Cerefolin is used for supplementing a diet and for managing hyperhomocysteinemia, according to Drugs.com. Cerefolin is a combination of vitamins that a physician may recommend for other conditions when certain nutritional requirements need to be met. A doctor may recommend Cerefolin to increase the amount of homocysteine in the blood or to prevent a vitamin deficiency, states WebMD.
Cerefolin should be used only as directed by the doctor who prescribed it, notes Drugs.com. It can be taken with food or without it. Large doses of Cerefolin should not be consumed unless otherwise directed by a health care professional, and it should not be shared with other people. Pregnant women should speak to a doctor about potential risks associated with taking Cerefolin.
Although many people do not notice side effects when taking Cerefolin, some people may experience drowsiness, numbness or tingling, according to Drugs.com. Cerefolin may also cause mild diarrhea or a feeling of swelling of the entire body.
If an allergic reaction to Cerefolin occurs, it is important to seek immediate medical attention, cautions Drugs.com. Signs of an allergic reaction include tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing. An allergic reaction may also cause itching, a rash and hives. Swelling of the tongue, lips, mouth or face is also a symptom of an allergic reaction to Cerefolin.