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The L-Arginine is mainly composed of amino acids and is used in the treatment of heart failure, high blood pressure, migraines, erectile dysfunction and artery blockages. It also stimulates the proper release of growth hormone in the body as well as improves the wound healing process. The drug also helps to reduce inflammation and provides a boost to the immune system of the body.

The drug is contraindicated in patients who have suffered or are suffering from allergic reactions to L-Arginine, low blood pressure, cirrhosis of liver, recent heart attacks, herpes, impaired kidney function and Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase deficiency. The drug has been known to cause health complications on interaction with drugs like antihypertensive medications used to lower blood pressure, nitrates used for increasing blood flow to heart, Viagra, etc. The side effects that have been observed on the use of the drug are abdominal bloating, pain in the abdomen, abnormality of blood, allergic reactions like rashes and hives, decreased blood pressure, diarrhea, gout, inflammation of airways and worsening of asthma conditions in case of people suffering from asthma. The side effects may or may not manifest in every case because how the drug will perform depends a lot on the patient’s health conditions as well as medical history. Therefore prior to using the drug it is advised to consult a physician regarding proper dosage and other relevant details.

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 Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, L-Arginine 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.
Abdominal bloating
Abnormality of blood
Decreased blood pressure
Airway inflammation
Worsening of asthma.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Arginitric tablet sr may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Arginitric tablet sr is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. 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?
Hyperkalemia may occur in patients with hepatic or 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 L-Arginine as ingredient
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
HS Aldem Healthcare
West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
Medreich Lifecare Ltd
L-Arginine is an amino acid that can be taken either orally or applied topically. It is used for treating hypertension, improving kidney functions and erectile dysfunction and male infertility. L-Arginine is converted into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide helps in widening of the blood vessels leading to increased blood flow and also stimulates growth hormone and insulin.
What are you using L-Arginine for?
erectile dysfunction and artery blockages
heart failure
high blood pressure
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Abdominal bloating
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

GOOD MORNING. I want to increase my athletic performance. I have heard about l-arginine. Please suggests me.

MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
You can make your body fit by proper diet and exercise as well. To build your stamina, don’t just rely on physical activity, you also need to watch what you eat. Include a well-balanced diet by adding low-fat products, plenty of fruits and vegetables 1. Just do Warm up for ten to fifteen minutes of easy running. 2. For mental tiredness - do meditation and yoga 3. Mix it up. Run for two minutes at high intensity and then jog slowly for two-minutes, thirty-seconds. Run at top speed for 30 seconds and then jog for 45 seconds. Mix up your intervals at random. 4.Cool down for fifteen to twenty-five minutes. 5. All types of outdoor sports are best to overcome fatigue and boost your stamina level; this is because it is a form of aerobic exercise. Sports like football, basketball and all other sprinting games will help strengthen your heart 6. Include cardiovascular exercises like running, swimming, jumping etc. DIET TO INCREASE STAMINA- Peanut butter is also excellent for building stamina. It is high in calories and digests slowly. Consume peanut butter in combination with complex carbs. Lean meat, fish, chicken and eggs (IF YOU ARE NON- VEGETARIAN" Rich in protein, these foods are important for growth and development, muscle building and repair. -Be sure to eat breakfast -Eating fruits can provide you with immediate energy.-Avoid simple, processed sugars.-Incorporate foods that are rich in omega-3 into your diet -Mineral dense foods can increase stamina - take green tea - Chicken - Pumpkin seeds - Soybeans - Peanuts - Dairy products TO BOOST ENERGY - 1. Lemon water. The simplest way to get a boost ever 2. Fresh fruit. The natural sugar in fruit provides a quick pick-me-up when you're dragging and helps keep blood sugar levels steady because it's packed with fiber 3. Nuts 4. Dark chocolate 5. Whole-grain toast 6. Cardamom 7. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. 8. Spicy herbs can increase metabolism. 9. Greek yogurt has tons of protein. 10. Popcorn is a good source of carbs. 11. Leafy greens are full of iron that improves concentration levels. These above ways will help you boost stamina. I hope this will help you. For more queries contact.
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1- Does L-arginine helps in increasing penis girth and length both. 2- Is it safe to use vacuum pump to increase penis girth and length.

Sexologist, Ahmedabad
1- Does L-arginine helps in increasing penis girth and length both. 2- Is it safe to use vacuum pump to increase peni...
L arginine can not increase size. It’s safe to use to improve penile circulation. Penile pump is ok to use. But do not expect size to change. Good luck.

