Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
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- What other names is Thiamine (vitamin B1) known by?
- What is Thiamine (vitamin B1)?
- How does Thiamine (vitamin B1) work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Thiamine (vitamin B1).
Thiamine is likely safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women when taken in the recommended amount of 1.4 mg daily.
Thiamine might not properly enter the body in some people who have liver problems, drink lots of alcohol, or have other conditions.
- For adults with somewhat low levels of thiamine in their body (mild thiamine deficiency): the usual dose of thiamine is 5-30 mg daily in either a single dose or divided doses for one month. The typical dose for severe deficiency can be up to 300 mg per day.
- For reducing the risk of getting cataracts: a daily dietary intake of approximately 10 mg of thiamine.
- Healthcare providers give thiamine shots for treating and preventing symptoms of alcohol withdrawal (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome).
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