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Choline

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Choline is a water soluble nutrient that plays a vital role in liver functioning, brain development, nerve function. It also helps keep body energetic and metabolism healthy. Choline is also found in food items such as liver, chicken breast, fish, eggs, navy beans, peas etc. Choline is an essential nutrient and its deficiency in body can cause muscle damage, cognitive decline, nerve damage, memory loss and abnormal deposition of fat in the liver.

Choline in medicine form is used to treat hepatitis, cirrhosis, depression, memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, Huntington's chorea and Tourette's disease. Doctors prescribe it to patients suffering from seizures and schizophrenia as well. Some athletes use Choline as a supplement for bodybuilding.

Choline is safe in recommended dosage, however when used in excess can lead to vomiting, salivation, and increased sweating. It can also cause fishy body odour, gastrointestinal distress and diarrhea. High doses of Choline can also increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Choline is very helpful for foetus development and plays a vital role in brain development. Choline in natural form is also present in breast milk.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Hepatologist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Choline 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?

    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.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    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.

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

Choline is a kind of water soluble nutrient that is essential for the body, similar to vitamins. The drug provides a mixture of choline and cytidine. This in turn leads to the synthesis of acetylcholine in the brain.

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