Hi, I had erection dysfunctional problem, after consultancy doctor he suggested to take tadalafil 10 mg daily once. After taking that I felt confident and felt much better though non full factually. nevertheless I am continuing that. Second I felt that semen volume less, some doctors suggested to take "kapikachhu" "ashwagandha" I am continuing that. However I feel till the volume did not improve much, so I was searching in Google a lot of people suggested l-arginine supplement so I am just asking this weather can I take this alone all along with copper kapikachhu or I should continue with only l arginine and stop kapikachhu I need your advice and One more thing after taking Tatalifel 10 mg tablet before intercourse, it is noted that semen output is taking more time. However earlier it used to come fast. Is that normal?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jodhpur
Hi, I had erection dysfunctional problem, after consultancy doctor he suggested to take tadalafil 10 mg daily once. A...
Do not take tafalafil due to its side effects. It not for long term use. Erectile dysfunction (ed) is common problem and can happen to anyone at any point of sexual relationship. There are multiple reasons assosiated with ed starting from physical to psychological. Many times it also happens due to over masterbation, stress, harmonal imbalances, side effects of other medicine and performance pressure. Consult to discuss it in details. Once treatment starts you will see results within 10 days. Do not worry we will cure your problem.

How safe is L-Arginine supplements or tablets for erectile dysfunction and weight loss. Is consuming 1000 mg of l-arginine is safe? Can I consume for health benefits and general weakness also. Ps no medical conditions or allergies.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
How safe is L-Arginine supplements or tablets for erectile dysfunction and weight loss. Is consuming 1000 mg of l-arg...
Hello- L-arginine is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken appropriately by mouth, administered as a shot, or applied to the skin, short-term. It can cause some side effects such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gout, blood abnormalities, allergies, airway inflammation, worsening of asthma, and low blood pressure.
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My friend, Chris is now 16-year-old and willing to grow taller. He has purchased "HGH releasing supplement" including L-lysine ,L-arginine, L-glutamine ,GABA and Melatonin. Do you think it is a proper way and what is the recommended dosage?

My friend, Chris is now 16-year-old and willing to grow taller. He has purchased "HGH releasing supplement" including...
I would advise you to have loads of milk, atleast 2 glass per day. Fruits a lot of cycling and swimming. Along with it you can a homeopathic medicine as well. You can take it from a good homeopath around you or ask me privately. Only supplements without exercise will give you unsatisfactory results. Unless you have genetic problem. Y you can even. Try yoga.

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7 Foods That Aid in Weight Loss!

MSc.PhD Nutrition & Diete, Jr. Research Fellowship for PhD, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Dept. of Post Graduate Studies
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
7 Foods That Aid in Weight Loss!

Starving yourself can be the worst way to lose weight. Not only does this affect your health, it also slows down your metabolism to conserve energy. A slow metabolism means that the body will take longer to burn fats. This is the opposite of what is needed for weight loss. On the other hand, eating certain types of food can boost your metabolism and aid weight loss. These foods are high in nutrient value and low on fats. Let’s take a look at some of these types of food.

  1. Grapefruit: Eating half a grapefruit a day can make you see a rapid fall in your weight. This fruit is not only rich in vitamins and proteins but also contains a compound that can lower the hormones that affect fat storage such as insulin. Grapefruit is also 90% water and hence satiates hunger faster.
  2. Brown riceMany people find it impossible to imagine a meal without rice. White rice may look nicer but brown rice is richer in fiber and healthier to eat. Brown rice also contains healthy carbs that burn fat and boost metabolism. Additionally, it has a low calorific value.
  3. Salmon: Of all meats, salmon is the leanest and least fattening. This rich source of protein keeps the stomach feeling satiated for longer without adding fat to your body. The best way to eat salmon for weight loss is to grill it or steam it.
  4. Green teaGreen tea is rich in antioxidants that help burn fat and shed calories. Green tea should ideally be had without milk or sugar and in this way it also keeps the body hydrated.
  5. Nuts: Unroasted and unsalted nuts are a healthy snack that can help you lose weight. Nuts like almonds are rich in an amino acid known as Larginine which helps burn fat and carbs while working out. Pine nuts are rich in healthy fatty acids that subdue hunger hormones and burn abdominal fat. Pistachios are also excellent for weight loss as they are rich in fiber, proteins and healthy, unsaturated fats.
  6. OatsOats is a key element in many weight loss diets. This is because oats are high in fiber content and keep you satiated for longer. Oats also aid in digestion and help in the elimination of wastes. It also absorbs fats and hence can lower cholesterol.
  7. Dark chocolate: A little bit of dessert can actually aid weight loss as long as it’s dark chocolate. This type of chocolate boosts metabolism by burning fats and calories. It also helps curb the craving for sweets and salty snacks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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Ayurvedic Treatment for Back Pain

