Adenosylcobalamin

Description

Adenosylcobalamin is an active form of vitamin B12 used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency due to dietary deficiency or malabsorption. It is also used to treat anemia due to deficiency of Vitamin B12. It helps to relieve the symptoms of nerve damage in the feet and hand.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Adenosylcobalamin

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Skin rash

Uses of Adenosylcobalamin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken by Adenosylcobalamin to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual and intended use.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which Adenosylcobalamin remains effective is subject to vary based on the individual and intended use.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to adenosylcobalamin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in elderly population

Few elderly patients may have a reduced capacity to absorb this medicine through the intestine. Appropriate dose adjustments and frequent clinical monitoring are necessary for such patients.

Other medicines

Many medicines interact with Adenosylcobalamin and may decrease the absorption of this supplement. Hence, it is advised that you report to the doctor all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with Adenosylcobalamin.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Adenosylcobalamin as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by facilitating the enzymes responsible for the production of vital components and energy inside a cell. It also plays a major role in the formation of blood components. It also helps to keep the nerves healthy.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Vitamins

Schedule

OTC

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11191

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Information on this page was last updated on 22 Mar 2019

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