Becadexamin Capsule is generally used as multivitamin & multi-mineral supplements which contain Calcium Dibasic Phosphate, Copper Sulphate, D-Panthenol, Ferrous Fumarate, Folic Acid, Magnesium Oxide, Manganese Sulphate, Nicotinamide, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E and Zinc Sulphate as active ingredients. Get to know how Becadexamin works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Becadexamin is not suggested.
Becadexamin Capsule is manufactured and marketed by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India available in 30 capsules in an amber colored bottle. Becadexamin is prescribed in the treatment of vitamin-mineral deficiency (Vitamin B12 deficiency) and also nowadays used in the prevention of certain kind of disease like tuberculosis, Anemia, Acid indigestion, Sour stomach, Eye problems, and some skin diseases. In case you wish to look at other available multi-vitamin products that are easily available for online purchase, here is a useful link
Becadexamin Capsule composition and active ingredients:
Becadexamin Capsule contains the following vitamins and minerals as active ingredients:
Vitamin A Retinyl Acetate (5000 IU) – Needed for vision, healthy skin, immune system and growth.
Vitamin B1 Thiamine Mononitrate (5 mg) – Helps in breaking down simple carbohydrates, also helps in formation of new cells
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin (5 mg) – Works as an antioxidant and fights free radical, also helps in RBC (red blood cells) production
Vitamin B3 Nicotinamide or Niacinamide (45 mg) – Boosts HDL (“good”) cholesterol
Vitamin B5 D-Panthenol (5 mg) – Healthy Skin & reduces the sign of ageing
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine (2mg) – Deficiency of Vitamin B6 may result in conditions like disorders in mood, irregularity in sleep patterns. Pyridoxine is also beneficial in reducing inflammation.
Vitamin B9 Folic Acid (1 mg) – Helps in the production of DNA & new cells, especially RBC.
Vitamin B12 Mecobalamin (5 mcg) – Helps in the production of new cells, also important to nerve function
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid (75 mg) – Improves immune system, iron absorption, protein metabolism
Vitamin D3 Cholecalciferol (400 IU) – It is stored in bones and helps in absorption of calcium
Vitamin E Tocopherols (14 mg) – It is an antioxidant that keeps free radicals from damaging cell walls
Copper Sulphate (0.1 mg) – It is part of many enzymes and helps in Iron metabolism
Potassium Iodide (25 mcg) – It is found in thyroid hormone and it helps in regulating growth and metabolism of the body
Calcium Dibasic Phosphate (70 mg) – Elemental Calcium is important for cells, bones, nerves and muscles. Body extracts calcium from bones during calcium deficiency.
Ferrous Fumarate (50 mg) – Iron helps in the production of hemoglobin that transports oxygen through the blood. Its deficiency can cause anemia.
Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate (50 mg) – It is a part of many enzymes & helps in making proteins, DNA, sperm production, immune health, wound healing etc.
Manganese Sulphate (0.01 mg) – It is part of many enzymes
Magnesium Oxide (0.15 mg) – It is found in bones and it helps in making protein & overall immune system health
Becadexamin Capsule Uses and Benefits
Becadexamin Capsule is generally prescribed in the treatment, prevention, improvement & controls the following diseases and symptoms:
- Replenishment of Vitamin deficiencies – Vit A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, D3, E
- Replenishment of Mineral deficiencies – Copper, Iron, Zinc Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Manganese
- Eye problems
- Skin diseases
- Acid indigestion
- During pregnancy
- Sour stomach
- Tissue repair
- Muscle cramps
- Skin infection
- Thiamine deficiency
- Neurological disorders
- Heart problems
- Treatment of megaloblastic anemias due to a deficiency of folic acid
- Treatment of anemias of nutritional origin (pernicious anemia), pregnancy, infancy, or childhood
- Treatment of Scurvy (deficiency of Vitamin C)
- For eye and ear wash
- Eye disorders
- Migraine headache
- Patients with long-lasting illness, like those recovering from surgery
- Neurological disturbances
- Mental problems
- Pregnancy complications (Micro nutritional deficiency)
- Patients with deteriorated dietary intake – chronic alcoholics, old people
- Protects the thyroid gland from the toxic effects of radioactive iodine
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Chest pain
- Prolonged antibiotic use
- Leg pain due to blocked arteries
- High blood pressure
- Depletion of endogenous stores
- Deficiency Syndromes
- Mild burns
- Cell damage
- Wound healing
- Red blood cell production
- Heart attack and heart diseases
- Minor skin injuries
- Skin, hair and eye disorders
- Antidotes for phosphorus poisoning
- Treatment of emetics
- Serving as a fungicide
- Treatment of phosphorus burns of the skin
- High cholesterol
Becadexamin Side Effects
The below mentioned list contains possible side effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Becadexamin. These side effects of Becadexamin are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your physician if you notice any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Drowsiness & confusion
- Staining of teeth
- Itching, Cough or wheezing (because of Vitamin B9)
- Nausea & Vomiting (because of Vitamin B12 & D3)
- Muscle Pain
- Increased frequency of urination
- Excessive thirst
- Irregular Heart Rate
- Dryness of mouth
- Stomach Ache
- Allergic Reaction
- Liver problems (longer use)
If you are suffering from following ailments then Becadexamin capsule contraindicated to use:
- Active peptic ulcer
- Acute dermatitis
- Acute eczema
- Abnormal growths on the thyroid gland
- Acute myocardial infarction
- Caution is advised before use in Pregnant women and breastfeeding women.
- Always consult your physician before use if you are suffering from liver disease or kidney dysfunction.
Precautions while taking Becadexamin
If you use other over the counter products or other drugs at the same time, the effects of the Becadexamin capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your physician about all the medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your physician can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your physician or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Consult your doctor if your conditions never improve as expected or if it gets even more severe. Essential counseling points are listed below.
- Difficulty in breathing
- Beware that overdose causes enteritis, hepatitis, and nephritis
- Do not consume if allergic to any ingredient in the medicine
- Do not use the medicine if suffering from renal or hepatic impairment
- Blockage of the intestines
- Bowel problems
You can consume Becadexamin capsule during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
After consuming Becadexamin passes into breast milk and is considered to be safe during breastfeeding. Consult your physician for more information.
Before taking Becadexamin It is important to work with your physician or pharmacist to make sure what dosage would be the most appropriate for your needs to avoid side effects.
Becadexamin – Drug interactions
If you use other over the counter products or drugs at the same time, the effects of Becadexamin may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly.
Inform your doctor about the medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements you may be using if any for treating any other health problems, which may help your doctor to customize your prescription to prevent or manage drug interactions. Becadexamin may interact with the following drugs and products:
- Antiepileptics (drugs used for seizures)
- Anticoagulants like warfarin
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Dr. Srishti Tayal is Chief Radiologist at Radiodent – Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging. She has completed BDS and MDS with Gold Medal from JSS Medical College, Mysore. She is a passionate medical researcher and has published five research papers in various medical journals and received an award for the best scientific paper.
In addition to following her pursuits in dentistry, she is also an avid medical writer who believes in bridging the information gap among the common population with regards to modern medicine.