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Mecol 1500mcg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Mecol 1500mcg Tablet is used in the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency and pernicious anemia. Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient which helps the body to perform various functions such as blood formation, protein synthesis and regeneration of damaged nerve cells in the body.

Mecol 1500mcg Tablet should be taken in dosage and duration as advised by the doctor. The dosage should not be exceeded without the consultation of doctor. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding mother or if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease.

Uses of Mecol Tablet

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency

Side effects of Mecol Tablet

Common
  • No common side effects seen

How to use Mecol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mecol 1500mcg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mecol Tablet works

Mecol 1500mcg Tablet is a form of vitamin B12 that restores its level in the body thereby helping in treating certain anemias and nerve problems.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Mecol 1500mcg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mecol 1500mcg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mecol 1500mcg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Mecol 1500mcg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mecol 1500mcg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mecol 1500mcg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Mecol 1500mcg Tablet helps replenish vitamin B12 level in your body.
  • This further helps in regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.
  • Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication even if your symptoms improve. Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mecol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clorocin, Vecol, Sitamycetine
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Brand(s): Orli-Misia, Redufat, Orlistat
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Deficiency of vitamin b12. Report shows 7 Medicine I have to takr
Dr. Satyam S. Bhavsar
Physician
take MBSON-SL tablet once a day for a month.
Vitamin B12 deficiency, kindly give solution.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take sprouts & non-veg as they are rich source of Vitamin B-12
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FAQs

Q. Why can’t I get sufficient vitamin B12 in my diet?

The primary dietary source of vitamin B12 is meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. Vitamin B12 is not found naturally in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. Therefore, it is usually noticed that vegetarians or vegans are deficient in vitamin B12.

Q. What is Mecol?

Mecol is vitamin B12. It is required by the body to make red blood cells and maintain a healthy nervous system. It is also important for releasing energy from food and using vitamin B11 (folic acid).

Q. What happens if I have vitamin B12 deficiency?

Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, and megaloblastic anemia. It may also lead to nerve problems such as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency may include problems with balance, depression, confusion, dementia, poor memory, and soreness of the mouth or tongue.
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References
  1. ScienceDirect. Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin. [Accessed 05 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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