Thiamine is a type of Vitamin B, also known as Vitamin B1. It helps the body to use carbohydrates for energy and is mostly found in heart, muscles and nervous system.
Signs and symptoms for thiamine deficiency includes loss of appetite, fatigue, tingling sensation in arms and legs or muscle weakness.
This medication is used to treat or prevent a lack of thiamine. Most people are able to obtain thiamine from their diet but certain medical or health conditions (eg poor nutrition may lead to beri-beri, prolonged vomiting, alcoholism, stomach/intestinal diseases, etc) can cause a deficiency in thiamine.
Common side effects that you may encounter when you use this medication
You can inform your healthcare professional if you experience other side effects other than the above that is making you feel unwell.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to vitamin B1 or any ingredients contained in the injection. If you are taking other medications, do inform your prescriber so that they can check for any incompatibilities as well.
Thiamine injection is given by injection into vein or muscle as prescribed by your doctor. The dose prescribed is based dependent upon your medical condition and response to treatment.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose
If you used too much of Thamine Injection, go to the nearest Accident and Emergency unit or contact your prescriber or healthcare professional.
Store at room temperature, away from light and moisture.
If your condition improves and you still require Vitamin B1 supplementation, your doctor may prescribe you with oral tablets instead of injection for easier administration.
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