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When can one use b complex medication?

When can one use b complex medication?

B complex: B complex is talking about a complex of B vitamins. There should be no reason why you couldn't use B complex. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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B Complex (Definition)

B-complex, folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C is ...Read more


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Can I take zoloft (sertraline) ssri depression medication with vitamin b complex?

Can I take zoloft (sertraline) ssri depression medication with vitamin b complex?

Should be fine: But also check with doctor prescribing your Zoloft (sertraline). He/she knows your medical history. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to have b complex shots one time every week just due to the enthusiast to injection by the beautiful woman nurse? I love her injection.

Is it harmful to have b complex shots one time every week just due to the enthusiast to injection by the beautiful woman nurse? I love her injection.

I think you: Know that this is not the reason to get injections done. You should not have anything injected into you that is not medically necessary..... I'm sure you know this already. ...Read more

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Why do most doctors say using b complex injections one time per week without prescription and without any necessity are derogatory? What's the reality

There is no need: There is no need to give weekly injections of vit bcomplex. There is no medical indication. You can take vitb supplements available over the counterby mouth
rarely we recommend injections of one or other individual vitamin if we have suspected and confirmed its deficiency like vit b12which can be given by injection, by nasal spray or orally and others as well. ...Read more

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Started b complex day before blood draw didn't take one morning of draw but b12 was >2000 is this from the one pill day b4?

Started b complex day before blood draw didn't take one morning of draw but b12 was >2000 is this from the one pill day b4?

I would doubt it: As the usual normal value is about 180-900 ng/L, your reported value (if in these units) should not result from one B complex vitamin pill (or even daily pills!). As a high B12 level is uncommon, I would be suspicious of the test and repeat it before doing anything else. Rare causes of elevation are liver disease and bone marrow problems including some leukemias. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take one a day women's multivitamin in the evening and a super b-complex in the morning? Or can I take them together?

Is it safe to take one a day women's multivitamin in the evening and a super b-complex in the morning? Or can I take them together?

Overdoing it: There seems to be a myth in human experience that 'more is better'. In medicine it is proven over and over and over again that in almost all instances more is dangerous, less effective and causes more problems. Taking two different vitamins is unnecessary and puts extra strain on your liver and such. I would advise picking one and sticking to it. ...Read more

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I use b complex shots one time per week just for recovery and without prescription which is injected by the nurse. Is it healthy? Is it insanity?

I use b complex shots one time per week just for recovery and without prescription which is injected by the nurse. Is it healthy? Is it insanity?

Recovery from what?: What are you recovering from? Some people receive B12 shots regularly, especially if vegan or if having absorption issues. But you have not shared the specific what or why you're doing this. I don't know that it's "insanity, " but depending on your situation these shots may be more than necessary. ...Read more

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If one took more then daily needed amount of b complex vitamins ie by supplements, will there be any side effects, or will the excess just be stored?

Listen to your body: B vitamins are water soluble and not stored. Excess makes urine yellow. They do require activation in the liver and taking excessive doses of some of the b vitamins such as b-6 can cause problems. Some persons need methyl folate (folic acid) and methyl cobalamine and b vitamins that don' t contain these forms may not be metabolized normally. Vit c with bioflavanoids and vit d3 may be needed as well. ...Read more

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Dr has me on vitamins: b complex, d3-5000, multi vitamin, and co q-10. Can I take them all at one time after a meal?

Yes: The vitamin d might be a little much if you are taking a multivitamin too. The way to know for sure is for your doctor to check a vitamin d level. If the level is ok, you can keep taking it as recommended. ...Read more

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Its it okay for me to take B-Complex 100 from TheVitamin Shoppe company and One A Day Men multivitamin altogether? Am I overdosing on Vitamin B?

Its it okay for me to take B-Complex 100 from TheVitamin Shoppe company and One A Day Men multivitamin altogether? Am I overdosing on Vitamin B?

It's OK: You can't overdose on real B vitamins. But be careful with synthetic forms. The easiest way to tell is to look at the ingredient list of your supplements. Stay away from the ones that have folic acid or cyanocobalamin. Look for the ones that have folinic acid and methylcobalamin. ...Read more

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Can I take ginko biloba and korean ginseng together one week after weaning off cymbalta (duloxetine)? I also take omega 3, super b complex and garlic.

Generally: One waits 6 weeks to see what are all the effects of coming off a med like cymbalta (duloxetine). Cymbalta (duloxetine) can have an"upper" effect and so can ginko-so don't start too soon. In general, I advise not taking supplements more than 5 days a week when you do take them and also introduce them 1 at a time. Full effects of supplements may not be noted for 3 months. More about me/what I say at www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a one a day womens multivitamin along with a nature made stress b complex vitamin? I was told I could because the bs you would pee

Is it safe to take a one a day womens multivitamin along with a nature made stress b complex vitamin? I was told I could because the bs you would pee

Vitamins: I don't know what kind of multivitamin you're talking about -- different ones have different contents and fillers. As long as you are not sensitive to corn or other fillers in it, nature made stress b complex should be fine. Be sure to look at how much vit c is in your other vitamin, because your "b complex" has 500 mg in it also. You can get loose stools from more vit c than you can tolerate. ...Read more

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Is it derogatory to inject vitamin b complex (without b12) shots one time per week for long time such as 5 years while I don't have anemia?

