USES: Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) is important to the body for growth, cell production, blood and nerve function. It is given to treat low levels of B12 or in conditions where requirements may be increased such as in chronic illnesses.
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) is important to the body for growth, cell production, blood and nerve function. It is given to treat low levels of B12 or in conditions where requirements may be increased such as in chronic illnesses. Notes
Blood tests will be done to check your response to this medication.
It is important to maintain a well balanced diet to ensure adequate intake of all the vitamins and minerals.
This medication is to be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection into a muscle or deep subcutaneous (under the skin).
Initially it may be given every day.
Maintenance doses are usually given once a month.
Mild diarrhea, itching, temporary feeling of warmth and pain at the injection site may occur.
If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
Notify your doctor if you experience breathing trouble, congestion or tightness in the chest while taking this medication.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have any eye diseases, infections or if you have any allergies.
This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take especially any vitamin products, folic acid, cimetidine, potassium supplements, neomycin or colchicine.
Limit intake of alcoholic beverages which can interfere with the absorption of this medication.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular
drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional
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discontinuing any course of treatment.