Cyanocobalamin (B12 Injection OTC)
Vitamin B 12 is one of the most comprehensive and complicated vitamins. It helps form the Red Blood Cells and Bone Marrow in the human body. Bacteria is essential in the formation of this vitamin. Hence it is found in milk products and meat. It plays a vital role in the functions of the heart and the blood vessels.
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble hematopoietic vitamin occurring in meats and animal products. It is necessary for the growth and replication of all body cells and the nervous system's functioning, and deficiency causes pernicious anemia and other forms of megaloblastic anemia and neurologic lesions. Vitamin B-12 injections are more commonly used in elders and in patients suffering from anemia since their bodies cannot absorb and retain the vitamins.
Essential facts about Vitamin B12:
Vitamin B12 helps in controlling the level of amino acid found in blood plasma. High levels of amino acid in the blood increases the chance of heart disease, sudden death of brain cells, Dementia, and porous bones.The deficiency of B12 in the body may result in pernicious anemia, low red blood cells in the body, tiredness, breathlessness, unusual fast beating of the heart.
In elder patients with Cyanocobalamin, the effect on the nervous system and the spinal cord is more severe. It may cause symptoms related to neurological failure like loss of feeling or sensation, irregular bowel movements, sleep disorder, getting irritated, feeling depressed, memory loss, Alzheimer's disease.
Deficiency of Vitamin B12 may also cause problems relating to the stomach and intestines. Cyanocobalamin symptoms include irregular bowel movements, pain in the abdomen, excessive gas in the digestive tract.
Other symptoms related to Vitamin B-12 deficiency are weight loss, loss of hearing, anemia, loss of appetite.
- Irregular bowel movements
- Feeling of vomit
- Swelling on the body
Serious Side Effects:
- Increase in the rate of heartbeat
- Pain in the chest
- Increase in weight
- Weakness in muscles
- Pain in the muscles and joints
- Excessive thirst
- Urinating frequently
- Feeling extremely tired
- Swollen arms, legs, and hands
Vitamin B12 Injection Drug Interactions:
- folic acid
- potassium supplements
People who have AIDS are more prone to having Vitamin B12 deficiency.Vitamin B12 injections are not toxic. However, people taking this vitamin must be careful as one of the ingredients in Vitamin B12 may cause some Eye disease and may interact with alcohol.
Pregnant women need any higher intake of Vitamin B12. They should consult their doctor before taking a higher dose of this medicine.Breast-feeding mothers should take a higher dose of Cobalamin to ensure more production of breast milk.
DO NOT STOP USING THIS MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. You must keep all doctor and laboratory appointments while you are using this medicine. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Inject Vitamin B12 under the skin. Patients should be knowledgeable about injecting vials or Ampules and use a disposable syringe to administer.