What is Surbex-Z® used for?
Surbex-Z® is commonly used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, alcoholism, or during pregnancy. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and help keep you in good health. B vitamins include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin/niacinamide, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, and pantothenic acid.
How should I take Surbex-Z®?
Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are taking a brand that contains vitamin C, take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
If you are taking chewable tablets, chew the tablet thoroughly before swallowing.
How do I store Surbex-Z®?
Surbex-Z® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Surbex-Z® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Surbex-Z® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Surbex-Z® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Surbex-Z®?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Surbex-Z® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Chewable tablets or liquid products may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about using this drug safely.
Liquid forms of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Surbex-Z® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Surbex-Z®.
What side effects can occur from Surbex-Z®?
Side effects may occur when using this drug, such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
- Feeling of swelling of the entire body
- Numbness or tingling of the skin
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Surbex-Z®?
Surbex-Z® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products that may interact with this drug, such as:
- Alphagan (brimonidine ophthalmic)
- Amoxicillin / clavulanate
- Celluvisc (ocular lubricant ophthalmic)
- Dorzolamide ophthalmic
- Mefenamic acid
- Pred Forte (prednisolone ophthalmic)
Does food or alcohol interact with Surbex-Z®?
Surbex-Z® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Surbex-Z®?
Surbex-Z® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:
- Liver problems
- Vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia)
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Surbex-Z®.
What is the dose of Surbex-Z® for an adult?
The recommended dose is 1 tab daily.
What is the dose of Surbex-Z® for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Surbex-Z® available?
Surbex-Z® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Controlled-release tablets
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Surbex-Z®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Surbex-Z®. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-19071/Surbex-Z oral/details#precautions. Accessed 25 February 2017
Review Date: June 20, 2017 | Last Modified: June 20, 2017