Mecobalamin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Mecobalamin

Generic Name : Mecobalamin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Mecobalamin are provided here.

Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Therapeutic Classification : Vitamins

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mecobalamin

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

Other Name(s) of Mecobalamin

Methylcobalamin, MeCbl, MeB12

Overview of Mecobalamin

Methylcobalamin is the activated form of vitamin B12 and an essential nutrient for the body.

Why is Mecobalamin Prescribed? (Indications)

MeCbl is now prescribed for the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency and is slowly replacing the traditional B12 formulations like cyanocobalamin and hydroxocobalamin.

MeCbl is essential for the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and the formation of blood.

It is used to treat anemia, Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, and probably amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

When should Mecobalamin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Methylcobalamin is contraindicated if the patients are allergic to the drug.

What is the dosage of Mecobalamin?

The recommended dose of the drug is 500 mcg tablets to start with.

Peripheral neuropathy - The recommended dose is 1,500 mcg/day in 3 divided doses.

How should Mecobalamin be taken?

Methylcobalamin comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

It is also available as sprays, sublingual supplements and liquid forms for those who cannot digest the tablet form well.

Mecobalamin also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mecobalamin?

•Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction.

What are the side effects of Mecobalamin?

Oral : Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Parenteral : Rash, headache, hot sensation, sweating, itching , swelling and pain/induration at injection site.

What are the other precautions for Mecobalamin?

Avoid excess dosage.

Methylcobalamin might need to be taken with adenosylcobalamin for maximum benefit.

Please check with your doctor before taking these drug combination.

What are the Drug Interactions of Mecobalamin?

Not known.

What are the storage conditions for Mecobalamin?

Store it at room temperature (15 to 25°C).