What is bevitine (vitamin B1) used for?
Bevitine is commonly used for preventing or treating low levels of vitamin B1 in people who do not get enough the vitamin from their diets.
How should I take bevitine (vitamin B1)?
Tablet: Take this vitamin by mouth with or without food, usually 1 to 3 times daily.
Injection: This drug is injected by your doctor.
Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How do I store bevitine (vitamin B1)?
Bevitine is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store bevitine in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of bevitine that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush bevitine down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using bevitine (vitamin B1)?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of bevitine or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
During pregnancy, this vitamin has been found to be safe when used in recommended doses. Higher doses during pregnancy should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This vitamin passes into breast milk and is considered to be safe during breastfeeding when used in recommended doses. Consult your doctor for more information.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using bevitine during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking bevitine. Bevitine is pregnancy risk category A, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from bevitine (vitamin B1)?
This vitamin usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
A very serious allergic reaction to this vitamin is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with bevitine (vitamin B1)?
Bevitine may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with bevitine (vitamin B1)?
Bevitine may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with bevitine (vitamin B1)?
Bevitine may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using bevitine (vitamin B1).
What is the dose of bevitine (vitamin B1) for an adult?
Anemia secondary to thiamine deficiency; polyneuritis secondary to alcoholism, pregnancy, or pellagra
Boys and men ages 15 to 50: The recommended dose is 1.5 mg daily.
Girls and women ages 11 to 50: The recommended dose is 1.1 mg daily.
Men age 51 and older: The recommended dose is 1.2 mg daily.
Women age 51 and older: The recommended dose is 1 mg daily.
Pregnant women: The recommended dose is 1.5 mg daily.
Breastfeeding women: The recommended dose is 1.6 mg daily.
What is the dose of bevitine (vitamin B1) for a child?
Anemia secondary to thiamine deficiency; polyneuritis secondary to pellagra
Neonates and infants up to age 6 months: The recommended dose is 0.3 mg daily.
Infants ages 6 months to 1 year: The recommended dose is 0.4 mg daily.
Children ages 1 to 3: The recommended dose is 0.7 mg daily.
Children ages 4 to 6: The recommended dose is 0.9 mg daily.
Children ages 7 to 10: The recommended dose is 1 mg daily.
Boys ages 11 to 14: The recommended dose is 1.3 mg daily.
How is bevitine (vitamin B1) available?
Bevitine is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral 250 mg
- Injectable, injection 50mg/ml
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of bevitine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: April 24, 2017 | Last Modified: April 24, 2017