What is the role of thiamine in the treatment of lactic acidosis?

Updated: Aug 18, 2020
  • Author: Bret A Nicks, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Thiamine deficiency may be associated with cardiovascular compromise and lactic acidosis. The response to thiamine repletion (given as 50-100 mg intravenously [IV] followed by 50 mg/d orally [PO] for 1-2 wk) may be dramatic and potentially lifesaving.


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