Last Updated: November 17, 2022

Benfotiamine is a relative of the vitamin Thiamine (B1) that appears to have a therapeutic role in pain reduction and diabetic complications (neuropathies and nephropathies); confers bioavailable Vitamin B1 after oral ingestion.

Benfotiamine is most often used for

What are other names for Benfotiamine?
Note that Benfotiamine is also known as:
  • S-{(Z)-2-{(4-amino-2-methylpyrimidin-5-yl) methyl-formylamino}-5-phosphonooxypent-2-en-3-yl} benzenecarbothioate
Benfotiamine should not be confused with:
  • Sulbutiamine (a molecule made from two Thiamin molecules; very different actions though)
Dosage information

Benfotiamine is commonly taken at the oral dose of 300-600mg over the course of the day, usually in two divided doses with meals (150mg or 300mg twice daily).

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