Mecobalamin - Drug Information

Generic Name : Mecobalamin
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Latest prescription information about Mecobalamin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

India : 


International : 

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): 


Pregnancy Category :






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 25C).


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I am a type 2 diabetic with dislipidemia and peripheral neuropathy for the past three years.I am on medication of Glimiperide 1mg, Atorvastatin 10mg, and meoxon respectively.My sugar levels and Lipid levels are under control but my PN is not in control.What shall I do to bring my burning feet, pins and needle under control.
sankaraiah  Sunday, June 22, 2014
dear sir i have diabetic type 2 person which vitamin tablet for me
gaganvihari  Tuesday, February 18, 2014
My doc diagnosed me as suffering from Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. At first I thought it was the ear nerve problem but after 7 days I had recovered/felt the tingling feeling in the ear if I make a probe into the ear canal using cotton swab. No more nausea, no more dizziness; just a little walking imbalances or when I moves abruptly.

P.S. I don't know what exactly is my sickness as my doc simply said it was Vertigo-SHL.

It has been 12 days now (4 days in the hospital) and I still had the 'fullness' feeling (which comes and go) inside my right ear. I am on the 1st of 4 treatment/injection of Kalmeco-Mecobalamin Made in Pakistan. How good is this medicine for my treatment? Is there any other alternative/better medication?

What will be the chances of regaining full hearing in my said case?

P.S. My ear drum/canal are ok. I was never sick, age 54. Health condition (blood pressure, etc are ok)
PatrickJB  Thursday, November 15, 2012
I want to know taking the MecoNeuron-OD 1500 mcg 1 tab daily as
per Dr. advise whether it is harmful to a Diabetic patient.
Please let me know. thanks.
Sitalaxmi  Monday, September 24, 2012
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