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THIAMINE (THAY uh min) prevents and treats low thiamine levels in your body. Thiamine (vitamin B1) plays an important role in turning food into energy. It also helps maintain the health of your heart, nerves, and digestive tract.
This medication is for injection into a muscle or vein. It is given by your care team in a hospital or clinic setting.
If you get this medication at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medication. Use exactly as directed. Take your medication at regular intervals. Do not take your medication more often than directed.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or care team to get one.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 85 degrees F). Protect from heat and light. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
Interactions are not expected.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Follow a healthy diet. Taking a vitamin supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet. Some foods that contain this vitamin naturally are yeast, beans, peas, nuts, pork, and beef. Limit alcohol, smoking, and stress.
Too much of this vitamin can be unsafe. Talk to your care team about how much is right for you.
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