Vitamin B Group


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General Notes

Vitamin B deficiency, other than B12, is rare.  Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) deficiency may occur during isoniazid treatment.

For vitamin B supplementation in alcohol dependence. See Chapter 4.Drugs Used in Substance Dependence (Vitamin Supplementation).

Vitamin B compound or compound strong preparations are not recommended for prescribing. In patients receiving dialysis, water soluble vitamins like vitamin B are dialysed out and a supplement should be used.

Last reviewed: 31 January 2022

Next review: 31 January 2025

Author(s): NHSL

Version: Please refer to the introduction section for an explanation of the review dates above.

Approved By: ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): KM & CM