Context: The clinical consequences of excess vitamin B12 induced by multiple oral doses of cyanocobalamin are not well-known.Case details: A young woman was treated with multiple daily doses of 1 mg of cyanocobalamin for severe pernicious anemia. After a total dose of 12 mg, she developed acne, palpitations, anxiety, akathisia, facial ruddiness, headache, and insomnia. She improved two weeks after stopping the drug. There were no sequelae nor complications.Discussion: Although these symptoms of cobalamin toxicity were unexpected and unusual, the case reminds us that the administration of any drug is not entirely safe.
Keywords: Cyanocobalamin; maximum acceptable dose; pharmacology; poisoning; toxicity.