Is it derogatory to inject vitamin b complex (without b12) shots one time per week for long time such as 5 years while I don't have anemia?

No: There is no known toxicity to taking b vitamins either orally or by injection. The only b vitamin that may be toxic is b6 if 250 mg or more per day is taken. ...Read more

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Should I take a multivitamin or a b complex vitamin? I am a 48 year old female who is working a 3rd shift job for the very first time. I am having problems maintaining an energy level during my shift (1130pm-7:30am). Would either one, a multivitamin or

Should I take a multivitamin or a b complex vitamin? I am a 48 year old female who is working a 3rd shift job for the very first time. I am having problems maintaining an energy level during my shift (1130pm-7:30am). Would either one, a multivitamin or

Hello.: Hello. People often take vitamin c separately if they are looking to take really high doses. However the body tend to urinate out the excess. Multiple vitamins should contain an adequate amount of vitamin c. By taking one pill it could be less expensive in the long run (vice a series of pills) and less complicated. Usually vitamins are helpful if you have a deficiency or you don't get an adequate dietary intake, if you fall into one of those two categories it may help. It should not cause problems wtih sleep. ...Read more

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Should I take a multivitamin or b-complex vitamin? I am a 48 year old female who is working a 3rd shift job for the very first time. I am having problems maintaining an energy level during my shift (1130pm-7:30am). Would either one, a multivitamin or b co

Should I take a multivitamin or b-complex vitamin? I am a 48 year old female who is working a 3rd shift job for the very first time. I am having problems maintaining an energy level during my shift (1130pm-7:30am). Would either one, a multivitamin or b co

Hello.: Hello. The multiple vitamin should contain b vitamins. So, it may be cheaper and less complex to take one pill. Vitamins tend to be helpful if there is a deficiency or if you are not getting the appropriate nutrients. If you fit one of thsoe bills it is likely to help and should not cause a problem with your sleep. ...Read more

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20yo & pcos and want to make sure I'm not taking to much vitamins. One a day women's, prenatal, c & e, folic acid, b complex, chromium picolinate?

20yo & pcos and want to make sure I'm not taking to much vitamins. One a day women's, prenatal, c & e, folic acid, b complex, chromium picolinate?

Limit fat solubles: Only the fat soluble vitamins have a risk of building up to toxic levels the others are merely excreted in the urine. ...Read more

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Two fridays ago I took vitamin b complex and amino acids shot. I start feeling a joint pain on my left hand. O didn't think about the shot. The pain it was gone after 3 days. After 7 days I took another shot and it was a really painful one. The next da

Two fridays ago I took vitamin b complex and amino acids shot. I start feeling a joint pain on my left hand. O didn't think about the shot. The pain it was gone after 3 days. After 7 days I took another shot and it was a really painful one. The next da

Stop taking shots!: Perhaps you are having an allergic or autoimmune response to something in the injections. Each time you do this the response from your body is amplified. This is called an anamnestic response, and could be potentially dangerous. Whatever you are trying to accomplish could probably be done in a much safer fashion with oral supplements. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin together with vitamin b complex to tame my acne? Can I use benzoyl peroxide aswel? Which one is more effective, cream or gel?

Can I take biotin together with vitamin b complex to tame my acne? Can I use benzoyl peroxide aswel? Which one is more effective, cream or gel?

BP is better: Biotin and vitamin b complex are fine but don't expect a miracle when it comes to acne. Benzoyl peroxide will give you better results by far. If your skin is dry, use the cream. If it's oily, use the gel. ...Read more

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I do not smoke marijuana but failed a drug test. I do take b complex daily and ibuprofin 400mg...

I do not smoke marijuana but failed a drug test. I do take b complex daily and ibuprofin 400mg...

From what?: Neither vitamins or ibuprofen will make you flunk a drug test. Chance ingestion of poppy seed muffins are a classic example where a common dietary item could trigger a false positive, this time to opiates (poppy). You need to find out what agent caused you to fail and figure out how you might have been exposed. Just being in the same room with some weed smokers could make you flunk. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Vitamin B complex capsules regularly for a long time? Should I take the zinc ones or the non zinc ones?

Is it ok to take Vitamin B complex capsules regularly for a long time? Should I take the zinc ones or the non zinc ones?

Vitamins: There is seldom any need to take vitamin supplements in the USA with a balanced diet, but if you do take them follow the directions and do not take more than one each day and it will not hurt you. Zinc is the same. You can choose to do this or not. Very few people are zinc deficient. Good luck and stay healthy. ...Read more

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I failed a drug test for marijuana but don't smoke. I take about 800mg ibuprofen a day and am on a vitamin b complex daily, which is 50 mg of b2 a day?

I failed a drug test for marijuana but don't smoke. I take about 800mg ibuprofen a day and am on a vitamin b complex daily, which is 50 mg of b2 a day?

