What brand names are available for cyanocobalamin?
Nascobal, Vitamin B12, VitaMelts Energy Bitamin B-12
Is cyanocobalamin available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for cyanocobalamin?
What are the side effects of cyanocobalamin?
Common side effects include
Other side effects include:
What is the dosage for cyanocobalamin?
(dosing may vary with individuals and with
clinicians; doses presented here are examples for injection, not for oral or
topical use) : Pernicious anemia (lifetime treatment required): 100 mcg
intramuscularly or subcutaneously once daily for 6-7 days, followed by the same
dose given on alternate days for seven doses, then every 3-4 days for another
2-3 months. Recommended maintenance dose is 100 mcg monthly for life.
For iron deficiency, the recommended dose is 30 mcg intramuscular injection
once daily for 5-10 days then 100 to 200 mcg intramuscular injection monthly.
Which drugs or supplements interact with cyanocobalamin?
Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) may decrease the
effectiveness of cyanocobalamine. Cancer drugs may reduce the response to
cyanocobalamine treatment. Use of colchicine (Colcrys) and heavy alcohol intake for longer
than 2 weeks may decrease the absorption of vitamin B12.
According to the USDA, there is no difference between a “portion” and a “serving.”
Is cyanocobalamin safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
What else should I know about cyanocobalamin?
What preparations of cyanocobalamin are available?
Cyanocobalamine injection, 1000 mcg/mL
How should I keep cyanocobalamin stored?
Injection should be stored at 20 C – 25 C (68 F –