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Drug information on First Food Veg (Methionine) from Wockhardt Limited

First Food Veg

  Oral Powder
Wockhardt Limited
Generic : Methionine
 95.00
15.5g / 8.5g / 67.6g / 2.4g / 2.5g / 375mcg / 0.9mg / 3.5g / 25mcg / 2mg / 0.8mg / 0.3mg / 6mg / 0.8mg / 0.8mcg / 45mg / 5mcg / 4mg / 25mcg / 10mcg / 600mg / 200mg / 470mg / 30mg / 10mg / 400mg / 2mg / 55mcg / 0.1g / 1.5g / 7mg / 0.05g / 8mcg / 0.1g / 100g
400g

Drug Name : Methionine

Methionine generic Methionine is an amino acid. It is used to: • Make the urine more acidic and reduce irritation from diaper rash in an infant or rash due to bladder incontinence in an adult. • It also helps in controlling strong urine odor. • Prevents liver damage in patients with acetaminophen/paracetamol poisoning.
More Info about Methionine


Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Feb 05, 2018
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Medical Condition(s) for which First Food Veg may be prescribed


Overview of First Food Veg

Methionine is used to prevent liver damage due to acetaminophen overdose and diaper rash in the infant.

Side effects of First Food Veg

  Gastrointestinal disorder: Nausea and vomiting

  Others: Drowsiness

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The recommended dose for:

Acetaminophen poisoning is: 2.5 g every four hours for 4 doses within 10 hours of acetaminophen intake.

Acidification of urine in adults: 200mg three to four times a day orally in the form of capsules or powder.
The dose in children will be decided by the physician.

How to use First Food Veg?

• Methionine is available as a tablet, capsule, powder or liquid.

When is First Food Veg not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Methionine is contraindicated in the following conditions:

• Allergy to methionine
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
• Acidosis, which can worsen
• Liver disease
Atherosclerosis and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency, due to possible homocysteine build up which can increase the risk for heart disease
Schizophrenia

Warnings and Precautions for First Food Veg

• An overdose of methionine can worsen liver disease.

Other Precautions for First Food Veg

• The treatment should be taken only on the advice of a physician.

Drug Interactions of First Food Veg

• Not known

Storage Conditions for First Food Veg

• Store the drug at room temperature and also away from heat and moisture.



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