Stresstabs Uses

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What is Stresstabs?

Treating or preventing low levels of vitamins and minerals in the body. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Stresstabs is a vitamin and mineral supplement. It works by providing extra vitamins and minerals to the body when you do not get enough from your diet.

Stresstabs indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

This formulation is indicated as a daily Stresstabs maintenance dosage for adults and children aged 11 years and above receiving parenteral nutrition.

It is also indicated in other situations where administration by the intravenous route is required. Such situations include surgery, extensive burns, fractures and other trauma, severe infectious diseases, and comatose states, which may provoke a stress situation with profound alterations in the bodys metabolic demands and consequent tissue depletion of nutrients.

The physician should not await the development of clinical signs of vitamin deficiency before initiating vitamin therapy.

This product (administered in intravenous fluids under proper dilution) contributes intake of these necessary vitamins, except Vitamin K, toward maintaining the bodys normal resistance and repair processes.

Patients with multiple vitamin deficiencies or with markedly increased requirements may be given multiples of the daily dosage for two or more days as indicated by the clinical status.

This product does not contain Vitamin K, which may have to be administered separately.

Clinical testing indicates that some patients do not maintain adequate levels of certain vitamins when this formulation in recommended amounts is the sole source of vitamins. Although there was no clinical evidence of vitamin deficiency or toxicity, blood levels of Vitamin E and 1,25-OH Vitamin D were low and Vitamin A levels were high in a number of subjects who received this formulation as the only source of vitamins for 3 months. In addition, blood levels of Vitamin C, thiamine and folic acid declined or were low normal in some subjects who received a similar formulation as the only vitamin source for 4 to 6 months. Therefore, in patients for whom total parenteral nutrition will be continued for long periods of time, serum levels of these vitamins should be monitored. If deficiencies appear to be developing, multiples of the formulation (1.5 to 3 times) may be needed for a period of time. When multiples of the formulation are used for more than a few weeks, Vitamins A and D should be monitored occasionally to be certain that an excess accumulation of these vitamins is not occurring.

How should I use Stresstabs?

Use Stresstabs as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Stresstabs by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Shake well before each use.
  • Use the dropper that comes with Stresstabs to measure your dose. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
  • If you are also taking a quinolone antibiotic (eg, ciprofloxacin), a tetracycline antibiotic (eg, minocycline), or a thrombopoietin mimetic (eg, eltrombopag), ask your doctor or pharmacist how to take them with Stresstabs.
  • If you miss a dose of Stresstabs, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Stresstabs.

Uses of Stresstabs in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

This medication is a Stresstabs product used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, or during pregnancy. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and help keep you in good health.

How to use Stresstabs

Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Stresstabs description

Stresstabs Zinc film-coated tablet provides the following: Vitamins (E 30 IU, C 750 mg, folic acid 400 mcg, B1 15 mg, B2 15 mg, niacin 100 mg, pantothenic acid 20 mg, B6 10 mg, B12 12 mcg) and mineral (zinc 15 mg equivalent to zinc gluconate 117 mg).

Stresstabs Protect tablet contains the following: Vitamins: (E 30 IU, C 375 mg, folic acid 400 mcg, B1 15 mg, B2 15 mg, niacin 100 mg, pantothenic acid 20 mg, B6 10 mg, B12 12 mcg), mineral (zinc 20 mg) and co-enzyme Q10 30 mg.

Stresstabs Bio-Enhanced Calcium Plus capsule contains calcium carbonate 875 mg (elemental calcium 350 mg), vitamin D2 100 IU (ergocalciferol 2.5 mcg as ergocalciferol oral solution USP), lecithin 65 mg, safflower oil 460 mg in Bio-Sol formulation.

Stresstabs Bio-Enhanced Fish Oil Plus capsule contains natural fish oil 880 mg equivalent to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA 33%) 290 mg and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA 22%) 194 mg, natural vitamin E 15 IU (d-α-tocopherol 10.1 mg as vitamin E preparation, USP), orange oil 66 mg.

Stresstabs Natopherol vegicap softgel contains vitamin E 400 IU (equivalent to d-α tocopherol 268 mg derived from natural vegetable oils).

Stresstabs dosage


The single-dose vial of Stresstabs (multivitamins for infusion) is supplied in a single-dose amber glass vial as follows:

    100 vials/case 2A6736 NDC 64371-869-60

Storage Store between 4° C (39° F) 25° C (77° F). Protect from light and heat. Do not freeze.


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  6. Stresstabs preparations for parenteral use a statement by the Nutrition Advisory Group. J Paren Enteral Nutr. 1979;3(4):258-62.

Stresstabs interactions


Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal drugs you may use, especially: other vitamin/nutritional supplements.

If your brand of Stresstabs also contains iron, avoid taking this product at the same time as antacids, bisphosphonates (for example, alendronate), levodopa, thyroid medications (for example, levothyroxine), or some antibiotics (for example, tetracyclines, quinolones such as ciprofloxacin). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how long you should wait between doses and for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medications.

If your brand of Stresstabs also contains folic acid, be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you take certain anti-seizure drugs (e.g., hydantoins such as phenytoin).

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Stresstabs side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Stresstabs?

