What is dibencozide used for?

Dibencozide is a form of vitamin B12. People use it as medicine.

When taken by mouth or placed under the tongue, dibencozide is used to:

  • Help the body process protein
  • Increase muscle mass and strength
  • Improve mental concentration
  • Treat depression, anxiety, and panic attacks

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how dibencozide works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information. However, it is known that dibencozide is a form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is important in chemical reactions throughout the body.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using dibencozide?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, 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.
  • You have allergy with any substances of dibencozide or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for a supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your doctor for more information.

How safe is dibencozide?

Dibencozide seems to be safe for most people.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of dibencozide during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions: Some GI conditions, such as ileal disease or surgical removal of part of the intestine, can reduce that amount of Vitamin B12, including dibencozide, that is absorbed from the intestine.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from dibencozide?

There are no side effects of dibencozide reported. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your doctor.


What interactions may I have with dibencozide?

Dibencozide may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using.

Products that may interact with dibencozide include:

  • Chloramphenicol

Dibencozide is a form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is important for producing new blood cells. Chloramphenicol might decrease new blood cells. Taking chloramphenicol for a long time might decrease the effects of dibencozide on new blood cells. But most people only take chloramphenicol for a short time so this interaction isn’t a big problem.


The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for dibencozide?

The dose for dibencozide may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does dibencozide come in?

Dibencozide may be available in the following forms:

  • Encapsulated dibencozide

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: September 7, 2017 | Last Modified: September 8, 2017

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