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Injection
Revised: 7/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Methycobal Injection 500mcg
 Active ingredient:
Mecobalamine
 Dosage form:
Injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine improves neuropathy and thus does pain, numbness and paralysis. It also improves anemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency.
It is usually used to treat peripheral neuropathy and megaloblastic anemia due to vitamine B12 deficiency.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, inject this medicine intramuscularly or intravenously once a day, three times a week.
  • For treatment of pain, numbness and paralysis, injection period should be decided depending on its therapeutic effect.
    For treatment of anemia due to vitamine B12 deficiency, inject this medicine for a period of approximately two months, then, inject once every 1 to 3 months, depending on its therapeutic effect.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • breathing difficulty, facial pallor, cold sweat, cold limbs, dizziness [anaphylactoid symptoms]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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