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Can Vitamin B supplement cause skin disorder?

Can Vitamin B supplement cause skin disorder?

Vitamin B supplements are synthetic vitamin capsules or tablets that consist of vitamin B complex. This supplement is mainly used by the people who lack the necessary amount of B vitamins in their daily diet. This lack of nutrients causes deficiency in your body which must be avoided to prevent multiple deficiency symptoms that are mentioned above.

These supplements generally come as a whole vitamin B complex consisting of all 8 types of nutrient. For a human body to work properly, all of vitamin B nutrients are necessary which is available in synthetic supplements.

Interaction of vitamin B with diseases and medical conditions

Vitamin B is a kind of nutrient that generally does not have a negative interaction with any medication. However, there are several medicine that are more likely to cause deficiency of specific vitamin B type such as anti-seizure medicines could decline the vitamin B3, B6, and B9 levels, certain drugs for cancer treatment could decrease B9 level, Blood pressure medicines and chemotherapy can lower Vitamin B1 level, tuberculosis treating medicine could cause low level of vitamin B3 and B6, certain antibiotic medicines, and drugs for gastrointestinal, diabetes, and ulcers diseases could affect B12 levels, and medicines for ulcerative colitis could decline B9 vitamin level of your body.

Some medicines are also thought to decrease the absorption rate of B12 in your body such as metformin, colchicine, proton pump inhibitor (PPI), some epileptic medications, and nitrous oxide anaesthesia. 

Also, there are several medical conditions where interaction with a certain type of vitamin B could cause unusual medical conditions in your body. Such conditions include allergy/sensitivity to cobalamin or cobalt where B12 must be avoided, abnormal red blood cells (Megaloblastic anemia) where B12 must only be used under strict supervision of a doctor to avoid severe side effects, Leber’s disease (hereditary eye disease) during which B12 consumption could cause blindness, post-surgical stent placement where combination of B6, B9, and B12 could increase risk of blood vessels narrowing, and few more conditions. Consult with your doctor regarding all the risky conditions before consuming this nutrient.

Toxicity of Vitamin B

Generally, there is no vitamin B toxicity demonstration in humans. However, one must avoid the administration of higher doses of vitamin B which could cause side effects such as:

  • skin flushing,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • headache,
  • weakness,
  • fatigue,
  • diarrhea,
  • increased urination,
  • abdominal cramps, etc.

Calculated amounts of vitamin B must be consumed which vary depending upon gender, age group, diet, and medical condition of an individual. Also, a high quality supplement must be consumed such as products available in our website mygeneric pharmacy to maintain overall health and well being of your body.


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