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What is Becelac Forte?

Becelac Forte Capsule is used for Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal disorders, Hair loss, Vitamin b 12 deficiencies, High cholesterol, Small bowel bacterial overgrowth and other conditions. Becelac Forte Capsule may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Becelac Forte Capsule contains Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Cyanocobalamin, Folic Acid, Lactobacillus Sporegens and Niacinamide as active ingredients.
Becelac Forte Capsule works by acting on megaloblastic bone marrow to produce a normoblastic marrow; lowering blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels by inhibiting the synthesis of very low density lipoproteins; protecting cells against peroxidative damage by increasing the level of glutathione; normalizing the formation of red blood cells and nerve tissues; treating or preventing biotin deficiency; killing the harmful bacteria and increasing the immune system function;
Dr Reddys Labs manufactures Becelac Forte Capsule.
Detailed information related to Becelac Forte Capsule's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Becelac Forte Capsule Uses

Becelac Forte Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Becelac Forte Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Becelac Forte Capsule improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
  • Acting on megaloblastic bone marrow to produce a normoblastic marrow.
  • Lowering blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels by inhibiting the synthesis of very low density lipoproteins.
  • Protecting cells against peroxidative damage by increasing the level of glutathione.
  • Normalizing the formation of red blood cells and nerve tissues.
  • Treating or preventing biotin deficiency.
  • Killing the harmful bacteria and increasing the immune system function.
References: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8

Becelac Forte Capsule - Composition and Active Ingredients

Becelac Forte Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Becelac Forte Capsule - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Becelac Forte Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 1, 5, 6, 9, 10
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Becelac Forte Capsule - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Becelac Forte Capsule, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
References: 1, 1, 5, 5

Becelac Forte Capsule - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Becelac Forte Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Becelac Forte Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Abacavir
  • Alcohol
  • Allopurinol
  • Anti-diabetic drugs
  • Antibiotic drugs
  • Atorvastatin
References: 1, 5, 6
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Becelac Forte Capsule - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Becelac Forte Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Becelac Forte Capsule should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Intolerance to the drug
  • Leber's hereditary optic atrophy
  • Low amount of potassium in the blood
  • Operation to remove stomach
References: 1, 5
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Where to Buy Becelac Forte Capsule

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Becelac Forte Capsule - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Becelac Forte Capsule safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Folic Acid: Yes
    • Niacinamide: No
    • Calcium Pantothenate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Cyanocobalamin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Biotin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Lactobacillus Sporegens: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    References: 1 5 6
  • Is Becelac Forte Capsule safe while breastfeeding?
    • Folic Acid: Yes
    • Niacinamide: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Calcium Pantothenate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Cyanocobalamin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Biotin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Lactobacillus Sporegens: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    References: 1 5 6
  • Can Becelac Forte Capsule be used for diarrhea and gastrointestinal disorders?
    Yes, diarrhea and gastrointestinal disorders are among the most common reported uses for Becelac Forte Capsule. Please do not use Becelac Forte Capsule for diarrhea and gastrointestinal disorders without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Becelac Forte Capsule.
  • How long do I need to use Becelac Forte Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported 3 days and 1 day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Becelac Forte Capsule. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Becelac Forte Capsule.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Becelac Forte Capsule?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Becelac Forte Capsule. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Becelac Forte Capsule. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Becelac Forte Capsule.
  • Should I consume Becelac Forte Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?
    all4insure.ru website users have most commonly reported consuming Becelac Forte Capsule after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Becelac Forte Capsule.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Becelac Forte Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Becelac Forte Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Becelac Forte Capsule

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 11, 12, 13, 14

Overdosage of Becelac Forte Capsule

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Becelac Forte Capsule, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 15, 16, 17

Storage of Becelac Forte Capsule

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Becelac Forte Capsule.
References: 18, 19, 20, 21

Expired Becelac Forte Capsule

  • Taking a single dose of expired Becelac Forte Capsule is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 22, 23

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Becelac Forte Capsule - Packages and Strengths

Becelac Forte Capsule is available in the following packages and strengths
Becelac Forte Capsule - Packages: 10 Capsule

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References

  1. DailyMed LABEL: FOLIC ACID- folic acid tablet. Accessed on 2/3/17. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. McEvoy, G.K. (ed.). American Hospital Formulary Service. AHFS Drug Information. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Bethesda, MD. 2007., p. 3622 Source: HSDB Record Name: NICOTINAMIDE - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. Source: MeSH Record Name: Niacinamide - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  4. Source: HSDB Record Name: D-Pantothenic Acid - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  5. Dailymed Cyanocobalamin - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 11/5/16)
  6. Biotin. MedlinePlus. Accessed October 10, 2016. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  7. Young, L.Y., M.A. Koda-Kimble (eds.). Applied Therapeutics. The Clinical Use of Drugs. 6th ed. Vancouver, WA., Applied Therapeutics, Inc. 1995., p. 48-7 from HSDB Record Name: NICOTINAMIDE - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  8. Source: MeSH Record Name: Pantothenic Acid - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  9. Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel; Final Report of the Safety Assessment of Niacinamide and Niacin; Intl J of Toxicology 24 (Suppl 5): 1-31 (2005) p.6 Source: HSDB Record Name: NICOTINAMIDE - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  10. Debourdeau PM et al; Ann Pharmacother 35 (4): 424-6 (2001). Available from, as of March 16, 2010: from HSDB Record Name: D-Pantothenic Acid - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  13. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  14. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  15. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  16. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  17. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  18. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  19. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  20. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  21. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  22. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  23. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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