vitamin B complex with vitamin C

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vitamin B complex with vitamin C



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Therapeutic: vitamins
Pharmacologic: water soluble vitamins
Pregnancy Category: UK


Treatment and prevention of vitamin deficiencies.


Contain most or all of the B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12) and vitamin C, a diverse group of compounds necessary for normal growth and development that act as coenzymes or catalysts in numerous metabolic processes.

Therapeutic effects

Replacement of vitamins in patients who are deficient or at risk for deficiency.


Absorption: Well absorbed after oral administration. Some absorptive processes require cofactors (B12).
Distribution: Widely distributed; cross the placenta and enter breast milk.
Metabolism and Excretion: Used in various biologic processes. Excess amounts are excreted unchanged by the kidneys.
Half-life: Unknown.

Time/action profile



Contraindicated in: Hypersensitivity to ingredients in preparations (benzyl alcohol, parabens, bisulfites, tartrazine).
Use Cautiously in: Undiagnosed anemias.

Adverse Reactions/Side Effects

In recommended doses, adverse reactions are extremely rare


  • bright-yellow urine


  • anaphylaxis (vitamin B1-thiamine) (life-threatening)
  • allergic reactions to preservatives


Drug-Drug interaction

Large amounts of vitamin B6 may interfere with the beneficial effect of levodopa.


Oral Intravenous (Adults and Children) Amount sufficient to meet RDA for age group.


Tablets, capsules, sublingual liquid: contain vitamins B1 (6–50 mg); B2 (5–50 mg); B3 (20–150 mg); B5 (10–50 mg); B6 (4–50 mg); vitamin B12 (0–1000 mcg); and vitamin C (50–600 mg) per tablet, capsule, or mLOTC
In combination with: folic acid, biotin, chromium, soy protein, brewers yeast, potassium, manganese, and zinc in multivitamin/mineral productsRx, OTC.
Injection: contains vitamin B1 (50 mg), B2 (5 mg), B3 (125 mg), B5 (6 mg), B12 (1000 mcg), and vitamin C (50 mg/mL)

Nursing implications

Nursing assessment

  • Assess patient for signs of vitamin deficiency before and periodically during therapy. Assess nutritional status through 24-hr diet recall. Determine frequency of consumption of vitamin-rich foods. Therapy is limited to periods of high physiologic stress when patient is not able to ingest adequate vitamins orally.
  • Monitor patient for anaphylaxis (wheezing, urticaria, edema); contains thiamine.

Potential Nursing Diagnoses

Imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements (Indications)


  • Intravenous Administration
  • Continuous Infusion: Usually administered as part of a large-volume parenteral admixture.
  • Y-Site Compatibility: aminophylline, ampicillin, atropine, betamethasone, caclium gluconate, cefazolin, chlorpromazine, clindamycin, cyanocobalamin, dexamethasone, digoxin, diphenhydramine, dopamine, droperidol, edrophonium, epinephrine, erythromycin, fentanyl, fluorouracil, furosemide, gentamicin, hydralazine, insulin, isoproterenol, lidocaine, magnesium sulfate, methoxamine, minocycline, morphine, norepinephrine, oxacillin, oxytocin, penicillin G, pentazocine, phytonadione, procainamide, prochlorperazine, propranolol, pyridostigmine, scopolamine, sodium bicarbonate, succinylcholine, trimetaphan
  • Y-Site Incompatibility: diazepam, phenytoin

Patient/Family Teaching

  • Encourage patient to comply with diet recommendations of health care professional. Explain that the best source of vitamins is a well-balanced diet with foods from the four basic food groups.

Evaluation/Desired Outcomes

  • Prevention of or decrease in the symptoms of vitamin deficiencies.
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Son ocho los pueblos tradicionales de la etnia: Cocorit, Bacum, Torim, Vicam, Potam, Rahum, Huirivis y Belem, y de ellos, los ultimos cuatro han sido reconocidos como "los pueblos de abajo", haciendo referencia a su localizacion sobre la margen del rio Yaqui, y a su posicion con respecto al nivel del mar.
El Gobierno Federal cede a los indios yaquis los terrenos de propiedad nacional en los ejidos de los pueblos de Torin, Vicam, Potam y Raum, asi como el Canal de Vicam.
Las localidades se encuentran en 16 municipios del Estado y son: (cucapas) Pozas de Arvizu y San Luis Rio Colorado; (guarijios) Bavicora, Burapaco, Colonia Makorahui, Mesa Colorada y Mochibampo; (mayos) Bacabachi, Bachantahui, Bayajorit, Buaysiacobe, Camahuiroa, El Caro, El Jupare, El Sahuaral, Etchohuaquila, La Primavera, La Vasconia, Las Bocas, Loma Etchoropo, Los Pollos, Masiaca, Mochipaco II, Moroncarit, Oraba, Yavaritos; (papagos) Caborca, Pitiquito, Puerto Penasco, Quitovac y Sonoyta; (pimas) El Kipor, La Dura, Maycoba, San Juan Diego y rancherias del nucleo agrario Maycoba; (yaquis) Bahia de Lobos, Belem, Huirivis, Lomas de Bacum, Lomas de Guamuchil, Potam, Rahum, Torim, Vicam pueblo; (seris) Punta Chueca.
Por tal motivo, luego de obtener un consenso favorable entre decenas de pueblos originarios, organizaciones campesinas y urbanas, lo mismo que usuarios del agua y la energia electrica, sindicatos independientes como el SME, universidades y organizaciones de derechos humanos de todo el pais, la tribu Yaqui decidio encabezar la Caravana Nacional por la Defensa del Agua, el Territorio, el Trabajo y la Vida, la cual iniciara su recorrido este lunes once de mayo en tres puntos diferentes del pais: una ruta partira de Vicam, Cajeme, Sonora; otra, de Pijijiapan, Chiapas; y una mas de Piedras Negras, Coahuila, teniendo como punto de encuentro final, el proximo 22 de mayo, el Zocalo de la Ciudad de Mexico.
El 11 y 13 de mayo partiran tres caravanas: una desde Vicam, en Cajeme, Sonora; otra desde Pijijiapan, Chiapas, y una mas de Piedras Negras, Coahuila, hacia la Ciudad de Mexico.
Due to the lower sensitivity of this method (limit of detection of 2 [micro]g/kg) the samples that were collected in 2009 were analyzed using the VICAM AflaTest[R] immunoaffinity fluorometric method [17] (limit of detection of 1 [micro]g/kg) that quantifies total aflatoxin (B1+B2+G1+G2) concentrations using AflaTest[R] Fluorometer Series-4.
These promises by the administration restore our confidence in the federal government," Mario Luna Romero, a spokesperson for the Yaqui communities, and the MCA said in Vicam, the capital of Yaqui nation.
You should exercise caution while transiting Vicam in southern Sonora due to a roadblock instituted by local indigenous and environmental groups.
It provides simple, searchable regulatory data that enables food and agriculture exporters to quickly assess their product's suitability for a particular market and establish internal quality programs to meet those requirements," comments Marjorie Radlo, General Manager, Director of Operations, for VICAM.