What is Benfotiamine?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Benfotiamine is a lipid-soluble form of thiamine (vitamin B-1). It is perhaps the most effective of the allithiamine group of naturally occurring, thiamine-derived compounds, found in trace quantities in roasted crushed garlic and other vegetables from the Allium genus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1
Multiple sclerosis 2 0
Joint pain 1 1
Joint pain in feet 1 1
Joint pain in hands 1 1
Joint stiffness 1 1

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Benfotiamine

Side effect Patients
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Benfotiamine

Dosage Patients
150 mg daily 1
160 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1
1,000 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Benfotiamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Benfotiamine

Duration

Currently taking Benfotiamine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Benfotiamine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Benfotiamine.