What is Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Hydro B12 Vitarubin Depot

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Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) is an injectable form of vitamin B12 that is used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps the body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 11 5
Pernicious anemia 9 2
General health 8 1
Vitamin B12 deficiency 5 4
Cognitive impairment 4 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection

Side effect Patients
Acne breakout 1
Diarrhea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection

Dosage Patients
1,000 mcg every 3 months 2
1 mg every 12 weeks 1
1 mg every other week 1
1 mg daily 1
1,000 mcg every 8 weeks 1
1,000 mcg monthly 1
2,000 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 5
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) (NatureMade Vitamin B12) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin) Injection

May 29, 2011 (Started May 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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May 10, 2009 (Started Feb 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just another pill to take everyday...
Cost: < $25 monthly

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