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Cyanocobalamin Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
- What are the possible side effects of cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
- How should I use cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cyanocobalamin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cyanocobalamin)?
- What should I avoid while using cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
- What other drugs will affect cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
- Where can I get more information injection?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to cobalt, or if you have Leber's disease. Cyanocobalamin can lead to optic nerve damage (and possibly blindness) in people with Leber's disease.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use cyanocobalamin injection:
- any type of infection;
- iron or folic acid deficiency;
- kidney or liver disease; or
- if you are receiving any medication or treatment that affects bone marrow.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether cyanocobalamin injection is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Cyanocobalamin passes into breast milk, but it is not known whether cyanocobalamin could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use cyanocobalamin injection (Cyanocobalamin)?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your dose needs may change if you become pregnant, if you breast-feed, or if you eat a vegetarian diet. Tell your doctor about any changes in your diet or medical condition.
The injection form is given as a shot into a muscle or under the skin. Your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider will give you this injection. You may be shown how to inject your medicine at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.
Use each disposable needle only one time. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested every 3 to 6 months. This will help your doctor determine the correct dose and how long to treat you with cyanocobalamin. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
To treat pernicious anemia, you will have to use this medication on a regular basis for the rest of your life. Not using the medication can lead to irreversible nerve damage in your spinal cord.
Pernicious anemia is also treated with folic acid to help maintain red blood cells. However, folic acid will not treat Vitamin B12 deficiency and will not prevent possible damage to the spinal cord. Take all of your medications as directed.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
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