Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Thiamine deficiency
Adult: 10-20 mg tid up to 2 weeks, followed by oral therapy for 1 month.

Thiamine deficiency
Adult: Mild cases: 50-100 mg daily. Severe cases: Up to 300 mg daily in divided doses.

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
Adult: Initially, 100 mg via slow IV inj over 10 minutes, then 50-100 mg daily via IM or IV inj until the patient is consuming a regular, balanced diet.
Should be taken with food.
Alkaline or neutral solutions, oxidising and reducing agents.
Special Precautions
Patient with history of allergic reactions. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Allergic reactions (e.g. tingling, pruritus, urticaria).
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Injection site pain, local irritation, tenderness, induration.
Potentially Fatal: Serious hypersensitivity reactions (IM/IV).
IM/IV/Parenteral/PO: A
Drug Interactions
IV dextrose may worsen acute symptoms of thiamine deficiency. May enhance the effect of neuromuscular blocking agents. Diminished therapeutic effect with etamsylate.
Food Interaction
High carbohydrate diet may increase thiamine requirement.
Lab Interference
May give false-positive results for uric acid using phosphotungstate method, and for urobilinogen using Ehrlich's reagent. High doses of thiamine may interfere with the spectrophotometric determination of serum theophylline concentrations.
Description: Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin. It combines with ATP to form thiamine pyrophosphate, an essential coenzyme in carbohydrate metabolism.
Synonyms: aneurine.
Absorption: Well-absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract after oral administration and rapidly and completely absorbed following IM injection.
Distribution: Widely distributed in most body tissues, with highest concentration in the brain, heart, kidney and liver. Enters breastmilk.
Metabolism: Metabolised in the liver.
Excretion: Via urine as metabolites and unchanged drug.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 1130, Thiamine. Accessed Apr. 28, 2021.

Store below 25°C. Protect from light.
MIMS Class
Vitamin B-Complex / with C
ATC Classification
A11DA01 - thiamine (vit B1) ; Belongs to the class of vitamin B1. Used as dietary supplements.
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