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Hydro-Cobex (hydroxocobalamin) Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with Hydro-Cobex (hydroxocobalamin):

Major

cyano-/hydroxocobalamin (vit B12) (Includes Hydro-Cobex) ↔ hypokalemia

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia (resulting in death) has occurred during vitamin B12 therapy as a result of increased red blood cell requirements during hematopoiesis. Clinical monitoring and correction of potassium levels prior to and during vitamin B12 therapy is necessary.

References

  1. "Product Information. Hydro-Cobex (hydroxocobalamin)." Major Pharmaceuticals Inc, Rosemont, IL.
  2. "Product Information. Nascobol (cyanocobalamin nasal)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.
Major

cyano-/hydroxocobalamin (vit B12) (Includes Hydro-Cobex) ↔ optic nerve

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Leber's Disease

The use of cyanocobalamin is contraindicated in patients with Leber's disease (hereditary optic nerve atrophy). Cyanocobalamin has induced severe and rapid optic nerve atrophy in patient's with early Leber's disease.

References

  1. "Product Information. Hydro-Cobex (hydroxocobalamin)." Major Pharmaceuticals Inc, Rosemont, IL.
  2. "Product Information. Nascobol (cyanocobalamin nasal)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.

Hydro-Cobex (hydroxocobalamin) drug Interactions

There are 4 drug interactions with Hydro-Cobex (hydroxocobalamin)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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