DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Phakolen usesPhakolen consists of Cysteine Hydrochloride, Glycine, L-Glutamic Acid, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
1.5% Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation, USP is indicated for use as irrigating fluid during transurethral prostatic resection and other transurethral surgical procedures.
NOT FOR INJECTION BY USUAL PARENTERAL ROUTES.
Do not use in patients with anuria.
FOR UROLOGIC IRRIGATION ONLY.
Solutions for urologic irrigation must be used with caution in patients with severe cardiopulmonary or renal dysfunction. Irrigating fluids used during transurethral prostatectomy have been demonstrated to enter the systemic circulation in relatively large volumes. Thus, Phakolen (Glycine) irrigating solution must be regarded as a systemic drug. Absorption of large amounts of fluids containing Phakolen (Glycine) may significantly alter cardiopulmonary and renal dynamics.
Do not heat container over 66°C (150°F).
Cardiovascular status, especially of the patient with cardiac disease, should be carefully observed before and during transurethral resection of the prostate when using Phakolen (Glycine) irrigating solution, because the quantity of fluid absorbed into the systemic circulation by opened prostatic veins may produce significant expansion of the extracellular fluid and lead to fulminating congestive heart failure. Shift of sodium free intracellular fluid into the extracellular compartment following systemic absorption of solution may lower serum sodium concentration and aggravate pre-existing hyponatremia.
Care should be exercised if impaired liver function is known or suspected. Under such conditions, ammonia resulting from metabolism of Phakolen (Glycine) may accumulate in the blood.
Aseptic technique is essential with the use of sterile solutions for irrigation. The administration set should be attached promptly. Unused portions should be discarded and a fresh container of appropriate size used for the start-up of each cycle or repeat procedure.
Do not administer unless solution is clear, seal is intact and container is undamaged. Discard unused portion.
Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility: Studies with Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation, USP have not been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential, mutagenic potential, or effects on fertility.
Nursing Mothers: Caution should be exercised when Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation, USP is administered to a nursing woman.
Pregnancy: Teratogenic Effects.
Pregnancy Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation, USP. It is also not known whether Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation, USP can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation, USP should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Pediatric Use: The safety and effectiveness of Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation have not been established. Its limited use in pediatric patients has been inadequate to fully define proper dosage and limitations for use.
Adverse reactions may result from intravascular absorption of Phakolen (Glycine). Large intravenous doses of Phakolen (Glycine) are known to cause salivation, nausea and lightheadedness. Other consequences of absorption of urologic irrigating solutions include fluid and electrolyte disturbances such as acidosis, electrolyte loss, marked diuresis, urinary retention, edema, dryness of mouth, thirst, dehydration, coma from hyponatremia, secondary hyponatremia due to fluid overload, and hyper- ammonemia with resultant coma and/or encephalopathy; cardiovascular disorders such as hypotension, tachycardia, angina-like pains; pulmonary disorders such as pulmonary congestion; and other general reactions such as blurred vision, convulsions, nausea, vomiting, rhinitis, chills, vertigo, backache, transient blindness and urticaria. Allergic reactions from Phakolen (Glycine) are unknown or exceedingly rare.
Should any adverse reaction occur, discontinue the irrigant, evaluate the patient, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.
In the event of overhydration or solute overload, re-evaluate the patient and institute appropriate corrective measures. See WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
1.5% Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation, USP should be administered only by transurethral instillation with appropriate urologic instrumentation. A disposable irrigation set should be used. The total volume of solution used for irrigation is solely at the discretion of the surgeon.
Height of container(s) above the operating table in excess of 60 cm (approx. 2 ft.) has been reported to increase intravascular absorption of the irrigating fluid.
Additives may be incompatible. Consult with pharmacist, if available. When introducing additives, use aseptic technique, mix thoroughly and do not store.
Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution container permits. See PRECAUTIONS.
1.5% Phakolen (Glycine) Irrigation, USP is supplied in single-dose 3000 mL flexible irrigation container ( List No. 7974).
Exposure of pharmaceutical products to heat should be minimized. Avoid excessive heat. Protect from freezing. Store at 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F).
Revised: October 2004
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THE OVERWRAP, CHECK FOR MINUTE LEAKS BY SQUEEZING CONTAINER FIRMLY.
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A peptide that is a homopolymer of glutamic acid.
Indication: Considered to be nature's "Brain food" by improving mental capacities; helps speed the healing of ulcers; gives a "lift" from fatigue; helps control alcoholism, schizophrenia and the craving for sugar.
In addition to being one of the building blocks in protein synthesis, it is the most widespread neurotransmitter in brain function, as an excitatory neurotransmitter and as a precursor for the synthesis of GABA in GABAergic neurons.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid):
Phakolen ) (vitamin c) is essential for the formation of intracellular collagen, is required to strengthen the structure of teeth, bones, and the capillary walls. Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) participates in redox reactions, the metabolism of tyrosine, converting folic acid into folinic acid, metabolism of carbohydrates, the synthesis of lipids and proteins, iron metabolism, processes of cellular respiration. Reduces the need for vitamins B1, B2, A, E, folic acid, pantothenic acid, enhances the body's resistance to infections; enhances iron absorption, contributing to its sequestration in reduced form. Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) has antioxidant properties.
With intravaginal application of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) lowers the vaginal pH, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and helps to restore and maintain normal pH and vaginal flora (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus gasseri).
After oral administration Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) is completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Widely distributed in body tissues.
The concentration of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in blood plasma in normal amounts to approximately 10-20 mg / ml.
