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Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule

Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule

Manufacturer: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Alfacalcidol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule is used in the treatment of a number of conditions. It falls under a group of medications known as vitamin D analogues. This medication helps to control the levels of calcium and phosphate in your body.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as swelling, thirst, itchiness, skin rash, hives, dry mouth, swelling, frequent urge to urinate, reduced appetite, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache or kidney disorder. Should you face any allergic reactions notify your health care provider right away.

Before taking this medication tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule, if you have any other allergies, kidney disorders, if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

Ideally the dosage should be determined by your doctor based on your condition. This medication is available in capsule form and needs to be taken with food. The usual dose in adults is about 0.25-1 mcg per day.

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In addition to its intended effect, Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Rash
Increased calcium level in blood
Increased phosphate level in blood
Renal disorder.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Vitalpha c tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Vitalpha c tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alpha D3 0.5Mcg Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
Obezita 60Mg Capsule
ORLIMAC 120MG TABLET
Orlimax Capsule
OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE

Popular Questions & Answers

Please suggest. Is gynexin alpha pills really works for gynecomastia and is it safe to use?

abc
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Chennai
No pill is safe for Gynecomastia correction. Gynecomastia is due to the presence of glandular tissue predominantly in most cases and does not go away with diet or pills or exercise.

Recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream in india cuz my skin is getting more darker after I left hydroquinone. please recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream available in india.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream in india cuz my skin is getting more darker after I left hydroquinone. plea...
Use kojuvit gel at night. Treatment depends on the type and depth of skin color. Do direct online consultation by sending photos for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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As a dietary supplement, what is the maximum/desirable dosage of alpha lipoic acid per day?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
As a dietary supplement, what is the maximum/desirable dosage of alpha lipoic acid per day?
Hi, alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that's in many foods, and it's made naturally in our bodies. There is a strong evidence that alpha-lipoic acid supplements help with type 2 diabetes. Several studies have found that they can improve insulin resistance. Studies also found that alpha-lipoic acid supplements can help with neuropathy -- nerve damage -- caused by diabetes or cancer treatment. They seem to reduce symptoms like pain, tingling, and prickling in the feet and legs. It may also help protect the retina from some of the damage that can occur in people with diabetes. There's some early evidence that long-term use of alpha-lipoic acid might help with the symptoms of dementia. Although these uses are promising, diabetes and cancer obviously need proper medical treatment. So don't treat yourself on your own with supplements. Given the lack of evidence about its safety, alpha-lipoic acid is not recommended for children or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Many foods contain alpha-lipoic acid in very low amounts. They include spinach, broccoli, yams, potatoes, yeast, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and rice bran. Red meat -- and particularly organ meat -- is also a source of alpha-lipoic acid. There are side-effects, risks and interactions associated with usage of alpha-lipoic acid. Because alpha-lipoic acid is an unproven treatment, there is no established dose.

Hi Can a person with high sugar level take steroids like tiger or alpha in little quantities. To build a good body.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi Can a person with high sugar level take steroids like tiger or alpha in little quantities. To build a good body.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. IA person with diabetes if takes steroids including the ones taken for weight gain, then blood glucose is likely o be affected. To build muscles nutritious food, with adequate proteins and good exercise are more important. Taking androgenic steroids is definitely not good. Thanks.
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Hi, I got attacked by cold, cough viruses rapidly. So what are the benefits of alpha lipoic acid. Can it help me?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
No it doesn't.. Better take Homoeopathic treatment..to cure it and boost your immunity...to avoid future incidents..

Popular Health Tips

Why Should a Man Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Why Should a Man Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Why a Man Should Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

When a man is interested in good penis care, he will often reach for appropriate cleansers, moisturizers and a good penis health crème. But before he chooses any old crème on the shelf, he needs to look closely at the ingredients to ensure they really are what his penis needs. One of those must-have ingredients is alpha lipoic acid, an antioxidant that is crucial for keeping a healthy penis in great shape.

Understanding alpha lipoic acid

Alpha lipoic acid is an amino acid. Amino acids serve as "building blocks" for protein; this particular one works by helping the body convert glucose into energy. The body then uses that energy to run during day-to-day life. In addition to creating more energy in the body, alpha lipoic acid works to improve the immune system, which in turn helps the body fight off disease.

In most cases, humans get their amino acids from a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and meats. However, sometimes extra supplements are necessary. In the case of alpha lipoic acid (and similar amino acids), humans can take supplements that provide more inside the body, as well as use a good crème that contains the ingredient for application on the outside of the body.

