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Pernicious anemia

Description

In this anemia, Vit B 12 is deficient. It’s mainly caused by an autoimmune process that makes the body unable to produce substances called intrinsic factors. 

Causes

Our body requires a sufficient amount of Vitamin B12. Which is found in meat, shellfish, poultry, eggs, dairy products and nutritional supplements. Lack of Vitamin B12 in the diet leads to pernicious anemia. 

Risk factors
  • Having a family history 
  • Have had parts of your stomach or small intestine removed 
  • Certain diseases like Crohn’s disease, HIV etc
  • Strict vegetarian
Symptoms

Common symptoms include:

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches 
  • Pale skin
  • Weight loss
Diagnosis

A few tests are required to diagnose pernicious anemia. Which include: 

  • Complete Blood count (CBC) 
  • IF and parietal cell antibodies 
  • Vitamin B12 level 
Management
  • Vitamin B12 injections 
  • Over the course of therapy, following the blood level of Vit B12
When to consult a doctor?
Consult your doctor when the side effects worsen.

Available Medicine for Pernicious anemia

Nervon 500mcg

Rs.112

Getz Pharma

Mylaxon 500mcg

Rs.70.81

Barrett

Mylaxon 500mcg

Rs.102.78

Barrett

Medicobal 500mcg

Rs.400

Pharmadic

Qbal 500mcg

Rs.111

Bosch

Lizobal 500mcg

Rs.30

Bosch

Lizobal 500mcg

Rs.222

Bosch

Methycobal 500mcg

Rs.198.79

Hilton

Xyster 500mcg

Rs.46

Wilshire

Bezel 500 mcg

Rs.494.95

Saffron

Bezel 500 mcg

Rs.82.28

Saffron

Neuromet 500mcg

Rs.133.9

Martin Dow

XYSTER 500mcg

Rs.83.66

Wilshire

Mecobal 500mcg 500mcg

Rs.99.75

Marvi

Methycobal 500mcg

Rs.127.1

Hilton

Mabil 500 mcg

Rs.77.5

Sami

Cobolmin 500mcg

Rs.103.6

Macter

Mecobal 500mcg 500mcg

Rs.49.5

Marvi

Medicobal 500mcg

Rs.60

Dawaai

Nervon 500mcg

Rs.275

Getz Pharma

Incobal 500 mcg 500mcg

Rs.85.89

Indus Pharma

Cobolmin 500mcg

Rs.62.25

Macter

Neuromet 500mcg

Rs.86.31

Martin Dow