Viboliv 500 (Metadoxine) is prescribed to patients who may have liver damage or fatty liver caused by either alcohol abuse or liver disease. It prevents further degeneration of the liver and therefore prevents more serious and possibly life threatening problems like hepatitis from occurring. It works by metabolizing the alcohol and other substances quicker and excreted them from the body faster.
Dosage and administration
Viboliv 500 (Metadoxine) should only be taken as prescribed. Correct dosage varies depending on the patient and on the severity of the condition being treated.
When used to treat liver damage caused by alcohol abuse the usual dosage is 500mg taken once a day. For chronic liver conditions such as liver disease or fatty liver, a common dosage is 500mg taken twice a day.
The maximum recommended dose for any 24 hours period is 1000mg.
Viboliv 500 (Metadoxine) is usually well tolerated and any side effects are mild and short lasting. Side effects may still occur though, and your physician should be notified of any you notice. Pay special attention to your body so side effects can be picked up on early.
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any skin rashes, diarrhea, hives, swelling, chest pains, trouble breathing, or difficulty swallowing.ï¿½
Viboliv 500 (Metadoxine) is not suitable for patients who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding.
Prior to using this medication disclose any of the following to your prescribing physician:
- Any allergies you suffer from
- Any existing medical condition you suffer from
- Any other medication you are taking (including all non-prescription medicine)
- Any vitamins, supplements, or herbal products which you are using