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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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Hello...I am 25 year male suffering from vitamin B12 defeciency. Can u please tell. Medication?

Hello...I am 25 year male suffering from vitamin B12 defeciency. Can u please tell. Medication?

Why deficient?: Thanks for writing. I trust this is laboratory-proved. You are in danger. If you have become B12 deficient through a vegetarian diet, I hope you'll reconsider this lifestyle, which despite much hype actually offers little benefit and many dangers, or that you'll supplement. If you have a problem absorbing B12 (several possibilities), it's a lifetime on injectable b12, which isn't bad. Good luck. ...Read more

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22m.Put on 5 mg escitalopram for major depressive disorder. Vit B12 deficient. Should I start medication or wait for vit levels to rise?

22m.Put on 5 mg escitalopram for major depressive disorder. Vit B12 deficient. Should I start medication or wait for vit levels to rise?

Start Escitalopram: It's important to start the antidepressant right away since it may take up to a month for it to have full efficacy. In addition to the escitalopram take the vitamin B12 supplement. Both agents may help any depressive symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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I found an article online that says acid reflux drugs (especially ppi's) can cause dementia and neuropathy because it reduces vit b12. Is this true?

I found an article online that says acid reflux drugs (especially ppi's) can cause dementia and neuropathy because it reduces vit b12. Is this true?

Huh. What?: Where did you read that? It's true that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause both of these conditions, but PPI medicines? Normally the deficiency occurs in the setting of malnutrition. ...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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What causes high vit b12?

What causes high vit b12?

Depends: Chronic myelogeneous leukemia, promyelocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera and also the hypereosinophilic syndrome can result in elevated levels of B12 mostly from increased production of haptocorrin.
In addition, because the liver stores b12, liver diseases such as acute hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic liver disease can also cause a rise in serum b12. ...Read more

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How does vit B12 help your body?

How does vit B12 help your body?

B12 and Your Body: B12 is a water soluble vitamin that primary works in the formation of nerve tissue (myelin) and is essential for the maturation of red & white blood cells in the bone marrow (prevents pernicious anemia). It is required in normal folate (folic acid) metabolims and dna synthesis. Biochemically, one form of B12 (methyl b12) helps convert homocysteine to methionine for energy production &, brain & heart health. ...Read more

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Is it necessary vit B12 four times a day to feel energized?

Is it necessary vit B12 four times a day to feel energized?

No: If you have sufficient vitamin b12, extra doesn't help. Think of it like adding a fifth wheel to a car that needs four. Get your B12 from food such as wild salmon, sea kelp, and other sea vegetables. Don't let someone stick you with a needle if you can avoid it. Just a way to make money for some doctors and other health care providers. ...Read more

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What's the worst that could happen if I took 250mg of vit b12?

What's the worst that could happen if I took 250mg of vit b12?

Why do you ask?: If you really need to take vitamin B12, long-term, you might get the idea that you've cured yourself, stop taking a needed medication, and end up with brain damage. ...Read more

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My level of vit B12 is 2000. What will happen to the excess in the body?

Nothing: B12 is water soluble and will leave your body when all of the many biological functions are achieved. I actually believe that alot of circulating B12 lends the cells the ability to easily grab it and use it for biochemical purposes- making red and white cells mature in the bone marrow, making neurotransmitters, etc. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time it will it take for vit B12 injection to show its results?

Rapid: If you are B12 deficient, the anemia will improve and reticulocyte count rise within a week. If your have a neurologic deficit, you'll notice an improvement in a week or two. If you're being given B12 as a placebo or part of a "natural healing" scheme, there's no answer as it's not benefiting you beyond the power of suggestion. Be sure you understand why and whether it's long-term. ...Read more

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How long does body take to remove excess vit b12? I earlier had low vit B12 (267) then it became high n normal. Then one day I took 5000 mcg by mistake

How long does body take to remove excess vit b12? I earlier had low vit B12 (267) then it became high n normal. Then one day I took 5000 mcg by mistake

Not any concern: I'm not sure how long it will take but it's of no concern. There is no known toxicity of excessive b12. No matter how high your level it's never been shown to be harmful. Try to keep your levels above 500. An oral dose of 5000 mcg is not dangerous. Our bodies have limited ability to absorb b12-only about 10 mcg of a 500 mcg dose is absorbed ; probably not much more is absorbed from a 5000 mcg dose. ...Read more

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Had vit b12 defic 8 years ago was on injection program every 3month. Moved away new dc test b12 was normal cancelled program 4years ago now symp again?

