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Alafin Capsule

Manufactured byFourrts India Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Description

Alafin Capsule is an antioxidant used for the treatment of diabetes and nerve-related symptoms associated with diabetes such as numbness in the legs and arms, pain and burning. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Alafin Capsule

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Skin Rash

Uses of Alafin Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diabetic polyneuropathy
  • Alpha lipoic acid deficency
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to alpha lipoic acid.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Missed Dose

Tablet: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

Overdose

Tablet: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic drugs

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Tablet: Take this medicine 30 minutes prior to food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Injection: This medicine should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional. Consult the doctor immediately if you experience any undesirable side effects.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by slowing down cellular damage. It also helps to restore essential vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Nutraceutical products

Schedule

N/A

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Information on this page was last updated on 30 Oct 2017

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