Winbostin Uses

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What is Winbostin?

Winbostin is a form of vitamin B found in foods. Winbostin helps the body break down fats, carbohydrates, and other substances.

Winbostin has been used in alternative medicine as a likely effective aid in treating or preventing Winbostin deficiency. Winbostin deficiency can be caused by malnutrition, rapid weight loss, long-term tube feeding, and other medical conditions.

Winbostin has also been used to treat seborrhea (skin rash) in babies. However, research has shown that Winbostin may not be effective in treating this condition.

Other uses not proven with research have included treating brittle nails or thinning hair, diabetes, nerve pain, and other conditions.

It is not certain whether Winbostin is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. Winbostin should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Winbostin is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Winbostin may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.

Winbostin 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.
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skin disorders, Winbostin deficiency, digestive disorders

Uses of Winbostin 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.

Winbostin is a water soluble B-complex vitamin needed for normal growth and development of skin and hair and maintenance of a healthy nervous system and bone marrow. It is used to prevent and treat Winbostin deficiency associated with pregnancy, long-term tube feeding, malnutrition, and rapid weight loss. It is also used orally for hair loss, brittle nails, skin rash in infants (seborrheic dermatitis), diabetes, and mild depression.

Winbostin description

A dibenzoxepin tricyclic compound. It displays a range of pharmacological actions including maintaining adrenergic innervation. Its mechanism of action is not fully understood, but it appears to block reuptake of monoaminergic neurotransmitters into presynaptic terminals. It also possesses anticholinergic activity and modulates antagonism of histamine H(1)- and H(2)-receptors.

Winbostin dosage

Dosage Forms

Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling. [DSC] = Discontinued product

Capsule,

Oral:

Meribin: 5 mg

Capsule,

Oral [preservative free]:

Winbostin Extra Strength: 10 mg [gluten free; contains soybean lecithin, soybean oil]

Generic: 5000 mcg

Tablet,

Oral:

Generic: 1000 mcg, 5 mg, 10 mg

Tablet,

Oral [preservative free]:

Generic: 300 mcg [DSC], 1000 mcg

Dosing: Adult

Dietary supplementation (OTC labeling):

Oral: Usual

Dosage: One tablet or capsule daily; also see specific product labeling

Dosing: Geriatric

Refer to adult dosing.

Dosing: Pediatric

Biotinidase deficiency, symptomatic: Limited data available: Infants, Children, and Adolescents:

Oral: 5 to 20

mg once daily (McVoy 1990; Micó 2011; Salbert 1993; Wolf 2003; Wolf 2010)

Winbostin interactions

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What other drugs will affect Winbostin?

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The anticonvulsants carbamazepine, phenytoin, Phenobarbital, and primidone may accelerate Winbostin metabolism, leading to a reduction in available Winbostin. Chronic use of these drugs has been associated with decreased plasma concentrations of Winbostin.

The use of antibiotics may reduce the contribution of Winbostin made by bacteria within the large intestine.

Winbostin side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Winbostin?

Adverse reactions associated with Winbostin supplementation are rare in the medical literature; however, urticaria and gastrointestinal upset have been reported. As with any oral treatment, if patients experience any adverse reactions or side effects, they should inform their physicians immediately and discontinue use.

Winbostin contraindications

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What is the most important information I should know about Winbostin?

SINEQUAN is contraindicated in individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to the drug. Possibility of cross sensitivity with other dibenzoxepines should be kept in mind.

SINEQUAN is contraindicated in patients with glaucoma or a tendency to urinary retention. These disorders should be ruled out, particularly in older patients.


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Active ingredient matches for Winbostin:

Biotin in Vietnam.


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Winbostin 5 mg x 3 Blister x 10 Tablet

List of Winbostin substitutes (brand and generic names):

