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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Hydroxocobalamin (hydroxocobalamin systemic) is a member of the drug class vitamins and is used to treat Cyanide Poisoning, Schilling Test, Transcobalamin II Deficiency and Vitamin B12 Deficiency.

US matches:

UK matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Vitamin B₁₂

Antianemic agent

Chemical Name

Cobinamide, dihydroxide, dihydrogen phosphate (ester), mono(inner salt), 3'-ester wit 5,6-dimetyl-1-α-D-ribofuranosyl-1H-benzimidazole

Foreign Names

  • Hydroxocobalaminum (Latin)
  • Hydroxocobalamin (German)
  • Hydroxocobalamine (French)
  • Hidroxocobalamina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Hydroxocobalamin (OS: BAN, USAN, JAN)
  • Hydroxocobalamine (OS: DCF)
  • Idroxocobalamina (OS: DCIT)
  • Hydroxobase (IS)
  • Hydroxocobemine (IS)
  • Vitadurin (IS)
  • Vitamin B₁₂ a (IS)
  • Vitamin B₁₂α (IS)
  • Hydroxocobalamin (PH: BP 1999, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Hydroxocobalaminum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Hydroxocobalamin Acetate (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Mepharubin (IS)
  • Hydroxocobalamin acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxocobalamin Acetate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI)
  • Hydroxocobalamine (acétate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxocobalamini acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxocobalminacetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxocobalamin Chloride (OS: BANM)
  • Hydroxocobalamin Hydrochloride (OS: JAN)
  • Hydroxocabalamin chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Hydroxocobalamin Chloride (PH: BP 2016)
  • Hydroxocobalamine (chlorure d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydroxocobalamini chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Hydroxocobalminhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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