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Overview

Apetone Syrup

Manufacturer: Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Lysine, Cyproheptadine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Apetone Syrup is an amino acid that is used to treat the complications caused by herpes virus. It is an amino acid that though essential for health and nutrition, cannot be produced by human body. Hence it has to be taken in the form of diet supplements. It is usually administered orally and in some cases it can be applied directly on the skin.

While how Apetone Syrup helps in treating herpes infection is not exactly known, it is speculated that it works by preventing the replication of the herpes virus. While it is generally safe to take Apetone Syrup, if it is taken in very high doses it may lead to complications like nausea, Diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, kidney failure. However the occurrence of these complications is extremely rare.

Additionally, Apetone Syrup increases the absorption of calcium into the body. Thus you should avoid taking any additional calcium supplements with it as this may increase the concentration of calcium in the body above what is required and can lead to health complications. It also helps in increasing the secretion of insulin and thus is sometimes used in the treatment of diabetes as well. Apart from this it has also been scientifically proven to cure cold sores as well as reduce anxiety and hypertension

allergic disorders
In addition to its intended effect, Apetone Syrup 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.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Peritol g liquid 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?
Peritol g liquid is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Doctor I am looking for vegetarian Diet for Post Herpes Neuralgia I think all these foods should be having higher Lysine

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Doctor I am looking for vegetarian Diet for Post Herpes Neuralgia
I think all these foods should be having higher Lysine
Hello, Lybrate user, Take, simple, breakfast: Poha, phulkas, with vegetables, sandwich ,milk, Lunch & dinner: Rice (white/red/ brown) or, phulkas, or, khichadi (white / brown/broken rice) or oatmeals, chapaties,or Ravi balls,(1000-1300 calories) Liquid: 3/4 litters of water/day or from assorted sources e.g.milk, juice,milk shakes, Vit 'C' -gooseberry, guava,oranges, tomatoes to improve immunity & to prevent constipation, Vit'A' Papaya, sweet potatoes, oranges,to maintain skin & and good vision. Vit' B complex -Green leafy vegetable: Palak, methi leaves, drumsticks leaves, to check, constipation. Iron- pomegranate to increase haemoglobin level * go for cycling, jogging,skipping, gardening,swimming, either Under noted Foods b avoided. Row eggs, smoked seafood, Over indulgence in coffee & tea. Restaurant food, junk food, containing MSG & taste enhancer. Mango & jackfruits. Fried food. Tk homoeo medicines/ @ PhytoberryQ-10 drops, thrice before meal with little water. Stay, healthy. * Your feedback be appreciated for further follow up, please.

Does our body daily need amino acids what if I don't take it for some day does it need arginine lysine and other amino acids on daily basis.

Ph.D In Food Science & Nutrition, M.Phil Foods & Nutrition, MSc - Dietitics/Nutrition, B.Sc - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Coimbatore
Does our body daily need amino acids what if I don't take it for some day does it need arginine lysine and other amin...
Hello lybrate-user -Our body needs amino acids for building and repairing muscles and tissues and smooth running of bodily functions - Protein in the food breakdown into amino acids - Amino acids r present in lentils, meat products, dairy products, nuts. - you will get the essential amino acids from the food you take.

What are Lysine and glycine, L arginine. A person having a problem of high uric acid, with the intake of the above trio combo increase the uric acid. Does the combo have side effects on liver also.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Those are types of amino acids which build-up proteins. Yes, if you take that in excess, you will get uric acid accumulation in joints and you will develop gout too. It does not show effect on liver. Still if you have any query, please ask.

