This medicine contains the active ingredient mecobalamin which is a form of vitamin B 12, and it is used to treat peripheral neuropathy (damage to peripheral nerves which results in pain, numbness, and tingling, swelling, redness). B 12 is found in blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Mecobalamin plays an important role in various metabolic functions, including the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates, and protein synthesis. Mecobalamin prevents the degradation of nerve fibers in case of neuropathy and accelerates the regeneration of nerve tissue. It is used for the treatment of numbness, pain and paralysis caused by peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy and polyneuritis (inflammation of nerves resulting in pain).
Is Mecobalamin suitable for me?
Mecobalamin is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to mecobalamin, other compounds of vitamin B12 including cyanocobalamin and hydroxocobalamin, cobalt or to any of the other ingredients in this medicine
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breast-feeding
- it is not recommended for people who work with mercury or mercury derivatives
Mecobalamin interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Mecobalamin?
This medicine is available in form of a film-coated tablet.
You should take mecobalamin exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. You will be prescribed your dose according to your condition and needs.
- The usual dose is 3 tablets a day in 3 divided doses.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Mecobalamin side effects?
Like all medicines mecobalamin can cause side effects, including:
- anorexia (loss of appetite)
- nausea, vomiting
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.