Becadexamin, is it safe? Uses, dosage, side effects

What is Becadexamin ?

Becadexamin capsule is a complex of multivitamin, multimineral and other essential nutrients.This is brand of capsule is manufactured by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd available in 30 capsules in amber coloured bottle.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. Is this medicine addictive?
  7. What if I miss the dose of this medicine ?
  8. Can I drive after taking this medicine ?
  9. Can this medicine be taken on an empty stomach?
  10. Can I take this medicine with alcohol ?
  11. What is the Dosage ?
  12. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  13. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  14. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  15. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  16. Is Becadexamin available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference


becadexamin tablet

becadexamin tablet

What is the generic name (s)?

Becadexamin contain combination of many vitamins and minerals and other nutrients and there compositions are which is given below

  • Vit B1 5 mg
  • Vit B2 5 mg
  • Vit C 75 mg
  • Vit B12 5 mcg
  • Vit A 5000 iu
  • Folic Acid (Vit B9) 1 mg
  • Vit B6 2 mg
  • D-Panthenol 5 mg
  • Vit D3 400 iu
  • Nicotinamide 45 mg
  • Zinc Sulphate 50 mg
  • Copper Sulphate 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium Oxide 0.15 mg
  • Potassium Iodide 0.025 mg
  • Ferrous Fumarate 50 mg
  • Vit E 14 mg
  • Calcium Dibasic Phosphate 70 mg
  • Manganese Sulphate 0.01 mg

How does it work ?

Becadexamin which is multi vitamin mineral nutrient complex helps in treatment of vitamin mineral defiency and also now a days used in prevention of certain kind of disease like tuberclosis and some skin diseases

Vitamin A has many functions, helps in imorovment of immune system and in eye diseases ,eye vision improvement,skin diseases,nerve disease ,gum problems, heavy menstrual periods,infections etc.It basically a group unsaturated nutritional oraganic compounds includes retinol,retinal etc

Vitamin B complex works towards the restoration of normalcy in various metabolic functions. Different types of vitamin act in their specific case, like the water soluble vitamins help in the metabolism of Carbohydrates, alcohol and branched chain amino acids. Folic acid works for nucleoprotein synthesis and normal erythropoiesis.

Vitamin C plays a vital role in collagen formation and in the repairing of tissue in the body. It is needed sometimes for some oxidation-reduction reactions also, apart from its major functions of synthesizing of proteins & lipids, maintaining the integrity of the blood vessels & proper utilization of carbohydrates.

Elemental Calcium is a very important mineral required in our body. It is required in functioning of cells, muscles, nerves and bones. If the level of calcium is some how reduced in the body, the body will acquire calcium from bones and continue normal functions. This acquisition of calcium can weaken the bones and increase risk of bone disorders and Fractures.

Zinc also play a vital role in synthesis of the nucleic acids and nucleoproteins. Zinc also affects the growth of tissues and damage repair in tissues.

Vitamin E is a natural moisturizer and it treats sunburns. It can also decrease pigmentation and reduce sign of aging from skin.

Zinc also play a vital role in synthesis of the nucleic acids and nucleoproteins. Zinc also affects the growth of tissues and damage repair in tissues.

Ferrous Fumarate is a compound of Iron and is an essential nutrient in the body. It is used in prevention and treatment of diseases caused by iron deficiency.

Folic Acid is a type of Vitamin B which helps in the formation of DNA and in the production of red blood cells. It also lowers the risk of heart problems. It plays a major role in avoiding birth abnormalities and helps in proper development and functioning of the brain.

Niacinamide is a co-enzyme which helps in reduction-oxidation (Redox) reactions in the tissues respiration system.

Mecobalamin is an active type of vitamin B 12. It helps the nerve cells to function properly and even helps the damaged nerve cells to recover. It helps in the conversion of proteins and fats into energy. It is involved in the production of hemoglobin.

Potassium is an essential mineral in the body. It is an ionic salt, prescribed for treatment of hypokalemia. This chemical is also required for many vital functions in the body.

Vitamin B6 helps our body to metabolize protein, fats, and carbohydrates and plays a vital role in the development of brain, nervous system, skin and other parts of the body.

Vitamin D3 works by facilitating and increasing the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus. Phosphorus is required to build and maintain the strength of Bones.

Manganese is helpful in many chemical processes and metabolism of cholestrol, carbohydrated and proteins.This also signs of bone formation and treatment of osteoprosis, premenstrual syndrome,weight loss etc.

What are it’s uses ?

There are many uses of Becadexamin as vitamin mineral nutrient complex.

