Nascobal Drug Interactions
Alcohol, antibiotics, and various other drugs may cause interactions when used in combination with Nascobal. Reactions such as these may decrease the effectiveness of Nascobal or interfere with certain medical tests. To reduce your risk for complications, make sure your healthcare provider has an up-to-date list of all vitamins, herbal supplements, and prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
An Overview of Interactions With NascobalNascobal® (cyanocobalamin nasal spray) can potentially react with a few other medications. Some of the products that may lead to drug reactions with Nascobal include but are not limited to:
- Colchicine (Colcrys®)
- Folic acid
- Methotrexate (Rheumatrex®)
- Para-aminosalicylic acid (Paser®)
- Pyrimethamine (Daraprim®).
Nascobal Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Nascobal is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Heavy alcohol intake can cause vitamin B12 deficiency, potentially decreasing the effectiveness of Nascobal. Talk to your healthcare provider if you drink alcohol on a regular basis.
Antibiotics can interfere with the results of vitamin B12 and folic acid blood tests. These tests are used to determine how well Nascobal is working for you.
Nascobal provides the body with vitamin B12, which is important for producing healthy red blood cells. Chloramphenicol may interfere with red blood cell maturation, and could therefore decrease the effectiveness of Nascobal. In general, these medicines should not be used together unless an alternate medicine is not an option.