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food interaction for BIOCOBAL FORTE

alcohol interaction for BIOCOBAL FORTE

pregnancy interaction for BIOCOBAL FORTE

lactation interaction for BIOCOBAL FORTE

Avoid Biocobal forte injection with fiber-rich food such as wheat, corn, rice bran, avacado and papaya.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Biocobal forte injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Methylcobalamin(1 mg)


Methylcobalamin is an active form of vitamin B12, which is used to treat anemia as well as nerve damage with numbness, tingling, pain in various neurological disorders.

How it works

Methylcobalamin plays a key role in recovery process of damaged nerve cells and also it maintainins proper function of nerve cells.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal disturbance, Allergic skin rash
Thiamine(Vitamin B1)(100 mg)


Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is used as a part of the treatment for metabolic disorders and thiamine deficiency symptoms including beriberi (disease affecting heart and nervous system), serious neurological disorders (Wernicke's Encephalopathy), heart failure, swelling of the nerves associated with pellagra (lack of niacin), or pregnancy, as well as in alcoholics and in people with certain types of genetic diseases.

How it works

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is a water soluble vitamin and is important in carbohydrate (sugar and starch) metabolism, maintenance of normal growth, and transmission of nerve impulses.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Skin irritation, Cough, Decreased blood pressure, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Increased sweating, Itching, Feeling of discomfort, Rash, Restlessness, Weakness, Wheezing
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)(100 mg)


It is used for the treatment and prevention of vitamin B6 deficiency. It is important for the breakdown of protein, fats, and carbohydrates from foods.

How it works

Vitamin B6, principally in its biologically active coenzyme form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, is involved in a wide range of biochemical reactions, including the metabolism of amino acids and glycogen, the synthesis of nucleic acids, hemogloblin, sphingomyelin and other sphingolipids, and the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Tightness sensation, Headache, Nausea, Sleepiness, Stomach upset, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation
Niacinamide(50 mg)


To treat Hartnup disease (light sensitive skin rashes), inflammatory skin disease, vitamin deficiency, anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease (disorder that causes mental confusion and forgetfulness). It is also used in combination with intravenous vitamin C therapy for cancer.

How it works

Niacinamide as a nutritional supplement is necessary for tissue respiration, glucose production, lipid, amino acid, protein, and purine metabolism in the body. Niacinamide at higher doses lowers blood levels of cholesterol and triglyceride.

Common side effects

Nausea, Portal vein fibrosis, Blockade of portal blood vessels, Dry hair, Headache, Heartburn, Hepatobiliary disorder, Liver toxicity, Sore throat, Stiffness of face, Disorientation, Fatigue
D-Panthenol(50 mg)


D-Panthenol is a form of Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). It is used for treating deficiency of Vitamin B5 in the body. Pantothenic acid is also used alone or in combination with other vitamins for a wide variety of uses. It is also used as an ingredient in skin and hair products, for treating dandruff, gray hair, baldness, treating acne; enhancing immune function; improving athletic performance; tongue infections; headache; insomnia; nerve pain (neuralgia); irritability; allergies; progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass (muscular dystrophy); hyperactivity; carpal tunnel syndrome (numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand), depression, chronic fatigue syndrome; congenital hyperthyroidism(overactive thyroid gland from birth), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHA), celiac disease (autoimmune disorder related to gluten ingestion).

How it works

D-Panthenol is a synthetic form of water soluble vitamin B5. When applied topically, D-Panthenol is absorbed by the skin where it is converted into pantothenic acid. It is required to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA) as well as is important for as well as to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction


No substitutes found

Expert advice for BIOCOBAL FORTE

  • Do not take methylcobalmin if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to methylcobalamin, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if your occupation required you to handle mercury or its compound.
  • Do not use methylcobalamin over a period of months, if there is a lack of satisfactory clinical response.

Frequently asked questions for BIOCOBAL FORTE


Q. What is methylcobalamin/ mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD?
Methylcobalamin (mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD) is an active form of vitamin B12. It is water soluble and orally absorbed. It  is found in animal-based foods and in supplement form.

Q. Is methylcobalamin the same as cyanocobalamin?
No.Cyanocobalamin is different form of vitamin B12.

Q. What is Nurokind G, Nurokind plus, Nurokind Next, Nurokind LC, Nurokind Gold?
Nurokind G contains methylcobalmine and gabapentin. Nurokind plus contains methylcobalamin, folic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and alfa lipoic Acid. Nurokind Next contains methlcobalamin, alphalipoic acid, benfotiamine, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, chromium. NurokindL C contains L-carnitine, L-tartrate, methylcobalamin, folic acid. Nurokind Gold contains ginseng extract, mixed carotene 10%, niacinamide, vitamin B6, methylcobalamin, vitamin D3, refined wheat germ oil, folic acid, elemental calcium, elemental phosphorus, ferrous fumarate, zinc sulfate mono hydrate, elemental magnesium, elemental manganese, elemental copper, elemental iodine, elemental potassium.

Thiamine(Vitamin B1)

Q. Is it better to take Thiamine by itself or with other B vitamins?
It may be beneficial if you take the thiamine with other B vitamins. Please consult your doctor regarding its use.

Q. What are the food sources of Thiamine?
Thiamine is rich in organ meats, red meats, whole grains, nuts, cooked dried beans, peas, milk, cauliflower, and spinach.

Q. Does Vitamin B1 give you energy?
Vitamin B1 is a key component of chemical that is important for generation of energy from proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Therefore, it helps improve energy production.

Q. Does Vitamin B1 help you lose weight or cause weight gain?
There are no known effects of Vitamin B1 on weight loss/ gain.

Q. Is Vitamin B1 and B12 same?
No, Vitamin B1 is thiamine and Vitamin B12 is methycobalamine. The both belong to group B vitamins.


Q. What is D-panthenol / Is D-Panthenol natural/ good for hair?
D-Panthenol is a synthetic form of water soluble vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). It is used as an ingredient in hair and skin products. It is particularly good for fine hair but may not be suitable for hair loss or thinning.

Q. What does D-Panthenol do?
D-Panthenol is required to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA) as well as is important to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Q. Where does D- Panthenol come from?
Panthenol is made in lab from D-Pantolactone, which is found in honey. Panthenol is turned intopantothenic acid in a living cell, such as a human being's skin cells.

Q. Is D-Panthenol safe?
D-Panthenol is quite safe if taken at recommended doses and duration.

Q. Is D-calcium pantothenate calcium/ safe/made from?
D-calcium pantothenate is a calcium salt of dextrorotatory isomer of pantothenic acid. It is generally safe if taken at recommended dose and duration. It is synthetically prepared.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)