Alpha Ketoanalogue

Description

Alpha Ketoanalogue is used for the prevention of deficient protein metabolism in kidney diseased patients with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 25 ml/min. Patients are advised to take limited protein intake of not more than 40 grams per day while receiving this medicine. It is also used in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy for slowing down the progression of kidney failure.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Alpha Ketoanalogue

  • Increased calcium levels

Uses of Alpha Ketoanalogue

What is it prescribed for?

  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage 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.

Hypercalcemia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with hypercalcemia (increased levels of calcium in the body) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to this medicine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Disturbed amino acid metabolism

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with conditions where the amino acid metabolism is dysregulated, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
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

Hypercalcemia

This medicine should be used with caution since it may increase the risk of increased calcium levels in the body. Reduce the intake of vitamin D and calcium sources if levels are high. Regular monitoring of the calcium levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Protein Intake

Patients are advised to take a limited protein intake of not more than 40 grams per day while receiving this medicine.

Other medicines

Alpha Ketoanalogue may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Ciprofloxacin

Tetracyclines

Estramustine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by improving protein metabolism; reduces the metabolic disturbances and accumulation of nitrogenous wastes.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Nutritional supplements for kidney disease

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Centaurpharma.com. 2018 [cited 1 October 2018]. Available from:

https://www.centaurpharma.com/downloads/NEFROGARD.pdf

[Internet]. Septalyst.com. 2019 [cited 10 June 2019]. Available from:

https://www.septalyst.com/images/pdffiles/Septasterilflyer.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 10 Jun 2019

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