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Is 500 meg of vitamin b 12 safe?

Is 500 meg of vitamin b 12 safe?

If you meant:: If you meant taking 500 mcg (micrograms) of B12 orally, then yes. Here's a detailed summary of information about B12 supplementation:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b12/dosing/HRB-20060243 ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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What causes too much vitamin b-12 in the blood?

What causes too much vitamin b-12 in the blood?

B12: Usually overdosage of oral or injectable, it is not common to have excess just with diet, and is not dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being deficient in the vitamin b-12?

What are the symptoms of being deficient in the vitamin b-12?

Nothing typical: B12 is but one of many vitamins and the symptoms overlap each other. B12 deficiency produces fairly typical changes in the blood. Because all of them are vital to energy metabolism the commonest symptom is fatigue but only a physician can make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b 12 cause acne?

Does vitamin b 12 cause acne?

No: It's good to supplement with B12 if you are a vegetarian, necessary is you are a strict vegetarian / vegan. Don't try to figure out why you have acne; simply manage it with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid, supplementing with your physician's Rx if needed, until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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Are there any connections between cholelithiasis and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

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Are there any connections between cholelithiasis and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Yes: Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to your body being ineffective at making red blood cells, which can lead to red blood cell breakdown. Among other affects, most notably anemia, red blood cell breakdown can lead to increased levels of bilirubin which causes jaundice and can accumulate as gallstones (cholelithiasis). ...Read more

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What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood? Do not take supplements!

What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood? Do not take supplements!

Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Htm. ...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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Should I take vitamin b 12 with effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225mg? Would effexor (venlafaxine) or vyvanse cause dystonia?

Should I take vitamin b 12 with effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225mg? Would effexor (venlafaxine) or vyvanse cause dystonia?

B12 is not: Often low. It is found in all animal products and is stored in the liver. If not a vegan, the levels of b12 are rarely low in non-elderly. It doesn't interact with antidepressants in any case. A stress hormone and anti-depressant could interact, but it's pretty UNlikely. ...Read more

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Taking 50, 000 mcg vitamin B-12 good?

Taking 50, 000 mcg vitamin B-12 good?

Safe but: May not do much good if you have no problem absorbing vitamin B12. If you are a vegan, then this is a good idea since you would otherwise have no source of vitamin B12. ...Read more

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Is 2500 mcg a day too much of vitamin b-12?

Is 2500 mcg a day too much of vitamin b-12?

Vitamin B12: In B12 deficiency, doses of 300-10, 000 mcg (microgram) by mouth daily have been used. 2500 mcg per day is not too much. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking vitamin b-12?

What are the benefits of taking vitamin b-12?

Known causes of defi: Vegans. Celiac disease. Autoimmune lack of intrinsic factor. Meds: H2 and PPI stomach meds. Metformin used for diabetes. For anyone showing low B12 on a blood test. For normal people your age there is no benefit. ...Read more

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Is it helpful if I used cheap bi-mart vitamin b-12?

Is it helpful if I used cheap bi-mart vitamin b-12?

Sub lingual?: A year supply of B12 liquid (remember to hold it under the tongue for 30 seconds) costs about 8-12 dollars. Usually an eye dropper full is taken twice a month to achieve a serum blood level of greater than 350. B12 pills that are swollwed usually don't work if you truely have a problem with taking in B12 absorbtion in the terminal illium (last 5-6 inches of your small intestine). ...Read more

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Can vitamin b 12 deficiency life threatening?

Can vitamin b 12 deficiency life threatening?

Yes - See 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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Can achlorhydria cause vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Can achlorhydria cause vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Achlorhydria B12: You need to have acid in the stomach to assist with the the absorption of B12 (too technical to explain here). Without acid due to an acquired condition such as achlorhydria or to medication affects (from proton pump inhibitors which are commonly prescribed), you can develop B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of iron and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

What are symptoms of iron and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Fatigue / numbness: Iron deficiency when prolonged produces anemia with small red blood cells which when severe can produce any symptom associated with low oxygen delivery to tissues. Generally you will see fatigue and exertional shortness of breath. B12 deficiency usually presents with loss of or altered sensation in the toes, but also produces a mild anemia with enlarged red blood cells. ...Read more

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Are my test results in range? Vitamin B-12 558 FOLATE, SERUM 17.8

Are my test results in range? Vitamin B-12 558 FOLATE, SERUM 17.8

Yes: Both results are in the normal range. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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 or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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I have deficiency in vitamin d and vitamin b-12....What should I do to cure this problem?

