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Vitabee 12 Side Effects

Generic Name: cyanocobalamin

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug cyanocobalamin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vitabee 12.

For the Consumer

Applies to cyanocobalamin: intramuscular solution

Other dosage forms:

As well as its needed effects, cyanocobalamin (the active ingredient contained in Vitabee 12) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking cyanocobalamin, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Incidence not known:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • bleeding from the gums or nose
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • decreased urine output
  • difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dilated neck veins
  • dizziness
  • extreme fatigue
  • eye pain
  • fast heartbeat
  • headache
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • increased sweating
  • irregular breathing
  • irregular heartbeat
  • pale skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • ringing in the ears
  • swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weight gain

Minor Side Effects

Some cyanocobalamin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Incidence not known:
  • Diarrhea
  • skin rash with a general disease

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cyanocobalamin: compounding powder, injectable solution, intramuscular solution, nasal gel, nasal spray, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release, sublingual lozenge, sublingual tablet

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular thrombosis, cardiac arrest, low blood pressure[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Patients sensitized to the injectable product are often able to tolerate the oral route without problems.[Ref]

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactic shock and death, allergic hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Mild transient diarrhea, prolonged abdominal pain, prolonged nausea or vomiting[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Severe dizziness, drowsiness, muscular paralysis, loss of consciousness[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Itching, transitory exanthema, acneiform eruptions, bullous eruptions[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Pulmonary edema[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hypokalemia[Ref]

Oncologic

Frequency not reported: Polycythemia vera[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Vision problems[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Feeling of swelling of entire body[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. "Product Information. Cyanocobalamin (cyanocobalamin)." West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corporation, Eatontown, NJ.

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

It is possible that some side effects of Vitabee 12 may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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