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Mebaal Tablet

Generic Name(s): Mecobalamin

Why it's used

Mebaal Tablet is used to treat nerve damage mainly in the hands and feet. This medicine works by binding to a specific cell site and plays an important role in the synthesis of nucleic acid and protein.
Water-Soluble Vitamins
Mebaal belongs to a class of medicines called Water-Soluble Vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C and all of the vitamin B complex that performs vital functions in a variety of body system and is crucial for maintaining optimal health.

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How to use

Read the medicine guide provided by your pharmacist, your doctor, or the medicine company. If you have any questions related to Mebaal, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use Mebaal Tablet as per the instructions provided by your doctor.

Typical Dosage

The typical dose of Mebaal for adults is 1.5 mg daily in three divided doses.
Medicines may be recommended for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. You should not use Mebaal Tablet for conditions or symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Mebaal Tablet to other people, even if they have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. The use of this medicine without the advice of a doctor may cause harm.

Storage

Follow storage instructions on the product package if available. Store Mebaal Tablet away from moisture, and away from light. Store this medicine away from children and pets.

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How to take Mebaal

Your dose may depend on several personal factors. You should consult with your doctor to find out the dose that is best for you. The dose of Mebaal depends on the following factors:
  • patient's age

Mebaal Dosage

Dosage for nerve damage of hands and feet

Adult
  • Recommended: 1.5 mg daily in three divided doses based on patient's symptoms and age

Forms

Tablet
Strength: 1 mg
Capsule
Strength: 0.5 mg
Injection
Strength: 1 mg/1 ml
Tablet, coated
Strength: 15 mg
Sugar-Coated Tablet
Strength: 0.5 mg

Precautions while using Mebaal

Before you use Mebaal Tablet, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or its ingredients. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine and update your medical records to record this information.
The use of this medicine may change the blood pressure level. This medicine may decrease the blood pressure level.

Use in Pregnancy

It is not known if this medicine is safe for use in pregnant women. Consult with your doctor before you use Mebaal Tablet during pregnancy. There is no information available for the use of Mebaal in pregnant women.

Use while Breastfeeding

It is not known if this medicine is safe for use in women who breastfeed. Consult with your doctor before you use Mebaal while breastfeeding. There is no information available for the use of Mebaal in breastfeeding women. However, vitamin B12 may pass into breast milk. According to an American Academy, the use of this medicine is usually suitable for breastfeeding.

What precautions should be taken during Pregnancy and Nursing, and administering Mebaal to Children or the Older Adults?

Pregnant Women

Unknown
Warning: There is no information available for the use of Mebaal in pregnant women.

Breastfeeding

Unknown
Warning: There is no information available for the use of Mebaal in breastfeeding women. However, vitamin B12 may pass into breast milk. According to an American Academy, the use of this medicine is usually suitable for breastfeeding.

Mebaal Side-effects

Rarely, the use of Mebaal Tablet may cause the following side-effects:
  • burning sensation (hot sensation)
  • headache
  • nausea
  • pain at the site of injection in the muscles
  • sweating (diaphoresis)
The following severe side-effects may also occur when using Mebaal Tablet:
  • Stomach or intestinal disorder
    Symptoms: eating disorder, vomiting diarrhea
  • Skin reaction
    Symptoms: rash
  • Severe allergic reaction
    Symptoms: a decrease in blood pressure shortness of breath
    The patient should be carefully observed for these symptoms. If this happens, stop using this medicine immediately and take appropriate actions.
Your doctor has prescribed Mebaal Tablet because they judge that the benefit is greater than the risk posed by side-effects. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side-effects. This page does not list all possible side-effects of Mebaal Tablet.
If you experience side-effects or notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority. You can look up the drug authority contact information from the Drug Authority Finder at TabletWise.com.

Side-effects and Allergic Reactions of Mebaal by Severity and Frequency

Infrequent and Rare Side-effects

Following are the infrequent and rare side-effects of this medicine:

Severe Side-effects

Following are the severe side-effects of this medicine:
  • anaphylactoid reaction
  • anorexia
  • decrease in blood pressure
  • diarrhea
  • dyspnea
  • rash
  • vomiting

Serious Allergic Reactions

Following are the symptoms of serious allergic reactions to this medicine:
The patient should be carefully observed for these symptoms. If this happens, stop using this medicine immediately and take appropriate actions.
If you experience side-effects or notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority. You can look up the drug authority contact information from the Drug Authority Finder at TabletWise.com.

