Vitamin B combination (By mouth)

Introduction

Supplies your body with B vitamins. You might need extra B vitamins because of an illness or other medicines that you are using. You might not be getting enough B vitamins from the food you eat, or for other reasons.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Folbic, Metanx, Foltx, Folbee, Cerefolin, Folcaps, Folgard RX, Folplex 2.2, Nephronex, Vitaroca, Therobec, Strovite, Mega-B, PharmAssure B-Complex w/Vitamin B-12, Rite Aid B-Complex

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any kind of vitamin B.

How to Use This Medicine

Tablet, Liquid, Long Acting Tablet, Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • The chewable tablet must be chewed completely before you swallow it.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. You might need to shake the liquid just before you use it.

If a dose is missed:

  • Missing a dose of a vitamin supplement is usually not a cause for concern.
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have liver disease or kidney disease.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Nausea, diarrhea, gas.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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