On this episode, I cover clinical tips and practice pearls surrounding vitamin B12 pharmacology.
Vitamin B12 deficiency plays a critical role in the development of macrocytic anemia.
There are medications that you have to be aware that can deplete vitamin B12. Metformin, colchicine, and PPIs are some common examples.
A lack of intrinsic factor can lead to B12 deficiency. Intrinsic factor is necessary for adequate GI absorption of vitamin B12.
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