Vitamin B12 deficiency: 'Sore' mouth changes that may be a symptom of 'deficiency anaemia'

How is vitamin B12 deficiency treated?

Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia is usually treated with injections of vitamin B12.

Though there are two different options, hydroxocobalamin and cyanocobalamin, hydroxocobalamin is usually recommended as it stays in the body for longer.

You will likely have these injections every other day for two weeks until your symptoms improve.

After this point, your treatment will depend on the cause of your B12 deficiency.

If it is related to diet, you may be encouraged to eat a specific diet plan.

The NHS states: “People who find it difficult to get enough vitamin B12 in their diets, such as those following a vegan diet, may need vitamin B12 tablets for life.”


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