Arcalion-200 mg (Sulbutiamine) which is available in tablet form of 200-mg strength is often prescribed to patients suffering from conditions like chronic fatigue, asthenia or an abnormal loss of strength, depression, difficulty concentrating, decreased mental acuity in the elderly, hypothyroidism, diabetes, renal disease, and fibromyalgia. Arcalion has been prescribed to improve memory and the thinking processes as well as some problems with vision. Since it is basically a vitamin compound, it has found use to help boost energy potential after strenuous activities like sports. It has also been prescribed for patients with decreased intellectual efficiency.
Dosage and Administration
Arcalion-200 mg is usually taken once or twice a day, but dosages may change as directed by your physician; the usual dosage is 2 tablets per day for a period of 2 weeks. The tablet is to be swallowed whole with a glass of water and it is not to be broken, bitten or chewed. The physician may change individual dosages based on therapeutic response to the medication; however, the dosage should not exceed 600 mg within a 24-hour period.
Arcalion-200 mg (Sulbutiamine) has been known to cause some side effects in patients which include:
- renal failure
- renal failure
- lupus symptoms
- increased levels of uric acid
- epidermolysis bullosa
It would be advisable to consult a doctor should the symptoms persist or get worse. Other serious side effects which may require immediate medical attention includes:
- hypersensitive or allergic reaction
- shortness of breath
- chest tightness
- skin rashes
- difficulty swallowing
Before starting Arcalion-200 mg (Sulbutiamine) it would be advisable to inform the doctor or treating physician if you have any of these under-mentioned conditions:
- if you are trying to get pregnant
- are presently pregnant
- allergies to medications
- any other medical conditions or disorders
- using any other medications, prescribed or non-prescription
- vitamins or any other supplements
Drug Interactions with Arcalion:
Arcalion should not be taken along with any anti-depressant medications and it is also not advisable to take it with certain supplements or brain boosting products.