B 12 levels: If I understand your question correctly, you think your B 12 may be low again. It is a very simple lab test any doc or nutritionist can order. Please have your B 12 level checked. If low, ask your doc about taking SUBLINGULAL B 12. The B 12 you swallow is much less effective. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of taking vit b12?

Are there any negative effects of taking vit b12?

Typically not: B12 is a water soluble vitamin so high doses are usually excreted out. However, you can get more than sufficient B12 from fish, chicken and meat. Typically only vegans need to supplement with vitamin b12. ...Read more

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If u take BP meds can u take weight lost meds and vit B12 shots?

If u take BP meds can u take weight lost meds and vit B12 shots?

Not a good idea: Usually weight loss supplements contain ingredients that raise your blood pressure. Vit B12 should be ok. ...Read more

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If my vit B12 is 937, are the rest of my vit b levels normal too?

If my vit B12 is 937, are the rest of my vit b levels normal too?

NO: Your vit B12 level is totally unrelated to the levels of your other b vitamins. B1, b2, b3, b5, b6 & folate (folic acid), (folic acid) while all in the b vitamin family, are each totally separate chemicals with separate functions. While folate (folic acid) is sometimes measured the others are not routinely measured as their levels can vary day to day. "functional" tests like organic acid analysis are better to test their adequacy. ...Read more

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My ferritin level is 7 and vit B12 is 276. Should I be concerned about either of these levels?

My ferritin level is 7 and vit B12 is 276. Should I be concerned about either of these levels?

Iron deficiency: Low ferritin is due to iron deficiency. Common causes are menstrual blood loss, or gastrointestinal blood loss. Talk to your doc. Nsaids can cause GI inflammation and bleeding. Lowish B12 may be deficient. Ask for methyl malonic acid blood test for confirmation. ...Read more

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Is 1000 iu of vitamin B12 too much?

Not usually: That is a safe dose generally. What matters more is the kind of b12 you take. There are 4 different kinds of B12 available on the market. Cyanocobalamin is the synthetic kind, and not as good. More info:
Http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html ...Read more

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What are the benefits of vitamin b12?

What are the benefits of vitamin b12?

Several: Primarily, B12 supports the production of red blood cells and supports the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves all over your body). ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B12 injections?

Many: The obvious answer is that B12 injections are a quick way to fix a deficiency. B12 injections can also be used to help calm pain and inflammation, but the dosage of that is different from the dosage for deficiency correction. Some people can develop allergy to the preservative in B12 injections. Itchy bumps at the site of the shot would be a sign. ...Read more

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What causes high vitamin B12 levels?

Intake + Absorption: Vitamin b12, aka cyanocobalamin, is common in a huge variety of foods; low intake rare. However, none of us absorb B12 directly. Instead, the cells of the upper ⅔ of the stomach which secrete hydrochloric, hcl, acid also produce & secrete a protein, called intrinsic-factor, which binds b12. The small intestines absorb intrinsic-factor with whatever B12 is bound, & the B12 is thereby also absorbed. ...Read more

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How much time does neuropathy take to reslove I have taken a vit B12 injection then too its not getting solved?

How much time does neuropathy take to reslove I have taken a vit B12 injection then too its not getting solved?

See details: Most neuropathies do not resolve. They may improve with time but they improve very slowly. ...Read more

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What would cause vit B12 and D deficiency if you have a diet high in both and live on a tropical island where you work outside?

What would cause vit B12 and D deficiency if you have a diet high in both and live on a tropical island where you work outside?

