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Glutathione

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: February 06, 2020

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.

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, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.

The dosage for this medication should be ideally prescribed by the doctor based on your age, overall medical history and current condition.

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.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies

  • Eye Disorder

  • 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.

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