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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
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Vitamin B12 shots (cyanocobalamin) are injections given to people who have difficulty absorbing this important vitamin on their own through their daily dietary plans. It is important to be able to absorb B12 well as it optimizes cell reproduction, blood formation, along with protein and tissue synthesis. It is commonly used as a supplement for people suffering from pernicious anemia. Vegetarians and vegans are often B12 deficient. Most people who receive a prescription for a B12 shot can buy vitamin B12 injections from their pharmacy self-administer the injection for themselves, provided they understand the safe way to do so.
When you buy Vitamin B12 injections your pharmacist will provide you with printed instructions you can reference before giving yourself the injection. The vitamin B12 injection is usually injected subcutaneously (just under the skin) into fatty tissue. Once you buy vitamin B12 injections and are ready to self-administer your first dosage, be sure to clean and sanitize the region of your body where you will be injecting to. Allow the sanitized skin to dry, and then pull the skin taut (tight) over the region before injecting the needle. Skin should be smooth, and if you are injecting intramuscularly; the muscle should be fully relaxed.
Other areas of the body an individual can receive their vitamin B12 injection are intramuscularly - injection points being the thigh, buttocks, within the deltoid region of either arm, or the lower abdominal region. The high is the best and most recommended region on the body for anyone that is self-administering a B12 shot. Mainly if they are just learning, because it is an easy region on the body to reach on your own.
However, if you are not comfortable with giving yourself a vitamin B12 shot then you should not try it. Mostly for individuals who experience fear around needles (trypanophobic). We recommend you make an appointment to have your vitamin B12 dosage safely administered by a physician at a clinic, or in some cases, your pharmacist may also be able to administer the injection with no appointment necessary.
The active ingredient in vitamin B12 injections is cyanocobalamin.
You should never give yourself and injection unless you are fully confident in your ability to do it safely. Vitamin B12 injections are considered very safe, but it is important to proceed with caution.
If you experience any adverse reaction to your injection, most notably pain or any visible skin reaction at the spot where you injected, then you should stop use and talk with your doctor.
There are no documented risks of drug or supplement interaction with the standard vitamin B12 injections dosage and frequency. If you wish for further clarification, you should speak with the pharmacist at the pharmacy where you buy vitamin B12 injections. If you choose to buy Vitamin B12 shots online you can still speak to a pharmacist at your local pharmacy
Vitamin B12 injection side effects are very uncommon, but some people may experience an allergic skin reaction. If this occurs to you then stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. B12 can also be taken as a sublingual tablet, and this is a suitable choice for anyone that doesn’t want to get an injection and purchase vitamin B12 without a prescription.