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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. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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My aunt’s kidney functioning (GFR) is 40 (low). She is supplementing with vitamin B12 (1, 000mcg) 1, 600% RDA daily. Is this safe with CKD??

Not doing any good: At a gfr of 40 taking large dose of B12 is not doing any harm, but not doing any good either. It is just lightening your aunt's wallet. ...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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Anyone know what is a safe amount of iron and vitamin B12 to take when pregnant?

Anyone know what is a safe amount of iron and vitamin B12 to take when pregnant?

B12 is safe: Any amount of b 12 is safe since excess is eliminated-but more than contained in a prenatal vitamin is wasted
some iron is advisable and again any amount is safe since only a small portion is absorbed. A practical dose for most patients is the usual prenatal vitamin once daily and one additional iron pill after a later meal. ...Read more

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I'm considering a vegan diet, but I'm concerned about getting enough vitamin b12. How can I get some natural b12? I'd rather not take pills.

I'm considering a vegan diet, but I'm concerned about getting enough vitamin b12. How can I get some natural b12? I'd rather not take pills.

Red Star Yeast: The only reliable vegan source of B12 that I know of is red star nutritional yeast vegetarian support formula (t-6635+). About 2 rounded teaspoons a day supplies adequate b12. I think it would be a lot easier to take a pill!
See http://www. Vrg. Org/nutrition/b12.php ...Read more

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Is tofurky a reliable way to get vitamin b12 for a vegan? It says 5 slices of deli meat has 60% b12, which is 60% of 6cmg so over 3mcg per serving?

Is tofurky a reliable way to get vitamin b12 for a vegan? It says 5 slices of deli meat has 60% b12, which is 60% of 6cmg so over 3mcg per serving?

No: B12 is present only in animal proteins and a vegan is at risk of becoming deficient in B12 and vitamin D. If you are a vegan, it would be prudent to take vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Hi im vitamin B12 def. I get injections for it. Is it ok for me to take centrum for all my other vitamins the chemist said it was fine. Happy new year?

Your chemist is: Correct. There is so little B12 (and many of the other ingredients) in Centrum and other over the counter multivitamins, that it won't make a significant difference. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm vitamin B12 deficiency. I get injections will have my 5th one tomorrow. Then wait 3 months. My reading was 160.What good is 1ml. If your deficiency.

Consult doctor: You B12 reading is lower than desired, It should be above 250. 1.0 mL contains enough B12 to last normal person for three months, but since your level is low before the injection, discuss with your doctor if you should take the injection monthly rather than every three months. ...Read more

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I have vitamin B12 defiency I get injections for life. I'm 4 foot 11. the blood reading was 160 on the B12 defiency. How bad was that reading..

I have vitamin B12 defiency I get injections for life. I'm 4 foot 11. the blood reading was 160 on the B12 defiency. How bad was that reading..

Moderately low: Normal B12 levels for adults are 200-900 pg/mL. So 160 IS low. Also, many older adults will experience symptoms of deficiency even if the B12 is normal, but in low normal range. You must have been tested and learned that you lack intrinsic factor, a protein that helps the intestine absorb vitamin B12, or have other malabsorption issues, hence the need for injections. ...Read more

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I'm 43 suffer migranes and vitamin B12 def. I get injections. I'm 4 foot 11 and 9 stone. My reading was 160 for the B12 how bad is that.

I'm 43 suffer migranes and vitamin B12 def. I get injections. I'm 4 foot 11 and 9 stone. My reading was 160 for the B12 how bad is that.

Optimal B12 is: Between 60 & 80 according to B12 experts. If the measuring stick in labs in your country are the same as in US, you are well beyond optimal. Maybe you mean 60. There are several kinds of headaches. Please see a headache expert for help. Don't get loaded up on pharmacy drugs. Use the Relaxation Response book by Herbert Benson. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How and where can I give myself a 2ml shot of vitamin b12?

How and where can I give myself a 2ml shot of vitamin b12?

Hard to say: Though a vitamin, the injectable form of b-12 usually requires a prescription. Unless one has a significant case of pernicious anemia, some type of bowel problem or bowel surgery and a few other instances, b-12 by injection can be sujpplanted by oral or sublingual b-12. You should know your b-12 level if you are concerned and be careful. You can mask other problems. ...Read more

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Is daily intake of 500 mcg of vitamin B12 safe?

Is daily intake of 500 mcg of vitamin B12 safe?

Vit b12: Yes it is safe, vit b 12 is water soluble and excess will flush out of body. ...Read more

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