Betamin (Thiamine hydrochloride (Vitamin B1)) 100 Tabs
Betamin is a type of medicine used to treat thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency. Thiamine is an essential vitamin from the B group of vitamins involved in a number of important metabolic functions in the body.
Thiamine deficiency can be caused by:
- restricted diets
- gastrointestinal diseases
- major burns
- kidney or liver problems
- thyroid problems
- receiving injectable nutrition
- development of abnormal breast tissue
Your doctor or pharmacist, however, may recommend Betamin for another purpose. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about why it has been recommended for you.
The standard dose for this medicine is 1/2 to 1 tablet daily.
Your doctor may have recommended a different dose. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure of the correct dose for you.
Swallow the tablet with a full glass of water or other liquid. Take Betamin during or immediately after a meal, at about the same time each day. If you take it on an empty stomach, it may cause stomach upset.
Take Betamin at about the same time each day. Taking your tablets at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take the tablets.
All medicines have some unwanted side effects. Sometimes they are serious, but most of the time they are not. Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Betamin.
It helps most people with thiamine deficiency, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. If any of the following happen, stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor immediately, or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital:
- swelling of the face, lips, mouth or throat, which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
These are very serious side effects. If you have them, you may have had a serious allergic reaction to Betamin. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation. These side effects are very rare
Betamin tablets are a white, scored tablet available in a bottle containing 100 tablets.
100mg thiamine hydrochloride (Vitamin B1) per tablet
The tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients:
- starch - wheat
- magnesium stearate