What is Vitamin B?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: Stress Vitamin B, Nerox B, Nervidix

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See also: Nurokind LC

The B vitamins are eight water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism that they are chemically distinct and often coexist in the same foods. Supplements containing all eight are called Vitamin B complex. Individual B vitamin supplements are referred to by the specific name.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
273 22
134 17
59 7
49 4
11 2
10 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Vitamin B"

Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
3
None
75

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Vitamin B

Hospitalization 3
1
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Vitamin B)
Dosage Patients
daily 88
1 mg daily 29
1 cap(s) daily 23
1 tab(s) daily 34
100 mg daily 24
500 mg daily 22
500 mcg daily 31
1,000 mg daily 27
1,000 mcg daily 110
2,000 mcg daily 16
Why Patients Stopped Taking Vitamin B (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 48
Did not seem to work 28
Course of treatment ended 15
Expense 11
Personal research 7
Doctor's advice 6
Side effects too severe 4
Not indicated 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 110 patients who’ve stopped taking Vitamin B

Duration

Currently Taking Vitamin B
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 105
Stopped Taking Vitamin B
Duration Patients
0-1 month 8
1-3 months 13
3-6 months 24
6 months-1 year 23
1-2 years 16
2 years or more 26
Adherence
Always
38 48%
Usually
26 33%
Sometimes
9 11%
Never
7 9%
Burden
Very
1 1%
Somewhat
1 1%
A little
11 14%
Not at all
67 84%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
1 2%
$50-99
1 2%
$25-49
5 11%
< $25
40 85%
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20 patient evaluations for Vitamin B

lianbuckett
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lianbuckett
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
49 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

See lianbuckett's full Vitamin B history

Feb 7, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Irritability: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 tab(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Took Vitamin B complex as it is recommended as a supplement for irritability
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
scart
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scart
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Tom M
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Tom M
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Tom M's full Vitamin B history

Jan 15, 2011 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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