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Thiamine

Generic Name: thiamine (vitamin B1) (THIGH a min)
Brand Name: Vitamin B1
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Drug Information:
Thiamine is Vitamin B1. 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. Thiamine is used to treat or prevent Vitamin B1 deficiency. Thiamine injection is used to treat beriberi, a serious condition caused by prolonged lack of Vitamin B1. Thiamine taken by mouth (oral) is available without a prescription. Injectable thiamine must be given by a healthcare professional. Learn more

Thiamine Side Effects

Thiamine Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to thiamine: solution, tablet

Along with its needed effects, thiamine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking thiamine:

Rare

- Soon after receiving injection only
  • Coughing
  • difficulty in swallowing
  • hives
  • itching of skin
  • swelling of face, lips, or eyelids
  • wheezing or difficulty in breathing

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to thiamine: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral tablet

Local

Local side effects have included tenderness and induration at the injection site following intramuscular use.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included a feeling of warmth, pruritus, urticaria, weakness, sweating, nausea, restlessness, tightness of the throat, angioneurotic edema, cyanosis, pulmonary edema, and hemorrhage into the gastrointestinal tract. Anaphylaxis has been reported, especially after repeated injection. Collapse and death have also been reported.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Thiamine (www.drugs.com/mtm/thiamine.html).