What is Neurobion and what is it for? Neurobion is the brand name of a vitamin medicine that contains three active substances.Thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) and Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12).
Neurobion is considered a drug, since it has therapeutic effects. Its main indication is the use for pathologies related to the nervous and muscular system, as well as the maintenance of its correct functioning. In this article we tell you all about this drug.
Neurobion: characteristics and components
Neurobion is composed of three vitamins, all of them B vitamins, considered essential for metabolism and cellular functioning.considered essential for metabolism and cellular functioning. Today we talk about the properties and characteristics of Neurobion, as well as contraindications, side effects and precautions that should be taken to avoid problems derived from its use.
As we have already said, Neurobion is a multivitamin complex of the B vitamins group. These vitamins are essential for various processes occurring in the cells, such as metabolism of substances, participation in oxidation-reduction processes of substances, synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fat, conduction of nerve impulses, etc. For this reason, they are considered indispensable for the proper functioning of the organism.
Vitamins of the Neurobion
The following is a summary of the importance and role of each of the vitamins that Neurobion has in its composition, as well as their possible deficiencies and their consequent impact on the organism.
1. Vitamin B1 or thiamine
Vitamin B1 is essential for the process of sugar metabolism, oxygen metabolism and nerve impulse conduction.. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to diarrhea, weight loss and behavioral disturbances such as irritability, depression, forgetfulness and reduced ability to concentrate.
This vitamin is closely related to alcoholism, since alcoholism hinders its absorption in the intestine. In addition, a diet excessively rich in sugars and refined cereals can also cause its deficit, since vitamin B1 is found in the husk of whole grains, which are lost in the refining processes.
2. Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine
Vitamin B6 plays a crucial role in cell growth and reproduction.
Its deficiency leads to an enzymatic deficiency of the cells, resulting in possible DNA damage.. Deficiencies in vitamin B6 can cause skin inflammations, as well as skin dryness, eczema, anemia, diarrhea and even neuronal damage associated with dementia.
It is also related to prostate cancer, cardiac pathologies and brain problems in general. This vitamin is also widely used in menopausal women, since it alleviates some of the symptoms of this period.
3. Vitamin B12 or cobalamin
Vitamin B12 is involved in the normal development of the nervous system.. It is essential for the bone marrow and at the blood level it participates in the synthesis of erythrocytes, i.e. red blood cells. It also participates in the correct functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
Deficiencies in vitamin B12 can cause anemia, since this vitamin is involved in the synthesis of red blood cells, and without them, the body cannot properly pump oxygen to the body tissues.
It is important to know that these vitamins can be found in many foods (fish, meats, cereals, vegetables, etc) and that deficiencies in any of these vitamins can be made up by following a healthy and balanced diet.
Format and administration
The pharmaceutical form of Neurobion varies depending on the presentation. There are two formats: a box with 5 ampoules of 2 ml of injectable solution and 5 glass syringes with sterile disposable needles or a box with 5 disposable pre-filled syringes, each containing 2 ml of injectable solution and 5 sterile disposable needles.
It can be administered orally or intramuscularly and usually every 24 or 48 hours.. If administered orally (Release), the substances are absorbed, distributed, metabolized and finally eliminated (known as the LADME of pharmacokinetics). In this way, a systemic effect of the product is obtained.
If, on the other hand, we administer intramuscularly, we avoid the absorption step, and a faster effect is obtained, as well as more vitamins reach the organism because we avoid losing part of them in the hepatic metabolism.
Indications and uses
As we have already mentioned, the vitamins present in Neurobion are essential for the metabolism and functioning of the cells. Therefore, it is mainly used to treat disorders involving deficiency of these three vitamins, and which are associated with muscle pain.and which involve muscular and nervous pains, such as lumbago, myalgia, sciatica, neuralgia, etc.
In these cases, the administration is performed intramuscularly, since in this way the bioavailability of the drug (drugs in this case) is greater, and more active ingredients reach the organism.
The use of Neurobion should be avoided if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the vitamins or to any of its excipients. or to any of its excipients (i.e. substances added to obtain the pharmaceutical form of the product).
Regarding the excipients, one of the most common in its formats is benzyl alcohol, so it should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation, and of course be administered in newborns or children.
As any other medicine, Neurobion has possible adverse or undesirable effects.. We must keep in mind that adverse reactions are undesirable reactions that occur at therapeutic concentrations of the drug and not necessarily under overdose of the drug, so that many times these reactions may be unavoidable.
The best known adverse reactions of Neurobion, although rare, are neurological (sensory neuropathy), immune system disorders (excessive sweating and tachycardia) and gastrointestinal (gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain) adverse effects.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue adverse effects (urticaria and eczema) have also been described, especially in those cases in which the administration is dermal, renal and urinary (chromaturia; abnormal urine secretion, generally reddish).
Neurobion may also cause photosensitivity reactions, i.e. intense sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) light or sunlight once the drug has been administered. This photosensitivity may result in skin rash, fever, fatigue, joint pain. In these cases it is best to avoid sun exposure during the first hours after administration of Neurobion.
By way of conclusion
Finally, it is important to emphasize that the administration and use of Neurobion should always be subject to medical and/or pharmaceutical advice..
In the case that we suspect that we have a deficiency of these vitamins and/or we suffer from low back pain or muscular pain in general, we should not self-diagnose ourselves, nor consequently self-medicate, but go to the appropriate professionals.