What is Vitamin B Complex?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: High Potency Vitamin B Complex Vitamin B Super Complex Vitamin B100 Show all

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The B vitamins are eight water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. Supplements containing all eight are generally referred to as a vitamin B complex.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 449 94
Fatigue 263 62
Multiple Sclerosis 83 16
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 57 13
Fibromyalgia 35 6
Depressed mood 19 2

Show all 140 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 9
Mild 19
None 196

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B Complex

Side effect Patients
Nausea 6
Increased appetite 3
Abnormal urine color 2
Diarrhea 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1

Show all 24 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Dosage Patients
daily 101
1 tablet(s) daily 14
1 capsule(s) daily 6
1 mg daily 5
100 mg daily 5
twice daily 3
1 other daily 2
1 tablet(s) twice daily 2
3 tablet(s) daily 2
50 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

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Reason Patients
Other 86
Did not seem to work 39
Doctor's advice 23
Expense 23
Personal research 17
Course of treatment ended 13
Side effects too severe 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 185 patients who’ve stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 64
10 years or more 36

Stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 46
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 131
Usually 65
Sometimes 20
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 28
Not at all hard to take 180
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 8
< $25 115
Not specified 104
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47 patient evaluations for Vitamin B Complex

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

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Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Have fatigue with the MS and Vitamin B Complex helps with that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Dec 28, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 drop(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: More energy!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 1, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 drop(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Still swear by this product and the makers of this product.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 25, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 drop(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a FANTASTIC product and has helped in my overall health. I take this B12 supplement and have noticed added energy.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Worshipper
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Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jun 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't tell if the Vitamin B Complex is helping.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jun 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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