Vitamin b complex/ vitamin c/ biotin/ vitamin e/ folic acid/ zinc

Generic Name: vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc (VYE-ta-min/BYE-oh-tin/FOE-lik AS-id/zink)
Brand Name: Examples include Dialyvite 3000 and Dialyvite 5000

Vitamin b complex/ vitamin c/ biotin/ vitamin e/ folic acid/ zinc is used for:

A dietary supplement for certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc is a vitamin and folic acid combination. It works by providing vitamins and folic acid to the body to help meet nutritional requirements.

Do NOT use vitamin b complex/ vitamin c/ biotin/ vitamin e/ folic acid/ zinc if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc

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

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Before using vitamin b complex/ vitamin c/ biotin/ vitamin e/ folic acid/ zinc:

Some medical conditions may interact with vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc. 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 anemia (eg, pernicious anemia)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Fluorouracil because the risk of its side effects may be increased by vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc
  • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) or quinolone antibiotics (eg, ciprofloxacin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc 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 vitamin b complex/ vitamin c/ biotin/ vitamin e/ folic acid/ zinc:

Use vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • If you are also taking a tetracycline antibiotic (eg, doxycycline), do not take it within 2 hours before or after taking vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.
  • If you miss a dose of vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc, 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 vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) unless directed by your doctor.
  • Vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc contains pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and folic acid. Before you start any medicine, check the label to see if it has pyridoxine or folic acid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc while you are pregnant. It is not known if vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of vitamin b complex/ vitamin c/ biotin/ vitamin e/ folic acid/ zinc:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc. 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); decreased coordination; decreased sensation of touch, temperature, or vibration; numbness or tingling of the skin.

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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch .

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. Symptoms may include confusion; decreased coordination; mental or mood changes; numbness or tingling of the hands or feet.

Proper storage of vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc:

Store vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc 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 vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc 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 vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc 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 vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc. 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 vitamin b complex/vitamin c/biotin/vitamin e/folic acid/zinc.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
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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