Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12. It is used to prevent and treat low blood levels of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps to utilize fats and carbohydrates for energy and make new proteins. Vitamin B12 is important in the maintenance of our metabolism, blood cells, and nerve function. Most people get enough vitamin B12 in their diet, but some need supplementation. Certain health conditions such as intestinal or stomach problems, poor nutrition, cancer, HIV, pregnancy, old age, veganism, and alcoholism can cause vitamin B12 deficiency. Low levels of vitamin B12 can lead to fatigue and anemia in milder cases. More serous B12 deficiencies have the potential to impair heart and neurological function, leading to a wide range of serous symptoms, including but not limited to tinnitus, severe joint pain, memory problems, depression, anxiety, poor muscle function, ataxia, and changes in reflexes. Infertility can also occur in individuals with insufficient B12. Early intervention and treatment of B12 deficiencies are key to maintaining healthy bodily function.
What Is Cyanocobalamin Prescribed For?
Cyanocobalamin is prescribed in those with vitamin B12 deficiency.
B12 can help make red blood cells, DNA and keep nerve cells healthy. It may also help your body produce energy by converting carbohydrates into glucose.
Dosage, Concentration, Route of Administration
Dosage: Seek advice from a licensed physician, medical director, or other healthcare provider
Route of Administration: IM/Sub-Q
Before taking, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any allergies to this, cobalt, or any form of vitamin B12. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other issues. Consult your physician if you have Leber’s optic neuropathy, polycythemia, gout, iron or folic acid deficiency anemia, or hypokalemia. When taken in recommended doses, cyanocobalamin is safe to take during pregnancy.
This product usually has no side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if anything unusual occurs.
For those with serious anemia, this medication may rarely cause hypokalemia (low potassium). Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:
- – Muscle cramps
- – Weakness
- – Irregular heartbeat
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction. This may include:
- – Rash
- – Itching/swelling — especially of the face, tongue and throat
- – Severe dizziness
- – Trouble breathing
Store at controlled room temperature. Protect from light.
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