- What brand names are available for cyanocobalamin-injection?
- Is cyanocobalamin-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for cyanocobalamin-injection?
- What are the side effects of cyanocobalamin-injection?
- What is the dosage for cyanocobalamin-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with cyanocobalamin-injection?
- Is cyanocobalamin-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about cyanocobalamin-injection?
What is the dosage for cyanocobalamin-injection?
(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-injection?
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.
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