B-12 Compliance Injection; Nascobal; Physicians EZ Use B-12; Vitamin Deficiency System-B12
- It is used to treat anemia.
- It is used to treat or prevent low vitamin B12.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has any of these health problems: Nasal allergies, stuffy nose, or signs of a common cold.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your child’s blood work checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic reactions have rarely happened. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- Some products have benzyl alcohol. Do not give a product that has benzyl alcohol in it to a newborn or infant. Talk with the doctor to see if this product has benzyl alcohol in it.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color, or pain in a leg or arm.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Very loose stools (diarrhea).
- Chest pain.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
- Change in balance.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Nervous and excitable.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Keep giving this drug to your child as you have been told by your child’s doctor or other health care provider, even if your child feels well.
All oral products:
- Give this drug with meals.
- Have your child chew all the way up before swallowing.
- Have your child swallow whole. Do not let your child chew, break, or crush.
Under the tongue (sublingual) tablet:
- Place under your child’s tongue and let melt all the way before swallowing. Do not let your child chew, suck, or swallow the tablet.
- Shake well before use.
- Spray into the mouth under the tongue.
- Shake well before use.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure this drug.
Lozenge and oral-disintegrating tablet:
- Have your child let melt in the mouth. Water is not needed.
- Do not give this drug by mouth. Use in your child’s nose only. Keep out of your child’s mouth and eyes (may burn).
- Have your child blow nose before use.
- Check your child’s spray use with the doctor at each visit. Read and follow facts on how to use the spray. Make sure your child uses the spray the right way.
- Have your child use 1 hour before or after eating or drinking hot foods or liquids.
- Read the package insert for more details.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle or under the skin.
- If you will be giving your child the shot, your child’s doctor or nurse will teach you how to give the shot.
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor. Do not give more than you were told to give.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
- Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box. Do not reuse needles or other items. When the box is full, follow all local rules for getting rid of it. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
All other products:
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Store upright with the cap on.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.