Warnings

Anemia

Patients with suspected deficiency of vitamin B12 are at an increased risk when using this medicine. These patients must be diagnosed first for vitamin B12 deficiency. When starting treatment immediately, the combined treatment may be started for anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency. Once the cause of anemia is identified, then the patient turned to the appropriate therapy. Daily monitoring of the blood is advised.

Folic Acid Deficiency

Patients with vitamin B12 deficiency are at an increased risk when using folate. When folate is used in patients having abnormal production of red blood cells with vitamin B12 deficiency, the blood-related symptoms are improved. However, the symptoms related to the nervous system may become worse. It may lead to degeneration of the lateral and posterior columns of the spinal cord (subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord). Folic acid may mask the deficiency of vitamin B12.

Mercury Compounds

The patients whose profession requires the contact of mercury or mercury compounds are at an increased risk when using this medicine. These patients should not use the larger doses of this medicine for a long time.

Exposure to Light

The color of Mebaal may turn reddish with exposure to light and moisture. Mebaal should be used immediately when the package is opened. This medicine should not be exposed to light or moisture.

Handing of Mebaal

If the packaging sheet of this drug is swallowed, the sharp corners of this sheet may puncture the food pipe, causing hole and results in serious complications such as inflammation of the chest cavity (mediastinitis). Caution is advised over the handling of this drug.

Long Term Use

This medicine should not be used for more than one month without any purpose unless it is effective.

Interactions with Mebaal

When two or more medicines are taken together, it can change how the medicines work and increase the risk of side-effects. In medical terms, this is called as a Drug Interaction.
This page does not contain all the possible interactions of Mebaal Tablet. Share a list of all medicines that you use with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medicines without the approval of your doctor.

Histamine H2-Antagonists

Mebaal Tablet interacts with histamine H2-antagonists, which are used to treat and prevent stomach and duodenal ulcers. Absorption of Mebaal into the blood from the stomach and intestine may be decreased while taken with histamine H2-antagonists. This interaction should be taken into account while performing blood testing.

Antituberculosis Drugs

There may be an interaction of Mebaal with aminosalicylic acid, which is used to treat tuberculosis. The use of Mebaal with aminosalicylic acid may decrease the absorption of Mebaal into the blood from the stomach and intestine. Blood testing should be performed by considering this interaction.

Antibiotics

Mebaal Tablet may interact with neomycin, which is used to treat bacterial infections. Absorption of Mebaal into the blood from the stomach and intestine may be decreased while taken with neomycin. This interaction should be taken into account while performing blood testing.

Anti-Gout Drugs

Your doctor's guidelines may need to be followed while taking this medicine along with colchicine, which is used to treat high levels of blood uric acid (gout). Absorption of Mebaal into the blood from the stomach and intestine may be decreased while taken with colchicine. This interaction should be taken into account while performing blood testing.

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Special instructions need to be followed while taking this medicine along with omeprazole, which is used to treat stomach acid backflow and stomach ulcers. The use of Mebaal with omeprazole may decrease the absorption of Mebaal into the blood from the stomach and intestine. Blood testing should be performed by considering this interaction.

Oral Contraceptives

Mebaal Tablet may interact with oral contraceptives, which are used to prevent pregnancy. The use of Mebaal with oral contraceptives may decrease the amount of Mebaal in the blood from the stomach and intestine. Blood testing should be performed by considering this interaction.

Interactions of Mebaal by Severity

Moderate

The following medicines may interact when taken together and can increase your risk of harmful effects. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking these medicines together.

When should Mebaal be not used?

Allergy

This medicine should not be used in patients with allergy to Mebaal or other ingredients of the drug. Patients may experience allergic reactions while using Mebaal.

Long Term Use

This medicine should not be used for more than one month without any purpose unless it is effective.

Expired Medication

Taking a single dose of expired Mebaal is unlikely to cause a side-effect. However, please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, if you feel unwell or sick. An expired medicine may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use an expired drug. You are much safer by always keeping a fresh supply of unexpired medicines.

Safe Disposal of Medication

  • If there are disposal instructions on the package, please follow the instructions.
  • If there are medicine take-back programs in your country, you should contact the respective authority to arrange for the disposal of the medicine. For example, in the USA, the Drug Enforcement Administration regularly hosts National Prescription Drug Take-Back events.
  • If there are no take-back programs, mix the medicine with dirt and place them in a sealed plastic bag. Throw the plastic bag in your household trash. Separately, remove all personal information including the prescription label from the medicine packaging and then dispose off the container.
  • If specifically indicated on the medicine package that it needs to be flushed down the toilet when no longer needed, perform the required step.
This page provides information for Mebaal Tablet .
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