Thiamine Hydrochloride 500 mg/mL
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Injection
Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine. It is a water soluble vitamin involved in many cellular processes. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Injection is a prescription medication and can only be obtained from a veterinarian. It is available in an injectable form.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- A water soluble vitamin
- Given by subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injections
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- Supplementation with Vitamin B1 is indicated for either the treatment or prevention of thiamine deficiency. A deficiency in this vitamin can contribute to poor appetite, vomiting, weight loss, depression, abnormal heart rhythms, weakness, incoordination, and seizures.
WHAT DOGS/CATS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Safety in breeding, pregnant, or nursing pets has not been established
- Animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to this drug should not take this medication
Read and follow the prescription label carefully.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed. Ideally, give this medication at the same time(s) daily.
Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs. The duration of treatment is usually dependent upon the response to the medication. Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Baseline blood work is often required to assess your pet's general health. Periodic blood work to monitor this medication's effects on the body is also advised if long term therapy is necessary. Dose adjustments may be made based upon these results and an assessment of how your dog or cats is responding clinically.
Subcutaneous (under the skin) or intramuscular (into the muscle) injections may be easily administered in the comfort of your home if your pet requires this form of therapy. If you are advised to provide these injections to your pet at home, follow your veterinarian’s directions carefully. Injections require certain materials and a skill set for safe delivery. Inappropriate injection and delivery technique or use of non-sterile materials can result in infections. If you are unsure how your pet will react to an injection, request assistance or demonstration by your veterinarian. Ensure that you dispose of empty medication vials, needles, and syringes into an appropriate container.
Call ahead for refills.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Injection should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- All injectable medications have the potential to cause an immediate allergic or anaphylactic reaction. Affected animals may have a swelling, hives, changes in respiration, and display signs of agitation. This can be a severe and life threatening reaction, immediate treatment with epinephrine is often required.
- This medication may cause local injection site discomfort with intramuscular injections
- This medication is usually well tolerated and adverse reactions are uncommon at recommended doses
- If you notice anything else unusual, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Vitamin B1 may enhance the activity of neuromuscular blocking agents
- Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?Talk to your veterinarian about:
- When your pet will need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
- If your pet has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced digestive upset now or ever
- If your pet has experienced liver or kidney disease now or ever
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet’s medications can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal’s condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Injection should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Injection. If you have any questions or concerns about it or the condition it was prescribed for, please contact your veterinarian.