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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Hydroxocobalamin?

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• This medicine is used to treat anemia.

• This medicine is used to prevent and treat low vitamin B 12 levels.

• This medicine is used to treat cyanide poisoning.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Diarrhea.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

Injection (I.V.):

• High blood pressure. Blood pressure usually returns to normal when medicine is stopped.

• Change in color of urine to red. May last 5 weeks.

• Change in color of skin to red. May last 2 weeks.

• Acne-like rash.

• Headache.

• Nausea or...