False positive test: "In some cases, a drug test may report the presence of illicit drugs, although none were taken. While this is not common, no test is 100% accurate. Lab errors account for some of the mistakes, but most false-positives may be attributed to over-the-counter drugs and foods that can affect the test" - Ibuprofen and hemp food products have been associated with false positive drug tests. ...Read more

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Dear sir, dose it good to take 1 super b complex everyday?

Should not hurt: Taking b-complex vitamins will most likely not hurt you in any way. A recent study showed that vitamin use had no profound beneficial effects. Discuss with your dr and get periodic exams and routine labs to assess your vitamin levels, so the best advice can be given to your individual case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are jamieson b complex 100 mg too much?

For what condition?: Jamieson's b complex 100 mg is a timed-release product. B vitamins are also water-soluble, so that any excess your body does not need will be excreted. Taking vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) at 1-6 grams (not milligrams as in this preparation) per day over many months can cause a sensory neuropathy. For most people, the 50mg b complex would be enough -- if you have poor diet & stress, maybe need more. ...Read more

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What's the best time of day to take b complex pils?

Time won't matter: The b. Complex vitamins are water solvable and easily absorbed. Taking them at a usual time everyday (breakfast, dinner, bedtime) becomes easiest way to remember to do it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between b complex & b compound?

What is the difference between b complex & b compound?

What they contain.: Vitamin b compound tablets contain nicotinamide (b3), riboflavin (b2) and
thiamine (b1). B complex contains all the b vitamins. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to take both b-12 and b-complex?

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OK to take both: B12 is relatively more expensive than the other Bs. Consequently, most manufacturers put about 100 mcg in their multis. OK to take additional B12. ...Read more

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Is herpes b complex a communicable?

Is herpes b complex a communicable?

Herpes simplex: Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. They are most commonly on the lips or in the nose. It can also present in the genital region and it is contagious. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Can supper b complex pills provide energy?

Yes: Super b complex includes riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, vitamin b-6, folate, (folic acid) biotin, vitamin b-12, pantothenic acid, and choline. It does help some with energy with regular use. Also understand that too much of a vitamin can be detrimental as well. ...Read more

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I want to know about the benefits of injecting B complex.

B12 injections: There are no benefits to getting B12 injections unless you have a deficiency and you are not able to absorb it thru the gut. Some times Vegans can become deficient because they do not eat animal fat and they would have to get injections. I have heard of psychiatrists giving B12 injections during periods of increased stress ; not sure why!! Perhaps to calm the nerves. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What dosage of b complex would be good to take for my anxiety?

RDA amounts: Vitamins are not regulated by the fda as with medications, and thus companies can tout their value to health without the rigors of scientific investigation and regulation that pharmaceutical companies must comply with. The b-complex of vitamins are certainly important in body chemistry, and the rda for vitamin b6 is 1.3 mg to 1.7 mg for men and women. It is thought by some to help with anxiety.? ...Read more

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What can I do or take to relieve the symptoms of b complex overdose. Ie panic and anxiey?

What can I do or take to relieve the symptoms of b complex overdose. Ie panic and anxiey?

B complex overdose?: It sounds like you are probably talking about over methylation. The antidote for that is Niacin 25 to 50mg typically. ...Read more

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B complex is compulsory for diabetics?

No: Most people can get enough b vitamins from nutrition if they eat a healthy diet. Of course, if you're a type 2 diabetic, maybe that's partly because you're not eating healthy. B vitamins are water soluble so you'll need to take them daily. But compulsory? Not unless blood tests show low levels, in which case, yes. But otherwise, optional. Try eating healthy instead. ...Read more

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Should I add b complex if taking a multivitamin?

Probably not: If you have a decent diet you don't need any vitamins. There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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B complex vitamins forbrain energy?

Not likely unless...: Unless you're truly deficient, it's not likely that you'll find much benefit from b complex vitamins. Sure we look for B12 & folate (folic acid) deficiency in alzheimer's dementia, but I have yet to correct someone's levels & return their thinking process. If you drink alcohol to excess & forgo proper balanced nutrition, you can run low on b vitamins for which extra might be useful but this is pretty rare. ...Read more

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Can taking b complex whiten skin?

Can taking b complex whiten skin?

B Complex: Niacinamide, another byproduct of vitamin b, serves as an effective skin-lightening agent. In one clinical investigation, patients with hyperpigmentation applied a moisturizer containing five percent niacinamide. Four weeks later, computer analysis of the hyperpigmentation and skin color revealed a decrease in hyperpigmentation along with an increase in skin lightness. ...Read more

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Does b complex help with constipation?

Does b complex help with constipation?

No: The american diet is already vitamin-rich, and there are essentially zero reported cases of vitamin-deficiency, amongst those not taking vitamins. Therefore, the supplemental vitamins we take are in excess of need, and your organs already have enough vitamin b (et al.). More should not change any functions.

Constipation is a local, bowel problem, most easily addressed with increased fiber intake. ...Read more