Replacement would be: Appropriate for d and b12. Problem with B12 is one of absorption and oral may not be the answer. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Is 2000 mcg of vitamin b-12 too much? Can it cause nerve problems or tingling in the arms?

Is 2000 mcg of vitamin b-12 too much? Can it cause nerve problems or tingling in the arms?

Comments: First question involves whether you need to supplement B-12, especially at your age. A blood test could objectify deficiency. If you truly did have pernicious anemia, would treat with 1000 mcg injection monthly. Suggest you contact your physician and discuss use of your B-12. ...Read more

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My daughter has a vitamin b-12 level of 900 to1100. Is that way too high? And what should she tell her doctor to do?

Slightly high, test: Normal B12 levels are up to 900 so your daughter's are slightly elevated. High B12 can be caused by liver disease (cirrhosis/hepatitis), kidney disease, myeloproliferative disorders (leukemia/polycythemia vera) ; occ. Diabetes ; obesity. It doesn't cause these things but is caused by them. Since it's only slightly elevated she may have none of those but her doc should evaluate for possible causes. ...Read more

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Do vitamin b-12 shots work?

Do vitamin b-12 shots work?

It depends...: Work for what? If someone has B12 deficiency then B12 shots definitely "work" to treat the deficiency and resultant anemia/neurological symptoms. However, many who are not deficient get B12 shots for fatigue and other non-specific symptoms. While many people feel better after B12 shots, there has been little research to show if it actually helps. See http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/585589. ...Read more

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Does excess vitamin b-12 cause dizziness?

Does excess vitamin b-12 cause dizziness?

No: B12 is usually safe. You can follow with a B12 level and adjust the supplement. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b-12 help my breasts/butt grow??

Does vitamin b-12 help my breasts/butt grow??

No.: Breast only grow if you gain weight and add fat. Your behind can be toned and look larger with exercise. Gaining weight makes that bigger too. But weight gain will also make everything else bigger too. Too much fat is unhealthy. Wear underwear that pads those areas. If you have an unattractive personality it does not matter how attractive your body is. So good, kind people are always attractive ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is vitamin b 12 deficiency a major medical problem?

Yes: It can land you in the nursing home with subcortical dementia if untreated. You'ld have to be wheeled in as its likely that your balance would be really poor from spinal cord degeneration. ...Read more

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As a vegan, how much vitamin b-12 do I need to take and what we will happen to me if I don't get enough?

As a vegan, how much vitamin b-12 do I need to take and what we will happen to me if I don't get enough?

Get plenty of it: If you have become a vegan out of concern for factory-farmed animals, you have my admiration and congratulations. You also need to know that the health benefits are massively exaggerated by many of its proponents. If you spend even a short time b12-deficient, you will get permanent brain and spinal cord damage. Your personal physician can guide you in selecting the optimal dose; you can't overdose. ...Read more

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Can I take levothyroxine with vitamin b-12 together? If not, how far apart do I need to take the vitamin b-12 since I take levo in morning

Can I take levothyroxine with vitamin b-12 together? If not, how far apart do I need to take the vitamin b-12 since I take levo in morning

Not a problem: It is very unlikely that taking B-12 and levothyroxine together is making it difficult for your body to absorb either one so I see no reason you cannot take both in the morning ...Read more

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Why are vitamin b-12 supplements only available in mega doses? Took 250s, which is many times higher than mdr, now can't find anything less than 500!

Why are vitamin b-12 supplements only available in mega doses? Took 250s, which is many times higher than mdr, now can't find anything less than 500!

You may not need any: You want to have a blood level for vitamin b 12.

It will probably be normal, as long as you eat healthy food or take one mvi (multivitamin).

Discuss the dose with your doc if low.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

No I didn't: Vitamin b deficiency does not cause itching of the skin it can cause the skin to be pale or bruise easily. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

Low or unrelated: Cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12 is important for normal erythrocyte formation (red blood cell). If b 12 is deficient, one gets pernicious anemia and the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) climbs > 100. Gastric bypass, gastric resection surgeries increase the risk of pernicious anemia. But as to increased risk for DVT or deep venous thrombosis ("blood clots") vitamin B12 palys little if any role. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b-12-help heal damaged nerves?

Only: If you are deficient and that that is the cause. ...Read more

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Can my 12 year old take 2500mcg of vitamin B-12?

Can my 12 year old take 2500mcg of vitamin B-12?

Here are some...: Asking the attending pediatrician is the first and right thing to do since usually there is no reason to take such supplement except being poor in lifestyle and being tested to be low in B-12. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due ...Read more