Cobalamin is one of the most important nutrients in the body, which is why there are several types of drugs and drugs with vitamin B12. It fulfills many functions, being one of the most important ones the production of red blood cells, but also working in the production in quantity and quality of neurotransmitters, generating energy or producing DNA and RNA. It is very important to have optimal levels of B12 in the body.
Deficiency causes very serious health consequences, such as dementia or numbness of limbs, to name a couple. Excess, on the other hand, is often a symptom of underlying diseases and disorders that need to be diagnosed quickly. That is why it is so important to follow a rich and varied diet. This nutrient is found in high amounts in many animal foods, so it is not difficult to ingest the required dose. Even so, vitamin B12 is found in a number of drugs that offer very diverse treatments.
Let’s look at the main drugs or formulas that include it:
Almiron Pepti 2
It is a complete formula for the treatment of infants from 6 months of age who have some type of intolerance to cow’s milk proteins. Includes protein hydrolysates consisting of peptides or carbohydrates and lipids
It is dispensed by a doctor and financed by the National Health System.
It is available in 800 grams, in presentations of 1 or 6 cans.
A hydrolyzed, hypoallergenic formula that significantly improves the symptoms associated with cow’s milk intolerance. It can be taken from birth.
It is prescribed by a doctor and financed.
The format is a 450-gram pack.
A vitamin B12 drug that is indicated for people with nutrient deficiency. Vegetarians or people who have had an inadequate slimming diet usually take it. comes in pills and there is no need for a prescription.
It is a complex of vitamin B with analgesic effect; it is useful in the regeneration of damaged nerves and an essential for sciatica problems. It comes in a container of 10 ampoules of 2 ml each injectable, requiring a prescription but not financed. They can also be drunk although their taste is very unpleasant.
Becozyme C Forte
A medicine that prevents and treats vitamin deficiencies of the B and C group in people who do not provide their bodies with an adequate amount of vitamins. The most common cases are due to lack of appetite, diet or convalescence.
It is recommended not to be consumed during lactation or pregnancy.
It should be noted that one of its components, pyridoxine, inhibits the effect of L-dopa and that it causes erroneous results in urine glucose tests in laboratories.
It is not financed by Spanish social security.
The format is given in tablets coated in red.
It comes in packs of 30.
Benexol B1+ B6+ B12
A complex of water-soluble vitamins of complex B, B1, B6 and B12. It is a formula for the prevention and treatment of deficiency of some of these micronutrients. Influences the nocioceptive transmission pathways. The format consists of tablets coated with pink film. The contents of each package is 30 tablets of 250/250/1 mg. It does not require a prescription and is not included in the financing of the NHS.
It is offered during hospitalization as a grade IV nutritional supplement, covering the water-soluble vitamin needs. Packaging includes 10 vials.
Another vitamin B12 drug to treat iron-deficiency anemia. It is presented as a solvent for oral solution. Each container contains 30 vials.
Dietgrif Activ Protein Fibre
A drinking format for those patients who need an extra dose of energy or nutrients, as well as those suffering from severe malnutrition. It is available in vanilla and strawberry flavours. Each container contains 24 bottles of 200 ml each.
A medicine that contains a combination of vitamins and minerals. It is indicated for patients suffering from nutrient deficiency disorders, especially those who suffer from extraordinary wear and tear, for those with inadequate diets or who suffer from a lack of appetite. Elevit are coated tablets; it is available in packs of either 30 or 100 tablets.
One of the vitamin B12 drugs indicated for the relief of symptoms linked to phenylketonuria. It is prescribed by a doctor and financed by the SNS. It is given in containers of 50 grams. Available in orange and neutral flavor presentations.
Foli-Doce is a daily supplement recommended to maintain optimal folic acid and B12 levels in certain situations such as pregnancy. This medicine comes in tablets; the container contains 28 tablets. It is prescribed by the doctor and financed.
Frebini Energy Drink
A beverage for hypercaloric diets (1.5 kcal/ml) with mid-chain triglycerides, taurine, carnitine and inositol. Designed for the nutritional treatment of children between 1 and 12 years old who are malnourished or need extra calories as well as for cases of anorexia, dementia, loss of nutrients, polytraumatism, surgeries, hydric restrictions, gastrointestinal alterations, inflammations, cachexias… You can find it in strawberry and banana flavors. It is sold in containers of 24 bottles of 200 ml each.
Fresubin Energy Drink
Similar to the previous one and for the same indications, it is dispensed by a doctor and financed. You have it in 200 ml bottles in presentations of cappuccino, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors for its Fibre format and nourishing flavor for HP format.
Fresubin Jucy Drink
A drink indicated for relieving symptoms related to malnutrition.
It is prescribed and financed.
Available in two flavours: apple and pineapple. It comes in a container with 24 bottles of 200 ml.
A food supplement for women who are breastfeeding or during pregnancy. Contains folic acid, minerals, 10 vitamins, DHA and bifidobacteria.
The container contains 30 capsules of 0.39 g and 30 1g pearls.
You take one of each per day.
A dietary supplement rich in vitamins B12, B1 and pantothenic acid as well as vitamin D, zinc and iron. A very complete formulation to reduce fatigue and help the normal functioning of the immune system. As for the presentation, you have it in drops, in a bottle of 10 ml, the container contains 40 tablets and is indicated for children and we also have Multiactión in container of 30.
A vitamin complex of vitamins B1, B6 and B12 in 250 and 250 mg for B1 and B6 and 500 mcg for B12.
The container contains 30 pink tablets.
It does not require a prescription and is not financed.
It is a complete special formula for treating metabolic stress.
It is packaged in packs of 12 smartflex 500 ml and comes in neutral flavor, coffee, vanilla and fruit.
It is prescribed by the doctor and financed.
