Becosules Capsule,is it safe? uses,side effects,dosage

What is Becosules?

Becosules is a branded oral multivitamin supplement product. It is a combination of different variants of vitamin B-complex ( including folic acid and vitamin B12 ) and vitamin C. It is manufactured by Pfizer Ltd (Pharmacia India Pvt. Ltd) and  is available in the packaging of 20 capsules per strip .

  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 Becosules available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference

 

Becosules - uses,side-effects, dosage

Becosules – uses,side-effects, dosage


What is the generic name (s)?

Bicosules is composed of a number of vitamins . Their names are being listed below :

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavine)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
  • Calcium Pantothenate
  • Vitamin C  (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

How does it work ?

Becosules 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.

The capsule enhances the cellular oxidation and the synthesis of fatty acids in myelin and DNA.

What are it’s uses ?

Becosules is a multi-vitamin supplement mainly utilized therapeutically as nutritional support in various cases of deficiency of vitamin B complex , folic acid and vitamin C. It is also helpful in managing anemia, tumor in pancreas, in cases of peripheral nervous system’s nerve damage , neuropathy and other psychiatric problems.

Vitamin deficiencies may be associated with restricted diets, improper food intake, decreased absorption and prolonged stress, infections or chronic fevers, following burns and trauma. Vitamin supplements may be necessary for those on unusual diets, on reducing diets with drastically reduced food selection and also for those with inadequate diets, such as alcoholics, the elderly, those with diabetes mellitus, hepatobiliary tract disease, those recovering from surgery and in convalescence.

How effective is this medicine ?

Becosules is a very effective for all the conditions mentioned above. It is one of the best multi-vitamin formula available. For best results it should be taken under medical supervision in terms of dosage and duration of intake after due consultation with a doctor.

What are the Side Effects ?

Becosules normally don’t have many reported side-effects, unless one is allergic to any of the component of this capsule. Some common side-effects in some cases can be:

  • Mild transient diarrhea
  • Frequent urination
  • Headache
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Rash
  • Blood disorder
  • In patients having normal renal functions, its water soluble vitamins can sometime lead to toxicity
  • Cramps
  • Hives
  • Clot in blood vessels
  • Eruption of the skin , also known as Transitory exanthema
  • Leg pain
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Itching
  • Swelling of entire body
  • Swelling of lungs

Is Becosules addictive?

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

What if I miss the dose of Becosules?

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 Becosules?

It is not safe to drive after taking this medicine if you experience dizziness or a 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 Becosules be taken on an empty stomach?

This medicine can be taken with or without food. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you to use this medicine.

Can I take Becosules with alcohol?

Intake of this medicine with alcohol is not recommended. Alcohol intake with this medicine 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?

Despite this oral capsule being an over the counter product, regarding the dosage of Becosules please consult with a doctor as it will depend on the condition for which it has to be administered. For best results take it for the duration suggested by the doctor.

Capsule dosage

Capsule dosage

 

What are the precautions I need to take ?

Becosules should be taken cautiously in case the patient is:

  1. pregnant
  2. breast feeding
  3. is an old person
  4. has a history of kidney problems
  5. has a history of liver problems
  6. allergic to any of the component of this capsule
  7. allergic to cobalt

It must not be substituted for folic acid or any other individual component. It is also advised to monitor the effect of this capsule by doing regular blood tests.

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. Please consult with your doctor before starting this capsule.

Is it safe to take if I am breastfeeding ?

Yes, it is safe to take in the recommended dosage if one is breast feeding & 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 breast feeding. Please consult with your doctor before starting this capsule.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants?

Yes, this can be given to growing children under medical supervision. It is not advised to administer it to infants as it is an oral capsule and taking it can be harmful and dangerous for the infant. Please consult with your doctor to better understand about this capsule.


Becosules

Becosules

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

Yes, Becosules is readily available as an over the counter or OTC product. But it is advised to please consult with the doctor for the particular case related information and regarding its correct dosage, timing and duration of use.

Frequently asked questions

How to store this capsule?

This has to be stored in a cool and dry place, preferably below 30 degree Celsius. Keep it protected from light. Please discard it post the expiry date.

 

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