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    What is Benfomet Forte?

    Benfomet Forte Tablet is used for Loss of sensation, Adjunct therapy in severe muscle tightness, Pain in extremities, Decrease in muscle mass, Thiamine deficiency, Prevention of complications of diabetes, Diabetic neuropathy, Low hemoglobin, Low haemoglobin, Drug-induced deficiency and other conditions. Benfomet Forte Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Benfomet Forte Tablet contains Benfotiamine, Mecobalamin and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride as active ingredients.
    Benfomet Forte Tablet works by increasing intracellular thiamine levels; increasing the production of red blood cells by the bone marrow; acting as a coenzyme in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate, and fat;
    Sun Pharma manufactures Benfomet Forte Tablet.
    Detailed information related to Benfomet Forte Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Benfomet Forte Tablet Uses

    Benfomet Forte Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4
    Learn more: Uses

    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Benfomet Forte Tablet 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.

    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Benfomet Forte Tablet. 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: 4, 5
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Benfomet Forte Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Benfomet Forte Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 3, 4, 6

    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Benfomet Forte Tablet, 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.
    • Bleeding or blood clotting disorder
    • Breastfeeding
    • History of liver disease
    • Pregnant
    • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Stomach ulcer with active bleeding
    • Ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease
    • tissue loading may occur
    References: 4

    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Benfomet Forte Tablet 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. Benfomet Forte Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Chloramphenicol
    • Cimetidine
    • Colchicine
    • Famotidine
    • Lansoprazole
    • Levodopa
    • Loop diuretics
    • Neomycin
    • Omeprazole
    • Oral contraceptives
    References: 4
    Learn more: Interactions

    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Benfomet Forte Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Benfomet Forte Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Allergic to Saw Palmetto
    • Asthma or other breathing disorder
    • Heart disease
    • Heart rhythm disorder
    • History of stomach ulcer
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Liver disease
    • sensitivity
    References: 4
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Benfomet Forte Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Benfotiamine: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Mecobalamin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride: Yes
      References: 4
    • Is Benfomet Forte Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
      • Benfotiamine: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Mecobalamin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      References: 4
    • Can Benfomet Forte Tablet be used for loss of sensation and adjunct therapy in severe muscle tightness?
      Yes, loss of sensation and adjunct therapy in severe muscle tightness are among the most common reported uses for Benfomet Forte Tablet. Please do not use Benfomet Forte Tablet for loss of sensation and adjunct therapy in severe muscle tightness without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Benfomet Forte Tablet.
    • How long do I need to use Benfomet Forte Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported same day and within 2 hours 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 Benfomet Forte Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Benfomet Forte Tablet.
    • At what frequency do I need to use Benfomet Forte Tablet? website users have reported once a day and once in 2 days as the most common frequency of using Benfomet Forte Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Benfomet Forte Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Benfomet Forte Tablet.
    • Should I consume Benfomet Forte Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Benfomet Forte Tablet 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 Benfomet Forte Tablet.
    • 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 Benfomet Forte Tablet 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 Benfomet Forte Tablet. 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 Benfomet Forte Tablet

    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: 7, 8, 9, 10

    Overdosage of Benfomet Forte Tablet

    • 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 Benfomet Forte Tablet, 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: 11, 12, 13

    Storage of Benfomet Forte Tablet

    • 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 Benfomet Forte Tablet.
    References: 14, 15, 16, 17

    Expired Benfomet Forte Tablet

    • Taking a single dose of expired Benfomet Forte Tablet 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: 18, 19

    Dosage Information

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

    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Packages and Strengths

    Benfomet Forte Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Packages: 10 Tablet

    Benfomet Forte Tablet - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies


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    5. DailyMed LABEL: MAXARON FORTE- iron, ascorbic acid, methylcobalamin, and levomefolate calcium capsule - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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