Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is used as a part of the treatment for metabolic disorders and thiamine deficiency symptoms including beriberi (disease affecting heart and nervous system), serious neurological disorders (Wernicke's Encephalopathy), heart failure, swelling of the nerves associated with pellagra (lack of niacin), or pregnancy, as well as in alcoholics and in people with certain types of genetic diseases.
How it works
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is a water soluble vitamin and is important in carbohydrate (sugar and starch) metabolism, maintenance of normal growth, and transmission of nerve impulses.
Common side effects
Allergic reaction, Skin irritation, Cough, Decreased blood pressure, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Increased sweating, Itching, Feeling of discomfort, Rash, Restlessness, Weakness, Wheezing
Immediately consult your doctor if you get any of these symptoms after taking injectable Vitamin B1:
- difficulty in swallowing
- itching of skin
- swelling of face, lips, or eyelids
- wheezing or difficulty in breathing.
- Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is it better to take Thiamine by itself or with other B vitamins?
It may be beneficial if you take the thiamine with other B vitamins. Please consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. What are the food sources of Thiamine?
Thiamine is rich in organ meats, red meats, whole grains, nuts, cooked dried beans, peas, milk, cauliflower, and spinach.
Q. Does Vitamin B1 give you energy?
Vitamin B1 is a key component of chemical that is important for generation of energy from proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Therefore, it helps improve energy production.
Q. Does Vitamin B1 help you lose weight or cause weight gain?
There are no known effects of Vitamin B1 on weight loss/ gain.
Q. Is Vitamin B1 and B12 same?
No, Vitamin B1 is thiamine and Vitamin B12 is methycobalamine. The both belong to group B vitamins.