I have genital herpes since 5 months. My hsv2 IGg 3.4 and IGm is 1.4. I heard that L lysine tablets are effective in reducing the outbreaks. Can I use it as a complementary medicine along with penivir tablets?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have genital herpes since 5 months. My hsv2 IGg 3.4 and IGm is 1.4. I heard that L lysine tablets are effective in ...
Apart from your ongoing treatment for herpes I will suggest you to Take tablet folvite 5mg once a day and tablet vitaminD (60000iu) once a week for six months

I have developed an ulcer on the right side of epiglottis in my throat which has not been healing since the last 3 months. Now I am taking some medicine i. E. Valcivir 500, zinetac ranitideen hcl, l lysine and feeling some relief but too slowly. I wants to know whether these medicines are sufficient. And also give me some suggestion or prescription if any.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.

Popular Health Tips

Foods For Monsoon!

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Foods For Monsoon!

The arrival of monsoon is of course the prettiest thing. Apart from selecting the monsoon attires and the umbrellas, choosing healthy diet for this season will help out to get rid of cold knowing your food to avoid and include will make you as your doctor.

The chemistry of lysine and arginine

1. Lysine and arginine are amino acids, which are the basic building blocks of proteins. They have an antagonistic 
Relationship with one another that results in lysine being able to reduce arginine’s ability to help synthesize certain proteins.

 2. Avoid certain foods, especially the ones high in arginine and low in lysine. Lysine does not promote cold but if you take a diet rich in arginine, the lysine will get discarded, in order to store the former.

3. Since arginine will support the production and multiplication of virus, your cold will get worse. So, you should concentrate on a diet that is high in lysine and low in arginine,

4. Lysine appears to help the body absorb calcium, and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage. It plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol

Dietary sources

Foods rich in protein are good sources of lysine. That includes meat (specifically red meat, pork, and poultry), cheese (particularly parmesan), certain fish (such as cod and sardines), nuts, eggs, soybeans (particularly tofu, isolated soy protein, and defatted soybean flour), spirulina, and fenugreek seed. Brewer’s yeast, beans and other legumes, and dairy products also contain lysine. Many nuts also contain lysine along with arginine (lysine counteracts some of the effects of arginine).

Food not to be taken during cold:

  1. All types of nuts
  2. All types of seeds
  3. Beer
  4. Brown rice
  5. Carob
  6. Chick peas
  7. Chocolate (in any form)
  8. Coconut
  9. Coffee and tea, cola
  10. Eggplants
  11. Fruits and berries, including grapes, grapefruit and oranges
  12. Gelatin
  13. Mushrooms
  14. Oatmeal, soya beans, corn (in any form)
  15. Vegetables like onions, peas, pumpkins, tomatoes, carrots and broccoli
  16. Red wine
  17. Seafood with shells (such as oysters and shrimps)
  18. Sugar, artificial sweeteners
  19. Wheat

Foods to have during cold:

Given below is a list of foods that are rich in lysine. You should include them in your diet if you have cold. 

1. Dairy products like milk, cheese, curd, butter, yogurt etc.
2. Lysine-rich animal foods include chicken, fish, eggs and beef.
3. Fruits like apples, papaya, mangoes, bananas, pear and summer squash.
4. Figs, almond nuts and avocados can also be taken to fight cold sore.

Vegetarians can also go for lysine supplements. The supplement is safe to eat and does not have side effect.

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Beware of Synthetic Milk

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Beware of Synthetic Milk
It is not milk.
It is made up of urea, caustic soda, refined oil (cheap cooking oil) and common detergents.
Detergents are used as they emulsify and dissolve the oil in water giving the frothy solution, the characteristic white colour of milk. Refined oil is used as a substitute for milk fat. Caustic soda is added to the blended milk to neutralize the acidity and preventing it from turning sour during transport. Urea/sugar are added for solid?not?fat (SNF), to provide whiteness in milk and natural milk taste.
It looks like natural milk, except in taste and nutritional qualities.
It is normally mixed with milk and then sold in the market.
It is carcinogenic in humans.
Urea and caustic soda can harm liver and kidneys.
Caustic soda with high sodium content is harmful for patients with high blood pressure.
Caustic soda also deprives the body from utilizing lysine, an essential amino acid in milk, which is required by growing babies.
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Health Benefits Of Quinoa

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Quinoa

1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

2. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and may help you to lose weight as it takes a longer time to chew than does other foods because it makes you feel fuller for longer and is less “energy dense” which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food.
3. Quinoa contains iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the brain takes in about 20% of our blood oxygen. There are many benefits of iron some more of which include neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, aids enzyme activity and energy metabolism.

