Methylcobalamin or in general term Vitamin B-12. This medication is used by people of all ages suffering from a 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 one of the most important nutrients required in the human body. A lack of this vitamin can cause severe and permanent neurological damage. The medicine also treats Pernicious anaemia with weakness, numbness, tingling of fingers, etc.
It plays a key role in the functioning of the Brain and Nervous system and the formation of the Red Blood Cells. Also, it is responsible for the protection and regeneration of Neurons. This medicine also fights against the degenerative cell condition called Multiple sclerosis. It acts as a stress reliever for the body and mind.
There exists evidence that people, particularly elderly whose serum cobalamin concentrations <300 pg/mL, should receive replacement parenteral therapy; this recommendation is based upon neuropsychiatric disorders and cardiovascular disorders associated with lower sodium cobalamin concentrations.
Vitamin B12 deficiency for >3 months results in irreversible degenerative CNS lesions; treatment of vitamin B12 megaloblastic anemia may result in severe hypokalemia, sometimes, fatal, when anemia corrects due to cellular potassium requirements.
B12 deficiency masks signs of polycythemia vera; vegetarian diets may result in B12 deficiency; pernicious anemia occurs more often in gastric carcinoma than in general population.Also Read: Saridon Tablet Side Effects
Methylcobalamin is helpful in treating the below provided problems
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als)
How long is the duration of effect?
The peak of the effect can be observed within 3 hours after consumption. 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 medication 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 this medication.
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.
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Methylcobalamin as ingredient
This medication helps in transferring methyl groups to homocysteine for regenerating methionine by acting as a cofactor for the enzyme responsible for this work, methionine synthase. In anaemic condition, it promotes the synthesis of nucleic acid in bone marrow, which leads to an increase in the production of blood cells. It also promotes 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
It decreases the effectiveness of medication.
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.
Interaction with Food
Since it’s derived from food sources there is no severe reaction with food.
Interaction with Disease
Vitamin B12 does not interact with diseases.
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