It is used to prevent and treat low vitamin B12. Lack of vitamin B12 may cause anemia and damage to the nerves. It is used to treat diabetic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy.
How does methylcobalamin work:
It is an essential nutrient that helps the body make healthy red blood and nerve cells.
How should methylcobalamin be used:
Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
Common side effects of methylcobalamin :
Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, skin rash, hot flushes
What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What precautions should I take when taking methylcobalamin :
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs.
When do I need to seek medical help
Seek help if you have signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. Talk to your doctor if you have very loose stools (diarrhea), are feeling very tired or weak, have a rash.
Can I take methylcobalamin with other medicines:
Use with neomycin, aminosalicylic acid, cimetidine and cochicine will decrease absorption. Inform doctor about all other drugs you are taking including herbals.
Are there any food restrictions
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue with your normal diet.
How do I store methylcobalamin :
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category A : Adequate and well-controlled human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).