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, Ph.d Arthritic Disorder
Ayurveda, Surat
Ayurvedic Treatment for Back Pain

Back pain (Low Back Pain) is pain felt in the lower back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. It is a common complaint. Most people will experience low back pain at least once during their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work.

Men and women are equally affected. It occurs most often between ages 30 and 50, due in part to the aging process but also as a result of sedentary life styles with too little (sometimes punctuated by too much) exercise. The risk of experiencing low back pain from disc disease or spinal degeneration increases with age.

Symptoms of back pain may include:

  •    Muscle ache
  •    Shooting or stabbing pain
  •    Pain that radiates down your leg
  •    Limited flexibility or range of motion of the back
  •    Inability to stand up straight

Back pain often develops without a specific cause that your doctor can identify with a test or imaging study. Conditions commonly linked to back pain include:

  • Muscle or ligament strain – Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement may strain back muscles and spinal ligaments. If you’re in poor physical condition, constant strain on your back may cause painful muscle spasms.
  • Bulging or ruptured disks – Disks act as cushions between the individual bones (vertebrae) in your spine. Sometimes, the soft material inside a disk may bulge out of place or rupture and press on a nerve. The presence of a bulging or ruptured disk on an X-ray doesn’t automatically equal back pain, though. Disk disease is often found incidentally; many people who don’t have back pain turn out to have bulging or ruptured disks when they undergo spine X-rays for some other reason.
  • Spinal degeneration – degenaration from disc wear and tear can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal. A person with spinal degeneration may experience stiffness in the back upon awakening or may feel pain after walking or standing for a long time.


The diagnosis of low back pain involves a review of the history of the illness and underlying medical conditions as well as a physical examination. It is essential that a complete story of the back pain be reviewed including injury history, aggravating and alleviating conditions, associated symptoms (fever, numbness, tingling, incontinence, etc.), as well as the duration and progression of symptoms.


 Ayurveda refers this condition as ‘Kati shoola’. Kati refers to ‘low back’ (hip) and shoola refers ‘pain’. Kati vata or Prishta shoola or Kati graha or Trika shoola or Trika graha are other names or conditions mentioned in the classics. Vata is the predominant dosha causing these conditions and are categorized under Vataja nantmaja vyadhis.

The treatment for Back pain or Kati shoola will be planned according to the presentation of the dosha predominance and underlying cause. Treatment may include Panchakarma therapies for Shodhana, internal medicines, external applications and advise on diet and life style modification.

Therapies like

  • Abyanga
  • swedan
  • Dhanyamla dhara
  • Podikizhi & Elakizhi
  • Pizhichil & Navarakizhi
  • Basti & Kati vasti etc are done according to the severity and nature of the disease. Therapies may range between 8 - 28 days and can expect maximum recovery with in this period. Duration may vary further based on the underlying cause.
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Kidney Dysfunction - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Valsad
Kidney Dysfunction - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

The bean-shaped organ kidneys in our body is one of the most important parts that helps in eliminating waste products from the body and also for maintaining the hormonal balance. But due to various reasons such as stress or wrong diet, often the kidneys may face irregular working disorder.

Of course, there are a number of medicines today and also medical treatments to cure various kidney diseases. But if you are not pretty sure of taking such treatments and wish to have something much secure, then trying the home remedies can be the best thing. Ayurveda has a list of remedies that help in curing such kidney issues.

Things To Avoid

  1. Reducing Salt Intake: When the condition of the kidney is not feasible, consuming salt over it can make the situation even worse. If you are urinating, again and again, this means that your body already have an excess amount of potassium and the kidney failure is may be due to an abnormal balance of hormones in the body fluid. Hence, it is the best thing to take a low salt diet. Consuming frozen food items may also add extra salt to the body and hence an ideal practice is to go for fresh fruits, vegetables and meat items.
  2. Lowering Protein Intake: Now, this is a tricky thing and you need to cross check this. There are many times when kidney problems take place due to the high amount of protein intake while some other times it takes place due to lack of protein in the body. So, lowering the protein intake can be done to cross check whether the condition is improving or not.