4. Quinoa contains lysine. Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair.

5. Quinoa is rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Magnesium also may reduce type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control. Other health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.

6. Quinoa is high in riboflavin (b2). B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells.

7. Quinoa has a high content of manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage of mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals.

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Poultry Feed Formulation

MVSc
Veterinarian,
Poultry Feed Formulation

Formulation of 50 kg bag (broiler feed)

Broilers have different feed requirements in terms of energy, proteins, and minerals during different stages of their growth.Therefore, it is important that farmers adapt feed rations to these requirements for maximum production. Young broilers have a high protein requirement for the development of muscles, feathers, etc. As the broilers grow, their energy requirements for the deposit of fat increase and their protein requirements decrease. They require high protein content in their starter rations than in the grower and finisher rations. Broilers should have a feed that has between 22 – 24 per cent digestible crude protein, DCP.

 

The following guidelines can help the farmer to make the right feed at each stage of growth:

  • 7.2kg of whole maize
  • 11.9kg of maize germ
  • 9.5kg of wheat pollard
  • 7.2kg wheat bran
  • 4.3kg of cotton seed cake
  • 3.4kg of sunflower cake
  • 2.1kg of fishmeal
  • 1.4kg of lime
  • 2.5kg of soya meal
  • 45g of bone meal
  • 10g of grower PMX
  • 5g of salt
  • 5g of coccidiostat 
  •  5g of Zincbacitrach

 Broiler starter feed (1-4 weeks)

  • 28.6kg of whole maize
  • 8.6kg of fishmeal
  • 10kg of soya bean meal
  • 2.9kg of lime
  • 70g of premix

Amino acids to add

  •  35g of lysine
  •  35g of threonine

Preparing of layers chick mash (1-4 weeks)

chicks require feed with Digestible Crude Protein (DCP) of between 18 to 20 per cent. Amino acids are important nutrients in all feeds in order to make a complete feed for all animals. For hybrid chickens, the addition of amino acids is very important to maintain a balanced diet for fast growth

(50 kg bag of chick mash)

  • 22.5kg of whole maize
  • 6.5kg of wheat bran,
  • 5.0 kg of wheat pollard,
  • 12 kg of sunflower (or 12 kg of linseed),
  • 1.1 kg of fishmeal
  • 1.25 kg of lime
  • 30g of salt
  • 20g of premix

Amino acids to be added

  • 70g of tryptophan
  • 3.0g of lysine
  • 10g of methionine
  • 70 g of threonine
  • 50g of enzymes
  • 60g of coccidiostat
  • 50g of toxin binder


 To make a 50 kg bag growers feed (1 to 8 weeks), it is very necessary that pullets or young layers should be provided with a feed having a protein content of between 16 and 18 per cent. Such feed makes the pullet to grow fast and prepare for egg laying.

Note:  Layers’ feed should never be fed to chickens younger than 18 weeks as it contains calcium that can damage their kidneys (they can develop kidney stones), which interfere with egg production and also shorten their lifespan. Grit (sand) should be provided to growers that are not on free range to aid in digestion.

70 kg bag layer mash (18 weeks and above)

  • 24.3kg of whole maize
  • 8.6kg of Soya
  • 5.7kg of fishmeal
  • 7.1kg of maize bran, rice germ or wheat bran
  • 4.3 kg of lime
  • 180g premix

Amino acids to be added

  • 70g lysine
  • 35g methionine
  • 70kg threonine
  • 35g tryptophan
  • 50g toxin binder

Note: Layer feed should contain a Digestible Crude Protein (DCP) content of between 16-18 per cent. Calcium is important for the formation of eggshells (Laying hens that do not get enough calcium will use the calcium stored in their own bone tissue to produce eggshells). Layer feed should be introduced at 18 weeks.

