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Indications And Usage

INDICATIONS BACMIN is indicated for prophylactic or therapeutic nutritional supplementation in physiologically stressful conditions. These include: Conditions causing depletion, reduced absorption or bioavailability of essential vitamins and minerals- Inadequate intake due to highly restricted or unbalanced diets such as those frequently associated with anorexic conditions and other states of severe malnutrition. Gastrointestinal disorders, chronic alcoholism, chronic or acute infections (especially those involving febrile illness), prolonged or wasting disease, congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, poorly controlled diabetes or other physiologic stress. Also, patients on estrogenic oral contraceptives or other estrogen therapy, anti-bacterials which affect intestinal microflora, or other interfering drugs. Certain conditions resulting from severe B-Vitamin or ascorbic acid deficiency- Recovery from surgery or trauma involving severe burns, fractures or other extensive tissue damage. Also, pregnant women and those with heavy menstrual bleeding.

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BACMIN is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to any of its components.

Adverse Reactions

Adverse reactions have been reported with specific vitamins and minerals, but generally at levels substantially higher than those in BACMIN. However, allergic and idiosyncratic reactions are possible at lower levels. Iron, even at the usual recommended levels, has been associated with gastrointestinal intolerance in some patients.

Drug Interactions

Drug and Treatment Interactions As little as 5 mg pyridoxine daily can decrease the efficiency of levodopa in the treatment of parkinsonism. Therefore, BACMIN is not recommended for patients undergoing such therapy.