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    Benfotiamine + Folic Acid + Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin + Pregabalin + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

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    Benfotiamine + folic acid + methylcobalamin/mecobalamin + pregabalin + vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) uses

    Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain.

    How benfotiamine + folic acid + methylcobalamin/mecobalamin + pregabalin + vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) works

    This is a combination of five medicines: Benfotiamine, Folic Acid, Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin, Pregabalin and Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine). Benfotiamine and Folic Acid provide essential nutrients to the nerves. Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin and Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) are forms of vitamin B which help in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells. Pregabalin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).

    Common side effects of benfotiamine + folic acid + methylcobalamin/mecobalamin + pregabalin + vitamin b6 (pyridoxine)

    Dizziness, Sleepiness, Tiredness, Uncoordinated body movements
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
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    Last updated on:
    11 Dec 2018 | 06:47 PM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Benfotiamine + Folic Acid + Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin + Pregabalin + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    Benfotiamine + Folic Acid + Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin + Pregabalin + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    Q. What is Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is a combination of five medicines: Pregabalin, Methylcobalamin, Folic acid, Benfotiamine and vitamin B6. This medicine is useful in the treatment of nerve pain (neuropathic pain). This medicine calms the damaged or overactive nerves by acting on brain, thereby decreasing the pain sensation. It also helps in the regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.

    Q. Can I stop taking Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) when my pain is relieved?

    No, you should not stop taking Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you stop taking Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) suddenly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain, and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the use of Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) before you stop the medication completely.

    Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) can make you feel hungry which might make you eat more, thereby increasing your chances of putting on weight. However, preventing weight gain is easier than losing increased weight. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes (per-meal intake). Do not eat food items that contain a lot of calories, such as soft drinks, oily food, chips, cakes, biscuits, and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits, vegetables, and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will also help prevent weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.

    Q. Can the use of Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

    Yes, Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) may make you feel drowsy or you may suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities. Sometimes, you might not even feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

    Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    Serious side effects with Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) are uncommon and rare. However, it may cause serious side effects like an allergic reaction, suicidal thoughts or swelling of limbs (hands, legs or feet). Stop taking Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and contact your doctor if you have any signs of these serious side effects. Signs of allergic reaction include swelling of your face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue and neck, trouble in breathing, skin rash, hives (raised bumps) or blisters. Pay attention to sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings a these may be a symptom of suicidal thoughts.

    Q. How long will Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) take to act?

    An initial benefit with Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) may be seen after 2 weeks of treatment. However, it may take around 2-3 months to see full benefit. It may take even longer in some patients.

    Q. What if I forget to take Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed because this may increase the risk of unwanted side effect. If you are not sure what to do, consult your doctor about how to manage a situation like this.

    Q. What if I take too much of this drug by mistake?

    In a situation like this, contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency help at the nearest hospital. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include drowsiness, weakness, unsteady when walking, having double visions, slurred speech or diarrhea, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, body temperature changes (low and high), difficulty in breathing and increased heartbeat.

    Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) be more effective?

    No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

    Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    No, do not drink alcohol while taking Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine). Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine).

    Q. How often should I see the doctor?

    You may need to see your doctor regularly if you have started to take Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine). However, consult your doctor if the recommended dosage does not relieve your symptoms or you continue experiencing some unwanted side effects that affect your routine activities.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Benfotiamine+Folic Acid+Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin+Pregabalin+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)