Trade Names/Brand Names :
Humabala, Matey , Amcobal , Beecoba M, Berthyco, Chiokinate, Cobal, Cobametin, Cobolmin, Comesgen, Cynodex, Cynomin, Econvita, Ethigobal, Hitocobamin, Isecobamin, Kalmeco, Lanabal, Lapibal, Mecobal, Mecobalamin, Mecobalamine, Mecobamide, Mecol, Mecolagin, Mecolamin, Mecolin, Meconeuro, Mecopen, Mecovit, Megabal, Methicol, Methycobal, Methycobide, Methycool, Methylcobalamin, Metifer, Mycovit-Gb, Nerfeco, Nervex, Neulamin, Neumethycole, Neural, Neuromet, Neuromethyn, Nufacobal, Oxicobal, Pedial, Phyton, Remylin, Reticolan, Roumis, Scanmecob, Sohobal, Vancomin, Vitamin B12 Fisons, Youcobal
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a cobalamin, prescribed for peripheral neuropathy, megaloblastic anaemia, and as a preliminary treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO- Peripheral neuropathies- the recommended dose is 1,500 mcg/day in 3 divided doses.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Side Effects :
Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Rash, headache, hot sensation, sweating and pain/induration at injection site.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (15 to 25°C).