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A 46-year-old male asked:

are there any difference between methylcobalamine and mecobalamine ? prescription is of one and chemist has given second .

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Certainly not: a significant one. Both have been shown to be useful in the same deficientcy diseases. It seems they are synonymous, but certainly they are interchangeable. Dosage (how much) and route (oral is useless in pernicious anemia) matters more
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Methylcobalamin: They are one and the same.

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