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

  • 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
4
None
79

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

Hospitalization
Patients
5
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Vitamin B)
Dosage
1,000 mcg daily
Patients
110
Dosage
daily
Patients
88
Dosage
1 tab(s) daily
Patients
33
Dosage
500 mcg daily
Patients
30
Dosage
1 mg daily
Patients
29
Dosage
1,000 mg daily
Patients
28
Dosage
100 mg daily
Patients
24
Dosage
500 mg daily
Patients
22
Dosage
1 cap(s) daily
Patients
20
Dosage
2,000 mcg daily
Patients
16

Dosages based on patients currently taking Vitamin B.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Vitamin B (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
46
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
27
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
16
Reason
Expense
Patients
11
Reason
Personal research
Patients
7
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
6
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
4
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
3
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
See all 114 patients who’ve stopped taking Vitamin B

Duration

Currently Taking Vitamin B
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
2
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
102
Stopped Taking Vitamin B
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
8
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
13
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
24
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
22
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
16
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
25

Adherence


Always
Patients
40
47%
Usually
Patients
28
33%
Sometimes
Patients
10
12%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
7
8%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
1%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
1
1%
A little hard to take
Patients
12
14%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
71
84%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
1%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
1%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
5
6%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
43
51%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
35
41%
Last updated:

20 patient evaluations for Vitamin B

PHEONIX
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PHEONIX
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

See PHEONIX's full Vitamin B history

Jan 18, 2016 (Started Nov 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
lianbuckett
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lianbuckett
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
51 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Irritability)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See scart's full Vitamin B history

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2005)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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