All about Neurobion Forte: Uses, dosage, side effects, and warnings

Bajaj Finserv Health Team, General Physician
November 24, 2020

Neurobion Forte is a supplement manufactured by Merck Ltd., comprising several B vitamins. As such it helps treat Vitamin B deficiency and the health issues linked to a lack of Vitamin B variants in the body. Neurobion Forte is easily available as an over-the-counter (OTC) drug and consuming it may improve your immune system, nervous system function and metabolism. However, you do get B vitamins from your regular diet and so, taking the supplement may not be necessary. Moreover, there is the slim chance of you having Neurobion Forte side effects to deal with later. Hence, it is apt that you learn about the drug before you purchase it from a pharmacy.

To understand Neurobion Forte uses, benefits and side effects in more detail, read on.

 

VitaminNameWeight
B1Thiamine100mg
B2Riboflavin100mg
B3Nicotinamide45mg
B5Calcium Pantothenate50mg
B6Pyridoxine3mg
B12Cobalamin15mcg

These B vitamins are water-soluble. Hence, they are absorbed by the body and move freely through it, while excess amounts are excreted through urine.

Neurobion Forte benefits

The primary use of Neurobion Forte is to treat a deficiency in B vitamins. But there are several other possible benefits of taking Neurobion Forte, based on the roles that these vitamins play in the body.

Consumption of Neurobion Forte may help:

  • Improve the health of the nervous system
  • Promote immune system health
  • Regulate cholesterol levels
  • Boost hair and skin health
  • Enhance liver health
  • Prevent early cell degeneration
  • Relax heart muscles
  • Produce red blood cells
  • Generate nerve tissue
  • Better metabolism
  • Convert glucose to energy
  • Maintain bone health
  • Reduce depression
  • Abate neuropathic pain

The potential Neurobion Forte uses are many because B vitamins are essential for a range of body functions. Some may even take Neurobion Forte for sleep as Vitamin B6 deficiency has been linked to insomnia and sleep disturbance. However, despite all the benefits of Neurobion Forte, simply taking the tablet may not yield any noticeable results. This is because you may already be getting enough of B vitamins from your diet. So, you may want to consult an expert to know about the potential benefits of consuming Neurobion Forte for yourself.

B vitamin deficiency issues that Neurobion Forte can help with

Not possessing B vitamins in sufficient amounts can lead to a range of health issues. Here are some common ones:

  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Anaemia
  • Weight loss
  • Poor immune function
  • Nerve damage
  • Nerve pain
  • Tingling sensation in hands or feet
  • Confusion, memory loss, dementia
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Reduced reflexes
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney problems
  • Itchy eyes
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Skin disorders
  • Hair fall
  • Poor sleep
  • Liver problems

This list provides another way to view the potential uses of Neurobion Forte based on the signs and symptoms of a B vitamin deficiency.

Do you need Neurobion Forte?

If your diet is deficient in B vitamins, then there could be reason for you to take Neurobion Forte. While a regular, balanced diet should give you enough of the B vitamins you need, if you are lacking in them, Neurobion Forte is a supplement you can turn to. Certain persons are more likely to show signs of a B vitamin deficiency. These are:

  • Persons of age 50 and above
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Persons whose diets do not have animal products
  • Infants and children
  • Persons on medication

Neurobion Forte side effects

Usually, you should not experience harmful side effects when you take Neurobion Forte according to the guidelines of the manufacturer. Nevertheless, especially if the dosage is too high, you may experience side effects like:

  • Excessive urination
  • Bright-yellow urine
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Nerve damage
  • Diarrhoea
  • Allergic reaction

Thus, it makes good sense for you to consult your doctor before starting a course of Neurobion Forte. This is especially the case if you are already on medication as you wouldn’t want any complication to arise due to the supplement. Ifafter taking the first dose of the drugyou witness undesirable effects, you should make them known to your doctor.

That being said, a little excess of B vitamins should not do you harm in terms of vitamin buildup in the tissues. As stated earlier, B vitamins are water soluble and your body passes through the urine any excess that is not absorbed.

Can you take Neurobion Forte for daily?

Yes, you can consume Neurobion Forte daily if you require the B vitamins it provides. For this it is best to know how much of the required B vitamins your regular diet already provides you with.

Where is Neurobion Forte available?

Neurobion Forte is easily available in tablet form at pharmacies. You get strips of 10 or 30 tablets, which are very reasonably priced. Interestingly, Neurobion was banned in western countries some years ago. Neurobion Forte contains a slightly different composition than Neurobion but it is better that you get its health benefits assessed by a doctor or a pharmacist.

In summary, a crucial factor to remember is that at its heart, Neurobion Forte is a drug that comprises 6 B Vitamins that aid body functions. Accordingly, the main use of the drug is to treat B Vitamin deficiency. However, it is highly likely that you already get the B Vitamins you need from your diet. Moreover, if you are deficient in a particular B vitamin, you could take a supplement just for that. If you have a mild deficiency across the board, Neurobion Forte may be recommended to you.

Rather than leave the choice of which supplements you take to chance, you can simply download the Bajaj Finserv Health app from Google Play or the Apple App Store to connect with relevant dieticians and general physicians. You can book online video consultations and share your personal health records digitally for an accurate diagnosis using this app. You can also use it to set medicine reminders so that you do not miss a dose! The best part is that Bajaj Finserv Health promotes holistic healthcare with its Managed Care feature where the focus is on prevention rather than just cure. With its help, you can address all your health needs in one go. Download it today to check how it can help you fight deficiencies and live healthier!