Hydroxocobalamin is a form of vitamin B-12. It is used as an antidote to cyanide poisoning. Hydroxocobalamin works by helping cells in the body convert cyanide to a form that can be removed from the body through urination. Hydroxocobalamin is used in an emergency to treat cyanide poisoning. This type of poisoning can occur if you are exposed to smoke from a house or industrial fire, if you swallow or breathe in cyanide, or if you get cyanide on your skin. Hydroxocobalamin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cyanokit is used in an emergency setting as an antidote to cyanide poisoning. The active ingredient of Cyanokit is hydroxocobalamina form of vitamin B-12. Cyanokit is injected into your vein. Cyanokit helps body cells to convert cyanide to a different, benign form that may be removed from your body through urination. Cyanokit may be given only by a professional healthcare provider in an emergency case.