Cyanocobalamin is a prescription medication used to used to treat and prevent a lack of vitamin B12.

Cyanocobalamin belongs to a group of drugs called vitamins. These help to supply vitamin B12.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into the muscle (IM) or under the skin by a healthcare professional.

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  • Cyanocobalamin injection is injected into a muscle or under the skin. You may be shown how to use injections at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes. Use a disposable needle only once. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and syringes. Use a puncture-proof "sharps" disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets. Your dose needs may change if you become pregnant, if you breast-feed, or if you eat a vegetarian diet. Tell your doctor about any changes in your diet or medical condition. While using cyanocobalamin injection, you may need frequent blood tests. Use cyanocobalamin injection regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely. Pernicious anemia is also treated with folic acid to help maintain red blood cells. However, folic acid will not treat Vitamin B12 deficiency and will not prevent possible damage to the spinal cord. Use all of your medications as directed.