AtoZ NS is a dietary nutritional supplement containing essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is available in tablet, syrup and drops form. The proportion of vitamins and minerals in AtoZ NS tablet is as per the Indian council of Medical Research guideline, 2009. Supplementation with AtoZ NS ensures healthy and active life.
It is a blend of various vitamins and minerals:
Vitamins – Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E
Minerals – Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc
Natural antioxidant: Extract of Pine bark
AtoZ NS is prescribed as a supplement for:
General weakness and debility
General well being
Growth and development in children
Cognitive development in children
With changing lifestyle increasing evidences of vitamin, mineral deficiency is common in India. To meet this unmet need Alkem Laboratories has brands with real nutriment and unique technologies, which helps patients to fulfil the dietary requirement.
Alkem Laboratories is a leading Indian pharmaceutical company with global operations in more than 50 countries internationally. The company is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical and neutraceutical products.
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Folate deficiency anemia
Folate, also known as vitamin B-9, is a nutrient found mainly in fruits and leafy green vegetables. A diet consistently lacking in these foods can lead to a deficiency.
Deficiency can also result if your body is unable to absorb folate from food. Most nutrients from food are absorbed in your small intestine. You might have difficulty absorbing folate or folic acid, the synthetic form of folate that’s added to foods and supplements, if you have a disease of the small intestine, such as celiac disease, you’ve had a large part of the small intestine surgically removed or bypassed, in case of excessive alcohol consumption and when certain- anti- seizure medications are being taken.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia
Vitamin B-12 deficiency can result from a diet lacking in vitamin B-12, which is found mainly in meat, eggs and milk. However, the most common cause of vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia is a lack of a substance called intrinsic factor, which can be caused when your immune system mistakenly attacks the stomach cells that produce this substance. This type of anemia is called pernicious anemia.
Intrinsic factor is a protein secreted by the stomach that joins vitamin B-12 in the stomach and moves it through the small intestine to be absorbed by your bloodstream. Without intrinsic factor, vitamin B-12 can’t be absorbed and leaves your body as waste. People with endocrine-related autoimmune disorders, such as diabetes or thyroid disease, may have an increased risk of developing pernicious anemia.
As directed by your Physician
As directed by your Physician
Adverse Reactions/ Side Effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of AtoZ Tablet. 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.
Side or lower back pain
Warnings and Precautions
Before using AtoZ NS, 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 counselling points are listed below.
Administration of folic acid alone is improper therapy for pernicious anemia and other megaloblastic anemias in which vitamin B12 is deficient
Avoid alcohol consumption, especially if having alcoholic cirrhosis
Avoid alcohol intake while treating with niacin
Avoid its use in premature neonates
Avoid taking in empty stomach
Difficulty in breathing
Hypersensitivity to AtoZ NS is a contraindication. In addition, AtoZ NS should not be used if you have the following conditions:
High calcium levels
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of AtoZ NS 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.
AtoZ NS Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
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 AtoZ NS Tablets.