Adenosylcobalamin is an active form of vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin used as a nutritional supplement to treat vitamin B12 deficiency or pernicious anemia, stomatitis, as well as for other conditions like depression, panic attacks and anxiety. Adenosylcobalamin is also known as cobamide or dibencozide.
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The recommended dose for adenosylcobalamin varies depending on the patients physiological condition and whether it is used for preventive purpose or for treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Adenosylcobalamin should be taken orally before or after food intake.
It is usually available as a combination with other supplements.
Lozenges or sublingual tablets should be allowed to dissolve in the mouth.
Patients with intestinal disorders, vitamin B12 malabsorption syndrome, and surgical removal of intestinal organs may not be able to absorb adenosylcobalamin.
Blood tests may be advised before and after a few months of treatment to document a good response to treatment.
The side-effects of adenosylcobalamin may include the following:
General: Fever, low blood potassium levels
Allergic reaction: Rash, itching, swelling under the skin, possible anaphylactic shock
Digestive tract: Mild transient diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
Nervous system: Tingling and numbness, headache, dizziness
Blood: Polycythemia vera (increased production of red blood cells by the bone marrow)
Heart: Congestive heart failure, low blood pressure, fluid accumulation in the lungs
Eyes: Vision problems
Inform your doctor in the following situations:
Impaired kidney or liver function
Iron and folic acid deficiency along with vitamin B1 deficiency
Pregnant and breastfeeding women
Adenosylcobalamin should be stored as advised by the labelling.
Protect from excess heat and light.
Keep out of reach of children.
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