BILEX

The high dose Vitamin B Complex needed for treatment of B deficiencies can be expected from Bilex. The components of Vitamins B1, B6 and B12 are more than that of the competitors. Because of this, there will be a better flexibility of use for the most common B complex deficiencies to the most severe. This high-dose Vitamin B complex is a must especially for patients with peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes and related diseases.

FORMULATION

Each tablet contains:

THIAMINE HCl (Vit. B1) 500 mg
PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (Vit. B6) 250 mg
CYANOCOBALAMINE (Vit. B12) 1 mg

INDICATIONS

Treatment of Vit. B deficiencies especially in restrictive diet or illnesses. For nutritional support in painful, neurological manifestations of neuritis and neuropathy, polyneuritis, lumbago, ischialgia, sciatica, cervical and shoulder-arm syndrome. Neuropathies associated with diabetes, cardiac disorders, drug-induced tuberculosis, leprosy and pregnancy. Alcoholic neuropathy due to INH or phenothiazine intoxication. Hyperemesis gravidarum. For the prevention and treatment of Vit. B1, B6 and B12 deficiencies.

DOSAGE

For adults and children:


  • Therapeutic: 2 – 4 tablets/day

  • Prophylaxis: 1 – 2 tablets/day

Or as prescribed by the physician.



PHARMACOLOGICAL CATEGORY

Vitamins

DRUG INTERACTION

High Vit. B6 dose may reduce the effectiveness of levodopa. Absorption may be reduced by aminoglycosides, aminosalicylic acid, anticonvulsants, biguanides, chloramphenicol, cholestyramine, cimetidine, colchicines, potassium salt and methyldopa.

CONTRAINDICATION

Vit. B12 should not be used for Leber’s disease or tobacco amblyopia since those optic neuropathies may degenerate further.



ADVERSE REACTION

Neurotoxicity on prolonged ingestion.

CAUTION

Foods, Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Act prohibits dispensing without prescription

PRECAUTIONS

Prolonged ingestion
Megaloblastic anemia
Regular monitoring of the blood is required when taking Vit. B12. Doses > 10 mcg/day may produce hematological responses in patients with folate deficiency.
Liver Dysfunction



STORAGE

Store at temperatures not exceeding 30° C

AVAILABILITY

Box of 50’s; tablets in blister pack.