Vitamin B12 is used in the treatment of Megaloblastic Anemia.
Vitamin B12 helps in metabolic functions that is important in cell replication, blood production, nucleic acid and protein synthesis, production of epithelial cells and maintenance of myelin in the central nervous system.
Nausea and vomiting, Diarrhea, Hot sensation, Diaphoresis, Pain or induration, Hypersensitive reaction, Anorexia, Headache
There is no known interaction between alcohol and vitamin B12 when used concomitantly.
There are no animal reproduction studies, nor adequate and well controlled studies done in pregnant women with vitamin B12 and it is not known whether vitamin B12 can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. However, it is an essential vitamin and the requirements increase during pregnancy. Consult your doctor regarding the recommended amount that should be consumed during pregnancy.
Vitamin B12 appears in the milk of the lactating mother and the recommended amount should be consumed by the patient.
There is no data regarding the dangers of driving while taking Vitamin B12
Patients with kidney disease specifically those who are not in the dialysis treatment should be careful with the dose of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 and Vitamin B12 as it may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and reduce the kidney function.
Vitamin B12 is safe to use for patient with liver disease. In fact, it is required for the health of the liver and lower levels of vitamin B12 correlates with higher degree of fibrosis in the liver at least for the non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.