Stresstabs Bio-Enhanced Calcium Plus: Stresstabs Calcium Plus is generally well tolerated. At large amount, calcium supplement can lead to anorexia, nausea, vomiting and constipation; which are symptoms of hypercalcemia.

Stresstabs Bio-Enhanced Fish Oil Plus: Stresstabs Fish Oil Plus is generally well tolerated with very little to no side effects. Although the body cannot produce its own EPA, it is a naturally occurring substance that is essential to good health.

Other possible adverse effects that have been reported include easy bruising and occasional nosebleeds.

Stresstabs Natopherol: Vitamin E is usually well tolerated, large doses use for prolonged period have occasionally caused blurred vision, breast enlargement in males and females, diarrhea, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, headache, nausea or stomach cramps. tiredness or weakness.

Stresstabs contraindications

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Stresstabs Zinc: Known hypersensitivity to any of the components of Stresstabs Zinc.

Stresstabs Bio-Enhanced Calcium Plus: Patients with hypercalcemia, severe renal failure, renal stone diseases, sarcoidosis and hyperparathyroidism.

Stresstabs Bio-Enhanced Fish Oil Plus: Patients with hemophilia and on warfarin due to the blood thinning effect. It has also been shown to reduce effectiveness of cyclosporine.

Stresstabs Natopherol: Sensitivity to vitamin E.

Active ingredient matches for Stresstabs:


A Range Of Vitamin Preparations With Minerals

A range of vitamin preparations with or without minerals in United States.

Multivitamin Preparation

Multivitamin Preparations With Or Without Minerals

Vitamin preparation with iron in Philippines.

Vitamins/Zinc Sulfate

Biotin/Fe/folic acid/nicotinamide/pantothenic acid/vit B1/vit B12/vit B2/vit B6/vit C/Vit E in Philippines.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Stresstabs 12's$ 2.35
Stresstabs 100's$ 19.55
Stresstabs 60's
Stresstabs 90's
Stresstabs 100's
Stresstabs Plus Iron 60's
Stresstabs Plus Iron 90's
Stresstabs Plus Zinc 60's
Stresstabs Plus Zinc 90's
Stresstabs tab 100's (Pfizer Consumer)$ 22.89
Stresstabs tab 30's (Pfizer Consumer)
Stresstabs tab 8's (Pfizer Consumer)$ 1.83

List of Stresstabs substitutes (brand and generic names):

Capsule; Oral; 100 mcg; 125 mg; 125 mg; 0.2 mg; 50 mg; 75 mg; 25 mg; 100 mcg; 25 mg; 51.5 mg (Sisu)
Capsule; Oral; Biotin 100 mcg; Calcium D-Pantothenate 125 mg; Choline Bitartrate 125 mg; Folic Acid 200 mcg; Inositol 50 mg; Nicotinamide 75 mg; Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate 1.5 mg; Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 25 mg; Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate 25 mg; Thiamine Hydrochl (Sisu)
Capsule; Oral; Biotin 100 mcg; Calcium D-Pantothenate 125 mg; Choline Bitartrate 125 mg; Folic Acid 200 mcg; Inositol 50 mg; Nicotinamide 75 mg; Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate 1.5 mg; Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 25 mg; Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate 25 mg; Thiamine Hydrochl (Sisu)
Tablet; Oral; 20 mg; 100 mg; 5 mg; 15 mg; 10 mcg; 10 mg; 500 mg (Abbott)
Surbex 750 with Zinc 60's (Abbott)
Surbex T 60's (Abbott)
Surbex C 50's (Abbott)
Surbex Extra C / orange 50's (Abbott)
Surbex Protect tab 50's (Abbott)
Surbex Bio-Enhanced Calcium Plus softgel cap 60's (Abbott)
Surbex Bio-Enhanced Fish Oil Plus softgel cap 60's (Abbott)
Surbex 750 with Zinc tab 60's (Abbott)
Surbex Natopherol vegicap 60's (Abbott)
Surbex-T 25's (Abbott Products)$ 3.81
Surbex-T 100's (Abbott Products)$ 14.30
Surbex-T 500's (Abbott Products)$ 32.71
Surbex-T 120 mL x 1's (Abbott Products)$ 3.22
10's (Abbott Products)$ 0.16
100's (Abbott Products)$ 1.57
30's (Abbott Products)$ 0.48
SURBEX-T tab 10's (Abbott Products)$ 0.16
SURBEX-T tab 100's (Abbott Products)$ 1.57
SURBEX-T tab 30's (Abbott Products)$ 0.48
Capsule; Oral; Choline / Choline Bitartrate 25 mg; Thiamine Hydrochloride 6 mg


  1. DailyMed. "ZINC SULFATE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DailyMed. "PANTOTHENIC ACID: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. DailyMed. "ASCORBIC ACID; BIOTIN; CYANOCOBALAMIN; DEXPANTHENOL; ERGOCALCIFEROL; FOLIC ACID; NIACINAMIDE; PHYTONADIONE; PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE; RIBOFLAVIN 5'-PHOSPHATE SODIUM; THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE; VITAMIN A; VITAMIN E: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". (accessed September 17, 2018).


The results of a survey conducted on for Stresstabs are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Stresstabs. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

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To what extent do I have to use Stresstabs before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by website users, it takes 1 month and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Stresstabs. To get the time effectiveness of using Stresstabs drug by other patients, please click here.
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