Absorption: Will happen if your body can not absorb these vitamins or have some metabolic or hormonal problem. Please consult your physician ...Read more

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I made a bad mistake. I gave myself a vit b12 shot and didn't get all the med out the 1st time and reinserted the needle to get the rest. Am I ok?

Not too bad: Single use needles are more a concern to spread disease between individuals, than anything else. So as long as the site was clean, and you didn't sully the tip between injections, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it true vit b12 can help with nerve pain? I read somewhere that if you don't get enough you can get nerve pain, im not a big eater and wanted to try

Is it true vit b12 can help with nerve pain? I read somewhere that if you don't get enough you can get nerve pain, im not a big eater and wanted to try

Yes but be careful: Vitamin B 12 does help with certain sorts of nerve pain. However, you should be taking this with supervision. Taking too much B 12 can cause other problems ...Read more

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What food contains vitamin b12?

What food contains vitamin b12?

B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 defici, ency is common among vegans. See www. Vegetarian. Org. Uk/factsheets/b12factsheet. Html ...Read more

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Why would ihave low vitamin b12?

Why would ihave low vitamin b12?

Possible causes: You could have a low b-12 if you are vegetarian, have been for several years and don't take supplemental b-12. It could be low if you don't make intrinsic factor. This is made in the stomach and is needed to absorb b-12. Lack of intrinsic factor is usually an autoimmune disorder. You could have low b-12 due to taking proton pump inhibitors for a long time as stomach acid is needed as well. ...Read more

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My vitamin b12 is 241 is this bad?

Borderline: I assume the units are pg/mL. Consider following this up with a functional assay such as methylmalonic acid and/or taking a routine supplement. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Is vitamin B12 2500 mgs bad for you?

Is vitamin B12 2500 mgs bad for you?

B-12: No, that dosage is perfectly fine. There has not been an upper limit set for oral vitamin b-12. Generally speaking if and individual has a vitamin b-12 deficiency confirmed by test, it is either given im or sc. ...Read more

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Which foods have a lot of vitamin b12?

Foods with B12: Foods that are rich in B12 include beef liver, enriched cereals, fortified soy products, and shellfish (clams, crab). ...Read more

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Is vitamin B12 2500mcg a day too much?

The maximum dose for: People who has confirmed case of vitamin B12 deficiency is 200microgram a day. You are taking higher than the recommended dose and I am not sure if you have vitamin B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What kind of food contains vitamin b12?

What kind of food contains vitamin b12?

Protein: Best source is animal and vegans often become B12 deficient. Fish and poulty youyr best bet. ...Read more

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Could someone eat too much vitamin B12?

Not usually: When I read "eat too much vitamin b12", I assume you're referring to foods containing b12? Generally speaking, when people talk about B12, they are referring to supplemental vitamin b12. It is generally accepted that high doses of B12 does not pose any dangers, partly because it's a water soluble vitamin. ...Read more

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What are the best sources of vitamin b12?

What are the best sources of vitamin b12?

Animal yes plants no: Vitamin b12, or cobalamin, is in fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk products. Generally speaking, you won't find vitamin B12 in plant foods. Some nutritional yeast products contain vitamin b12. Follow this link, http://www. Healthaliciousness. Com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-b12.Php for more specific info. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum source of vitamin b12?

Food if possible: Nutrients in food are by far the best choice whenever possible. This is true as long as there aren't problems with absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract. Talk to your doctor about whether you'd benefit from B12 injections or if food sources would be a better choice:

http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=nutrient&dbid=107. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum source of vitamin b12?

Which is the optimum source of vitamin b12?

Study Links:: 1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12
3) http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences
3) http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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What form of vitamin B12 is used in ijenctions?

What form of vitamin B12 is used in ijenctions?

Usually cyano but...: Doctors mostly give cyanocobalamin which is widely available commercially. However, doctors who are more knowledgeable about nutrition often use hyroxocobalamin or methylcobalamin, superior forms which can be obtained from compounding pharmacies. See http://centraldrugsrx. Com/doctorblog/comments/brief-comparison-of-the-three-formulations-of-vitamin-b12 ...Read more

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