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Does intake of Zincovit help in treating vitamin B12 deficiency?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: Which tablet is good for Vitamin B12, I am taking Zincovit once daily after breakfast and folvite twice a day but no improvements
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I need details.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.
There are many brands which contains Vitamin B12, commonly available are Neurokind, Neurobion, Mecobal OD. All these contains Methycobalamine, which is Vitamin B12 only.
However, you should explain in details, what are your symptoms for which you are seeking relief through these supplements.
This is my personal opinion based on details available here. If you still have any other query, you may please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
Dr Anshul Varshney , MD

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney (1 hour later)
Dear Sir,

I have a stomach problem in last 3 years. I took Spasril and gastractive and nexpro for 4-5 months and I got relief also but problem came back after medicine stops. after that I am taking naturolax or Isapgol for almost 2 years.
I get a tightness in stomach as motion is not very clear and when I take ISapgol I feel better.
Recently I check Vitamin B12 and it was 141.
Then I took Zincovit once a day and folvite twice a day and Victofol injection 2ml twice a week for 5 weeks.

I checked Vitamin B12 after 4 months and it came 205

now again iam taking Zincovit once a day and folvite twice a day and Victofol injection 2ml once in 15 days.

I also checked Intrinsic factor antibodies and anti-parietal cell antibodies and both were Negative.

Please Advise
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Detailed Answer:
Hello, You have been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Long term Proton Pump Inhibitors use is associated with Vitamin B12 deficiency.

You should take Inj Victofol in following manner:
1. 2CC Intramuscular daily for 7 days.
2. 2CC Intramuscular once a week for 1 month and then once a month for 1 year.

Now, for IBS, i would advice you following:
I advice following for treatment of IBS:
1. A proton pump inhibitor like Pantoprazole and Rabeprazole, which will help in neutralizing any acid if you have in stomach.
2. You should avoid fat and pepper in diet and prefer to take soft, bland diet.
3. You can take Smooth Muscle Relaxant like Mebeverine for stomach pain, in case you have.
4. In refractory cases drugs like chlordiazepoxide and clidinium bromide can be used, if the condition is not responding.
This is my best opinion for you based on the available details. If you have any further query, feel free to ask me.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney (15 minutes later)
Dear Sir,

Thanks for your feedback
Do you think I should change Zincovit and take Nuroday for Vitamin B12.
How long Proton pump inhibitor should take ?
One other problem is that whever I take medicine I get urine burning .

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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend, welcome to HCM.

Zincovit is a zinc containg supplement. You may take Nuroday for Vitamin B12 supplementation.

Proton pump inhibitors are for symptomatic relief from acidity so would have to be taken if required.

For burning in Urine you need to provide me following details:
1. Since when are you observing this?
2. Any pain Abdomen?
3. Have you got your Ultrasound Abdomen as well as Urine examination done?

Please Revert with the asked details for a better help.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney (9 hours later)
Dear Sir,

I am observing urine burning from last 2 years , one day I was fasting whole day and after break my fast I was feeling stomach discomfort so I took spasril after dinner and when I get up in the morning I observed urine burning , from then urine burns whenever I take tablets specially Spasril, that is the reason I stopped taking Spasril.

No Abdomin Pain

I have ultrasound abdomen and Pelvis and its Normal.

Thanks


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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get Urine examination done

Detailed Answer:
Hello, In that case you should get a Urine Examination done, and if that is normal, just drink plenty of water.
Get a Urological examination done for this purpose.
If you have any further query, please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
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Does intake of Zincovit help in treating vitamin B12 deficiency?

Brief Answer: I need details. Detailed Answer: Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern. There are many brands which contains Vitamin B12, commonly available are Neurokind, Neurobion, Mecobal OD. All these contains Methycobalamine, which is Vitamin B12 only. However, you should explain in details, what are your symptoms for which you are seeking relief through these supplements. This is my personal opinion based on details available here. If you still have any other query, you may please ask me. Stay Healthy. Dr Anshul Varshney , MD