L-Alanyl L-Glutamine

Description

L-Alanyl L-Glutamine is a synthetic glutamine dipeptide administered alone or along with total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in ICU patients, gastrointestinal surgery patients, pancreatitis patients, severe burn patients, cancer chemotherapy patients, etc., to help in the recovery. This helps to improve the immunity, protects the gastrointestinal tract, and has antioxidant properties.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for L-Alanyl L-Glutamine

  • Injection site pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness

Uses of L-Alanyl L-Glutamine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Nutritional deficiencies
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is not clinically well 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 necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving 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 receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to L-Alanyl L-Glutamine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Severe kidney impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects.

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects.

Severe metabolic acidosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe metabolic acidosis due to the increased risk of adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Kidney disease

L-Alanyl L-Glutamine should be used with caution in patients with kidney dysfunction due to increased risk of worsening of the condition. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

L-Alanyl L-Glutamine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

L-Alanyl L-Glutamine 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 receiving this medicine.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Since L-Alanyl L-Glutamine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since L-Alanyl L-Glutamine 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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
L-Alanyl L-Glutamine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by improving the immunity, protects the gastrointestinal tract, and exhibit antioxidant properties. It also improves oxidative stress.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Parenteral nutritional products

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Larenon.com. 2019 [cited 8 January 2019]. Available from:

http://www.larenon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/GLUTAHENZ-IV.pdf

[Internet]. Caymanchem.com. 2019 [cited 8 January 2019]. Available from:

https://www.caymanchem.com/pdfs/21809.pdf

l-Alanyl-l-glutamine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 21 August 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/l-Alanyl-l-glutamine

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Aug 2019

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