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Uses of Methylcobalamin

  • Methylcobalamin helps treat peripheral neuropathies
  • It also helps treat megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency.

Side effects of Methylcobalamin

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite

How Methylcobalamin works

  • Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B12 that helps support the normal functioning of the nervous system. It plays a role in the regeneration and repair of damaged nerves. It helps alleviate neuropathic pain by aiding in the healing and restoration of affected nerves.
  • It is also essential for synthesising DNA and RNA, facilitating the maturation of red blood cells. By supporting the formation of healthy blood cells, Methylcobalamin effectively treats megaloblastic anaemia, ensuring the normalisation of blood cell production.

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Written By

Amit SharmaClinical Health & Medical Writer| 3 Years

B. Pharm

Reviewed By

Amatul Ameen
Amatul Ameen Clinical Health & Medical Writer| 12 Years

B. Pharm, MSc.

Expert Advice

Dosage Forms Available

  • Methylcobalamin can be taken orally (tablet), intramuscularly, or intravenously (injection).

Age And Dose Restrictions 

  • It can be used by adults and children.


  • It is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Methylcobalamin or Vitamin B12.

Other Medications To Avoid With This Medicine

  • Avoid taking antibiotics (neomycin), antituberculosis agents (aminosalicylic acid), stomach acid reducers (cimetidine), antigout medication (colchicine), and oral contraceptives with Methylcobalamin. These medications may alter the safety and effectiveness of Methylcobalamin.

Overdose And Missed Dose

  • If you take an overdose of this medication by accident and experience worsening of any of the symptoms, please consult your doctor. It is advised to adhere to the prescribed dose.
  • If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as you remember. But, if the next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume the regular dosing regime.

Management Of Side Effects

  • Take it with food to reduce gastrointestinal side effects and continue taking it as prescribed. If side effects worsen or persist, consult your doctor for a possible treatment plan adjustment.

Use In Driving And Operating Machinery

  • This medication is unlikely to impair the mental alertness or coordination required while driving.

Use In Pregnancy And Lactation

  • Caution is advised in pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Special Dietary And Lifestyle Recommendation

  • Include foods high in B vitamins (such as leafy greens, legumes, and fortified cereals) as they support nerve health.
  • For those with neuropathy, manage blood sugar levels through a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adherence to prescribed medications. Stable blood sugar helps prevent further nerve damage.
  • Consume foods high in folate, such as leafy green vegetables, legumes, and fortified grains, to complement vitamin B12 in supporting red blood cell production and preventing megaloblastic anaemia.
  • Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption. It can impair circulation and potentially worsen nerve damage.

Frequently asked questions

No, it does not increase blood sugar levels. 

No, it is not habit-forming and is generally safe when used as directed.

This medication usually requires a prescription and is unavailable over the counter.

This medication is not known to impact fertility.

No, this medication is not commonly associated with causing dry mouth.

It is generally advisable to avoid alcohol while taking this medication, as alcohol may affect its absorption and aggravate the side effects 

No, this medication does not directly cause sleep-related effects, but addressing vitamin B12 deficiency may indirectly improve sleep quality.

The best time to take this medicine is typically as your doctor prescribes, often recommended as part of a regular dosing schedule.

This injection is typically administered intramuscularly one to three times a week. The frequency may change based on individual needs, and the doctor may adjust the injection schedule during treatment.

This medication can help improve weakness, especially when related to conditions like peripheral neuropathies or megaloblastic anaemia. Its role in nerve health and red blood cell formation contributes to addressing underlying deficiencies, potentially alleviating weakness over time.

Yes, this medication is commonly used for nerve pain, particularly in conditions like peripheral neuropathies. 

This medication is not classified as a painkiller or analgesic in the traditional sense. However, its primary purpose is to help keep nerve cells healthy and work appropriately, but it is not specifically a pain killer.

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