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A blood test showed that I'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

A blood test showed that I'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

B12: This low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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My mother 78 years old had a Vitamin B12 checked. The result was 517 pg/mL. Should she take B12 supplements.?

My mother 78 years old had a Vitamin B12 checked. The result was 517 pg/mL. Should she take B12 supplements.?

Supplement: The level is in the mid normal range, B12 is one of the water soluble vitamin. Even if she takes supplement it is not going to be toxic. Good to have in the upper normal range. It is cheap and the consequences of deficiency so many. ...Read more

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My mother age 65 got lycocytes count 130000 vitamin B12 1500 uric acid 7.9 glucose fasting 109 anything serious. What further tests required. Pls help?

My mother age 65 got lycocytes count 130000 vitamin B12 1500 uric acid 7.9 glucose fasting 109 anything serious. What further tests required. Pls help?

Out of context: It is impossible to give you any valid health advice from random and out of context lab results. This is not in any way how medicine works. One needs the complete report along with the patients history and life experience. The question you are asking is the job of your mothers physician. ...Read more

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Is vitamin b 12 shots safe during breastfeeding? Will pass in milk? Safe or large dose will pass

Is vitamin b 12 shots safe during breastfeeding? Will pass in milk? Safe or large dose will pass

Relatively safe...: Cyanocobalamin (Vit B12) is excreted into human milk. Cyanocobalamin is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There are side effects described of too much cyanocobalamin & u shd be aware of them & discuss it with the doctor treating u. Best is to see all the side effects on a site such as drugs. Com. Includes: dyspnea, rash, Diarrhoea, vomiting & others. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take B12 (500 mcg) twice a day? Is it okay for me to take vitamin B12 (500mcg) along with hair and nail vitamins with B12 100mcg

Is it safe for me to take B12 (500 mcg) twice a day? Is it okay for me to take vitamin B12 (500mcg) along with hair and nail vitamins with B12 100mcg

Yes: Vitamin b 12 is water soluble. That means that you can not build up and store high levels, you urinate out any extra that you might ingest. So you can take it orally without concerns. ...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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What's the safe Vitamin B12 supplement to take with Zoloft (sertraline) 75 and Lexotanil 1.5? For Anxiety, My Vitamins B12 is 257 pg/ml

What's the safe Vitamin B12 supplement to take with Zoloft (sertraline) 75 and Lexotanil 1.5? For Anxiety, My Vitamins B12 is 257 pg/ml

WHY?: Why B12? No harm. No toxic dose. Any dose is safe. Do you take stomach med? Metformin? Are you vegetarian? Intestinal disorder. Eating disorder? If none of this applies to you, then you are wasting your money on B12. Have you had stomach surgery? Pernicious anemia? None of this is influenced by Zoloft (sertraline) or Lexotanil. ...Read more

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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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Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Yes, however...: You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit. Ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B12 should one take daily?

Depends: It depends on how deficient you are. Usually 2000mcg/day is recommended. Taking a form that is under the tongue is better absorbed. Balance with a b-complex. Consider shots if your blood levels are below 500. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B12 should I take if I take daily colchicine?

How much vitamin B12 should I take if I take daily colchicine?

500mcg: I recommend 500mcg, but taking sl B12 2500mcg will also lower a factor in heart disease, called homocysteine. ...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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Can I take 500 mcg of vitamin B12 while nursing?

B12: B12 is an essential water soluble vitamin and if you have B12 deficiency it is ok to take supplements while nursing. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B12 should I take if I take daily colchicine for fmf?

How much vitamin B12 should I take if I take daily colchicine for fmf?

See your doctor: Colchicine or Colcrys can decrease the absorption of B12 on occasion which can lead to neuropathy and anemia. Have your doctor check your B12 level in order to determine how much you need. However; B12 is a water soluble vitamin---what you do not need will pass in the urine. ...Read more

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A blood test showed that I'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

B12: This low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read more

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I've been taking vitamin B12 for drop foot. After I take it I get some mobility back in my foot but it goes away until I take more, any ideas?

Check your level.: Check your vitamin b-12 level. If it is low despite aggressive supplementation then you need a work up and possible injection therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

No: This is a water soluble vitamin and the body will lose excess by urination. However moderation is an important rule of thumb and there is no reason to take more than 1, 000 units a day even in documented deficiency. ...Read more

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What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

Sublingual B 12: For convenience, sublingual b 12 is the best choice. Oral b 12 has to travel through the GI system and most of it is destroyed. If you take the kind that melts under your tongue it will go directly into your blood stream and will you absorb most of it. Peace and good health. Helpful for vegetarians, low energy, more. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Can I take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Should not: Be a problem. Will give you folate (folic acid) and cover all the building blocks for blood cell production. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take too much vitamin b12? I'm taking 2500mcg daily.

Is it harmful to take too much vitamin b12? I'm taking 2500mcg daily.

No: It's very safe. If you are taking it as an oral supplement, be sure you are able to absorb it by this route -- many people who are deficient cannot. Your physician knows how to tell. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 while pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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