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Sulbutiamine, an ‘innocent’ over the counter drug, interferes with therapeutic outcome of bipola

Sulbutiamine, an ‘innocent’ over the counter drug, interferes with therapeutic outcome of bipola

  1. catseye

    The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2006; 7(3): 183 - 185


    A case of a patient with bipolar disorder with a histor y of hospitalizations and addiction to sulbutiamine is presented. Sulbutiamine is a precursor of thiamine that crosses the blood - brain barrier and is widely available without prescription in most countries or over the internet. Because of this patient’s need to consume ever increasing quantities of sulbutiamine,
    his psychiatric care was severely compromised through him defaulting appointments and frequent changes of psychiatrists. This paper reviews the current scientific knowledge about sulbutiamine, and some of the information and claims available on the web about its use and potential. It is argued that doctors need to be aware of the potential misuse of medication available over the counter or on the internet and its potential harmful influence.