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Mecomin 500 MCG Tablet

Manufacturer: M.D.C. Pharmaceuticals (P) Ltd
Medicine composition: Methylcobalamin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: August 08, 2019

Methylcobalamin or in general term Vitamin B-12. It is one of the most important nutrients required in the human body. A lack of this vitamin can cause severe and permanent neurological damage. This medication is used by people of all ages suffering from gut disease where they are unable to completely absorb and use the vitamin or this medication and may be at risk of vitamin B-12 deficiency. It is water soluble.

It plays a key role in the functioning of the Brain and Nervous system and in the formation of the Red Blood Cells, other than this, It is responsible for the protection and regeneration of Neurons. Lack of this vitamin causes depression (the reasons not clear why). The drug comes into use when you have low levels of Vitamin B12 in your body, which causes you to Feel Weak, Fatigued and experience slow thinking. This condition is called Pernicious Anaemia. Low level of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 go hand in hand. This is an active form of Vitamin B12 which is easier for the body to absorb. Though found naturally in meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. The supplement is given to people suffering from low levels of this Vitamin.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist before using this medicine.

Methylcobalamin is helpful in treating the below provided problems:

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Neurological Disorder

  • Anemia

  • Decreased Potassium Level In Blood

  • Allergy

Side effects of Methylcobalamin are as follows:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The peak of the effect can be observed within 3 hours after consumption. The effects can be felt within half an hour after intake.

  • What is the onset of action?

    The onset of action is seen or felt within half and hour of consumption.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Yes, It is safe to consume this drug when pregnant.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No, it is not habit forming but it should not be consumed in excess.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    It is shown that the supplement is passed on through milk while breast-feeding. Hence it is not recommenced while breast feeding.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Alcohol decreases the level of vitamin b in the body, hence the consumption of alcohol is not recommend while taking this supplement.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Yes, it is safe to drive after consumption of the medicine.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Excess consumption is know to damage the kidneys.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    Excess consumption is not recommended if the person suffer from liver diseases.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Mecomin 500 MCG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Try not to miss the dose, you need not take a double dose incase you have missed the previous one.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of overdose consult a doctor. The symptoms include nausea and uneasy stomach.

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Mecomin 500 MCG Tablet acts as a cofactor for enzyme methionine synthase, which transfers methyl groups for the regeneration of methionine from homocysteine. In anemia, it increases blood cell production by promoting nucleic acid synthesis in the bone marrow and by promoting maturation and division of erythrocytes.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease


    Vitamin B12 does not interact with diseases.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    It decreases the effectiveness of medication.
  • Interaction with Food


    Since it’s derived from food sources there is no severe reaction with food.

  • Interaction with Medicine


    Some medication that have a serious interaction with Methylcobalamin are Leukeran ( chlorambucil ), Prilosec( omeprazole), colcrys and Mitigare and the herbal supplement goldenseal.

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