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Methycobal 500 MCG Tablet

Manufacturer: Wockhardt Ltd
Medicine composition: Methylcobalamin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 12, 2019

Methycobal 500 MCG Tablet is a naturally occurring co-enzyme form of Vitamin B12, which circulates through the blood stream. In addition to the Vitamin B12 structure, it has an additional methyl containing metal-alkyl group. It helps the body to produce red blood cells and can be used as a dietary supplement.

Deficiency of Methycobal 500 MCG Tablet results in Pernicious anaemia with weakness, less energy, numbness and tingling of fingers etc.

Blood tests can affirm the deficiency of Methycobal 500 MCG Tablet. It is taken as a supplement to fight against the degenerative cell condition called Multiple sclerosis. It acts as a stress reliever for the body and mind and is also used for cancer treatment.

Methycobal 500 MCG Tablet is a Cobalamin which is a form of Vitamin B12 with a methyl group with cobalt. It assists the body to make red blood cells and is used as dietary supplement to treat anaemia.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Megaloblastic anemia

In addition to its intended effect, Methycobal 500 MCG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Nausea and vomiting

Moderate Less Common

Skin rash.

Moderate Less Common

Redness of skin

Moderate Less Common

headache

Moderate Less Common

Chest pain and discomfort

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

This medication is eliminated from the body via faeces. However, the duration of action is not clearly established.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medication is achieved within 3 hours of oral administration.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medication.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding while using this medication.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Contact your doctor if an overdose is suspected especially if a topical form of the medicine is swallowed.
Methycobal 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 Alcohol

Alcohol

Moderate
Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.

Interaction with Medicine

Medicine

Moderate
This medication reacts with Chloramphenicol, Omeprazole, Ranitidine, Antidiabetic drugs.

Ques: What is Methycobal 500 mcg tablet?

Ans: Methycobal 500 mcg tablet is a medication which has Methylcobalamin as an active element present in it and it is a pure arrangement of Vitamin B12. It performs its action by organise specific vital physical activities such as cell multiplication, protein synthesis, and blood construction. Apart from that, It is also used to treat Vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with Pernicious Anemia. It is also used to treat conditions such as Diabetic neuropathy, Alcoholic neuropathy, Lateral sclerosis, Adjuvant in Rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Ques: What is Methycobal 500 mcg tablet used for?

Ans: Methycobal 500 mcg tablet is a medication which is used for the treatment, control, and prevention of the below mentioned conditions such as:
  1. Megaloblastic anaemia (deficiency of folic acid and vitamin B12)
  2. Pernicious anaemia
  3. Peripheral neuropathy (numbness and pain due to nerve damage especially of hands and feet)
  4. Diabetic neuropathy
  5. Peripheral Neuropathy
  6. Megaloblastic Anemia
  7. Alcoholic neuropathy
  8. Lateral sclerosis
  9. Adjuvant in Rheumatoid arthritis

Ques: What are the side effects of Methycobal 500 mcg tablet?

Ans: Methycobal 500 mcg tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always but some of them are rare but severe. If you observe any of the below-mentioned side effects appear contact your doctor immediately. It is a complete list of side effects.

Here are some side effects of Methycobal 500 mcg tablet, which are mentioned below:

  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Decreased appetite
  4. Itching
  5. Swelling
  6. Nervousness and anxiousness
  7. Involuntary or uncontrollable movements
  8. Dizziness
  9. Headache
  10. Skin rash
  11. Chest pain and discomfort
  12. Low levels of potassium in the blood
  13. Congestive heart failure
  14. Clots in the arms and legs
  15. Fluid building up in the lungs

Ques: Can Methycobal Tablet be used for pain in extremities and adjunct therapy in severe muscle tightness?

Ans: Yes, Methycobal 500 mcg tablet is a medication which can be used to treat pain in extremities and adjunct therapy in severe muscle tightness. Do not take Methycobal 500 mcg tablet for pain in extremities and adjunct therapy in severe muscle tightness without consulting first with your doctor. It is a prescribed medication which should only be taken on a prescription.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Methycobal 500 MCG Tablet?

Ans: Methycobal 500 MCG Tablet should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

Ques: How long do I need to use methycobal 500 mcg tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, till the complete eradication of disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor and moreover taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can also cause inadequate effect on the patient. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use methycobal 500 mcg tablet ?

Ans: The duration of effect for this medicine is dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore the frequency of consumption of this medication will vary from person to person, it is advised to follow proper prescription of the doctor, directed according to the condition.

Ques: Should I use methycobal 500 mcg tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is common to consume orally and the salts involved in this medication react properly, if it is taken after having food. If you take it with an empty stomach, it may cause stomach upset. Please consult the doctor before use.
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Popular Questions & Answers

I go to gym daily. There is a pain in my elbow when I start dips but after some dips I do not feel pain. Is methycobal is good for me? And can I continue whey protien and multivitamin with methycobal injection.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I go to gym daily. There is a pain in my elbow when I start dips but after some dips I do not feel pain. Is methycoba...
Apply ice in the painful area which would definitely help to greater extent. And you can wear elbow brace which would help you to keep your elbow warm and will give you protection.

I am 25 years old. I am trying to conceive. Can I take methycobal to overcome my weakness? I am already taking myfol for my folic acid deficiency. Can methycobal interact with myfol?

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IVF Specialist, Kolkata
I am 25 years old. I am trying to conceive. Can I take methycobal to overcome my weakness? I am already taking myfol ...
You can take both. Infact you will get so many fixed combination preparations of both the drugs in market. Both can be taken preconceptionally.

I have severe pain in my legs for the past one week. I am taking methycobal [morning and evening] but no relief. Please help.

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Physiotherapist, Noida
I have severe pain in my legs for the past one week. I am taking methycobal [morning and evening] but no relief. Plea...
Keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises hamstring stretching calf muscles stretching contrast bath.
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Firstly doctors advice me to take these medicines: Nuberol Forte and Methycobal but then doctor advice me to take sec and Nuberol Forte but from both medicines I didn't feel well yet and Still suffering from inflammation in my feet.

Physiotherapist, Latur
Firstly doctors advice me to take these medicines: Nuberol Forte and Methycobal but then doctor advice me to take sec...
keep pillows below your legs ie elevated while sleeping. put both your feets in warm water and do exercises of feet in water. use proper footwear which is comfortable.

I m taking Cpink, absolute women and methycobal as I m anemic. I m facing pimples on my face. Is this the side effect of medicine I m taking.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m taking Cpink, absolute women and methycobal as I m anemic.
I m facing pimples on my face.
Is this the side effect...
Although rarely absolute capsules cause allergic reactions and urticaria.So we cannot rule out possibility of pimples with long continued use of these capsules.

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