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Berocca Performance (Multivitamin)

Uses|Precautions & warnings|Side effects|Interactions|Dosage

Berocca Performance is the brand name of effervescent multivitamin tablets. Each dissolvable tablet contains:

  • 500 mg of vitamin C
  • 100 mg of calcium
  • 100 mg of magnesium
  • 50 mg of nicotinamide (vitamin B3)
  • 23 mg of calcium pantothenate/pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
  • 15 mg of thiamine (vitamin B1)
  • 15 mg of riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • 10 mg of pyridoxine (vitamin B6)
  • 10 mg of zinc, 400 mcg of folic acid
  • 150 mcg of biotin (vitamin B7)
  • 10 mcg of cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)

Uses

What is Berocca Performance used for?

Berocca is commonly used for:

  • Improve alertness and concentration
  • Improve physical stamina and reduce tiredness and fatigue
  • Enhance mental performance
  • Improve mood and reduce tiredness

How should I take this product?

  • Dissolve effervescent tablets in a glass of water, then drink it.
  • Do not take the effervescent tablet directly by mouth.
  • Take this supplement with or without a meal.
  • You can take Berocca at any time during the day, but it is best with breakfast.

How do I store this product?

Berocca is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Berocca in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Berocca that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Berocca Performance?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any ingredients of Berocca or other medications.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Berocca during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this product. Berocca is a pregnancy risk category A drug, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Berocca Performance?

  • Mild diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Edema or swelling
  • Numbness or tingling of the skin

Not everyone experiences these side effects. Additionally, some people may be side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Berocca Performance?

Berocca may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

  • High doses of vitamin B6 antagonizes levodopa.
  • Vitamin B6 can enhance phenobarbital and phenytoin metabolism.

Does food or alcohol interact with Berocca Performance?

Berocca may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Therefore, discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Berocca Performance?

Berocca may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

What is the dose of Berocca Performance for an adult?

1-2 tablets per day, dissolved in a glass of water.

What is the dose of Berocca Performance for a child?

Berocca is only recommended for children 12 years and over. The dose is the same as an adult’s.

How is Berocca Performance available?

Berocca is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Flavored effervescent tablets

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

It is rare to experience toxicity from high doses of vitamin supplements. However, in case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Berocca, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take more than recommended.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Berocca FAQs https://www.berocca.com.ph/faq Accessed May 25, 2021

Berocca https://www.berocca.com.ph/ Accessed May 25, 2021

Berocca Performance https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/berocca%20performance?type=full Accessed May 25, 2021

VITAMINS AND OTHER NUTRIENTS DURING PREGNANCY https://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/vitamins-and-other-nutrients-during-pregnancy.aspx Accessed May 25, 2021

Vitamins and Minerals for Energy, Fatigue and Cognition: A Narrative Review of the Biochemical and Clinical Evidencehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7019700/ Accessed May 25, 2021

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD on May 02, 2020
Medically reviewed by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD
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