Asked by SSSian
What Are Neurobion Forte's Benefits And Side Effects?
My doctor has prescribed Neurobion Forte in place of mecobalamine and folic acid, which I had been taking since my stroke a couple months ago. Can you tell me about this drug — what it is, its benefits, and its side effects?
This drug is a water-soluble vitamin that provides a specific combination of six B vitamins: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B5 (calcium pantothenate), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin). Because B vitamins play many roles in maintain health, this drug is designed to improve nervous system function, strengthen the immune system, boost metabolism, promote healthy liver function, and help to maintain healthy hair and skin. Side effects are uncommon, but can include headaches, upset stomach (including vomiting and nausea), and diarrhea. In rare instances, users can experience an allergic reaction, which can include hives or rash, difficulty breathing, tightening of the chest, and swelling of the mouth, tongue or lips.
Supplementation is typically prescribed for people at risk for developing vitamin B deficiency, including people taking certain medications (such as acid reducers) and people following a restricted diet. Pregnant women and adults over 50 are also at risk for deficiency.
Neurobion Forte (and similar products) can be successful in treating mild vitamin B deficiency. It’s important to work closely with your doctor to monitor your blood levels to ensure that they are within a healthy range.