GSK Consumer Healthcare
Full Prescribing Info
Vitamin B Complex, lysine and iron.
Each 5 mL contains: Thiamine HCl (Vit. B1) 10 mg, Pyridoxine HCl (Vit. B6) 5 mg, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12) 25 mcg, L-Lysine HCl 300 mg, Ferric Pyrophosphate Soluble 250 mg (Equivalent to Elemental Iron 30 mg).
This medicine contains L-Lysine HCl and Ferric Pyrophosphate (equivalent to Elemental Iron). It also includes B-complex Vitamins such as B1, B6 and B12. This product also contains alcohol 0.95% v/v subcomponent.
This product is indicated for the treatment and prevention of vitamin B complex deficiency and iron deficiency anemia (IDA).
Dosage/Direction for Use
See table.

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Missed Dose: If the doctor has told the patient to take the medication regularly take the missed dose as soon as the patient remembers it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue the regular dosing schedule. Do not take double dose to make up for the missed one.
Administration of Vitamin B12 doses greater than 10 mcg daily may produce a hematological response in patients with folate deficiency; indiscriminate use may mask precise diagnosis.
MILD TO MODERATE POISONING: Vomiting and diarrhea may occur within 6 hours of ingestion.
SEVERE POISONING: Severe vomiting and diarrhea, lethargy, metabolic acidosis, shock, GI hemorrhage, coma, seizures, hepatotoxicity, and late onset GI strictures.
In case of accidental overdose or at the first sign of any adverse reaction, discontinue use and seek professional assistance immediately.
This product is contraindicated in patients who are allergic (hypersensitive reactions including anaphylaxis and skin reactions such as rash, pruritus, urticaria, edema and photosensitivity) to its active ingredients or any other components listed Description.
Special Precautions
Do not exceed recommended daily dose/amount.
B vitamins and iron can be harmful to children if taken in large doses.
Care should be taken in patients with iron-storage or iron-absorption diseases such as hemochromatosis, hemoglobinopathies, or existing gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel, intestinal strictures and diverticulae.
As with any medication, women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should seek the advice of a doctor before using the product.
Iron is not only an essential element for humans but is also essential for many microorganisms. Thus, it has been suggested that persons with either adequate iron stores or iron overload may provide optimum conditions for microbial growth and therefore be susceptible to an increased incidence and severity of infection; conversely, iron-deficiency anemia may offer some protection against infection.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
As with any medication, women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should seek the advice of a doctor before using the product.
Adverse Reactions
Common side effects of iron containing medications include gastrointestinal irritation, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and dark stool. Adverse effects can be reduced by giving it with or after food (rather than on an empty stomach) or by beginning therapy with a small dose and increasing gradually.
Drug Interactions
Since iron products interfere with absorption of oral tetracycline antibiotics, these two products should not be taken within 2 to 3 hours of each other.
Allergic hypersensitivity has occurred after administration of Vitamin B12 compounds. Iron salts are not well absorbed orally, and food may further impair their absorption. It may also decrease absorption of drugs like cefdinir, biphosphonates, entacapone, fluoroquinolones, levodopa, methyldopa, mycophenolate mofetil, and penicillamine. Iron salts may reduce the efficacy of levothyroxine.
Compounds containing calcium and magnesium, including antacids and mineral supplements, and bicarbonates, carbonates, oxalates or phosphates, may impair the absorption of iron by the formation of insoluble complexes. Zinc salts may also decrease the absorption of iron.
The response to iron may be delayed in patients receiving systemic chloramphenicol.
Ascorbic acid and citric acid may actually increase the absorption of iron.
Store at a temperature not exceeding 25°C.
MIMS Class
Vitamins & Minerals (Pre & Post Natal) / Antianemics
ATC Classification
B03AE10 - various combinations ; Belongs to the class of iron in other combinations. Used in the treatment of anemia.
Syr (clear, orange-red, slightly viscous liquid) 60 mL, 120 mL.
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