GENERIC NAME: CYANOCOBALAMIN - NASAL (SYE-an-oh-koe-BAL-a-min)
BRAND NAME(S): Nascobal
USES: Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. It is also important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Most people get enough vitamin B12 in their diet, but a deficiency may occur in certain health conditions (e.g., poor nutrition, pregnancy, stomach/intestinal problems, infection, cancer). Serious vitamin B12 deficiency may result in anemia, stomach problems, and nerve damage.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. Refer to the illustrated instructions provided by the manufacturer for directions on how to use this device. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Follow the instructions on how to properly prime the bottle if you are using it for the first time. The gel pump does not need to be primed after the first use. However, the spray pump must be primed with each use.Use this medication in the nose once weekly or as directed by your doctor. Hot food or drinks may produce mucus that can wash away this medication. Therefore, avoid hot food or drinks for 1 hour before or after using this medication.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase, decrease, or stop this medication without your doctor's approval. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it on the same day each week. It may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.
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