What is the differences between modes of Thiamine administration for Wernicke encephalopathy?
It is intravenous
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For a patient with significant risk of wernicke's encephalopathy intravenous thiamine should be considered for initial 3 to seven days. Since it has significant risk of allergic reaction it can be considered only in inpatient settings.
For a patient with low risk of werniicke's encpahlopathy or on outpatient treatment oral thiamin can be given.
In regard to dose, the dose is 100-300 mg per day depending on the duration alcohol intake, severity of withdrawal syndrome and many other factors. It should be continued over at least one month.
Now days benfothiamine is preferred over thiamine due to superior absorption and the dose remains same of thiamine.
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