Vitamin B12 injection for nutritional supplementation:
Vitamin B12 is a vitamin, it can be found in foods such as meat, fish, and dairy products. It can also be made in a laboratory. Vitamin B12 is used for treating and preventing vitamin B12 deficiency, a condition in which vitamin B12 levels in the blood are too low. It is also used to treat pernicious anemia, a serious type of anemia that is due to vitamin B12 deficiency and is found mostly in older people. Vitamin B12 is given by injection into a muscle in this clinic. You will be administered 1,000 micrograms and may have 2 injections per month unless otherwise directed by Dr. Tarbox or PA Thomas. Side effects from vitamin B12 injections are rare, but may include mild diarrhea, itching, temporary feeling of warmth and pain at the injection site. If any of these effects lasts more than 48 hours contact the clinic. Notify the clinic if you experience a rash, severe swelling, dizziness, breathing trouble, congestion, tightness in the chest, pain in the groin or lower legs, swelling of the hands and feet, unusual weakness/fatigue, or chest pain after the injection. Allergic reactions to this drug are uncommon, but seek immediate medical attention should one occur.