Vitamin B12 helps your body to use iron, metabolise fats and carbohydrates, and produce healthy blood and nerve cells. Most people are able to get enough B12 from a healthy diet or oral supplements, but there are a variety of disorders that may require vitamin B12 injections. If you are unable to absorb vitamin B12 through oral supplements, your doctor may prescribe injectable B12 as an alternative. Proper storage of injectable vitamin B12 will help to keep it fresh.
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Things you need
- Vitamin B12 injectable
- Desiccant (silica gel) packets (optional)
Pick up the prescription from the pharmacy only when you can take it home immediately to store properly.
Avoid storing your injectable B12 where it will be exposed to excessive heat, cold, or humidity.
If your home is humid, purchase silica gel packs (desiccants) to help control moisture.
Store the vitamin B12 injectable containers in a cool, dry area. Temperatures should not be below 15 degrees C or above 30 degrees Celsius (between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius). Do not store the product in direct sunlight.
Do not store your injectable B12 in a room with high humidity, such as a bathroom. If your home is very humid, you can place the containers is an enclosed box with silica gel packets to help control humidity. Silica gel packets can be ordered from online stores, such as like silicagelpackets.com or multisorb.com, local pharmacies, and local home improvement stores.
Tips and warnings
- Purchasing reusable silica gel packets can be more cost effective than purchasing disposable packets.
- Store you injectable B12 away from children and pets.
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