Medications


Hydroxocobalamin Injection 5000 mg

Uses

For poisoning.

Instructions

This is an IV medicine. It is given through a sterile tube directly into the vein by a healthcare provider.

This medicine is given gradually through the IV line.

This medicine should be given over 15 minutes.

This medicine should only be used by a person who has been trained to recognize when and how it should be used.

This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

Skin irritation and redness are common after each treatment. This usually improves after 2 to 4 weeks.

This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • acne
  • headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
  • nausea
  • skin redness
  • red coloring of urine, tears or sweat

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • signs of kidney damage (such as bloody or bubbly urine, or changes in urine color or amount)

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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