Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is a supplementary drug used to treat Vitamin B12 deficiency in conditions such as pernicious anemia, diabetic or alcoholic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S contains of Mecobalamin.

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is taken by mouth.

Consult your physician regarding dosage. Tell your doctor about any changes in your diet or medical condition.

Drug category : Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin and analogues

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Type

Tablet

Feature

500mcg

Unit

'S

Formula

Mecobalamin

Composition

Mecobalamin 500 mcg

Brand

Sigma Pharma International

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Vitamin B12 is vital for the body to keep working efficiently and effectively.Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the production of the body’s red blood cells and nerves.Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is prescribed when there is a deficiency of vitamin B12.

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S can be found in two different variants;one is a tablet form and the other is a solution form which can be injected into the patient’s body either intravenously (IV) or intramuscularly (IM) and dosage is dependent on the ailment being treated.

There isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S isn’t safe to be administered to pregnant or lactating women;regardless Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be taken under the advisement of the doctor.Dosage is altered for pregnant and lactating women to meet their needs.

Common side effects such as headaches and stomach problems tend to resolve on their own in a few days time.Patients are advised to refrain from alcohol intake as it disrupts absorption of the drug by the body.Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to alter certain drugs.

Indications

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Peripheral neuropathies 
  • Megaloblastic anaemia 
  • Alcoholic neuropathy 
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Multiple sclerosis 

How Does Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S Work

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is the activated form of Vitamin B12 that is prescribed to patients who are suffering through a deficiency to improve vitamin B12 levels in the body. 

How To Use Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S can be found in two different variants;one is a tablet form and the other is a solution form which can be injected into the patient’s body either intravenously (IV) or intramuscularly (IM) and dosage is dependent on the ailment being treated.

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S in tablet form is to be taken either with or without food preferably with water to ease the passage of the drug.Patients are advised to inform their doctor of their daily alcohol intake as excessive amounts of alcohol in the body reduce the absorption rate of Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S by the body.

Dosage

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S can be found in two different variants;one is a tablet form and the other is a solution form which can be injected into the patient’s body either intravenously (IV) or intramuscularly (IM) and dosage is dependent on the ailment being treated.

For Peripheral neuropathy,Megaloblastic anemia and few other ailments,an ampoule is commonly administered three times a week.Dosage can alter on the advice of a doctor after a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to treatment and the patient’s vitamin B12 levels.

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S in a tablet form is prescribed to be taken once daily for a few weeks after which the doctor may alter the dosage or have the patient continue with the prescribed dosage.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

There isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S isn’t safe to be administered to pregnant or lactating women;regardless Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be taken under the advisement of the doctor.Dosage is altered for pregnant and lactating women to meet their needs.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S:

  • Allergic to Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S or any medication or food substance

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S

  • Leber’s disease
  • Optic nerve damage
  • Folic acid deficiency
  • Low potassium levels 
  • Pregnant
  • Lactating/breastfeeding 

 Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S:

  • Chloramphenicol (antibiotic)
  • Colchicine (used for treatment of gout)
  • Antidiabetic medicine (metformin)
  • Cimetidine (treatment for acid reflux and heartburn)
  • Omeprazole and other proton pump inhibitors (treatment for acid reflux and heartburn)
  • Alcohol

Adverse Effects

  • Vomiting 
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Nausea 
  • Shortness of breath 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S.

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.

Key Facts About Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S

  • Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is given to patients who suffer from a deficiency of vitamin B12
  • Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S may cause headaches and stomach problems
  • Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S can be take invenously or orally 
  • Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S isn’t absorbed well in alcoholics.
  • Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S may be prescribed to lactating and pregnant mothers under the advice of their doctor.

FAQS

#1.HOW TO STORE Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S?

Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to alter certain drugs.

#2.CAN Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#3.WHAT COMMON ADVERSE EFFECTS WILL I HAVE WITH Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S?

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Shortness of breath 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S.

#4.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#5.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects. If this happens very often, try setting an alarm as a reminder.

#6.HOW IS Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

The medicine can be ingested orally (from the mouth) either with or without food and is to be taken with water to ease the medicine into the throat.Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S can also be administered intravenously and intramuscularly by a physician or nurse.

#7.IS IT SAFE TO TAKE Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S WITH BIRTH CONTROL PILLS?

 Yes,it is safe as there is no evidence of Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S interfering with any prescribed birth control drugs.

#8.CAN I HAVE ALCOHOL WHILE UNDERGOING TREATMENT WITH Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S?

Alcohol intake is discouraged in patients taking Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S as excessive amounts of alcohol decreases the amount of Cube 500mcg Tablet 20 ‘S absorbed by the body.

#9.WHAT FOODS ARE GOOD SOURCES OF VITAMIN B12?

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Milk.