ARCALION 200mg | Sulbutiamine | Vitamin B1 – 40 Tabs
Arcalion 200mg is used in the treatment and prevention of thiamine deficiency in Kneya. It is given by mouth, the preferred route. Thiamine deficiency develops when the dietary intake is inadequate; severe deficiency leads to the development of a syndrome known as beri-beri. Chronic ‘dry’ beri-beri is characterised by peripheral neuropathy, muscle wasting and muscle weakness, and paralysis. Acute ‘wet’ beri-beri is characterised by cardiac failure and oedema. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (demyelination of the CNS) may develop in severe cases of thiamine deficiency notably in association with chronic alcoholism. Severe thiamine deficiency, characterised by lactic acidosis and neurological deterioration, has been reported within a relatively short time of starting thiamine-free total parenteral nutrition; some deaths have occurred.
Dosage: In the treatment of mild chronic thiamine deficiency usual doses of 10 to 25¬†mg daily by mouth, in single or divided doses. In severe cases, doses of 200mg daily are used, but higher doses can be used on Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome patients