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Walcobal 1500 MCG Injection

Manufactured byLeeford Healthcare Ltd.
Description

Walcobal 1500 MCG Injection is a naturally occurring and pure form of Vitamin B12. It is taken to regulate certain vital bodily functions like cell multiplication, blood formation, and protein synthesis. It is used to treat Vitamin B12 deficiency in people with Pernicious Anemia.

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Substitutes

List of substitutes for Walcobal 1500 MCG Injection

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Walcobal 1500 MCG Injection

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Chest pain and discomfort

Uses of Walcobal 1500 MCG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 3 hours of oral administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action of this medicine is not clinically established. Since the active component is present in the body and supplemented through food, the duration is prolonged.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    The desired effects of this medicine may not be achieved if it is taken along with alcohol. Hence, consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine can be taken by women who are breastfeeding. However, the daily recommended amount should not be exceeded. You are advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

Leber's Disease

Walcobal 1500 MCG Injection is not recommended for use in patients who have Leber's Disease, a rare genetic disorder.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

This medicine can be taken by women who are breastfeeding. However, the daily recommended amount should not be exceeded. You are advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Elderly

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

Gastrointestinal surgery

Patients who have had a recent gastrointestinal surgery may have reduced absorption of this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Folic acid

Folic acid supplements can mask some of the symptoms of anemia caused by Vitamin B12 deficiency. It is advised to consult the doctor and ensure that the right supplement is being taken.

Use of antacids

Coadministration of antacids and this medicine may reduce the absorption of this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Missed Dose

Oral forms: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of missing a dose is low.

Overdose

Oral forms: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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

Consumption of alcohol in large quantities can reduce the absorption of Vitamin B12 from the intestine.

Instructions

The desired effects of this medicine may not be achieved if it is taken along with alcohol. Hence, consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Chloramphenicol

Omeprazole

Ranitidine

Antidiabetic drugs

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Walcobal 1500 MCG Injection as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. 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.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Vitamins

Schedule

OTC

B12 V. Vitamin B12: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 9 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002403.htm

Methylcobalamin hydrate | C63H93CoN13O15P - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 9 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/91886214#section=Top

Office of Dietary Supplements - Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin B12 [Internet]. Ods.od.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 9 March 2017]. Available from:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-HealthProfessional/

Office of Dietary Supplements - Vitamin B12 [Internet]. Ods.od.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 9 March 2017]. Available from:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-Consumer/
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Information on this page was last updated on 16 May 2018

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