Hydroxocobalamin treats low vitamin B12 levels and anemia. It can even be used to treat cyanide poisoning.
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Uses of Hydroxocobalamin
Hydroxocobalamin is used in the treatment of:
- Alcoholic Neuropathy
- Anemia, Pernicious
- Diabetic Neuropathies
- Multiple Sclerosis
Hydroxocobalamin is used in the prevention of:
- Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Hydroxocobalamin Brand Names
Hydroxocobalamin may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Hydroxocobalamin Drug Class
Hydroxocobalamin is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Hydroxocobalamindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Hydroxocobalamin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Hydroxocobalamin falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Hydroxocobalamin should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Hydroxocobalamin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take hydroxocobalamin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Hydroxocobalamin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Hydroxocobalamin is available in the following doses:
- Hydroxocobalamin 1000 Mcg/ml Injectable Solution
- Hydroxocobalamin 2.5 G Intravenous Powder For Injection
- Hydroxocobalamin 5 G Intravenous Powder For Injection
- Hydroxocobalamin Compounding Powder
Forms of Medication
Hydroxocobalamin is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution