Thamine

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fyrems
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89989
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Thamine
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2011-06-09 23:08:44
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Paramedic drugs
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  1. Class
    Vitamin
  2. Description
    Vitamin used to metabolize glucose at the cellular level, The brain is very sensitive to these levels
  3. Mechanism of Action
    Helps get energy from glucose. Converts pyruvic acid to acetyl coenzyme a.
  4. Onset
    • Onset: Rapid
    • Peak: Varies
    • Duration: Varies
    • Half Life: N/A
  5. Indications
    • Malnourished, Anorexic, Hypoglycemic pt's
    • Alcoholics
    • DT's
  6. Contraindications
    None in emergencies
  7. Precautions
    Rare anaphylactic reactions have been reported, should not be used as part of a coma cocktail.
  8. Side Effects
    • Rare, if any dyspnea, hypotension, and respiratory failure
    • Anaphylaxis in rare cases
  9. Adult Dose
    100mg
  10. Pedi Dose
    Rarely indicated
  11. Max dose
    1 dose
  12. Routes
    IV/IM
  13. Supplied
    Vials?

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