hydroxocobalamin (injection, Cyanokit)

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GENERIC NAME: hydroxocobalamin injection

BRAND NAME: Cyanokit

DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Alpharedisol, Hydroxomin

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Hydroxocobalamin is an antidote for cyanide toxicity. It is used for treating people with known or suspected cyanide poisoning.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Common side effects include:

  • Red colored urine (Chromaturia)
  • Erythema
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Decreased white blood cells
  • Infusion site reactions

Other side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/15/2016



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