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food interaction for CYNOCAL 16

alcohol interaction for CYNOCAL 16

pregnancy interaction for CYNOCAL 16

lactation interaction for CYNOCAL 16

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cynocal 16 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.


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
Thiamine(Vitamin B1)2(1 mg)


Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) is used to treat and prevent vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is also used for treating pernicious anemia (a serious type of anemia that is due to vitamin B12 deficiency, found mostly in older people) and various other medical conditions

How it works

Vitamin B12 belongs to category called water soluble vitamins. It is a nutrient that helps to keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction
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
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 CYNOCAL 16

Immediately consult your doctor if you get any of these symptoms after taking injectable Vitamin B1:
  • Coughing
  • difficulty in swallowing
  • hives
  • itching of skin
  • swelling of face, lips, or eyelids
  • wheezing or difficulty in breathing.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for CYNOCAL 16

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.

Thiamine(Vitamin B1)2

Q. Should I take vitamin b12 for energy/ for hair growth/ increase weight/ anxiety/ acne/ constipation?
Vitamin B12 is essential for energy, hair growth and may be used to relieve anxiety and may cause weight gain, acne or constipation. If you experience such side effects, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is vitamin B12 injection painful?
Vitamin B12 injections may be painful, as the vitamin is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) or into a muscle (intramuscularly).
Q. Is vitamin B12 deficiency reversible/ curable/ dangerous?
Vitamin B12 deficiency is reversible and curable if adequate vitamin B12 supplements are taken as advised by your doctor. 
Q. Is vitamin B12 found in fruits and vegetables?
Fruits and vegetables do not have adequate vitamin B12. It is predominantly found in beef liver and clams, fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and other dairy products.
Q. Can I take vitamin B12 with high blood pressure?
Vitamin B12 can be taken by patients who have high blood pressure.
Q. Does vitamin B12 deficiency cause tingling?
Tingling is a common symptom of vitamin B12 deficiency. Always consult your doctor, if you experience such symptoms.
Q. Does vitamin B12 test require fasting?
Fasting for 6-8 hours before sample collection may be required for vitamin B12 test. However, please consult your doctor for more instructions.


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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 December, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)