Methylcobalamin

Information about Methylcobalamin

Methylcobalamin Uses

Methylcobalamin is used in vitamin B12 deficiency.

How Methylcobalamin works

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

Common side effects of Methylcobalamin

No common side effects seen
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Expert advice for Methylcobalamin

  • Methylcobalamin 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.

Frequently asked questions for Methylcobalamin

Methylcobalamin

Q. What is Methylcobalamin?

Methylcobalamin contains vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient which 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. Why can’t I get sufficient vitamin B12 from my diet?

You can get vitamin B12 from sources like meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. While people who are vegetarian or vegan may not get Vitamin B12 as it is not found naturally in foods such as fruits, vegetables and grains. Therefore, deficiency of Vitamin B12 is usually noticed in vegetarians or vegans.

Q. What happens if I have vitamin B12 deficiency?

Deficiency of vitamin B12 may cause tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss and megaloblastic anemia (a condition when red blood cells become larger in size than normal). 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. How should Methylcobalamin be taken?

Methylcobalamin should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. However, it would be best to take it at the same time each day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Methylcobalamin?

If you forget a dose of Methylcobalamin, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Methylcobalamin safe?

Methylcobalamin is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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