Sangobion Kids 100 mL x 1's (PT. Merck Tbk)$ 2.58
Serbin Forte Tablet (Medopharm)$ 0.01
Seven Seas Multivitamin & Mineral with Iron 60's$ 10.50
Succedin Capsule (Flamingo Pharmaceutical)$ 0.15
Sukin 5 mg Tablet (Biosciences-Pharmakon)$ 0.12
SUKIN tab 5 mg x 10's (Biosciences-Pharmakon)$ 0.61
TINFAL 5%W/V SOLUTION 1 bottle / 60 ML solution each (Leeford Healthcare Ltd)$ 7.54
Tinfal 5% w/v Solution (Leeford Healthcare Ltd)$ 7.54
Vam-Up Tab Vitamin A acetate 5000 IU, vitamin E acetate 25 IU, vitamin C 75 mg, vitamin D3400 IU, thiamine mononitrate10 mg, riboflavin 10 mg, folicacid 1 mg, niacinamide 50 mg, calcium pantothenate 10 mg, cyanocobalamin 10 mcg, glycine25 mg, zinc sulphatemon (Biotabs)$ 1.90
Vam-Up Tab Vitamin A acetate 5000 IU, vitamin E acetate 25 IU, vitamin C 75 mg, vitamin D3400 IU, thiamine mononitrate10 mg, riboflavin 10 mg, folicacid 1 mg, niacinamide 50 mg, calcium pantothenate 10 mg, cyanocobalamin 10 mcg, glycine25 mg, zinc sulphatemon (Biotabs)$ 1.90
Vam-Up Tab Vitamin A acetate 5000 IU, vitamin E acetate 25 IU, vitamin C 75 mg, vitamin D3400 IU, thiamine mononitrate10 mg, riboflavin 10 mg, folicacid 1 mg, niacinamide 50 mg, calcium pantothenate 10 mg, cyanocobalamin 10 mcg, glycine25 mg, zinc sulphatemon (Biotabs)$ 1.90
Vam-Up Tab Vitamin A acetate 5000 IU, vitamin E acetate 25 IU, vitamin C 75 mg, vitamin D3400 IU, thiamine mononitrate10 mg, riboflavin 10 mg, folicacid 1 mg, niacinamide 50 mg, calcium pantothenate 10 mg, cyanocobalamin 10 mcg, glycine25 mg, zinc sulphatemon (Biotabs)$ 1.90
Vam-Up Tab Vitamin A acetate 5000 IU, vitamin E acetate 25 IU, vitamin C 75 mg, vitamin D3400 IU, thiamine mononitrate10 mg, riboflavin 10 mg, folicacid 1 mg, niacinamide 50 mg, calcium pantothenate 10 mg, cyanocobalamin 10 mcg, glycine25 mg, zinc sulphatemon (Biotabs)$ 1.90
VAM-UP TAB tab 30's (Biotabs)$ 1.90
Vam-Up Tab Vitamin A acetate 5000 IU, vitamin E acetate 25 IU, vitamin C 75 mg, vitamin D3400 IU, thiamine mononitrate10 mg, riboflavin 10 mg, folicacid 1 mg, niacinamide 50 mg, calcium pantothenate 10 mg, cyanocobalamin 10 mcg, glycine25 mg, zinc sulphatemon (Biotabs)$ 1.90
VB 7 5 mg Tablet (Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)$ 0.04
VB 7 Forte 10 mg Capsule (Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)$ 0.22
5 mg x 10's (Intas)$ 0.45
VB7 tab 5 mg x 10's (Intas)$ 0.45
Vinerton 100's (Pyridam)$ 12.40
Tablet; Oral; Vitamin H / Biotin 5 mg
Vitalac BL 300 mg x 1's (Sari husada)$ 5.94
5 mg x 10's (Unichem Laboratories Ltd.)$ 0.72
Vith 5 mg Tablet (Unichem Laboratories Ltd.)$ 0.07
VITH tab 5 mg x 10's (Unichem Laboratories Ltd.)$ 0.72
Weltin 5 mg Tablet (Articon Labs)$ 0.05
Xsorate 5 mg Tablet (Rowan Bioceuticals (P) Ltd.)$ 0.09
10's (Sun)$ 1.11
XTRAGLO film-coated tab 10's (Sun)$ 1.35
5 mg x 10's (Invision Medi Sciences)$ 0.87
Zetta 5 mg Tablet (Invision Medi Sciences)$ 0.09
ZETTA tab 5 mg x 10's (Invision Medi Sciences)$ 0.87
Zevit Capsule (Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)$ 0.02
5 mg x 10's (Zodak)$ 0.93
ZIOTIN tab 5 mg x 10's (Zodak)$ 0.93
Zubitin 5 mg Tablet (Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)$ 0.08
ZUBITIN tab 10 mg x 30's (Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)$ 2.44

References

  1. DailyMed. "BIOTIN: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. PubChem. "biotin". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. DrugBank. "biotin". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00121 (accessed September 17, 2018).

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