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Brand Names: Methycobal
Generic name: Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin
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.
It is used in treating diseases of vitamin B12 deficiency (such as pernicious anemia), or diseases of effective B12 deficiency, such as vitamin B12 metabolic pathway pathologies.
One study suggests that once absorbed, methylcobalamin may be retained in the body better than cyanocobalamin.