The Cyanocobalamin is used to maintain blood levels of vitamin B12 ivelli . It is used both in therapy and in the prevention of deficiencies related to other health disorders, for example pernicious anemia .
What is Cyanocobalamin?
It is a form of vitamin B12. It works by replacing vitamin B12 in the body.
How is Cyanocobalamin taken?
Cyanocobalamin can be taken through injections, in the form of a gel or nasal spray or by mouth .
Side effects of Cyanocobalamin
Among the possible side effects of taking Cyanocobalamin there is also a slight temporary diarrhea .
It is essential to notify the doctor immediately in the presence of:
- rash ;
- urticaria ;
- itching ;
- breathing problems;
- feeling of tightness in the chest;
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue;
- pain, swelling or sensitivity in the calf;
- swelling of the whole body;
- continuous fever, chills or sore throat;
- irregular heart beat;
- muscle weakness or cramps ;
- shortness of breath;
- bruising or bleeding.
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Cyanocobalamin
Cyanocobalamin based products may contain Benzyl Alcohol .
Before administration it is better to warn the doctor :
- allergies to the active substance, to other medicines, to other substances (specifically cobalt) or to foods;
- medicines, phytotherapics and supplements taken, specifically colchicine, para-aminosalicylic acid, antibiotics, methotrexate, pyrimetamine, chloramphenicol or other medicines that can have an effect on the bone marrow and vitamins;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from infections, Leber’s disease, uremia, anemia or iron deficiencies or Folic Acid ;
- if you are a vegetarian;
- if you consume alcohol regularly;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding;
Alcohol can decrease the effectiveness of therapy.