Generic Name: hydroxocobalamin, Parenteral Solution

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Highlights for hydroxocobalamin

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HYDROXOCOBALAMIN (hye drox oh koe BAL a min) is a form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 helps the growth of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and proteins in the body. It also helps with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. This medicine is used to treat people with low levels of vitamin B12 or those who can not absorb vitamin B12. It also helps with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. It is also used as an antidote to treat cyanide poisoning.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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hydroxocobalamin Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n-breathing problems\n-chest tightness, pain\n-dizziness\n-shaking or shivering\n\nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n-diarrhea\n-headache\n-nausea, vomiting\n-pain at site where injected\n-red colored urine\n-red tint to skin

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hydroxocobalamin May Interact with Other Medications

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  • chemotherapy\n-chloramphenicol
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use hydroxocobalamin

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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.\n\nTalk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:\n-high blood pressure\n-iron-deficiency anemia\n-kidney disease\n-low levels of folic acid in the blood\n-megaloblastic anemia\n-an unusual or allergic reaction to hydroxocobalamin, cyanocobalamin, cobalt, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n-pregnant or trying to get pregnant\n-breast-feeding

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional regularly. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.\n\nYou may need to follow a special diet. Talk to your doctor. Limit your alcohol intake and avoid smoking to get the best benefit.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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