Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin
Vitamin B12 is also known as methylcobalamin or mecobalamin. It also has a form
known as cyanocobalamin. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin naturally present in animal-based food such as milk, meat, eggs etc. It is also available in form of various nutritional supplements, prescription medicines and vitamin B12 fortified foods. It is one of the essential micronutrients and plays a crucial role in many bodily functions.
Uses of Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin
- Methylcobalamin is used for the treatment and prevention of Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia.
- For preventing Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy, breastfeeding, after surgery or in conditions of nutritional malabsorption.
- It is also used in the treatment of a condition of nerve damage also known as diabetic neuropathy.
Precautions and Warnings of Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin
Other General Warnings
- You have any existing medical condition and you are on other medications, supplements or following any complementary or integrative health approaches.
- You should not take this vitamin if you are allergic to it.
- You have any planned surgery or operation. You may be asked to stop taking these products at least 2-3 weeks ahead of the procedure.
- Dietary supplements containing vitamin B12 are intended to supplement the diets of some people and should not be a substitute for a well-balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the food rich in methylcobalamin?
Q: Does methylcobalamin interact with other medicines?
- Medicines treat indigestion like antacids, medicines used to treat bacterial infections like Chloramphenicol and medicines used to treat bone problems like bisphosphonates should be taken with a minimum gap of two hours....
- Consult your doctor if you are taking medicines like Phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy), Methotrexate (used to treat cancer), Sulfasalazine (used to treat ulcers), water pill, metformin, Omeprazole and Cimetidine....