Vitamin B complex is indicated for prophylactic or therapeutic nutritional supplementation in physiologically stressful conditions. These include: condition causing depletion or reduced absorption or bioavailability of essential B- vitamins manifested by glossitis, stomatitis, cheilosis, beriberi and polyneuritis, the maintenance of normal growth and health during the early days of children, apathy and anorexia in elderly patients, prevention of vitamin deficiencies particularly when depletion is suspected, pregnancy and lactation, patients on restricted diets.
Vitamin B-complex injection is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to any of its components.
Dosage & Administration
It is for intramuscular and intravenous administration. Usual recommended dose is 2 ml daily or as directed by the physician.
Adverse reactions have been reported with specific vitamins and minerals but generally at levels substantially higher than those in vitamin B complex.
Allergic and idiosyncratic reactions are possible at lower levels.
As little as 5 mg Pyridoxine daily can decrease the efficacy of Levodopa in the treatment of Parkinsonism. Therefore, vitamin B complex injection is not recommended for patients undergoing such therapy.