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Vitamin B Compound Strong Tablets

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Actavis UK Ltd


Whiddon ValleyBarnstapleDevonEX32 8NS
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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
  • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This medicine is for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.

Index

1 What Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets are and what they are used for
2 Before you take
3 How to take
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store
6 Further information

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1 What Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets are and what they are used for

Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets may be used to treat:

  • vitamin B deficiency. The effects of a vitamin B deficiency can include: swelling of the tongue, mouth or lips, swelling of nerves which can cause pain, tenderness or loss of function and the growth of new blood vessels in the eye which can affect vision.
  • the effects on the heart which occur in beri beri (a condition caused by vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency).
  • the effects on the skin which occur in pellagra (a condition caused by nicotinamide deficiency).
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2 Before you take

Do not take Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets and tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to nicotinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavine, thiamine mononitrate or any other ingredients in Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets (see section 6).

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, especially levodopa (for Parkinson’s disease) or medicines obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant particularly in the first three months, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

Important information on some ingredients in Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets

  • If you have been told you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine, as it contains lactose.
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3 How to take

Always take Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Swallow the tablets whole.

Doses:

Adults (including elderly) and children over 3 years

1-2 tablets to be taken three times a day.

Children under 3 years

Not recommended.

If you take more than you should

If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time, or you think a child may have swallowed any, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.

If you forget to take the tablets

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the right time.

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4 Possible side effects

Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets are unlikely to cause side-effects as any excess vitamin B is excreted from the body. If you notice any unusual effects, tell your doctor immediately.

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5 How to store

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Store below 25°C in a dry place.

Do not use Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets after the expiry date stated on the label/carton/bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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6 Further information

What Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets contain

  • Each tablet contains the active substances (the ingredients that make the tablets work) 20mg nicotinamide, 2mg pyridoxine hydrochloride, 2mg riboflavine and 4.85mg thiamine mononitrate.
  • The other ingredients are stearic acid, magnesium stearate, lactose, maize starch, hypromellose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, medium chain triglycerides, macrogol 3350, pregelatinised maize starch, red and black iron oxides (E172), titanium dioxide (E171).

What Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets look like and the contents of the pack

Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets are brown, circular, biconvex, film-coated tablets.

Pack size is 28.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

Actavis
Barnstaple
EX32 8NS
UK
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This leaflet was last revised in October 2012.

Actavis
Barnstaple
EX32 8NS
UK

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