Vitamin B12 injections will help you treat your vitamin B12 deficiency quickly and effectively. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, following a plant-based diet, suffering from absorption problems or taking certain medications, our expert injection service can help safeguard your long-term health and wellbeing.
Visit or call Charlton Pharmacy Cheltenham to find out more about our vitamin B12 injection service.
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that is involved in a range of functions in the body. This includes creating red blood cells, maintaining your nervous system, converting food to energy, keeping your immune system healthy and maintaining your mood.
Our bodies don’t make vitamin B12 so we need to get it in our diet. It’s found in foods such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy. Vegetarians and vegans should eat fortified foods, take supplements and have their levels of vitamin B12 checked regularly.
If we aren’t getting the vitamin B12 we need, we will suffer from a deficiency. Those following a vegetarian or vegan diet, suffering from digestive issues or pernicious anaemia or those taking certain medicines such as anticonvulsants and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are most at risk.
Symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency can include extreme tiredness, lack of energy, breathlessness, feeling faint, pale skin, heart palpitations, weight loss and a loss of appetite, although they do vary from person to person.
The vitamin B12 injection (hydroxocobalamin) is a quick and effective way of increasing your vitamin B12 levels and treating a deficiency. It can be especially beneficial to those who have trouble absorbing vitamin B12 from the stomach due to digestive issues, age or taking prescription medication.
You can also take vitamin B12 tablets (cyanocobalamin), but they are usually not as effective as the vitamin B12 injection.
Before you can receive the vitamin B12 injection, you must be tested for a deficiency. You can do this through our onsite phlebotomist.
Once you have your test results, please contact us.
Call us anytime to discuss arranging your blood test or find more details here.
The Vitamin B12 injection is an effective way to treat a deficiency. Please feel free to Speak to us today about any symptoms you may be suffering, and we will advise whether an injection is suitable.
Dose: It is generally recommended that an initial dose of 1mg/1ml (1 jab) per week for up to 4 weeks, then monthly there on
Price: £40 per dose