B12-SL Tablet 10's belongs to the class of 'vitamins', primarily used to treat vitamin b12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in the hands and feet). It is also used to prevent/treat megaloblastic anaemia (anaemia with unusually large red blood cells). Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs when the body has lower levels of vitamin B12 than normal. Symptoms include fatigue, breathlessness, numbness, poor balance, and memory trouble.
B12-SL Tablet 10's contains Methylcobalamin, a form of vitamin B12 that regulates body functions, such as cell multiplication, blood formation, and protein synthesis. It also helps restore nucleic acid in the nerve cells.
Your doctor will decide the dosage based on your medical condition. Sometimes, B12-SL Tablet 10's may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, and headache. These side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. If these side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.
Let your doctor know if you use any otrher medications, including other vitamins, before starting B12-SL Tablet 10's. Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the components in B12-SL Tablet 10's. It is essential to let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or are a breastfeeding mother. Avoid consuming alcohol along with B12-SL Tablet 10's to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients. B12-SL Tablet 10's should be used in children only with the doctor's advice.
Uses of B12-SL Tablet 10's
Vitamin B12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy.
B12-SL Tablet 10's contains Methylcobalamin, a form of Vitamin B12, which regulates body functions and helps rejuvenate and protect damaged nerve cells by producing a substance called myelin. It prevents nerve damage in peripheral neuropathy and treats symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency. It promotes amino acid synthesis and plays an important role in protein formation. B12-SL Tablet 10's also treats and prevents megaloblastic anemia, a vitamin deficiency anemia caused by low vitamin b12 levels.
Directions for Use
Tablet/capsule: Swallow tablet/capsule as a whole with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food at regular intervals, as recommended by the doctor. Do not crush, chew or break it. Liquid: Measure the liquid form with a measuring cup or dosing syringe and take it as advised by the doctor.Oral drops: Shake the bottle well before use. Take the suggested dose by mouth using the dropper provided by the pack.Disintegrating strip: Place the strip on the top of your tongue and allow it to disintegrate. Swallow the dissolved medicine. Do not swallow as a whole or chew the strip. Avoid handling the strip with wet hands. Disintegrating tablet: Check the label for directions before use. Disperse the tablet in the recommended amount of water and swallow the contents. Do not crush, chew or swallow as a whole.Granules: Check the label for directions before use. Take it as advised by your doctor.Oral Lozenges: Place the lozenge in your mouth between your gums and cheek until it is dissolved. Do not chew or swallow it as a whole.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of B12-SL Tablet 10's
Loss of appetite
Let your doctor know if you have any heart, liver or kidney diseases before starting B12-SL Tablet 10's. B12-SL Tablet 10's should be used during pregnancy only when advised by the doctor. B12-SL Tablet 10's is excreted into breast milk. Hence, breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking B12-SL Tablet 10's. Drinking alcohol may hinder vitamin absorption; therefore, it is advised to limit the alcohol intake while using B12-SL Tablet 10's. B12-SL Tablet 10's is safe for children only when recommended by the doctor.
Drug-Drug Interaction: B12-SL Tablet 10's may interact with antibiotics (neomycin, chloramphenicol), antituberculosis antibiotics (aminosalicylic acid), heartburn medication (omeprazole, cimetidine), and gout medicines (colchicine).
Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions were found.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Inform your doctor if you have malabsorption syndrome (difficulty absorbing nutrition from food), liver, kidney or heart diseases, optic nerve damage, iron/folic acid deficiency, low potassium levels, and allergic reactions before starting B12-SL Tablet 10's.
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Diet & Lifestyle Advise
Try Vitamin B complex food sources like milk, cheese, eggs, liver and kidney, chicken, red meat, tuna, mackerel, salmon, shellfish, oysters, clams, dark green vegetables such as spinach and kale, beets, avocados, potatoes, whole grains, cereals, kidney beans, black beans, and chickpea.
Taking vegetables like acorn squash, asparagus, beet greens, Brussels sprouts, and spinach can help cope with Vitamin B deficiency.
Limit foods with high cholesterol and saturated fats.
Cut down on sugar, salt and processed foods.
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Avoid excess fatty foods.
Vitamin B12 deficiency (cobalamin deficiency): Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs when the body has lower levels of vitamin B12 than normal. Symptoms include fatigue, breathlessness, numbness, poor balance and memory trouble. Pernicious anaemia, an autoimmune disease, is the most common cause of B12 deficiency. In this condition, the body cannot absorb enough vitamin B12 since the body's immune system produces antibodies against the intrinsic factor (a protein that helps the body absorb vitamin B12). Other causes include stomach or gut issues, where the body cannot absorb the vitamin, medications like antidiabetics and stomach-related drugs, and dietary restrictions like being a strict vegan.
Peripheral neuropathy/peripheral neuritis: It is defined as damage to nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. The pain could be intermittent or continuous, with a prickling, stabbing, tingling or burning sensation. A feeling of numbness and loss of sensations is also common with neuropathic pain. Symptoms include spontaneous, un-triggered pain, unpleasant feeling, shooting, burning or stabbing pain, muscle weakness, and cramping.
Avoid consuming alcohol with B12-SL Tablet 10's to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients.
B12-SL Tablet 10's should be used during pregnancy only when advised by your doctor. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before starting B12-SL Tablet 10's.
B12-SL Tablet 10's may be excreted into breast milk. Please consult your doctor before taking the supplement if you are a breastfeeding mother.
B12-SL Tablet 10's usually does not interfere with your driving ability
Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking B12-SL Tablet 10's. Your dosage may be adjusted in case of liver impairment.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before taking B12-SL Tablet 10's. Your dosage may be adjusted in case of renal impairment.
B12-SL Tablet 10's should be used in children only when the doctor advises. The doctor will recommend the dosage of B12-SL Tablet 10's based on the child's age and weight.
How does B12-SL Tablet 10's help?
B12-SL Tablet 10's treats B12 deficiency by restoring low levels of vitamin B12 in the body. It has extended benefits in treating peripheral neuropathic pain by preventing nerve cell damage. It is further involved in cell multiplication, blood formation, and protein synthesis.
How long should I use B12-SL Tablet 10's?
Please continue using B12-SL Tablet 10's for as long as the doctor has advised it for you based on your medical condition. It may take several months to cure a vitamin deficiency; hence do not abruptly stop taking this supplement. However, if you did not notice any improvement in your condition, it is advised to consult a doctor.
I work in an occupation that requires handling mercury and its compounds. Can I take B12-SL Tablet 10's?
Long-term usage of B12-SL Tablet 10's is not recommended in people whose occupation involves mercury handling and exposure. Please check with your doctor for more information.
I have been taking Metformin, an anti-diabetic medicine, for years. Am I at a risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency?
Taking Metformin (an anti-diabetic drug) for longer durations is associated with the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns; your doctor may advise vitamin B12 supplements if needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosage.
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