What are the benefits of vitamin B12? Vitamin B12 is known as Cyanocobalamin
Vitamin B12 supports normal energy-yielding metabolism: when vitamin B12 starts to drop, your energy levels tend to follow suit. Providing your body with enough vitamin B12 will help your body have the energy to tackle any day.
Vitamin B12 supports red blood cell synthesis: red blood cells help to deliver oxygen to all of our body tissues. The body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells.
Vitamin B12 supports healthy nervous system function: good levels of vitamin B12 help to keep your nervous system nice and healthy.
Vitamin B12 supports healthy psychological function
Cyanocobalamin Tablets contain cyanocobalamin, which is known as vitamin B12.
Most people get enough vitamin B12 from their food, but if you have had stomach surgery, or certain diseases of the intestines, or a restricted diet, you may not absorb enough vitamin B12.
Lack of vitamin B12 in the body causes a disease called pernicious anaemia (reduction in the number of red blood cells) which is often treated with vitamin B12 injections
The recommended dose of Vitamin B12 tablets is:
Adults and Elderly: one to three tablets daily.
Children: one tablet daily.
Cyanocobalamin Tablets should be swallowed with water and taken between meals. Do not stop taking this medicine, except on your doctor’s advice. Your doctor may change the dose, depending on how you react to it.
Do not exceed stated dose
Bulking Agents (Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate), Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide).
What you need to know before you take Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin Tablets take
DO NOT take Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin Tablets:
Those who have an allergic reaction to Cyanocobalamin by injection are often able to take Cyanocobalamin Tablets without problems.
Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Cyanocobalamin Tablets
If you have any other medical conditions, speak to your doctor before you take these tablets.
Your doctor will want to monitor your response to this medicine carefully, particularly if you are young or elderly.
This will probably involve regular examination of your blood every three months for 18 months and then annually.
Other medicines and Cyanocobalamin Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
The absorption of Cyanocobalamin tablets may be affected by:
Antibiotics (used to treat infections) and antimetabolites (used to treat some cancers) can affect the blood tests to measure vitamin B12.
Cyanocobalamin Tablets with food, drink and alcohol
Cyanocobalamin Tablets should be swallowed with water and taken between meals.
Pregnancy, breast feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
As with all drugs Cyanocobalamin Tablets should only be given in pregnancy and when breast feeding if absolutely necessary.
Cyanocobalamin Tablets contains lactose
This medicine also contains lactose (which is a sugar). If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product
Possible side effects of Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions to these tablets are rare but may show as an itchy rash. Very rarely, a severe allergic reaction may occur causing sudden onset of swelling of the face and neck, and shortness of breath.
Acne-like and blister rashes have been reported rarely.
If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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