Methycobal 500 MCG Injection
This injection is composed of Vitamin B12 which is one of the most important nutrients required by the human body. A lack of this vitamin can cause severe and permanent neurological damage. This injection is used by people of all ages suffering from the gut disease. They are unable to completely absorb the vitamin and have the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.
This medication is water-soluble and contains a pure form of vitamin B12. It plays a key role in the functioning of the brain and nervous system and the formation of the red blood cells. Other than this, it is responsible for the protection and regeneration of neurons. Lack of vitamin B12 causes depression (the reasons not clear why).
Hence, the medication comes into use when you have low levels of vitamin B12 in your body, causing you to feel weak, fatigued and experience slow thinking. This condition is called pernicious anemia. Low level of folic acid and vitamin B12 go hand in hand. This Injection is also given to regulate multiplication of cell, the formation of blood and synthesis of protein.
This medicine is prescribed for the following conditions:
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Decreased Potassium Level In Blood
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of effect of this medication is not clinically known.
What is the onset of action?
The onset of action is seen or felt within 3 hours of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Yes, It is unsafe to use this medication when pregnant.
Is it habit forming?
No, it is not habit forming but it should not be used in excess.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
It is shown that the medication is passed on through milk while breast-feeding. Hence it is not recommended 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 recommended while taking this medication.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Yes, it is safe to drive after administration of the medication.
Does this affect kidney function?
Overdose of this medication is known to damage the kidneys.
Does this affect liver function?
Excess usage of this medication 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 Methycobal 500 MCG Injection , 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.
This injection 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 the supplement.
Interaction with Food
Since it’s derived from food sources there is no severe reaction with food.
Interaction with Medicine
Some medications that have a serious interaction with this injection are Leukeran (chlorambucil), Prilosec (omeprazole), colcrys and Mitigare and the herbal supplement goldenseal.
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