Vitamin B12 30 caps (Tiaminal B-12)
Generic Name: cyanocobalamin (injection) (sye AN oh koe BAL a min) Brand Names:
(Tiaminal B12) Cobolin-M, Cyomin, Depo-Cobolin, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin
What is Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin
Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12. Vitamin
B12 is important for growth, cell reproduction, blood formation, and protein and
Cyanocobalamin is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency
in people with pernicious anemia and other conditions.
Cyanocobalamin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about Vitamin B-12
You should not use this medication if you
are allergic to cobalt, or if you have Leber's disease. Cyanocobalamin can lead
to optic nerve damage (and possibly blindness) in people with Leber's disease.
To treat pernicious anemia, you will have to use this medication on a
regular basis for the rest of your life. Not using the medication can lead to
irreversible nerve damage in your spinal cord.
Pernicious anemia is also treated with folic acid to help maintain red blood cells.
However, folic acid will not treat Vitamin B12 deficiency and will not prevent possible damage to
the spinal cord. Take all of your medications as directed.
Your dose needs may change if you become pregnant, if you breast-feed, or if you eat a
vegetarian diet. Tell your doctor about any changes in your diet or medical
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.