In addition, alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that contributes to a healthy penis. How? By fighting off the free radicals that invade the body. These free radicals are basically rogue cells that turn against the body, leading to signs of aging and sometimes to more serious considerations, such as cancer.

Other benefits of alpha lipoic acid

When it comes to maintaining a healthy penis, there are a few traits that alpha lipoic acid imparts to a good penis health crème that cannot be overstated:

1) Eradicating free radicals. As mentioned earlier, not only does this amino acid serve to help the body fight disease, it also serves as an antioxidant that attacks free radicals and prevents them from leading to further damage. When it comes to the penis, this means more supple skin, a smoother appearance, fewer wrinkles and better overall penis health.

2) Preventing scar tissue. Over time, small traumas to the penis can lead to something known as Peyronie's disease, an abnormal curvature of the penis. This happens because scar tissue that forms at the spot of the trauma will harden over time, creating a situation in which the rest of the penis can expand during an erection, but the scarred areas cannot. Alpha lipoic acid is great at keeping scar tissue softer than it would be otherwise, which can lead to less of a curvature of the penis.

3) Enhancing libido. When there is plenty alpha lipoic acid in the body, a man is much more lively and full of energy. That translates into the bedroom, where he is more likely to want to get it on with a partner rather than go to bed early. Men who use this amino acid have reported a higher libido and longer staying power, which is great for everybody involved.

Men who worry about their penis health will be pleased to learn that it's easy to find alpha lipoic acid - just reach for a top-notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Any crème worth its salt will have this antioxidant as an ingredient. It also helps if it has vitamin A for odor control, vitamin B5 for better skin health and Shea butter and vitamin E for suppleness and softness. A man can't go wrong by reading the label and understanding what's in the health crème, including alpha lipoic acid and other important amino acids that keep a busy penis working at its best.

2 people found this helpful

Why Should a Man Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Why Should a Man Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Why Should a Man Use Alpha Lipoic Acid?

When a man is interested in good penis care, he will often reach for appropriate cleansers, moisturizers and a good penis health crème. But before he chooses any old crème on the shelf, he needs to look closely at the ingredients to ensure they really are what his penis needs. One of those must-have ingredients is alpha lipoic acid, an antioxidant that is crucial for keeping a healthy penis in great shape.

Understanding alpha lipoic acid

Alpha lipoic acid is an amino acid. Amino acids serve as "building blocks" for protein; this particular one works by helping the body convert glucose into energy. The body then uses that energy to run during day-to-day life. In addition to creating more energy in the body, alpha lipoic acid works to improve the immune system, which in turn helps the body fight off disease.

In most cases, humans get their amino acids from a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and meats. However, sometimes extra supplements are necessary. In the case of alpha lipoic acid (and similar amino acids), humans can take supplements that provide more inside the body, as well as use a good crème that contains the ingredient for application on the outside of the body.

In addition, alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that contributes to a healthy penis. How? By fighting off the free radicals that invade the body. These free radicals are basically rogue cells that turn against the body, leading to signs of aging and sometimes to more serious considerations, such as cancer.

Other benefits of alpha lipoic acid

When it comes to maintaining a healthy penis, there are a few traits that alpha lipoic acid imparts to a good penis health crème that cannot be overstated:

1) Eradicating free radicals. As mentioned earlier, not only does this amino acid serve to help the body fight disease, it also serves as an antioxidant that attacks free radicals and prevents them from leading to further damage. When it comes to the penis, this means more supple skin, a smoother appearance, fewer wrinkles and better overall penis health.

2) Preventing scar tissue. Over time, small traumas to the penis can lead to something known as Peyronie's disease, an abnormal curvature of the penis. This happens because scar tissue that forms at the spot of the trauma will harden over time, creating a situation in which the rest of the penis can expand during an erection, but the scarred areas cannot. Alpha lipoic acid is great at keeping scar tissue softer than it would be otherwise, which can lead to less of a curvature of the penis.

3) Enhancing libido. When there is plenty alpha lipoic acid in the body, a man is much more lively and full of energy. That translates into the bedroom, where he is more likely to want to get it on with a partner rather than go to bed early. Men who use this amino acid have reported a higher libido and longer staying power, which is great for everybody involved.

Men who worry about their penis health will be pleased to learn that it's easy to find alpha lipoic acid - just reach for a top-notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Any crème worth its salt will have this antioxidant as an ingredient. It also helps if it has vitamin A for odor control, vitamin B5 for better skin health and Shea butter and vitamin E for suppleness and softness. A man can't go wrong by reading the label and understanding what's in the health crème, including alpha lipoic acid and other important amino acids that keep a busy penis working at its best.

