Flashcards in THIAMINE/Vitamin Deck (1):
Description: Thiamine is vitamin B1, which is required to convert glucose into energy. It is not manufactured by the body and must be constantly provided from ingested foods.
Indications: Coma of unknown origin, chronic alcoholism with associated coma, and delirium tremens.
Precautions: Known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Dosage/Route: 100mg IV/IM.
Pedi: 10 to 25 mg IV/IM.