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B-12
CYANOCOBALAMIN TABLETS - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CYANOCOBALAMIN TABLETS - ORAL

(SYE-an-oh-koh-BAL-uh-min)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Mega B-12, Vitamin B-12

Uses

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) is important to the body for growth, cell production, and blood and nerve function. It is given to treat or prevent low levels of B12 in the body.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth exactly as prescribed, usually once a day.

Side Effects

This medication is generally well tolerated. Notify your doctor if you develop: diarrhea, itching or a skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. This medication should be used only as directed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: vitamins, folic acid. Limit intake of alcoholic beverages which can interfere with the absorption of this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Laboratory tests may be done periodically while taking this medication to monitor its effects. It is important to maintain a well balanced diet to ensure adequate intake of vitamins and minerals.

Missed Dose

Try to take each dose at the scheduled time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.