BIVA PLUS Tablets: Unlocking the Secrets to Health and Nutrition

This article is your go-to guide for understanding and effectively using BIVA PLUS Tablets. It’s packed with valuable information about this medication and its role in your well-being.

1. Understanding BIVA PLUS Tablets

BIVA PLUS Tablets contain Cyproheptadine HCl and a blend of essential vitamins. Here’s what it’s used for:

Indications:

  • Anorexia Nervosa: This psychological condition affects those who avoid food, often observed in young individuals concerned about gaining weight.
  • Loss of Appetite: When you don’t feel like eating, BIVA PLUS can help boost your appetite.
  • Weight Loss: It’s useful in situations where you’re experiencing unwanted weight loss.
  • Support in Tuberculosis and Antiretroviral Therapy: BIVA PLUS complements these regimens to aid in weight gain.
  • Children’s Health: It’s recommended for underweight children with insufficient dietary intake or a lack of essential vitamins.

Vitamins in BIVA PLUS:

  • Vitamin A: Supports eye health and plays a vital role in retinal function.
  • Vitamin D3: Regulates calcium levels in your blood.
  • Vitamin B1: Necessary for processing carbohydrates and converting them into energy.
  • Riboflavin: Helps release energy from food and treats nutritional deficiencies.
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12): Maintains normal vitamin B12 levels and can treat deficiencies.
  • Nicotinamide: Part of the energy-release process from carbohydrates.
  • Calcium Pantothenate: A nutritional supplement usually used with other B vitamins.
  • Calcium Lactate: Addresses calcium deficiency, often due to aging.

2. Before You Take BIVA PLUS Tablets

Before starting your BIVA PLUS Tablets, consider the following:

Do NOT take BIVA PLUS Tablets if:

  • You are allergic to albendazole, anthelmintics, or any listed ingredients in section 6 of the leaflet.

Special Care Needed if You:

  • Have liver or kidney issues.
  • Experience increased eye pressure (glaucoma).
  • Have prostate problems or trouble urinating.
  • Know you have a stomach ulcer or intestinal blockage.
  • Suffer from epilepsy.
  • Have a rare inherited blood condition called porphyria.

Food and Drink:

  • Avoid alcohol while using BIVA PLUS as it may cause unwanted side effects.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:

  • BIVA PLUS is not recommended during pregnancy or for women who think they may be pregnant.

Driving and Operating Machinery:

  • If BIVA PLUS makes you drowsy, dizzy, or lowers blood pressure, avoid driving or using heavy machinery. Alcohol can intensify these effects.

3. How to Take BIVA PLUS Tablets

Taking BIVA PLUS is simple:

  • Adults: Usually, take one tablet two to three times a day.
  • Children: The dose is determined by your doctor.
  • If you forget a dose, take it when due. Do not double up to make up for a missed dose.

4. Possible Side Effects

BIVA PLUS may have some side effects, including:

  • Drowsiness: It might make you feel tired.
  • Dry Mouth
  • Confusion
  • Anorexia: Decreased appetite.
  • Weight Gain: This could be intentional, as it helps in weight gain.
  • Impaired Reaction: Your reaction times may be slower.
  • Paradoxical Excitement in Children: Rare cases.
  • Allergic Reactions: Although uncommon, allergic reactions can occur.

If you experience severe side effects or any not mentioned here, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to Store BIVA PLUS Tablets

Here’s how to handle your BIVA PLUS Tablets:

  • Keep out of Children’s Reach
  • Store Below 30°C: Protect from sunlight.
  • Dispose Properly: Discard expired medication and unused tablets. Keep the original container sealed.
  • Proper Disposal: Do not flush medicines down the toilet or throw them in household waste. Consult your pharmacist for correct disposal methods.

6. Further Information

Ingredients:

  • Each tablet contains Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride, various essential vitamins, and other ingredients like Sodium Benzoate and Magnesium Stearate.

Tablet Description:

  • BIVA PLUS Tablets are oblong, red-colored, film-coated, with a break line on one side.

Supplier and Manufacturer:

  • Centurion Remedies Pvt. Ltd., India.

This article is based on the leaflet last revised in March 2017. For personalized advice, always consult your healthcare provider. Your well-being is a priority, and understanding your medication is a key step toward a healthier you.