Sulbutiamine

Description

Sulbutiamine is a synthetic derivative of thiamine used for the treatment of asthenia. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sulbutiamine

  • Skin Rash
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Tremors
  • General feeling of discomfort

Uses of Sulbutiamine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthenia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to sulbutiamine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition
General warnings

Lactose intorlerance

Some formulations of this medicine may contain lactose, glucose, and sucrose. Hence, it is not recommended for use in patients intolerant to fructose or galactose or with malabsorption of glucose due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

Sulbutiamine may interact with many other medicines and may cause adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Psychiatric disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with psychiatric disorders due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by increasing the levels of thiamine in the brain and also improves strength.focus, and energy.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiasthenic drug, Central stimulant

Schedule

Schedule H

Sulbutiamine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 19 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB13416

Sulbutiamine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 19 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/3002120#section=2D-Structure

[Internet]. Meppo.com. 2019 [cited 7 February 2019]. Available from:

http://www.meppo.com/pdf/drugs/155-ARCALION-200-1439985168.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 7 Feb 2019

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