9.6.2 Vitamin B

Vitamin B deficiency is rare but can occur with isoniazid therapy and in chronic alcoholism.  See Guidelines on the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal and Prevention of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.

It is usual to give any patient undergoing alcohol detoxification at home thiamine (200mg daily), together with other B and C vitamins for 5 – 7 days.

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
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