Highlights for hydroxocobalamin
hydroxocobalamin Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- chest tightness, pain
- shaking or shivering
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- nausea, vomiting
- pain at site where injected
- red colored urine
- red tint to skin
hydroxocobalamin May Interact with Other Medications
How to Use hydroxocobalamin
This medicine is for injection into a muscle or a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a clinic, doctor's office, or hospital.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- high blood pressure
- iron-deficiency anemia
- kidney disease
- low levels of folic acid in the blood
- megaloblastic anemia
- an unusual or allergic reaction to hydroxocobalamin, cyanocobalamin, cobalt, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Visit your doctor or health care professional regularly. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
You may need to follow a special diet. Talk to your doctor. Limit your alcohol intake and avoid smoking to get the best benefit.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: May 4, 2009