Arcalion (Sulbutiamine) is a prescription medication used to treat body asthenia and fatigue. Asthenia is a condition in which there is generalized tiredness and weakness that persists for a long term. The drug enhances athletic performance. The drug has mild stimulant effects. There is insufficient evidence for the use of Arcalion to treat nerve pain in people with diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and erectile dysfunction. The active ingredient in Arcalion is Sulbutiamine. Sulbutiamine belongs to a class of medications called artificial vitamins. It works by increasing thiamine levels in the brain. Sulbutiamine is similar to thiamine (vitamin B1) but dissolves in fats.
We currently offer the brand Arcalion from India in the strength of 200 mg tablets only. There is no generic version available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Arcalion. The most common side effects of Arcalion may include the following:
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects, including:
• Breathing or swallowing difficulties;
• Feeling agitated;
• Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat;
• Tightness in chest or throat
These are not all of the side effects of Sulbutiamine. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Arcalion if you are allergic to Sulbutiamine or any ingredient in Arcalion. Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant;
• Have a family history of galactose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption, or Lapp lactase deficiency;
• Have a psychotic disorder;
• Have the rare hereditary health problem of fructose intolerance or sucrose-isomaltase deficiency
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Arcalion and other medicines, including diuretics and neuromuscular blocking agents. Arcalion should not be used in children and adolescents. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using Sulbutiamine. Sulbutiamine may harm the unborn baby. It is unknown if Arcalion passes into breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment. Arcalion is not expected to affect your ability to drive or operate machines. Use Arcalion and all medicines exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of this medication without consulting your doctor. You can take a missed dose as soon as you remember, except it is close to the time for your next dose. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose. Keep Sulbutiamine out of reach and sight of children. Store in the original container at room temperature and away from light.