Treats vitamin B-12 deficiency. Cyanocobalamin is another name for vitamin B-12.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
Cobolin-M, Depo-Cobolin, Neuroforte-R, Vita #12
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to vitamin B-12.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will tell you when to get your shots.
- You may need to get your shots in your doctor's office, or they may be given to you by a home care nurse or someone who has been trained to give you your shot.
If a dose is missed:
- Call your doctor to reschedule your appointment.
- If you are getting your shots at home, get your shot as soon as you remember, and then return to your regular schedule.
- You should not use two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Ask your doctor for special diet instructions.
- You should not use folic acid vitamin supplements unless your doctor tells you differently.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before taking supplemental vitamin B-12.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Chest tightness or trouble breathing
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild pain or irritation where the shot is given
- Skin rash