thiamine

Adult
Uses
  • alcohol withdrawal syndrome;Wernicke's encephalopathy; beriberi(thiamine deficiency); Korsakoffs syndrome
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity to thiamine
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • nausea
  • tightness of throat
  • weakness
  • pulmonary edema
  • restlessness
  • cyanosis
  • angioneurotic edema
  • pruritus
  • urticaria
  • diaphoresis
  • warmth
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
alcohol withdrawal syndrome: 100 mg/day intramuscular (IM) or intravenous (IV); Wernicke's encephalopathy: 100 mg IV, then 50-100 mg/day IM or IV until consuming a regular diet;Thiamine deficiency (beriberi): 5-30 mg/dose IM or IV 3 times/day
Source of Suggestion