Which medications are used for the treatment of pernicious anemia?

Updated: Feb 18, 2019
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Vitamin B12 is available for therapeutic use parenterally as either cyanocobalamin or hydroxocobalamin. [20] Both are equally useful in the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, and they are nontoxic (except for rare allergic reactions). Theoretical advantages exist to using hydroxocobalamin because it is retained better in the body and is more available to cells; both chemical forms of cobalamin provide prompt correction.


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