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    What is Bactiv?

    Bactiv Capsule is used for Pain in neurological disorders, Diarrhea, Diadrrhea, Cardiovascular diseases, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Hair fall, Migraine, Acne, High cholesterol, Vitamin b3 deficiency and other conditions. Bactiv Capsule may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Bactiv Capsule contains Biotin, Methylcobalamin, Niacin, Riboflavin and Thiamine as active ingredients.
    Bactiv Capsule works by relaxing the nerve signals to the brain; reducing prostaglandin thus helping blood thinning and prevents clotting; maintaining the blood circulation and muscle relaxation; works in recovery process of damaged nerve cells; treating or preventing biotin deficiency;
    East India Pharma Works manufactures Bactiv Capsule.
    Detailed information related to Bactiv Capsule's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Bactiv Capsule Uses

    Bactiv Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Learn more: Uses

    Bactiv Capsule - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Bactiv Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Bactiv Capsule - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Bactiv Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Bactiv Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Bactiv Capsule improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    • Relaxing the nerve signals to the brain.
    • Reducing prostaglandin thus helping blood thinning and prevents clotting.
    • Maintaining the blood circulation and muscle relaxation.
    • Works in recovery process of damaged nerve cells.
    • Treating or preventing biotin deficiency.
    References: 1, 2, 6, 9, 10

    Bactiv Capsule - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Bactiv Capsule, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Any allergy
    • Avoid alcohol intake while treating with niacin
    • Avoid taking in empty stomach
    • Breastfeeding
    • Do not use if suffering from stomach ulcer
    • Do not use if you are planning to be pregnant
    • Kidney disease
    • Liver disease
    • People having history of liver disease
    • Pregnancy
    References: 1, 1, 2, 2

    Bactiv Capsule - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Bactiv Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Bactiv Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Alcohol
    • Aminosalicylic acid
    • Antibiotics
    • Atorvastatin
    • Atropine
    • Carbamazepine
    • Chloramphenicol
    • Chlorpromazine
    • Chlorthalidone
    • Clozapine
    References: 1, 2, 6
    Learn more: Interactions

    Bactiv Capsule - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Bactiv Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Bactiv Capsule should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    References: 1, 2
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Bactiv Capsule - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Bactiv Capsule safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Thiamine: Yes
      • Riboflavin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Niacin: No
      • Methylcobalamin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Biotin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      References: 1 2 6
    • Is Bactiv Capsule safe while breastfeeding?
      • Thiamine: Yes
      • Riboflavin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Niacin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Methylcobalamin: No
      • Biotin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      References: 1 2 6
    • Can Bactiv Capsule be used for pain in neurological disorders and diarrhea?
      Yes, pain in neurological disorders and diarrhea are among the most common reported uses for Bactiv Capsule. Please do not use Bactiv Capsule for pain in neurological disorders and diarrhea without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Bactiv Capsule.
    • How long do I need to use Bactiv Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported same day and 2 weeks as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Bactiv Capsule. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Bactiv Capsule.
    • At what frequency do I need to use Bactiv Capsule? website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Bactiv Capsule. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Bactiv Capsule. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Bactiv Capsule.
    • Should I consume Bactiv Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Bactiv Capsule after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Bactiv Capsule.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Bactiv Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Bactiv Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Bactiv Capsule

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 11, 12, 13, 14

    Overdosage of Bactiv Capsule

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Bactiv Capsule, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 15, 16, 17

    Storage of Bactiv Capsule

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Bactiv Capsule.
    References: 18, 19, 20, 21

    Expired Bactiv Capsule

    • Taking a single dose of expired Bactiv Capsule is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 22, 23

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Bactiv Capsule - Packages and Strengths

    Bactiv Capsule is available in the following packages and strengths
    Bactiv Capsule - Packages: 10 Capsule

    Bactiv Capsule - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies


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