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Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Arginine is an amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. Arginine has recently gotten attention due to its potential benefits for the heart. Deficiencies of arginine are rare. Arginine is used in the body for healing wounds, maintaining immune and hormone function, helping the kidneys remove waste material and it also dilates and relaxes arteries. In the body, Arginine turns into nitric oxide which is a powerful neurotransmitter, that helps blood vessels relax and improves circulation. This improves symptoms of chest pain or angina, clogged arteries and coronary artery disease. Due to its abilities to affect blood flow and circulation, it may also be useful for treating erectile dysfunction. It has also been used for patients who suffer from intermittent claudication (intermittent leg-cramping and weakness), who have benefitted from it as their walking distances have improved.

Arginine is found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. It can also be produced synthetically in a laboratory to be used as medicine. Some people use Arginine for preventing common cold, improving kidney function post-kidney transplant, improving athletic performance, boosting the immune system, and preventing inflammation of the digestive tract in premature infants. Arginine also has the potential to reduce blood pressure and is used for preventing high blood pressure during pregnancy called pre-eclampsia.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist before using this medicine.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Arginine as ingredient

This medicine is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It prevents vomiting by blocking cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. It does that by requisitioning brain NK1 receptors. It enhances the antiemetic activity of 5-HT3-receptor antagonist (ondansetron) and the corticosteroid.

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