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    Information about hydroxocobalamin

    Hydroxocobalamin uses

    hydroxocobalamin is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

    How hydroxocobalamin works

    hydroxocobalamin provides essential nutrients.

    Common side effects of hydroxocobalamin

    Allergy, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Anaphylactic reaction, Dark colored urine, Skin redness

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    Expert advice for hydroxocobalamin

    • You will be regularly monitored for serum potassium levels and platelet count during therapy to avoid hypokalemia (reduced potassium in body) and thrombocytosis (excess of platelet cells in body).
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
    • Do not take if allergic to hydroxocobalamin or any of its ingredients.

    Frequently asked questions for hydroxocobalamin


    Q. Is hydroxocobalamin the same as cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin?

    Hydroxocobalamin is obtained by biosynthesis of vitamin by bacteria and archaea whereas cyanocobalamin is the semi-synthetic form of the vitamin, produced from bacterial hydroxocobalamin. In the body, cyanocobalamin is converted to methylcobalamin

    Q. hat is hydroxocobalamin injection form used for?

    hydroxocobalamin injectable form is used to treat low levels of vitamin B12 and anemia

    Q. Does hydroxocobalamin need to be kept in the fridge?

    hydroxocobalamin is stored at or below 25°C but it is not refrigerated.

    Q. How does hydroxocobalamin work in cyanide poisoning?

    hydroxocobalamin is used as an antidote to cyanide poisoning which works by helping body cells to convert cyanide to a form that can be removed from the body through urination.

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)