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    Information about Benfotiamine

    Benfotiamine uses

    Benfotiamine is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

    How benfotiamine works

    Benfotiamine provides essential nutrients.

    Common side effects of benfotiamine

    Skin rash, Stomach discomfort
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
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    Frequently asked questions for Benfotiamine


    Q. What is Benfotiamine?

    Benfotiamine is a dietary supplement of thiamine. It is also known as Vitamin B1. The medicine is used in the treatment of low levels of thiamine in the body. It protects the body from conditions which are caused due to low levels of thiamine such as heart, brain and nerve disorders.

    Q. What does Benfotiamine do?

    Benfotiamine contains vitamin B1. This vitamin is needed to process carbohydrates, fat and protein in the body. Our body requires vitamin B1 to form the fuel the body runs on i.e., adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Benfotiamine provides the necessary dose of vitamin B1 which is used by nerve cells in order to function normally.

    Q. Who all are more likely to have deficiency of vitamin B1?

    The levels of vitamin B1 in our body decline with age, irrespective of medical condition. Deficiency is most commonly found in alcoholics, people with malabsorption conditions, and those eating a very poor diet. It is also common in children with congenital heart disease. Individuals undergoing regular kidney dialysis may develop severe vitamin B1 deficiency, which can result in potentially fatal complications. So, it is advisable that persons receiving dialysis should discuss the need for the use of Benfotiamine with their physician.

    Q. Does Benfotiamine cause weight gain?

    No, Benfotiamine does not cause weight gain. Some studies suggest that excessive deficiency of vitamin B12 may cause weight loss along with some other problems such as emotional disturbances, weakness or pain in the hands and legs etc. If you are facing weight related issues, consult your doctor.

    Q. Is Benfotiamine good for diabetics?

    Yes, Benfotiamine has been proven to be beneficial for diabetic patients. Benfotiamine has also shown positive effects on issues caused by poor blood sugar control. However, it would be best to consult your doctor before using Benfotiamine.