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Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12): Solution for injection

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What is this medicine?

CYANOCOBALAMIN (sye an oh koe BAL a min) is a man made form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is used in the growth of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and proteins in the body. It also helps with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. This medicine is used to treat people who can not absorb vitamin B12.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12): Solution for injection
Usage by Gender
73.87%
26.13%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.68%
13.47%
41.55%
44.31%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.8 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.8 / 5
Tolerable: 4.8 / 5

Works for me
I've been taking this for years and it has helped me with my pernicious anemia. I just have one problem they don't give me the needed needles. I have to purchase them separately. I don't know how they expect me to take it without them. Most of the time they are out of the ones that I need.
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
June 28, 2017
From: Baltimore, MD
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Solution for injection
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Very well received
I definitely feel the benefit of the B12 injection, I'm much more energetic and alert. When I miss a dosage I feel so tired which then makes me not want to do anything which in turn brings on the depression so I try to always stay on schedule
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
April 01, 2017
From: Altamonte Springs, FL
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Solution for injection
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as intend
No issues at all . Family members give me shots. If I miss a dose i notice it .
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
April 20, 2016
From: Baltimore, MD
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Solution for injection
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


WORKED BETTER THAN EXPECTED!!!
The INJECTION IS ONLY ONCE A MONTH AND i FOUND TWO DAYS AFTER FIRST INJECTION i HAVE MORE ENERGY AND AM FINALLY ABLE TO THINK CLEARLY, BEING A STUDENT THIS WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. i HAVE B12 DEFICIENCY CAUSED BY ANEMIA. tHE INJECTION WAS PAINLESS.
Helpful: 19
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
June 01, 2014
From: palm bay, FL
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Solution for injection
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


works very well
The pharmacy is nearly ALWAYS out of this Vitamin injection. This is NOT acceptable as b12 injections are need by those of us with anemia as well as chemo patients and those who are postop for intestinal surgery. This supply issue has to be rectified!!!!
Helpful: 20
Unhelpful: 6
CVS Customer
May 12, 2014
From: San Antonio, TX
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Solution for injection
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as intended. No adverse affects
After instructions on self injection, have had no problems injecting medication myself. Within couple of days noticeable improvement in general well being. If doses are missed it becomes very obvious as I become tired, sluggish and not feeling well.
Helpful: 22
Unhelpful: 4
Ali
May 08, 2014
From: Port St Lucie, FL
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Solution for injection
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree