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Vitamin B1

Information About Vitamin B1

Uses of Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1/Thiamine is usually given parenterally to prevent Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.

How Vitamin B1 Works

Thiamine is an essential enzyme that form thiamine pyrophosphate when combines with ATP and involves in the carbohydrate metabolism

Side Effects of Vitamin B1

Warm sensation, Tingling, Pruritus and urticaria, Pain, Respiratory distress, Angioedema, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Transient vasodilation and hypotension, Vascular collapse, Anaphylactic shock

Information Updated on : Mon Apr 05 2021 09:06:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vitamin B1 Related Warnings

Alcohol Safe

There is no known harmful interaction between Vitamin B1/Thiamine and alcohol and in fact, alcoholic patients were given vitamin B1 intravenously because they may have reduced absorption of vitamin B1.

Pregnancy Safe If Prescribed

Vitamin B1/Thiamine may be safe to use during pregnancy. Controlled studies in women fail to demonstrate a risk to the foetus in the 1st trimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters), and the possibility of foetal harm remains unknown.

Lactation Safe If Prescribed

Vitamin B1/ Thiamine is safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that Vitamin B1/Thiamine does not represent a significant risk to the baby and in fact, the requirements for it are increased during lactation period.

Driving Generally Safe

Vitamin B1/Thiamine has no effect on the ability to drive.

Kidney Safe If Prescribed

Studies found that high doses of Vitamin B1/Thiamine may actually reverse the onset of early diabetic kidney disease.

Liver Safe If Prescribed

Vitamin B1/Thiamine is given to alcoholic patients to prevent the development of Wernicke encephalopathy.

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