What is The Pabrinex Intramuscular Injection and What is It Used For?

The body needs vitamin B and C as these are important for bodily functions such as the formation of healthy skin, releasing energy from food, and the healthy formation of teeth and bones.

The Pabrinex Intramuscular High Potency Solution for injection (also known as Pabrinex) provides additional B and C vitamins to correct any deficiencies that may have occurred in a patient. These deficiencies can occur for various reasons, including the following:

  • When someone is an alcoholic
  • After an infection
  • After an operation
  • When someone is in a certain psychiatric state

How Does It Work?

The Pabrinex injection solution contains some water soluble vitamins including vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), and vitamine B6 (pyridoxine).

All vitamins are substances that are needed by the body in small amounts in order to maintain healthy development and growth. Vitamins are involved in various biological activities within the body.

Vitamin B is involved in the maintenance and development of the nervous system which includes all of the nerves and the brain. These vitamins are also important for the formation of blood cells.

Vitamin C is a type of antioxidant, and this vitamin is responsible for maintaining healthy cell structures. This vitamin is also important for producing an essential type of protein called collagen. Collagen is found in the skin, cartilage, tendons, and bones.

Your body can’t produce the B and C vitamins and so these are only obtained through your diet. Deficiencies in B and C vitamins can come about due to poor diet. This is particularly true for those with alcoholism or psychiatric states, or for those who have recently had an infection or surgery. This is because these conditions cause the body to not effectively absorb nutrients needed from the gut.

The Pabrinex injection is given to people with these deficiencies as a way of rapidly replacing the vitamins needed. There are two types of this injection. One is designed to be injected into the veins (intravenous) and the other is designed to be injected into the muscle (intramuscular).

What You Need To Know Before You Are Given This Injection

There are several things you need to know before you are given this type of injection. Below is a list of the things that you should be aware of:

When You Must NOT Be Given The Injection

You should not be given this injection if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Be sure to make your doctor aware of any allergies before you are prescribed medication. You must also avoid this injection if you have a history of being sensitive to any vitamin B or vitamin C.

Warnings or Precautions

You should always talk to your doctor before taking the Pabrinex Intramuscular injection.

Pabrinex needs to be taken with caution if you have ever had any mild allergic reactions to any previous injections of vitamin B1. If you have, this may mean that you are hypersensitive, and you may end up having a more severe allergic reaction if you are given the Pabrinex Intramuscular injection.

Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

You should always tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future.

Always ask your doctor or pharmacist’s advice before taking any kind of medications when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Driving and Using Machinery

Pabrinex is not known to affect people’s ability to drive or use any types of machinery.

Are There Any Possible Side Effects of This Injection?

Any types of medications and their side effects can affect people in different ways. Below is a list of some of the side effects that can be associated with this type of injection. However, it’s important to remember that, just because the side effects are mentioned here, this does not mean that every person that takes this medication will experience that side effect. Many people experience no side effects at all.

Below is a list of the possible side effects of the Pabrinex injection:

  • The sensation of pins and needles (paraesthesia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • An extreme allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • Pain at the site of the injection

The side effects listed above are not all of the possible side effects. For more information about other possible side effects and risks, it’s important to read the information provided or to talk to your doctor.

Can This Injection Affect Other Medicines?

The Pabrinex injection is not known to affect any other types of medications. However, it is very important that you tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medications that you’re taking already. This includes any medications that were bought without a prescription and any herbal medicines that you may be taking.

Similarly, you should also check with you pharmacist or doctor before you take any new medications while you are being treated with the Pabrinex injection.

Your doctor or pharmacist will inform you if the combination of the two medications is safe. If not, they will be able to give you advice or provide an alternative to ensure you remain safe and healthy and to prevent any potential dangers associated with mixing the medications.

You may also be wondering if there are any alternatives to the Pabrinex injection. Unfortunately, the Pabrinex injection is the only injectable form of the B vitamins and vitamin C in the UK.

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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: December 22, 2023

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