Thalassemia - What Exactly Is It?

MBBS, MD, FICH
Hematologist, Ludhiana
Thalassemia - What Exactly Is It?

Thalassemia is a genetically inherited blood disorder in which the body starts producing an abnormal form of hemoglobin. This hemoglobin gets destroyed by natural immunity, and ultimately leads to anemia.

What is the prevalence of Thalassemia?

Beta thalassemia is particularly prevalent among Mediterranean peoples, and due to this geographical association, it is also known as Mediterranean anemia. It is also commonly seen in Greece, Turkey, and Italy. In India, it is more commonly seen in Jain and Gujarati community.

Why does it occur?

Genetic mutation of the gene which is concerned with hemoglobin production is the major cause of it. This mutant gene is generally inherited from the parents. If both the parents transmit mutated gene to the offspring, then the offering will surely develop thalassemia, and if only one parent transmits mutant gene, then the offspring will become only carrier of the disease. He/she will not get the symptoms of the disease or very rarely he may get symptoms but in minor form.

Types of Thalassemia-

The globin part of hemoglobin includes alpha and beta globin. There are two main types of thalassemia, and they are as follows:

  1. Beta thalassemia: Beta thalassemia occurs when there is a defect in the production of beta globin. Beta thalassemia major is caused when there is no functional beta chain production. This is the most severe form. In beta thalassemia intermedia, some amount of hemoglobin A is produced. Beta thalassemia minor is caused when only one of the two beta globin alleles contains a mutation, so beta chain production is not terribly compromised.
  2. Alpha thalassemia: Alpha thalassemia occurs when the body cannot make alpha globin. It has two subtypes and they are as follows:
  3. Hemoglobin H: It develops when a person is missing three alpha globin genes.
  4. Hydrops fetalis: It develops when all the four alpha globin genes are altered or missing.

Symptoms of Thalassemia-

  • Enlarged organs, such as spleen and liver
  • Chest pain, cold hands and feet, shortness of breath, leg cramps, and rapid heartbeat
  • Delayed growth
  • Headaches, dizziness, and faintness
  • Failure to thrive in newborn
  • Pale or jaundiced skin
  • Frequent infections
  • A poor appetite

How to diagnose it?

Diagnosis can be made by following test:

  1. A complete blood count (CBC): To check hemoglobin level and size of red blood cells
  2. A reticulocyte count: To assist the pace at which reticulocytes are produced
  3. Genetic testing: To find out the faulty gene

What is the treatment available for it?

It includes:

  • Blood transfusions and bone marrow transplant
  • Medications, vitamin supplements, and iron supplements
  • Surgery to remove the spleen and gallbladder
  • Chelation therapy to remove excess of iron and other heavy metals

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Allergy after taking meat

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Allergy after taking meat
If you are allergic to meat, your body considers meat to be a physical threat. The first time you have this response, your immune system makes specific immunoglobulin e (ige) antibodies to fight the threat off. These antibodies attached to immune cells throughout your body.
After that, each time you eat meat, the allergen binds to the ige antibodies and causes the cells to release massive amounts of histamine and other chemicals to try to protect you.
Depending on the tissue in which these antibodies are released, these chemicals will cause you to have symptoms that can range from mild to severe. A severe allergic reaction can include anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening reaction that must be treated immediately.
A bite from the lone star tick can cause people to develop an allergy to red meat, including beef and pork. This specific allergy is related to a carbohydrate called alpha-gal and is best diagnosed with a blood test. Although reactions to foods typically occur immediately, in the instance of allergic reactions to alpha-gal, symptoms often take several hours to develop. Owing to the significant delay between eating red meat and the appearance of an allergic reaction, it can be a challenge to connect the culprit foods to symptoms.

Omega 3 Supplement and Cholesterol

BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Omega 3 Supplement and Cholesterol
Omega 3 has tremendous benefits on the heart health. It works as anti - inflammatory. Several studies show that fish oil reduces triglyceride levels. Walnuts, rich in alpha linolenic acid or ala, can convert to omega-3s in the body thus lower total cholesterol and triglycerides in people with high cholesterol levels.

If you're taking a statin drug to lower your cholesterol, fish oil provides added heart benefits. A large japanese study showed 19% fewer heart-related events (like heart attack) in adults taking a fish oil supplement plus a statin drug, compared with those taking only a statin.
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