VITAMIN B COMPLEX - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S):
Surbex, Theravite, Vicon-C, Z-Bec
Vitamins are the building blocks of the body. They are used to prevent or treat a vitamin deficiency due to poor nutrition, certain illnesses or during pregnancy.
HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION:
Take as directed. Food may affect the absorption of certain vitamin products. Consult your pharmacist. Chewable tablets must be chewed thoroughly before swallowing followed with a glass of water. Timed-release capsules or tablets must be swallowed whole.
This medication may cause mild nausea or unpleasant taste. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or become severe. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have diabetes, consult your doctor before using this medication. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. No problems have been reported in pregnant or nursing women when this medication was used in normal doses.
Tell your doctor if you take any other medication, including nonprescription. This medication may affect certain urine lab tests, including some urine glucose tests. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
There are many vitamin supplement products available. Some can be purchased without a prescription. Consult your doctor or pharmacist on the choice of a product best for you.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not “double-up” the dose to catch up.
Store oral products at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
Revision date: July 4, 2011
Last revised: by Janet A. Staessen, MD, PhD
Drugs & Medications
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The drug reference included in this section is provided by Cerner Multum, Inc., of Denver, Colorado. Armenian Medical Network receives monthly updates from Multum.