Supradyn Capsules - Consumer Medicine Information
|Condition:||Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency|
|Ingredients:||vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin E, biotin (vitamin H), folic acid, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, zinc|
Multivitamin preparation with minerals and trace elements
What is Supradyn and when should it be used
Supradyn contains 12 vitamins in balanced propor-tions (vitamin K, which is an entirely separate entity, is not included in this medication), as well as essential minerals and trace elements. Vitamins are vital sub-stances acquired by the body from food. Minerals are involved in metabolic reactions within the body, where they play an essential role as bodily components (in blood, bone, etc.). Finally, the trace elements are also vital substances which are required by the body in infinitesimal quantities. However, each of these sub-stances is not always present in adequate concentra-tions in the daily diet. Supradyn rapidly rectifies gene-ral deficiency in vitamins, or prevents the appear-ance of such deficiencies. It provides for accentuated bodily requirements in vitamins and minerals during illness, periods of increased needs and where great demands are made upon the body.
Supradyn is recommended in all cases where there is a risk of vitamin or mineral deficiency: during convales-cence following an illness or operation, with long-term slimming diets or special restricted diets, in subjects taking a course of antibiotics or in chronic alcoholism.
What information must be taken into account
If you must follow a low-salt diet: Given that the effer-vescent tablets each contain about 0.3 g of sodium, i.e. less than 0.75 g of salt, you should preferably choose the non-effervescent tablets or the capsules.
For diabetic patients: One tablet, one effervescent tablet or one capsule contains a maximum of 11 kJ (or 2.6 kcal, i.e. 0.06 of a ration of bread). All three forms are therefore suitable for diabetics.
When should Supradyn not be used
You should not take Supradyn if your body already contains excess quantities of vitamin A and/or vitamin D (a condition known as hypervitaminosis), if you are already taking other substances containing vitamin A and/or vitamin D, or if you are being treat-ed with retinoids (e.g. for acne).
If you are allergic to one or more of the components of Supradyn, you should not take this medication. The tablets contain lactose. If you are excessively sensitive to lactose, you should take the capsules or effervescent tablets.
What precautions should be taken when using Supradyn
The body can store excess quantities of vitamins A and D. With Supradyn, this may only occur if you take several times the recommended daily dose each day for a long period. Thus, except where told to do otherwise by your doctor, you should not exceed the recommended dose of one tablet, one effervescent tablet or one capsule per day.
You should notify your doctor or pharmacist if you currently have any other diseases, if you are allergic or if you are taking any other medication (even over-the-counter medications).
Is it safe to use Supradyn while pregnant or breast-feeding
You may safely take vitamins and minerals in quanti-ties equivalent to the daily requirement. However, in view of the daily doses at which Supradyn is admin-istered, you should consult your doctor or pharma-cist before taking this medication.
How should Supradyn be used
You can obtain Supradyn in tablet, effervescent tab-let and capsule form. A pleasant-tasting beverage is obtained when an effervescent tablet is dissolved in a glass of water. The tablets and capsules should preferably be swallowed, without chewing, with plen-ty of liquid, during a meal, e.g. breakfast.
A single tablet per day is quite sufficient, except where an alternative dose has been prescribed by your doctor.
There is no difference between the forms with regard to their vitamin, mineral and trace element contents.
You are therefore free to switch forms. You may take Supradyn at the recommended dose for long periods.
You should take only the dose indicated on the package or prescribed by your doctor. If you feel that the medication is either not effective enough or is in fact too strong, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What adverse effects may be expected with Supradyn
No adverse effects have been noted at the recom-mended dose, even after several months of use.
Mild gastrointestinal disorders have been reported, in particular in connection with the effervescent tablets. In some cases, slight yellow discoloration of the urine may be seen, due to the vitamin B2 (riboflavin) con-tent of the medication; this effect is entirely harmless.
What other precautions must be considered
You should store the medicine out of the reach of children and you should not use it after the expiry date indicated on the container by the word “EXP”.
For further information, consult your doctor or phar-macist, who have access to more detailed scientific information.
What does Supradyn contain
Each tablet, effervescent tablet and capsule contains:
|(1 mg) 3333 IU|
Biotin (vitamin H)
(5 µg) 200 IU
|8 minerals and trace elements:|
Capsules: Flavouring: ethyl vanillin.
These products can be purchased from pharmacies without a prescription.
Packs of 30 and 100 tablets.
Packs of 10 effervescent tablets.
Packs of 30 and 100 capsules.