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Mecolbin Injection


Overview

Introduction of Mecolbin Injection

Mecolbin Injection is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies. It provides essential nutrients.

Mecolbin Injection 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 Mecolbin Injection

Mecolbin Injection side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Mecolbin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Mecolbin Injection works

Mecolbin Injection is a form of vitamin B12 that restores its level in the body thereby helping in treating certain anemias and nerve problems.

Mecolbin Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Mecolbin Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mecolbin Injection 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mecolbin Injection 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
Mecolbin Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mecolbin Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mecolbin Injection 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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Expert Advice

  • Mecolbin Injection 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 Mecolbin 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
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mecolbin

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She has a lower back pain in left portion and legs since 3 years deficiency of vitamin D3 and B12Vitamin B12 value 185.1 pg/ml Vitamin D value 7.88 ng/ml
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Take 2 shots of Injection Arachitol 6Lac IU at an interval of 2 weeksTake Cap Nurokind-Gold twice daily and Cap Sunbless60k once weekly
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 Mecolbin?

Mecolbin 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.

Q. Is Mecolbin safe?

Mecolbin is generally well tolerated and considered safe. Rare side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, anorexia and rash. Discontinue taking this medicine immediately if rash occurs.

Q. How should Mecolbin be given?

Mecolbin can be injected directly into vein (intravenously) or into the muscle (intramuscularly). The usual dose is 1 ampoule (0.5 mg of Mecolbin) and is given 3 times a week. After 2 months, 1 ampoule (0.5 mg of Mecolbin) is given every one to three months as maintenance therapy.

Q. What precautions need to be taken while administering Mecolbin?

Avoid taking the injections at the same site every time. If there is intense pain while injecting or if the blood flows back into the syringe, take out the needle and re-insert at a different site.
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References
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