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Saturday April 18, 2015

 


Q: Why in Delirium Tremens (DT) patients, IV Thiamine is preferred over PO Thiamine?  


Answer: Orally administered thiamine usually have poor enteral absorption in alcoholic patients, therefore high-risk patients who may go into DTs should  be given parenteral thiamine at 100-250 mg once daily for initial few days till risk subsides.



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