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What If Expired B12 Injection
Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more
Check w/ pharmacist: How expired are the injections? What is the solution they are in? Sometimes products are ok to use after the expiration date for a short time but less potent. ...Read more
POSSIBLY: Prolonged B12 deficiency can result in peripheral neuropathy and reduced mental function. If left untreated the damage can become permanent. If pernicious anemia exists, the deficiency can be fatal. Early signs are seen in blood work where MCV and/or MCH values are elevated, which indicate a B12 and/or Folic Acid deficiency. B12 is best given im or sq. Take professional grade b-complex, too. ...Read more
What to do if I have horrible reaction to cortisone injection and cortisone Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak..?
Effective: They both are effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
If i just got a B12 shot n gonna for 4 more weeks n then 1 a month for B12 defieciency is it good 2 take additional B12 in pill form daily?
The : The usual reason for getting B12 shots is that your B12 level is low either because you don't eat meat or you can't absorb vitamin b12. This is something that happens in older people. If you can't absorb it, taking it in pill form won't help. If the B12 is low because you are a vegan, oral B12 might help. ...Read more
Steroid tappering related to dose or duration of use? Imean if i give COPD pt IV 200mg steroid single dose when he not respond to bronchodilator
Both: The first step is to decide how much steroid is needed to treat the problem and help the symptoms. A single dose of steroids does not require tapering. The general rule is over 20mg for over 2 weeks should be tapered. Stopping suddenly after this point might be OK but runs the risk of a life threatening problem. ...Read more
Wondering if it's illegal to buy/own lidocaine epinephrine injection vial if you're not a doctor?
Injection: Epidural glucocorticoid injections (also referred to as "corticosteroid injections" or "steroid injections") involve the administration of steroids in the space between the dura and the spine. Epidural injections have been used in patients with radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, and nonspecific low back pain. A recent report showed no long-term efficacy in chronic lumbar radiculopathy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to continue B12 injections when pregnant? I take 1, 000mcg of B12 monthly (because of gastric bypass surgery). Thanks.
Does 3 days of high dose solumedrol (methylprednisolone) need to be tapered? What happens when not?
Less: Do not take the HCG at the same time with or together with the b12, as you may experience less efficacy of the hcg. This is just anecdotal. Just take the B12 on a diff day. ...Read more
May not work: It is not recommended to take medications after their expiration date. There is a risk of adverse effects as well as not seeing the benefits of the medication. ...Read more
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My doc gave B12 to self inject. B12 oozed out of injection site in the arm. Did I do it correctly?
Depends: If you got most of it in and some oozed out, don't worry. ...Read more
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