vascular dementia, or Alzheimer's disease.

Adult Dose for CEREFOLIN NAC:

1 caplet daily.

Children's Dose for CEREFOLIN NAC:

Not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Medical food.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid if renal stones occur. Do not administer to critically ill patients. Folic acid may mask pernicious anemia. History of peptic ulcer. Chronic liver disease. Pre-term newborns. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

May antagonize first generation anticonvulsants (eg, carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone, valproic acid, valproate), or pyrimethamine; caution with second generation anticonvulsants. Concomitant nitrates: increased risk of headaches. Capecitabine toxicity increased with addition of leucovorin. May produce false-positive result in nitroprusside test for ketone bodies. Absorption of methylcobalamin may be decreased with antibiotics, metformin, para-aminosalicyclic acid, potassium chloride. Cholestyramine, colchicine, colestipol may decrease re-absorption of methylcobalamin. Nitrous oxide may produce functional methylcobalamin deficiency. Folate levels may be reduced by anticonvulsants, methotrexate, alcohol (excess amounts), sulfasalazine, cholestyramine, colchicine, colestipol, isotretinoin, L-dopa, methylprednisone, NSAIDs (high dose), oral contraceptives, pancreatic enzymes, pentamidine, pyrimethamine, smoking, triamterene, trimethoprim.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, polycythemia vera, itching, transitory exanthema, swelling, headache, rash (with or without fever); rare: renal stones.

How Supplied:

Caplets—90, 500

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