Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Vitamin B12, which is instrumental to normal cell growth, reproduction, hematopoiesis, and synthesis of nucleoprotein and myelin.[1][2][3][4][5]
Route: IM, PO, SC, nasal
Extravasation: n/a

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1][4]

Patient drug information

Also known as

  • Generic names: cobalamin, vitamin B12, vitamin B-12
  • Brand names: Berubigen, CaloMist, Cobavite, Ener-B, Nascobal, Twelve Resin-K