What is Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Vitamin B12 is used to treat pernicious anemia and deficiencies of the vitamin due to certain diseases. High-dose tablets may be as effective as supplementing Vitamin B12 with injections. Such prescription-strength supplementation should be discussed with and supervised by a physician.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 24 16
Loss of energy 18 12
Fibromyalgia 3 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1
Balance problems 2 0

Show all 18 reasons taken


  • 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 1
Mild 0
None 36

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

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin)

Dosage Patients
1 mg weekly 3
1 mL monthly 2
1,000 mcg monthly 2
1,000 mcg daily 2
1 mg m,w,f 1
3 mg weekly 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
1,000 mcg weekly 1
500 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 9
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 3
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 22 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin)

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 25
Usually 8
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 29
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin) after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Vitamin B12 Injection (Medivitan) 2

Patients stopped taking Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin) and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Vitamin B12 Injection (Medivitan) 3
Last updated:

5 patient evaluations for Vitamin B12 Prescription (cyanocobalamin)

Aug 16, 2017 (Started Aug 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Not sure what I should be feeling. No huge jump in energy that I can notice. Also getting my TSH under control too.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Aug 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: B12 continues to help my increase stamina
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 11, 2016 (Started Aug 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: this continues to work, I never stopped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 8, 2016 (Started Aug 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This treatment remains effective.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2016 (Started Aug 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: i have not stopped this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 15, 2016 (Started Aug 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: this works
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 21, 2015 (Started Aug 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: it works well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 29, 2012 (Started Aug 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin B12 deficiency)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: improved stamina
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 3, 2017 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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