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Cyanocobalamin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Cyanocobalamin is also known as: B-12, B-12 Dots, B-12 Resin, Big Shot B-12, CaloMist, Cobal 1000, Cobolin-M, Crystal B-12, Crystamine, Crysti-12, Cyanoject, Cyomin, Depo-Cobolin, Eligen B12, LA-12, Nascobal, Neuroforte-R, Rubesol-1000, Sytobex, Twelve Resin-K, Vibal, Vita #12, Vitabee 12, Vitamin B12

Cyanocobalamin Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. (AU) AU TGA pregnancy category: Exempt US FDA pregnancy category: C Comments: -Vitamin B12 needs are increased in pregnancy. -Megaloblastic anemia of pregnancy is usually due to folic acid deficiency. -Do not use for megaloblastic anemia of pregnancy due to folic acid deficiency.

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Cyanocobalamin Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is not recommended; benefit to mother should outweigh risk to the infant. (AU) Excreted into human milk: Yes Comments: -Vitamin B12 needs are increased in lactation. -Deficiency has been seen in breast fed children of vegetarian mothers, even with no symptoms of maternal deficiency. -Four micrograms daily of B12 are recommended during lactation.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Cyanocobalamin (cyanocobalamin)." West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corporation, Eatontown, NJ.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  4. Allen LH "Multiple micronutrients in pregnancy and lactation: an overview." Am J Clin Nutr 81(S) (2005): 1206S-12S

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Nascobal (cyanocobalamin)." Par Pharmaceutical Inc, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. Ehrlich A, Koch T, Amin B, et al. "Development and reliability testing of a standardized questionnaire to assess psoriasis phenotype." J Am Acad Dermatol 54 (2006): 987.e1-14

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