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Vit B12 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
22m.Put on 5 mg escitalopram for major depressive disorder.Vit B12 deficient.Should i start medication or wait for vit levels to rise ?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ? 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
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
High Vit. B12 (1400). I only take only take multivitamins. All other tests came back normal. Should I be concern?
No.: High B12 probably from vitamiins and means nothing. ...Read more
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
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
Is it true vit b12 can help with nerve pain? i read somewhere that if you dont get enough you can get nerve pain, im not a big eater and wanted to try
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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