BALKOVIT 500mcg Injection 1ml

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Drug Information for BALKOVIT 500mcg Injection 1ml

What is BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION used for?

BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION tablet/syrup is used for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.

BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION injection is used for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy and megaloblastic anaemia.

BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.


BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION belongs to the class of drugs called vitamins. The drug acts by increasing erythrocyte production, thereby promoting the synthesis of nucleic acid in the bone marrow. Thus, it helps in treating anaemia.


The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION tablet/syrup/injection as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • In case of syrup , shake the suspension well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug.
  • Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION injection should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION, please use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION?

Drugs that interact with BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION include the following:

  • Chlorambucil
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Colchicine
  • Metformin
  • Omeprazole
  • Omeprazole
  • Ranitidine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION?

The following are the most common side effects of BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Chest pain and discomfort
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nervousness
  • Uncontrollable movements

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Clots in the arms or legs
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Decreased levels of potassium in the blood
  • Fluid build-up in the lungs

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION or similar drugs.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it may alter the absorption of
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
  • Avoid consuming grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION medication.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor, especially while using BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION medication during breastfeeding.

You are advised not to use BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before using BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of iron deficiency, folate deficiency, bone disease (polycythaemia) or blood in urine.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION medication along with antacids.

Frequently Asked Questions about BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION

  1. How should BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION be stored?
  2. BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION should be stored at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.

  3. Is it safe to use BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION medication during pregnancy?
  4. Consult your doctor to discuss the potential risks and benefits of BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION medication during pregnancy.

  5. Should I be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION?
  6. Yes, it is advised to undergo blood tests regularly while using BALKOVIT 500MCG INJECTION.


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