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Glutathione is used to treat glaucoma, cataracts, asthma, cancer, heart disorder, alcoholism, liver disease, hepatitis, Alzheimer’s disorder, osteoarthritis, memory loss, alcoholism and Parkinson’s disease. It also helps to prevents some of these conditions from occurring in the first place.

Glutathione occurs naturally in the body. It is produced by the liver. Sources have also been found in vegetable, fruits and meals. The dosage for this medication should be ideally prescribed by the doctor based on your age, overall medical history and current condition.

Chances of any adverse reaction on using this medication are rare. Commonly reported side effects if any, are weight gain, chest pain, diarrhea, fever, flushing and loose stools. However, should you experience any reaction that persists and causes you discomfort contact your health care provider without delay.

Do not use this medication if you have asthma or are breastfeeding a baby. Before using this medication notify your doctor if you are:

  • Allergic to any food or medicine or substance
  • Pregnant
  • Planning to become pregnant.

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 Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

This medicine is used to treat the following conditions:

The common side effects that occur after the ingestion of this medicine:

  • Eye Disorder

  • Pain At The Injection Site

  • Swelling And Redness At The Injection Site

  • Pain, Swelling, And Itching At The Injection Site

  • Lumps At Injection Site

  • 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?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • 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.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Glutathione, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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

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Glutathione is a synthetic tripeptide which plays many roles. It works by conjugating with drugs and making them suitable for excretion, helps in rearrangement of disulfide bond in proteins, is an enzyme cofactor, is essential in detoxification, and reduces peroxides.

Ques: Is Glutathione safe to use?

Ans: Yes, this medicine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your medical practitioner.

Ques: Is Glutathione an amino acid?

Ans: Yes. This is a mixture of non-essential amino acids since it can be synthesized in the body.

Ques: Does Glutathione whiten your skin?

Ans: Yes, the skin whitening effect of Glutathione is discovered as one of the side effects if consumed in a longer quantity.

Ques: Is Glutathione an antioxidant?

Ans: This drug is an antioxidant, which helps in preventing the damage to cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals.

Ques: Does Glutathione cause weight gain, affect fertility, cause cancer?

Ans: No. it is not known to impair fertility, cause cancer or weight gain.
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About Glutathione
What are the uses of Glutathione
What are the contraindications of Glutathione ?
What are the side effects of Glutathione ?
Key highlights of Glutathione
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Glutathione
How does this medication work?
FAQs about Glutathione