The concentration of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in white blood cells and platelets is higher than in erythrocytes and plasma. When deficient state of concentration in leucocytes is reduced later and more slowly and is regarded as the best criterion for evaluating the deficit than the concentration in plasma.
Plasma protein binding is about 25%.
Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) is reversibly oxidized to form dehydroascorbic acid, is metabolized with the formation of ascorbate-2-sulphate which is inactive and oxalic acid which is excreted in the urine.
Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) taken in excessive quantities is rapidly excreted unchanged in urine, it usually happens when exceeding a daily dose is 200 mg.
Why is Phakolen ) prescribed?
For systemic use of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) RiteMED Phils: prevention and treatment of hypo- and avitaminosis of vitamin C; providing increased need for vitamin C during growth, pregnancy, lactation, with heavy loads, fatigue and during recovery after prolonged severe illness; in winter with an increased risk of infectious diseases.
For intravaginal use: chronic or recurrent vaginitis (bacterial vaginosis, nonspecific vaginitis) caused by the anaerobic flora (due to changes in pH of the vagina) in order to normalize disturbed vaginal microflora.
Dosage and administration
This medication administered orally, IM, IV, intravaginally.
For the prevention of deficiency conditions Phakolen ) dose is 25-75 mg / day, for the treatment - 250 mg / day or more in divided doses.
For intravaginal used Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) drugs in appropriate dosage forms.
Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) side effects, adverse reactions
CNS: headache, fatigue, insomnia.
Digestive system: stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Allergic reaction: describes a few cases of skin reactions and manifestations of the respiratory system.
Urinary system: when used in high doses - hyperoxaluria and the formation of kidney stones of calcium oxalate.
Local reactions: with intravaginal application - a burning or itching in the vagina, increased mucous discharge, redness, swelling of the vulva. Other: sensation of heat.
Phakolen ) contraindications
Increased sensitivity to Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)).
Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding
The minimum daily requirement of Phakolen ) in the II and III trimester of pregnancy is about 60 mg.
Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) crosses the placental barrier. It should be borne in mind that the fetus can adapt to high doses of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)), which takes a pregnant woman, and then a newborn baby may develop the ascorbic disease as the reaction of cancel. Therefore, during pregnancy should not to take Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in high doses, except in cases where the expected benefit outweighs the potential risk.
The minimum daily requirement during lactation (breastfeeding) is 80 mg. Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) is excreted in breast milk. A mother's diet that contains adequate amounts of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)), is sufficient to prevent deficiency in an infant. It is unknown whether dangerous to the child's mother use of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in high doses. Theoretically it is possible. Therefore, it is recommended not to exceed the maximum daily nursing mother needs to Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)), except when the expected benefit outweighs the potential risk.
Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) is used with caution in patients with hyperoxaluria, renal impairment, a history of instructions on urolithiasis. Because Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) increases iron absorption, its use in high doses can be dangerous in patients with hemochromatosis, thalassemia, polycythemia, leukemia, and sideroblastic anemia.
Patients with high content body iron should apply Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in minimal doses.
Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) is used with caution in patients with deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
The use of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in high doses can cause exacerbation of sickle cell anemia.
Data on the diabetogenic action of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) are contradictory. However, prolonged use of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) should periodically monitor your blood glucose levels.
It is believed that the use of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in patients with rapidly proliferating and widely disseminated tumors may worsen during the process. It should therefore be used with caution in Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in patients with advanced cancer.
Absorption of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) decreased while use of fresh fruit or vegetable juices, alkaline drinking.
Phakolen ) drug interactions
In an application with barbiturates, primidone increases the excretion of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in the urine.
With the simultaneous use of oral contraceptives reduces the concentration of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in blood plasma.
In an application of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) with iron preparations Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)), due to its regenerative properties, transforms ferric iron in the bivalent, which improves its absorption.
Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in high doses can decrease urine pH that while the application reduces the tubular reabsorption of amphetamine and tricyclic antidepressants.
With the simultaneous use of aspirin reduces the absorption of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) by about a third.
Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in an application with warfarin may decrease effects of warfarin.
With the simultaneous application of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) increases the excretion of iron in patients receiving deferoxamine. In the application of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) at a dose of 500 mg / day possibly left ventricular dysfunction.
In an application with tetracycline is increased excretion of Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) in the urine.
There is a described case of reducing the concentration of fluphenazine in plasma in patients treated with Phakolen (Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)) 500 mg 2 times / day.
May increase the concentration of ethinyl estradiol in the blood plasma in its simultaneous application in the oral contraceptives.
Phakolen ) in case of emergency / overdose
Symptoms: long-term use of large doses (more than 1 g) - headache, increased CNS excitability, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastritis giperatsidnyh, ultseratsiya gastrointestinal mucosa, inhibition of the function insular apparatus of the pancreas (hyperglycemia, glycosuria), hyperoxaluria, nephrolithiasis (calcium oxalate), damage to the glomerular apparatus of the kidneys, moderate thamuria (when receiving a dose of 600 mg / day).
Decrease capillary permeability (possibly deteriorating trophic tissues, increased blood pressure, hypercoagulability, the development of microangiopathy).
When IV administration in high doses - the threat of termination of pregnancy (due to estrogenemia), hemolysis of red blood cells.
Phakolen pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
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Phakolen available forms, composition, doses:
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Phakolen destination | category:
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Phakolen Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
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Phakolen pharmaceutical companies:
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Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Phakolen?
Depending on the reaction of the Phakolen after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Phakolen not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Phakolen addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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