Generic Name: folic acid, cyanocobalamin, and pyridoxine
Drug Class: vitamin supplement
What are The Uses of Folbee?
Folbee is an oral combination of vitamins prescribed to people who do not have enough folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. It manages or prevents vitamin deficiencies secondary to poor nutrition or any health problems, such as peripheral neuropathy.
Have Side Effects of Folbee
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Numbing or tingling sensation
Severe Side Effects:
-Mental or mood changes
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Folbee.
If you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions, discontinue use and report side effects to your doctor or health care professional.
Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to folacin, cyanocobalamin, pyridoxine, or any inactive ingredients the tablet may contain. Stop taking this medication and seek medical help immediately if you experience these signs of allergic reactions, trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of certain medical conditions like pernicious anemia or other anemias. Because of possible drug interactions, you should also discuss all the prescription medications, OTC medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking.
As drowsiness is a common adverse reaction to this medication, take precautions when performing tasks that require alertness, especially while driving. In addition, you must limit your alcohol consumption while taking this tablet.
Pregnant moms should take this supplement only if needed. It is unknown if it causes harm to unborn children. For breastfeeding moms, it is not known if this drug can pass into breast milk. Discuss all the possible risks with your healthcare provider.
Folbee Dosage Forms
This is available in Folbee 2.5 mg/25 mg/1 mg tablets. Taking this once a day is recommended.
Folbee Mechanism of Action
This oral supplement consists of three vitamins. Folic acid helps form coenzymes that are involved in pyrimidine and purine synthesis. Cyanocobalamin is involved in protein synthesis and carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Pyridoxine promotes the release of glycogen stored in the liver and muscle while taking part in the synthesis of GABA.
How to Use Folbee
Before starting to take this medication, it is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide given by a healthcare professional and ask your doctor for further medical advice when needed.
You may take this oral medication with or without a meal and should only be taken by mouth. If you feel a stomach upset, take it with food. Swallow the oral tablet and drink fluids right after.
Make a dosing schedule. Do not increase or decrease your Folbee dosage. This should also not be taken more often than recommended.
How much does Folbee Cost in Canada?
You may see the list of prices on this page. You can get the best deals when you order your prescription drugs from PharmaPassport.
Common Questions About Folbee
What is Folbee used for?
Folbee (folic acid, cyanocobalamin, and pyridoxine) is a vitamin supplement. Physicians usually prescribe Folbee for neuropathy and hyperhomocysteinemia.
When should I take Folbee?
There is no specific or recommended time for taking Folbee. You may take it any time of the day, but it is best to take it based on a dosing schedule.
What is the difference between Folbee and Folbee Plus?
While Folbee contains folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, Folbee Plus contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. The plus variant is a vitamin B supplement.
Is there a generic Folbee?
Currently, there is no generic alternative for this medication. If this supplement is not working for you, you may notify your physician and ask for other alternatives.
Is Folbee over the counter?
This is available by prescription only. We require a valid prescription from a healthcare provider in order to fill your medication.