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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 13422-55-4
ATC code B03BA05
PubChem 6436232
Chemical data
Formula C63H91CoN13O14P 
Mol. mass 1344.38 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status
Routes oral,subliungal,injection.

Methylcobalamin is a cobalamin (MeB12) used in peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy etc. It is a form of vitamin B12. It has been studied in conjunction with sleep-wake rhythm disorders, where it appears to yield benefits, but at a low or inconsistent level.[1]

It is used in vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia) treatment.


Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Bangladesh manufactures this drug under the trade name Methicol.

Cipla Ltd manufactures this drug in India under the trade name Mecovit.

Bosnalijek of Bosnia and Herzegovina manufactures this drug under the trade name Cobal.

See also


  1. ^ Double-blind test on the efficacy of methylcobalamin on sleep-wake rhythm disorders
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