cyanocobalamin nasal (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using nasal cyanocobalamin (CaloMist, Nascobal)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to cobalt, or if you have Leber's disease. Cyanocobalamin can lead to optic nerve damage (and possibly blindness) in people with Leber's disease.
Before using cyanocobalamin, tell your doctor if you have:
Tell your doctor if you develop nasal congestion, a cold, or allergies. Nasal cyanocobalamin may not work as well if your nose is congested.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication can harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Cyanocobalamin passes into breast milk, but it is not known whether cyanocobalamin could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use nasal cyanocobalamin (CaloMist, Nascobal)?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
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.
To use nasal cyanocobalamin.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested every 3 to 6 months. This will help your doctor determine the correct dose and how long to treat you with cyanocobalamin. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
To treat pernicious anemia, you will have to use this medication on a regular basis for the rest of your life. Not using the medication can lead to irreversible nerve damage in your spinal cord.
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.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the nasal gel in the prescription vial when not in use. Store the nasal spray upright.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Weight Loss Wisdom
Get tips, recipes and inspiration.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating Resources
Health Solutions From Our Sponsors
Pill Identifier on RxList
- quick, easy,
Find a Local Pharmacy
- including 24 hour, pharmacies