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Brand name: Methylcobalamin (Biological Therapies) TM

Active ingredients: mecobalamin (co-methylcobalamin)

What it is used for

Cobalamin deficiency may exist that is unable to be corrected by oral intake and in these cases parenteral administration may be preferable. Oral administration of vitamin B12 may be insufficient in pernicious anaemia, malabsorption disorders, gastrectomy and gastrointestinal pathologies. Specific indications may include: 1. pernicious anaemia as a result of in situ B12 deficiency. In pernicious anaemia co-methylcobalamin is disproportionately reduced in relation to other cobalamins. 2. As an adjunct to the treatment of peripheral neuropathies and diabetic polyneuropathy.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 1 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear bright red liquid

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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