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Composition

Mecobalamin(500 mcg)

SALT INFORMATION

Mecobalamin(500 mcg)

TYPICAL USAGE

To treat low hemoglobin or red blood cells (pernicious and megaloblastic anemia), loss of sensation and pain in extremities (neuropathy). Also used as adjunct therapy in rare conditions that involves severe muscle tightness and decrease in muscle mass (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

SIDE EFFECTS

It is usually safe when taken orally. Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reactions (skin rashes), itching and other injection site related side effects (pain and blood clots) may occur.

DRUG INTERACTION

Omeprazole, lansoprazole, cimetidine, famotidine, ranitidine, neomycin, colchicine, chloramphenicol reduce blood levels of mecobalamine. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Mecobalamin (active form of vitamin B12) assists important enzymes involved in energy production form fats and proteins and synthesis of haemoglobin. It is known to increase production and development of red blood cells by the bone marrow. It assists enzyme methionine synthase which is involved in breakdown of homocysteine thereby reducing its level.

SUBSTITUTES

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INTERACTIONS

Can I take Elmecob (1000mcg) during pregnancy?

Studies in animals have shown risk to fetus, however there are no sufficient studies in humans. This drug may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Elmecob (1000mcg) while breastfeeding/lactation?

Moderately safe: No studies have been conducted in breastfeeding women, however there is possibility of ill effect to the breastfed infants; or studies conducted in breastfeeding women show minimal non-threatening side effects to the infants. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Elmecob (1000mcg) with alcohol?

No studies found