What is Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin)?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Dr. Mercola Sublingual B12

Vitamin B12 is also known as cyanocobalamin. Vitamin B12 is important for growth, cell reproduction, blood formation, and protein and tissue synthesis. It is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency in people with pernicious anemia and other conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 79 21
General health 59 19
Vitamin B12 deficiency 51 15
Multiple Sclerosis 9 1
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 6 0
Increased energy 6 3

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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 1
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 53

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin)

Side effect Patients
Burning at time of dosage 1
Nausea if taken on empty stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin)

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 6
1,000 mcg daily 5
2.5 mg daily 3
5 mg daily 2
250 mcg daily 2
500 mg daily 2
2,500 mcg daily 2
1 tab(s) daily 1
50 mcg m,w,f 1
50 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 22
Did not seem to work 10
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 7
Course of treatment ended 4
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
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Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 41
Usually 12
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 47
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 39
Not specified 18
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8 patient evaluations for Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin)

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squirrel!
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squirrel!
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
31 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Mild Depression

See squirrel!'s full Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin) history

Feb 4, 2014 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: The sub-lingual tablets are nice as far as being able to take it the moment I remembered, without having the barrier of needing to get a glass of water.

Mar 17, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Mild Depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mcg Daily

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Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61
Condition: Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis

See Chelena's full Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin) history

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Eat iron rich foods. Get plenty of fluids and rest. If you have low iron levels -- and -- low blood pressure keep legs elevated when possible. When sitting and standing for long periods blood tends to pool around your waist and upper thighs so it's important to help your body to regulate the blood flow. I learned this in Yoga and it was so interesting because I naturally have an inclination to put my feet up whenever possible. (In the car as a passenger I put them up on the dash, watching TV or relaxing reading a book or in social situations I look for anything with an ottoman or a couch where I can lay semi-reclined. (My friends know me well enough that it isn't a problem. If you are at a stranger's house or restaurant, put your feet on a rung of a chair not being used but I have also put my feet up on an unused chair at the table and explained to people (the waitress, people, etc.) why I need to do this. Also: I recumbent using "Vitalyte" for a great, low sugar, no colorants form adding to your water. It is in powdered form so you can control the amount you think is best for you.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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The-Gig
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The-Gig
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:M60y
FM:20y Dx
CFS:13y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See The-Gig's full Vitamin B12 Sublingual (cyanocobalamin) history

Sep 30, 2013 (Started Dec 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Gastric bypass)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bariatric surgery)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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