Dear Patient,

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, face-to-face appointments have been suspended as far as possible for staff and patient safety; this includes appointments for Vitamin B12 injections.

You can switch to an oral Vitamin B12 formulation of 1000mcg per day instead, which will provide the same level of cover as your previous IM injection. This is an “off-label ” use of the oral preparation but one we know that has been very beneficial for patients. (Click here for more information on unlicensed and “Off-label Medicines).

Supplements can be bought at very reasonable prices on the high street or through online pharmacies. If you are unable to obtain the supplements and require a prescription, please contact the surgery via our online consultation option.

Evidence base:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4993789/
https://pmj.bmj.com/content/79/930/218