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Generic Name: CYANOCOBALAMIN - INJECTION Pronounced: (SYE-an-oh-koe-BAL-a-min) Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) Inj Precautions
Before using cyanocobalamin, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to cobalt; or if you have any other
allergies. Your doctor may recommend that you receive a smaller test dose
before starting your regular dose. This product may contain inactive
ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your
pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
low potassium blood levels (hypokalemia)
a certain blood disorder (polycythemia vera)
a certain eye disease (Leber's disease)
other vitamin/mineral deficiencies (especially folic acid and
This product may contain aluminum, which can infrequently
build up to dangerous levels in the body. The risk may be increased ...
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