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Methylcobalamin

Methylcobalamin
By Medicover Hospitals / 1 Feb 2021
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  • Methylcobalamin is used for the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is very important for the brain and nerves and for the production of red blood cells. The medication is used in people with Pernicious anemia, diabetes and other conditions.
    1. Methylcobalamin Uses
    2. Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Storage
    6. Methylcobalamin vs Neurobion
    7. FAQ's

    Uses:

  • The activated form of Vit B12 is methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin functions by making a substance called myelin, which covers nerve fibers and protects them. The myelin sheath does not develop properly or remain healthy without adequate methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin, a derivative of vitamin B12, is used to treat peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, and to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as a preliminary therapy.
  • Methylcobalamin Side Effects

  • Some of the common side effects of Methylcobalamin are:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Loss of appetite
    • Headache

    Precautions:

  • Before taking the Methylcobalamin talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can create some serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems.
  • Before taking Methylcobalamin talk with your doctor if you are having any medical history like:
    • Leber’s disease
    • Iron or folic acid deficiency
    • Low levels of potassium in the blood

    How to take Methylcobalamin?

  • Methylcobalamin tablets should be taken orally. Methylcobalamin injection is injected into a muscle, usually 1 to 3 times a week. A healthcare professional will show you how to use the drug correctly on your own. Read and follow any directions given with your prescription for use carefully. If you don't understand all the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Do not swallow a whole lozenge, tablet disintegrator, or sublingual tablet. Without chewing, allow it to dissolve in your mouth. Under your tongue, the sublingual tablet should be mounted. Methylcobalamin is a type of vitamin B12 that helps in the treatment of some anemia and nerve problems by restoring its level in the body.
  • Missed Dose:

  • Missing one or two-dose of Methylcobalamin won’t show any effect on your body. The skipped dose causes no problem. But with some medication, it won’t work if you don’t take the dosage on time. If you miss a dose some sudden chemical change may affect your body. In some cases, your doctor would advise you to take the prescribed medicine as soon as possible if you have missed the dose.
  • Overdose:

  • Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Methylcobalamin tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Before taking Methylcobalamin consult your Doctor. In case if you face any problems or get any side effects after taking Methylcobalamin rush immediately to your nearby hospital or consult your doctor for better treatment. Carry your medications always in your bag while travelling to avoid any immediate emergencies. Follow your prescription and follow your Doctor advice whenever you take Methylcobalamin.
  • Methylcobalamin vs Neurobion

    Methylcobalamin
    Neurobion
    Methylcobalamin is used for the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is very important for the brain and nerves and for the production of red blood cells. Neurobion is a supplement brand that includes a blend of B vitamins. Its producers are advertising that Neurobion can help enhance the function of the nerves.
    The activated form of Vit B12 is methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin functions by making a substance called myelin, which covers nerve fibers and protects them. Preventing or treating minor B vitamin deficiency is the biggest advantage of taking Neurobion or similar combinations of B vitamins.
    Some of the common side effects of Methylcobalamin are:
    • -Nausea
    • -Vomiting
    • -Diarrhea
    • -Loss of appetite
    • -Headache
    Most of the common side effects of Imodium are:
    • -Excessive Urination
    • -Nausea
    • -Vomiting
    • -Diarrhea
    • -Nerve Damage

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    The activated form of vitamin B12, methylcobalamin (MeCbl), has been used to treat many nutritional and other clinical disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
    Methylcobalamin aids in neuronal lipid production, axonal nerve regeneration, and has a neuroprotective activity that enables neurons to function properly, thus strengthening Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and neuropathic syndromes.
    Optimum vitamin B12 dosing varies according to age, lifestyle, and dietary needs. For adults, the general guideline is 2.4 mcg. Older adults need higher doses, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women.
    On an empty stomach, water-soluble vitamins are better absorbed. That means bringing them in the morning for the first time, 30 minutes before eating, or two hours after a meal. In water, water-soluble vitamins dissolve to allow your body to use them. It is water-soluble in vitamin C, both B vitamins, and folate (folic acid).
    Some of the common side effects of Methylcobalamin are:
    • - Nausea
    • - Vomiting
    • - Diarrhea
    • - Loss of appetite
    • - Headache
    There is no evidence to indicate that it has any effect on weight gain or loss, considering the various processes in which vitamin B12 is involved.
    With brisk development of new red blood cells, a response is typically seen within 48 to 72 hours. When B12 supplies have reached normal levels, vitamin B12 injections will be required every one to three months to avoid the return of symptoms.

    Citations:

  • Methylcobalamin, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/030384679290066C
  • Effects of Methylcobalamin,https://europepmc.org/article/med/3568063