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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Get Vitamin B12 Shots During Pregnancy

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My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.

My wife was also given vitamin B12 shots for B12 deficiency (169pg/ml) during her 7th week  of pregnancy. Any comments on the course of treatment.

Treat aggressively: Low B12 in early pregnancy significantly increases risk of neural tube defects, a serious birth defect. If this was my patient i'd give injections of methylcobalamin (not cyanocobalamin) 1000 mcg every day until levels come up ; test to make sure your baby was not already affected. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/news/20090302/birth-defects-linked-to-low-vitamin-b12 ; http://bit.Ly/jxwxd2. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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How do folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and iron help in pregnancy for mom and baby?

How do folate, (folic acid) vitamin B12 and iron help in pregnancy for mom and baby?

Several benefits: Folate (folic acid) cuts back on fetal spina bifida risk, possibly heart defect, and, in some genetically susceptible people, can improve homosistein levels and coagulation errors. ...Read more

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Are vitamin b12 shots safe during breastfeeding?

Are vitamin b12 shots safe during breastfeeding?

Probably safe: If needed for health reasons such as pernicious anemia, then should be fine. If used for energy boosting, then would consult with your babies doctor ...Read more

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Is it not a good idea to get vitamin b12 shots if I am on geodon (ziprasidone)? Are there any drawbacks to getting vitamin b12 shots?

Is it not a good idea to get vitamin b12 shots if I am on geodon (ziprasidone)? Are there any drawbacks to getting vitamin b12 shots?

Why B12 shots: What do you aim to achieve with B12 shots. If you are not deficient in B12, there is nothing to be gained by taking the shots. You should discuss it with the doctor who is prescribing you deodon. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 supplement be taken along with PCECV rabipur ARV? is there any precaution to be taken during anti rabies shot?(food wise/Drug wise)?

Can vitamin B12 supplement be taken along with PCECV rabipur ARV? is there any precaution to be taken during anti rabies shot?(food wise/Drug wise)?

Yes: You can take Vit B12 with your anti-Rabies vaccine Rabipur. There are no special precautions of foods or otherwise, required while completing the series of shots. Just take them on time as advised by ur physician. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin B12? Is it safe to take 16000 mgs

Can you overdose on vitamin B12? Is it safe to take 16000 mgs

How often?: There are no known illeffects from overdose of vitamin B12, but you would be wasting your medication and money. If you need to take vitamin B12, you should take it as an injection and and injection of 1000 micrograms (not milligrams) each month, is more than enough. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Can they give me a shot every month now?

Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megaloblastic anemia. Methyl B12 can be given safely at doses up to 3mg intramuscularly and can be given weekly in those patients who cannot absorb it through the GI tract. There are no known side-effects of having to much. ...Read more

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I'm vegetarian. What vegetables do I need to get enough vitamin B12 and protein?

I'm vegetarian. What vegetables do I need to get enough vitamin B12 and protein?

No veggies have B12: No vegetables contain B12 but dairy ; eggs do, so if you eat those you should get enough B12 ; protein. If you are vegan you need to supplement with b12. There are many great vegan protein sources, esp. Beans, nuts ; seeds. See http://www.Health.Com/health/gallery/0, 20718479, 00.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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