Vitamin B Complex
B-complex vitamins (vitamins B1, B6 and B12)
- Required for normal nerve function
- Used as adjunct in the management of neuromuscular pain
- For the prevention and treatment of Vitamin B deficiencies.
- Orally, 1-2 tablets daily or as directed by a doctor.
Missed Dose: If the patient missed a dose, just take the next dose and the subsequent doses at the usual recommended schedule, i.e., once or twice a day.
Do not double the dose.
Signs and Symptoms of Overdosage: Vitamin B6: Cases have been reported of reversible sensory neuropathy developing at pyridoxine doses less than 500 mg/day (dose range: 200-300 mg/day) taken for 36 months. Cases of reversible sensory peripheral neuropathy as a result of prolonged pyridoxine use at a dose of 200 mg daily have also been reported.
When the patient has used more than the recommended dosage: If the patient has taken more than the recommended dosage, consult a doctor or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
- Administration of cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) in doses greater than 10 mcg daily may produce a haematological response in patients with folate deficiency.
Care That Should Be Taken When Taking This Medicine: Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Consult the Doctor: If any undesirable effect occurs.
Vitamin B6: Although pyridoxine has generally been considered relatively nontoxic, adverse neurologic effects have been reported following chronic administration of high pyridoxine doses (e.g., 100-500 mg daily) and long term (i.e., 2 months or longer) megadose (usually 2 g or more daily) pyridoxine use.