WHAT IS IT?
Vitamins are compounds that you must have for normal growth and good health. They are needed in small quantities and are usually found in the foods you eat. Vitamin B-12 is necessary for healthy blood. Cyanocobalamin and hydroxocobalamin are vitamins B-12 in synthetic form.
Some people have a medical problem known as pernicious anemia in which vitamin B12 is not absorbed from the intestine. Other people may have a gut too sick or have had a removal of much of the stomach or intestine, therefore, vitamin B-12 can not be absorbed. These people need to receive vitamin B12 by injection.
Patients more prone to deficiency of vitamin B-12, are those with the following conditions: alcoholism fever or continuous stress, infections or chronic continuous, genetic disorders such as homocystinuria and / or methylmalonic aciduria, hemolytic anemia, intestinal disease, disease kidney, liver, pancreas disease, stomach disease, or infestation by worms.
If any of the above situations applies, you should take supplements of vitamin B-12 only at the suggestion of his doctor and after establishing the need.
Lack of vitamin B12 can lead to anemia (weak blood), stomach problems and nerve damage. Your doctor might treat the above problems by prescribing vitamin B-12.
If any of the information in this leaflet causes you special concern or would like additional information about their dietary supplement and use it, check with your doctor, nurse, dietitian or pharmacist. Remember to keep this and all other medicines out of reach of children and never share your medicines with others.
Importance of diet
Vitamin supplements should only be taken if you are unable to get enough vitamins from your diet.
however, some diets may not contain all the vitamins you need.
A balanced diet should provide all the vitamins you normally need.
Carefully follow any diet program your doctor recommends.
For your specific vitamin / mineral, ask your doctor a list of appropriate foods.
Vitamin B12 is found in various foods, including fish, egg yolk, milk and fermented cheese.
Nose found in any vegetables.
In some cases, it is impossible that you do not get enough food to provide you the required amount of vitamins.
In other cases, the amount of vitamins you need can be increased above normal.
Therefore, you may need a vitamin supplement.
If you are taking this dietary supplement without a prescription, carefully read and follow any warning that comes on the label.
However, it might be a good idea to check with your doctor before taking vitamin B12 on their own.
You should be especially careful if you . . .
- are allergic to any medication, whether prescribed or not;
- are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding;
- are using any other prescription or not;
- have any other medical problems, especially Leber’s disease (an eye disease).
- If you have any questions, consult your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Side effects that should be reported to your doctor immediately
Rare – Only immediately after the injection – rash or itching, wheezing (wheezing)
Side effects that should be reported to your doctor
Less common – diarrhea, itchy skin
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.