 Important tips

  • When making home made feed rations, it is important to do experimental trials. Isolate a number of chickens, feed them and observing their performance. If the feed rations are right, the broilers will grow fast and the layers will increase egg production (at least 1 egg after every 27 hours).
  • Farmers should be very careful with the quality of feed ingredients or raw materials. Poultry, especially chickens are very sensitive to feeds that contain mycotoxins which are present in most of the raw materials. Never use rotten maize to make chicken feed.
  • Buy quality fishmeal from reputable companies. If omena(silver cyprinid) is used the farmers must be sure of its quality; most of the omena in the open-air markets may be contaminated.
  • It is very important to mix all the micronutrients (amino acids) first before mixing with the rest of the feed.
  • For mixing, farmers are advised to use a drum mixer (many welding artisans can make one). Never use a shovel to mix feed because the ingredients will be unevenly distributed.
  • Never use rotten raw materials like maize to make feed. Rotten materials might contain mycotoxins which are detrimental to poultry health.
  • Small scale families can contribute resources to the making of feed to ensure high-quality feed materials are used and also reduce costs.

Note: To improve on the feed quality, farmers making their own feeds should always have it tested to ensure the feed is well balanced.You can take your feed samples to agro-chemical industries for testing to ensure the feeds are balanced nutritionally.

 

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FACTORS AFFECTING CALCIUM ABSORPTION

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
FACTORS AFFECTING CALCIUM ABSORPTION
Incorporating healthy foods in the diet is not enough. One should understand factors affecting the absorption of nutrients from the food. Some factors are responsible for increased absorption of particular nutrient whereas some decreases its absorption. Calcium is the hardest mineral to get absorbed in the body. 30-80 % of the dietary calcium is not getting absorbed in the adult body.

Factors increasing absorption of calcium:
1. Vitamin d: vitamin d works in the digestive tract to absorb calcium into the blood stream from the walls of the duodenum. Vitamin d also helps maintain normal blood calcium level.

2. Parathyroid hormone: it increases calcium transport across the membrane of intestinal cells.

3. Acid environment: hydrochloric acid secreted in the stomach during the process of digestion is required for the absorption of calcium in the duodenum. Calcium supplements could be taken with magnesium at bedtime or between meals due to the acid environment needed in the stomach to assimilate the calcium. Always consult a physician before beginning a new supplement regimen.

4. Milk lactose: it favors absorption in infants. Lactose is acted upon by intestinal microbial flora to form acid which causes lowering of ph which makes calcium more soluble.

5. Amino acids: supplemental calcium is often chelated, or combined with protein molecules called amino acids, to help the body absorb them during digestion. Lysine and arginine increase calcium absorption.

6. Exercise: exercise along with vitamin d intake helps calcium absorption thereby making bones strong.

Factors decreasing absorption of calcium:
1. Oxalic acid& phytic acid: foods that are high in oxalic acid such as spinach, chard and chocolate, reduce calcium absorption. Oxalic acid binds with the calcium to form a salt crystal, calcium oxalate which cannot be absorbed. Phytic acid, which is found in whole-grain foods and high-fibre foods, effects calcium absorption the same way.

2. Phosphorus: too much phosphorus in the diet causes precipitation of calcium in the form of calcium phosphate.

3. Stress: stress can have a negative effect on hcl production in the stomach and on normal digestive behaviour in the body, and can therefore have a negative effect on calcium absorption.

4. Caffeine, drugs like anticoagulants, cortisone and thyroxine reduce calcium absorption.

5. Lack of exercise and vitamin d deficiency leads to decrease calcium absorption.