Hydroxo-B12 is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) hydroxocobalamin. On this page you will find out more about Hydroxo-B12, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: hydroxocobalamin
Information for medicine and pack size:
Hydroxo-B12 1 mg/mL injection solution, 3 x 1 mL ampoules
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Prophylaxis and treatment of pernicious (Addisonian) anaemia and other macrocytic anaemias associated with vitaminB12 deficiency. Treatment of optic neuropathies such as tobacco amblyopia and Leber's optic atrophy.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||clear dark red solution|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
3: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Store in a Dry Place|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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