They are steroids that are associated with vitamins.
Comes in 6 x 2 ml ampoules.
It is financed by social security and requires a prescription for its purchase.
Eye drops indicated for the treatment of corneal fragility, as well as for treating ulcers, wounds and other erosions. Cobalamin is extremely beneficial in healing and healing tissue.
The format is 5 milliliters per bottle.
It is not financed.
A complete and hyperprotein formula aimed at malnourished patients or patients with metabolic stress who require enteral nutrition by tube. Available in fruit, neutral and vanilla flavours.
A medication used both to prevent and correct any kind of disorder in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to vitamin or mineral deficiency, as well as in those who follow slimming diets or who do not include foods of animal origin. It contains several B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin E, zinc, calcium, iron…
It is not financed by Social Security.
These are soft gelatinous capsules.
Each container contains 28 capsules.
It is a dietary supplement that includes minerals and vitamins in abundance; magnesium, vitamin B, B3, E and selenium. Package includes 80 tablets.
A food supplement hyperprotein and hypercaloric that is used to provide a dose of vitality and strength to adults. It provides a large amount of protein, minerals and vitamins. Available in fruit and vanilla flavor. The presentation is a pack of 24 Smartflex 250 milliliters.
A medicine that contains active ingredients of iodine, folic acid and cyanocobalamin. Aimed at patients with these disabilities. The container contains 28 tablets containing 200,400 and 2 mcg each.
Another iodide complex, B9 and B12 in 300,400 and 2 mcg.
Funded and prescription, its packaging includes 28 tablets.
A group B water-soluble vitamin drug suitable for people with vitamin deficiency.
It is not financed.
The package includes 30 capsules of 100 milligrams each.
It is a vitamin complex of B1, B6 and B12 included in 50/50/1 mg respectively.
The container is 20 hard capsules.
It is dispensed and financed by the NHS.
A formula for patients with digestive absorption problems. Serves as enteral nutrition or oral diet supplement.
Available in vanilla, neutral and fruit flavor.
We also find the versions GI Control and Junior.
The presentation is in a pack of 12 smartflex 500 millilitres.
Nutrison Advanced Diason
Formula for dietary supplement normoproteic and normocaloric.
It is dispensed with prescription and financed.
Presentations are in bottles of 8 or 12 bottles of 500 ml.
It is a hyperprotein and hypocaloric polymeric formula.
It is dispensed in containers of 24 sachets of 50 grams.
Presentations are given in coffee, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and tropical flavors.
It is prescribed by a doctor and financed.
It synthesizes nucleic acids and proteins and works to prevent and treat anaemia. It is also indicated in pregnancies, in malabsorption processes, if there is polyneuritis, if neuralgias…
It is financed by social security and prescribed by a doctor.
It comes in a container with 5 ampoules of 2 ml each.
A formula indicated for adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition and in specific dietary diets for diabetic patients, frail elderly people, cancer patients and patients with gastrointestinal problems. Available in several flavours: apricot, vanilla, chocolate, neutral and coffee.
We found versions 2.0, CF, Diabet, Energy, HP/HC, Junior, Protein and Protein fiber; each focused on one type of patient. It has to be prescribed by the doctor and financed. The presentation format is a container with 24 bottles of 200 ml.
It is a nutritional supplement for children and other hospitalized patients that provides vitamin A, D2, E and K1.
Comes in a 10 vial container.
Its use is exclusively hospital.
A drug indicated for hypercaloric diets for cancer patients.
Prescribed and financed.
It comes in drinkable form of 200 ml, in containers with 24 bottles.
With tropical fruits or cappuccino flavor.
A food supplement based on lipoic acid, B vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin C to protect the immune system. It comes in bottles of 40 or 400 tablets.
It’s an antihistamine from the H1 group.
The format is an oral solution; a 150 ml bottle.
A moisturizing eye drops for dry, tired or irritated eyes due to the use of contact lenses.
It contains B12, hyaluronic acid, B5 and electrolytes as well as other components in a smaller proportion.
The bottle contains 10 ml of product.
Yodocefol is a vitamin B12 medication indicated to prevent disorders caused by iodine deficiency, folic acid and, obviously, cobalamin in pregnant women. The active ingredients are potassium iodide, folic acid and vitamin B12.
It comes in packs of 28 tablets.
It is financed by social security and prescribed by a doctor.
Yofolvit y Yoduk Complex
They are similar to the previous one, with potassium iodine complex, folic acid and B12. They are also packaged in 28 tablets and meet the same conditions for dispensing and financing.
Canceled cobalamin medications
There are a number of vitamin B12 drugs that have been discontinued. The motives are varied. Some due to improved composition, others due to sensitivity, etc.
As you can see, there are many drugs and drugs with vitamin B12 on the market today and, in addition, are indicated for very different pathologies. In general terms, we can group the medicines that use cobalamin in three large families.
On the one hand, those indicated for patients who need a hypercaloric diet, an extra consumption of quality calories.
On the other hand, people who need a high dose of energy and vitality; let us remember that cobalamin has a fundamental role in the production of energy in the body and that a lack of it implies weakness and fatigue.
And finally, eye drops for tissue repair or to improve the symptoms of tired eyes; vitamin B12 is extremely beneficial in healing processes.
By way of conclusion, I would like to stress in particular the importance of cobalamin for the proper functioning of the organism. It is essential to maintain good levels of good health so that you do not suffer from any health problems in the medium or long term.
One of the biggest drawbacks of vitamin B complex deficiency is that the symptoms do not become latent until two or three years later; however, during that time, this deficiency has already caused functional damage in the body.
Therefore, it is essential to eat a rich and varied diet, including all food groups and, if necessary or advisable, take drugs, supplements and vitamin complexes that allow us to reach normal levels of vitamin B12.