Depofort B12 Ampoule – Hydroxocobalamin

Company Name: Pharco Pharmaceuticals

Trade Name: Depofort B12 Ampoule

Generic Name: Hydroxocobalamin


Each ampoule (1 ml) contains:

  • Active ingredient: Hydroxocobalamin acetate 1.044 mg equivalent to 1.0 mg Hydroxocobalamin
  • Inactive ingredients: Disodium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl alcohol, Glacial acetic acid, water for injection.

What is Depofort B12 Ampoule used for?

Depofort B12 Ampoule is used to treat and prevent vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is essential for the formation of red blood cells and the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Pernicious anemia (a chronic autoimmune condition in which the body does not produce enough intrinsic factor, a protein needed for vitamin B12 absorption)
  • Megaloblastic anemia (a type of anemia with abnormally large red blood cells)
  • Post-gastrectomy or ileal resection (surgery to remove part of the stomach or small intestine)
  • Inadequate secretion of the intrinsic factor resulting from gastric atrophy or lesions that destroy gastric mucosa (the lining of the stomach)
  • Congenital cobalamin malabsorption (Imerslund-Graesbeck syndrome) and congenital intrinsic factor deficiency (both are rare genetic disorders that affect vitamin B12 absorption)
  • Strict vegetarians (people who do not eat any animal products)
  • Tobacco amblyopia (a type of vision loss caused by smoking)
  • Infection with intestinal parasites or bacteria

How does Depofort B12 Ampoule work?

Depofort B12 Ampoule contains hydroxocobalamin, a form of vitamin B12 that is well absorbed by the body. Hydroxocobalamin is stored in the liver and released slowly into the bloodstream, providing a continuous supply of vitamin B12.

How is Depofort B12 Ampoule given?

Depofort B12 Ampoule is given by injection into a muscle. The usual dose for adults is 1 ampoule every other day for 1-2 weeks, then 1 ampoule every 3 months for maintenance. The dose for children may be adjusted depending on their age and weight.

What are the side effects of Depofort B12 Ampoule?

Depofort B12 Ampoule is generally well tolerated. Side effects are rare, but may include itching, diarrhea, hives, and peripheral vascular thrombosis.

Who should not use Depofort B12 Ampoule?

Depofort B12 Ampoule should not be used by people who are allergic to hydroxocobalamin or cobalt. It should also not be used by pregnant women or nursing mothers.

Important information about Depofort B12 Ampoule

  • Depofort B12 Ampoule contains benzyl alcohol, which is not for use in neonates and infants.
  • Depofort B12 Ampoule should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 30° C away from light.
  • Keep Depofort B12 Ampoule out of the reach of children.

Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information about Depofort B12 Ampoule.

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