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Cyanocobalamin

Generic Name: cyanocobalamin (injection) (sye AN oh koe BAL a min)
Brand Names: Cobolin-M, Depo-Cobolin, Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 injection is used to treat pernicious anemia. Includes Vitamin B12 side effects, interactions and indications.

Average Savings for cyanocobalamin (generic): 29.94%
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Drug Information:
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) is a man-made form of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is important for growth, cell reproduction, blood formation, and protein and tissue synthesis. Vitamin B12 is used to treat Vitamin B12 deficiency in people with pernicious anemia and other conditions. You should not use Vitamin B12 if you are allergic to cobalt, or if you have Leber's disease. You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Vitamin B12 or cobalt, or if you have Leber's disease (an inherited form of vision loss). This medicine can lead to optic nerve damage (and possibly blindness) in people with Leber's disease. Learn more

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Cyanocobalamin Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to cyanocobalamin: intramuscular solution

Other dosage forms:

  • nasal spray

Along with its needed effects, cyanocobalamin may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking cyanocobalamin:

Incidence not known

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • bleeding from the gums or nose
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • decreased urine output
  • difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dilated neck veins
  • dizziness
  • extreme fatigue
  • eye pain
  • fast heartbeat
  • headache
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • increased sweating
  • irregular breathing
  • irregular heartbeat
  • pale skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • ringing in the ears
  • swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weight gain

Some side effects of cyanocobalamin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Diarrhea
  • skin rash with a general disease

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cyanocobalamin: compounding powder, injectable solution, intramuscular solution, nasal gel, nasal spray, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release, sublingual lozenge, sublingual tablet

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular thrombosis, cardiac arrest, low blood pressure

Hypersensitivity

Patients sensitized to the injectable product are often able to tolerate the oral route without problems.

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactic shock and death, allergic hypersensitivity reactions

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Mild transient diarrhea, prolonged abdominal pain, prolonged nausea or vomiting

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Severe dizziness, drowsiness, muscular paralysis, loss of consciousness

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Itching, transitory exanthema, acneiform eruptions, bullous eruptions

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Pulmonary edema

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hypokalemia

Oncologic

Frequency not reported: Polycythemia vera

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Vision problems

Other

Frequency not reported: Feeling of swelling of entire body

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Cyanocobalamin (www.drugs.com/vitamin-b12.html).