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    Information about Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin

    Methylcobalamin/mecobalamin uses

    Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin is used in vitamin B12 deficiency.

    How methylcobalamin/mecobalamin works

    Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin 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/mecobalamin

    No common side effects seen
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Radhika Dua
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin

    • Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin 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/Mecobalamin


    Q. What is Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin?

    Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin 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. 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 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)