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Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. Vitamin B12 is important for growth, cell reproduction, blood formation, and protein and tissue synthesis.


Vitamin B-12 deficiency symptoms include depression and mood disorders, fatigue, memory failure, anemia, low blood pressure, and high homocysteine levels. While the shot addresses B-12 deficiency, it may also be prescribed to boost energy, as a therapy for depression, or to drive cognitive function.


This medication is given by injection into a muscle or under the skin. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Certain medical conditions may require you to continue receiving injections every month.