Helps in treatment of b12 deficiency,restoring skin and treatment,removal of infection in the boby,some help in improvement of blood circulation and oxygen saturation,central nervous system improvement,increase in calcium absorption,metabolizing of proteins ,fats etc. depression treatment, production of blood cells and blood platelets, supplements sufficiency of mg in body ,helps in production of antibodies,activating enzymes and carbohydrate metabolism etc,maturing of RBC cells in body and improvement in conditions diabetes mellitus etc

How effective is this medicine ?

This medicine is a very powerful and effective medicine in treating in defiency of vitamins mineral and helps in treatment certain diseass and against health indications discussed above.

What are the Side Effects ?

Becadexamin can cause following side-effects:
Minerals in overdose may lead this side effects as

  • tooth staining,
  • increased urination,
  • stomach bleeding,
  • uneven heart rate,
  • confusion,
  • muscle weakness

. Common side effects are:

  • headache
  • upset stomach Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic rejection
  • Swelling
  • Bloating
  • Stomach ache

Is Becadexamin addictive?

Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. Government  also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally,  do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.

What if I miss the dose of Becadexamin ?

Use the missed dose as soon as you notice. If the time is already close to the next dose,  skip the missed dose and continue your dosing schedule. Do not use overdose to make up the missed dose as it may cause serious side effects.  If you are routinely missing the  doses, try to use an alarm or asking a family member or friend to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss modifications in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses.

Can I drive after taking Becadexamin?

It is not safe to drive after taking this medicine if you experience dizziness or headache as side effects. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes drowsy, dizzy or reduces your blood-pressure. Please check for these conditions on your body while using this medicine.

Can Becadexamin be taken on an empty stomach ?

This medicine has to be taken after food. Taking this medicine on empty stomach may lead to acid reflux.Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you to use this medicine.

Can I take Becadexamin with alcohol ?

This medicine should not be taken while having alcohol. It may intensify drowsiness.It is better to consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine. Pharmacists also suggest not to take alcohol while using this medicine.

What is the Dosage of Becadexamin?

Take as directed by your doctor.
The usual dose of this drug is one tablet in the morning with breakfast may vary on condotion of the patient

Capsule - dosage

Capsule – dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

You should take following precautions while administering this medicine:

  • Vitamin and mineral supplements can interact with certain other medications tell the doctor if you also on other medication like antibiotics,antacids,NSAIDs,diuertics etc.,
  • Do not crush or chew the capsule/tablet
  • The expiry date printed on the pack has passed.
  • The packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any disease
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

Yes, it is safe to take in the recommended dosage if one is pregnant & there are no reports of any problems occurring. Though no studies have been conducted on humans and animals to find out any problems which might occur on having this capsule during pregnancy.
An overdose of vitamins A, D, E, or K can cause serious or life-threatening side effects if taken in large doses.Folic acid, Vitamin E and Vitamin C can be beneficial to pregnant women but Elemental Zinc and Calcium may harm the fetus. Please consult with a gynecologist before starting this capsule.
Consult a doctor before administering this medicine to a pregnant woman.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

Yes, it is safe to take in the recommended dosage if one is breast feeding & there are no reports of any problems occurring. Please consult with your doctor before starting this capsule.
There is not any well established study or proof that if Becadexamin passes through the breast milk and affects the quality of milk; or if it could be harmful for the nursing infant.
If your breast feeding or planning to start breast feeding, consult a doctor before using this medicine.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

As this is capsule it may difficult for children to swallow so should for alternative of liquid form of multivitamin which will be easy for children and infants .Consult with a doctor regarding the frequency and the dosage of the drug.



Is Becadexamin available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

Becadexamin is available as an over the counter or an OTC product.consult the doctor before taking the medicine.

Frequently asked questions

what frequency do I need to use Becadexamin Tablet?
The usual dose of this tablet is one per day or as prescribed by doctor.

Does atropine has effect if pregnant?
Yes,very small amount is able to pass throught placenta(connecting organ to fetus uterus wall). Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use

Is this taken on empty stomach or before/after taking food?
should be taken with breakfast or as prescribed by doctor

What to do if took in case I took an overdose of this medicine ?
Do not take overdose of this drug taking more than prescribed dose may lead to adverse effects than quick healing.
Immediately rush to your doctor or nearest health care center for advice.
Symptoms of overdose include mild to severe vomiting, nausea, cramps .

What are the storage precautions for this medicine?

  • You should take following precautions for storing this tablets:
  • Keep the tablets in the original pack until it is time to take them.
  • Keep the pack in a cool dry place.
  • Do not store medicine in the bathroom or near a sink.
  • Avoid direct contact with sunlight.
  • Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
  • If the expiry date on the pack is passed, ask a pharmacist about ways of discarding it.

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