Generic Name:Thiamine/ Vitamin B1

Thiamine is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin B1 in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets. It is known with the common name of Vitamin B1 and also sold under the generic name of Thiamine. Most people who eat a normal diet do not need extra vitamin B1. However, some conditions such as alcoholism, cirrhosis, stomach/intestinal problems can cause low levels of vitamin B1. Thimine plays an important role in the body. It is needed to maintain the health of the nerves and the heart. Low levels of vitamin B1 may cause heart failure and mental and nerve problems. People can obtain Vitamin B1 or Thiamine from different food sources as to cover up the deficiency of it as Thiamine is found in foods such as cereals, whole grains, meat, nuts, beans, and peas. Thiamine is important in the breakdown of carbohydrates from foods into products needed by the body.

How to Use Thiamine Injections

  • Take this medicine by mouth with or without food, usually 1 to 3 times daily. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor.
  • If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
  • Use this vitamin regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
  • Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, then do not take any dose of this Vitamin without doctor’s advice.
  • If you are taking the injectable form of Thiamine then do take it under medical administration. Injectable thiamine is injected into a muscle.

Cautions before Use Thiamine Injections

  • If you are allergic to certain foods that carry Thiamine then do not take this medicine.
  • Those people who are allergic to Thiamine or Vitamin B1they should not take this medicine.
  • If you are suffering from any other medical conditions then make sure that you take this medicine after proper doctor’s consultation.
  • The recommended dietary allowance of Thiamine increases with age so do take care of your dosages and get proper medical advice before taking this medicine..

Thiamine Injections Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Thiamine are as follows:

  • Blue colored lips
  • Chest pain, feeling short of breath
  • Black, bloody, or tarry stools
  • Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Nausea
  • Tight feeling in your throat
  • Sweating, feeling warm
  • Mild rash or itching
  • Feeling restless
  • Tenderness or a hard lump at the injected area.

Interactions and Overdose of Thiamine Injections

This medicine can interact with any other medicines, thus take proper medical advice before taking any prescription or non- prescription drugs, herbal preparations or any dietary supplements. As, any medicine can show adverse effects without consulting properly.

In case of over dosage people should take immediate medical support.


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