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The text below is about the active substance Cyanocobalamin .

Cyanocobalamin: pharmacodynamics (cyanocobalamin mechanism of action)

Pharmacotherapeutic group: ANTIANEMIC – VITAMIN B12 (B: Blood and hematopoietic organs) Cyanocobalamin: Hematopoietic factor.

What class of drug is cyanocobalamin?

  • Cyanocobalamin injection also may be given as a test to see how well the body can absorb vitamin B12.
  • Cyanocobalamin injection is in a class of medications called vitamins.

cyanocobalamin indications

Proven deficits in vitamin B12 due to a lack of absorption: Biermer’s disease, total gastrectomy, resection of the terminal ileum, Imerslund’s disease; by intramuscular injection.
Anemia due to vitamin B12 dietary deficiency in strict vegans for more than 4 years; orally.

What is cyanocobalamin used for?

Systemically, cyanocobalamin is used in the management of vitamin B12 deficiencies.

By the ophthalmic route, cyanocobalamin is used in the management of corneal healing disorders.

What does cyanocobalamin do to the body?

  • Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. 
  • Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. It is also important for normal blood, cells, and nerves.

What drugs contain cyanocobalamin?