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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See also: HCL/Magnesium/Vitamin B complex/Vitamin C

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 466 98
Fatigue 285 67
Multiple sclerosis 86 18
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 59 15
Fibromyalgia 38 6

Show all 119 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 10
Mild 19
None 211

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 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Dosage Patients
daily 90
1 tablet(s) daily 39
1 capsule(s) daily 12
100 mg daily 6
1 other daily 5
1 mg daily 3
VitaminBComplex as needed 3
1 tablet(s) twice daily 2
2 capsule(s) daily 2
2 tablet(s) daily 2

See all 30 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

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Reason Patients
Other 89
Did not seem to work 46
Doctor's advice 27
Expense 23
Personal research 18
Course of treatment ended 13
Side effects too severe 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 199 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 63
10 years or more 53

Stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 51
6 months - 1 year 34
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 52
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 142
Usually 69
Sometimes 22
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 36
Not at all hard to take 187
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 121
Not specified 113
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49 patient evaluations for Vitamin B Complex

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr told me my Thiamin levels were low and that if they stayed low that by the time I was 60 they would think I had dementia so we got me on the Vit Complex and the level came up.

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Jul 7, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I need this because of my gastric bypass. Without it I would have so many problems. Especially low B-12.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 8, 2015 (Started Sep 23, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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