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People take vitamin B12 injections due to their inability to absorb the essential nutrient from foods or dietary supplements. An estimated 1.5 to 15 percent of Americans suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency, reports the Un... More »

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A Vitamin B12 injection is a shot of Cyanocobalamin, a man-made form of Vitamin B12 as reported by Drugs.com. Cyanocobalamin is injected straight into the blood stream and is used to treat Vitamin B12 deficiency. More »

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Drugs.com reports that rapid weight gain is one of the common side effects of vitamin B12 injections. Swelling, diarrhea and a mild rash are also side effects that people commonly experience when they have a vitamin B12 ... More »

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Vitamin B12 shots are designed for people who have a deficiency in vitamin B12. According to Dr. Roy Benaroch on KevinMD.com, anemia, poor diet, depression, neuropathy and irritability are all causes of a deficiency in v... More »

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Injections of cyanocobalamin, or vitamin B12, normally get administered daily to start. They are then given every other day for two to three weeks, and then monthly to treat pernicious anemia, according to Drugs.com. Adu... More »

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WebMD indicates that vitamin B12 is mainly used for the treatment and prevention of vitamin B12 deficiency, diseases resulting from vitamin B12 deficiency and pernicious anemia. Additionally, this vitamin is used to redu... More »

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The normal range for vitamin B12 levels is from about 110 to 1,500 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL), according to WebMD. Vitamin B12 levels are determined from a standard blood test. More »

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