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BENERVA 50MG TABLETS
Active substance(s): THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE / THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE / THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to take Benerva 50mg tablets
carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve.
• If you have any unusual effects after using this
product, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
IN THIS LEAFLET
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE BENERVA® 50mg TABLETS
DO NOT take Benerva 50mg tablets if you are:
• Allergic (hypersensitive) to thiamine or any of the
other ingredients in the product (see section 6,
• Under 12 years of age.
Important information about some of the
These tablets contain lactose and sucrose. If you
have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, speak to your doctor
before taking this medicine.
1. What are Benerva 50mg tablets and what are they
2. Before you use Benerva 50mg tablets
3. How to use Benerva 50mg tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Benerva 50mg tablets
6. Further information
Taking other medicines:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any
other medicines, including those obtained without a
prescription, such as vitamins or herbal preparations
which you have bought yourself.
1. WHAT ARE BENERVA® 50mg TABLETS AND
WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
Tell your doctor if you are taking the following
medicine because he/she may need to adjust your
Benerva 50mg tablets are vitamin tablets which
contain thiamine (vitamin B1). They are used to treat
thiamine deficiency (when your body does not have
enough of the vitamin).
Even though thiamine is found naturally in many foods
(especially in yeast, wholegrain cereals, meats and
beans), sometimes your body requires a supplement.
This may be because your diet does not contain
enough thiamine or you may not be absorbing it from
your diet effectively. You may also have a special
need for extra thiamine, especially if you are excreting
it quickly from your body (e.g. in your urine).
By taking Benerva 50mg tablets, you can make sure
you have sufficient thiamine in your diet.
Certain medicines can reduce the effect of your
fluorouracil (used to treat certain cancers and viral
Having blood tests or other medical tests:
High concentrations of thiamine in the blood can
affect certain medical tests. If you are having a blood
test, scan, or any other medical test, tell your doctor
that you are taking thiamine tablets.
Driving and using machines:
This medicine is not known to affect the ability to
drive or use machines. However, if you feel you may
be affected, do not drive or use machines and speak
to your doctor.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Do not take Benerva 50mg tablets if you are pregnant
or breast-feeding unless under the direction of your
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking any medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE BENERVA® 50mg TABLETS
5. HOW TO STORE BENERVA® 50mg TABLETS
This product may have been prescribed for you by
your doctor. If so, follow his/her directions carefully.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
The usual dosage recommendations are as follows.
Adults and children over 12 years of age:
The tablets should be swallowed with water. Do not
chew the tablets.
1–2 tablets once a day
2 tablets 2–3 times a day
The tablets can be taken as long as symptoms persist
or a dietary supplement is required, follow the
recommendation of your doctor or pharmacist.
If your condition does not improve, tell your doctor.
Children under 12 years of age: Do not use.
If you take too many Benerva 50mg tablets:
This is unlikely to be harmful, but if you have taken
too many tablets tell your doctor or pharmacist
immediately or contact your nearest Emergency
If you forget to take your tablet:
Take your dose as soon as you remember, then carry
on taking your tablets as usual. Do not take a double
dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Benerva 50mg tablets can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side
effects are unlikely at the recommended doses.
Very few people may experience an allergic reaction
after taking this medicine, symptoms of this could be:
Rash or skin irritation;
Swelling of face, lips, throat or tongue;
Difficulty in breathing or swallowing;
Do not use Benerva 50mg tablets after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton and on the bottle. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Benerva 50mg tablets contain:
The active substance is thiamine hydrochloride
(50mg per tablet).
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate,
sucrose, pregelatinised maize starch, maize starch,
purified talc and magnesium stearate.
See Section 2, ‘Important information about some of
the ingredients’ for advice about lactose and sucrose.
What Benerva 50mg tablets look like and contents
of the pack:
Benerva 50mg tablets are available in bottles
containing 100 round white tablets marked with ‘50
Benerva’ on one side.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Via F.lli Cervi, 8
I-27010 Valle Salimbene (PV) - Italy
Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing Ltd
William Nadin Way
Derbyshire, DE11 0BB
This leaflet was last approved in April 2016.
Some people may experience a mild stomach upset
after taking this medicine, symptoms of this could be:
Store below 25°C. This product should be stored in its
Remember: if you have any doubts about using
Benerva 50mg tablets correctly, seek the advice of
your doctor or pharmacist
Benerva is a Registered Trademark of Bayer AG,
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme Website:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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