Vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium

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

Vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium 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 vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium
  • you are taking calcium acetate

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

Before using vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium:

Some medical conditions may interact with vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium. 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 vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium. 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 vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium 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 b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium:

Use vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Do NOT chew vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium.
  • Take vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium 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 vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium.
  • If you miss a dose of vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium, 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 b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium.

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 vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium 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.
  • Vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium is intended for use during pregnancy. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium, check with your doctor.

Possible side effects of vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium. 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 vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium:

Store vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium 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 b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium 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 b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium 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 b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to vitamin b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium. 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 b6, ginger, folic acid, and calcium.

Issue Date: November 5, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.002
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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