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- Vitamin B1 deficiencies: beriberi, alcoholic neuritis
Forms and strengths
- 50 mg tablet
Also comes in 10 mg and 25 mg tablets.
Dosage and duration
- 10 mg once daily, until complete recovery (3 to 4 weeks)
- 50 mg 3 times daily for a few days, until symptoms improve, then 10 mg once daily until complete recovery (several weeks)
Mild chronic deficiency
- 10 to 25 mg once daily
Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions
- No contra-indication, or adverse effects with oral thiamine.
- Pregnancy: no contra-indication
- Breast-feeding: no contra-indication
- In the treatment of severe cases, the use of injectable thiamine is justified to correct the disorder as rapidly as possible, but is no longer justified when symptoms have improved.
- Vitamin B1 deficiency often occurs in association with other vitamin B-complex deficiencies, especially in alcoholic patients.
- Thiamine is also called aneurine.
– In airtight non-metallic container