B-Nexa

Generic Name: vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium (VYE-ta-min/JIN-jer/FOE-lik AS-id/KAL-see-um)
Brand Name: B-Nexa

B-Nexa is used for:

Supplementing vitamin B during pregnancy. It also contains ginger to help calm nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) during pregnancy. It may be used along with a prenatal multivitamin as determined by your doctor.

Do NOT use B-Nexa if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in B-Nexa
  • you are taking calcium acetate

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using B-Nexa:

Some medical conditions may interact with B-Nexa. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have bleeding problems, a certain type of anemia (eg, megaloblastic anemia, pernicious anemia), high calcium levels in the urine, or kidney stones

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with B-Nexa. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or antiplatelet medicines (eg, clopidogrel) because the risk of bleeding may be increased
  • Calcium acetate because the risk of high blood calcium levels may be increased
  • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by B-Nexa

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if B-Nexa may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use B-Nexa:

Use B-Nexa as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take B-Nexa by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Do NOT chew B-Nexa.
  • Take B-Nexa with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
  • If you also take a bisphosphonate (eg, etidronate), eltrombopag, estramustine, a quinolone antibiotic (eg, ciprofloxacin), a tetracycline antibiotic (eg, doxycycline), or a thyroid hormone (eg, levothyroxine), ask your doctor how you should take it with B-Nexa.
  • If you miss a dose of B-Nexa, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use B-Nexa.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while you use B-Nexa unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take B-Nexa before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • B-Nexa has calcium, folic acid, ginger, and vitamin B6 in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it also has calcium, folic acid, ginger, or vitamin B6 in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • B-Nexa should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: B-Nexa is intended for use during pregnancy. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use B-Nexa, check with your doctor.

Possible side effects of B-Nexa:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with B-Nexa. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of B-Nexa:

Store B-Nexa at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep B-Nexa out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about B-Nexa, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • B-Nexa is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take B-Nexa or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about B-Nexa. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to B-Nexa. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using B-Nexa.

Issue Date: April 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.2.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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