Remedies To Follow

  1. Herbal TeaAmong various natural remedies that can be started to cure kidney ailments, one of the best one is to include herbal tea in the diet. There are a number of herbal tea options that can be included in your daily diets such as dandelion tea, blueberry tea and marshmallow tea, but the one that is said to affect the most is the green tea. Green tea is said to be high in antioxidant properties and hence they are great in curing kidney ailments.
  2. Aloe Vera Juice: This one plant helps in curing a number of issues both externally as well as internally. Whether it is skin issue or intestine issue, aloe vera juice can be of great help. Aloe Vera has an anti-oxidant property and hence it is great in treating kidney infection and then curing the diseases of the kidney completely.
  3. Water: This can be the simplest way to treat any kind of kidney problem. If you are in the initial stage of any kidney ailment, then the best way is to treat it with water. Drink at least about 6-8 glasses of water each day that will allow you to urinate more and hence the problem may get cured.
  4. Yoga: Pranayam, suryanamaskar and meditation should be followed everyday. 

There are different medicines and also herbs available to treat kidney dysfunction. But these above mentioned can be the easiest methods of all. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tattoo Removal - 5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go For It!

MBBS, DDV, Aesthetic medicine
Dermatologist, Delhi
Tattoo Removal - 5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go For It!

For most us tattoos are a form of expressing their personalities. However, the things you identify with, in your teens may not be something you want to be associated with as you grow older. In some cases, a tattoo may not come out as you imagined it to be and this may leave you with a permanent adornment that you don’t like. Thankfully, though tattoos are permanent, it is possible to remove them. As with getting a tattoo in the first place, removing it is not as simple as it sounds and can be quite painful.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before opting to remove a tattoo.

  1. Complete removal is not guaranteed: Not all tattoos are the same, the deeper tattoo ink is injected into the skin, the harder it is to remove. In many cases, tattoo removal may leave behind a faint shadow of the tattoo or cause permanent scarring.
  2. How you got your tattoo made affects its removal: Professional tattoo artists have a steady hand and inject ink at the same depth, unlike amateurs who inject ink at varying depths. Thus removing a professional tattoo is easier than removing one made by an amateur.
  3. It is painful: As when getting a tattoo made, removing it is also painful. The amount of pain felt depends largely on the location of the tattoo. In the case of laser treatment, this can be described as the feeling of having an elastic band repeatedly strike the skin. You could ask for local anesthesia or a numbing cream to be applied before starting the procedure to reduce the pain.
  4. Multiple sessions are required: On an average 6-10 sessions are required to remove a tattoo. However, the actual number of sessions depends on a number of factors including the location of your tattoo, the number of colors in it etc. you will also need to wait at least 6 weeks between sessions to reduce the risk of side effects.
  5. There are side effects: Some of the side effects you may notice after a tattoo removal session are blistering of the skin, bleeding, redness or darkening of the skin and inflammation of the tattooed area. These are temporary and should subside in a few weeks. However, darkening or lightening of the skin can last for up to a year. Scarring, burns and textural changes to the skin are other potential side effects. These can often be permanent. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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How to End an Anxiety Attack?

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to End an Anxiety Attack?

Anxiety" is a general term that describes a variety of experiences, including nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry, that are common in several mental health disorders. While most of us have anxiety at some time, this is completely different from an anxiety attack or anxiety disorder. Normal feelings of nervousness, worry, and fear often have a known trigger (a major exam, money issues, or seeing a bug). But when you're having a full blown panic attack or anxiety attack, the symptoms — chest pain, flushing skin, racing heart, and difficulty breathing — can make you feel as though you're going to faint, lose your mind, or die. The reality is, you won’t. The key to surviving is to learn all you can about anxiety attacks and practice the skills you need to get through them.

According to the Mayo Clinic, signs of an anxiety attack include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Chest pain
  • Chills
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, or faintness
  • Fear of loss of control or death
  • Feeling of unreality or detachment
  • Headache
  • Hot flashes
  • Nausea
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Rapid, pounding heart rate
  • Sense of impending doom or danger
  • Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking

The causes of anxiety attacks are not well understood. Some traumatic life events can set off anxiety attacks if the person is prone to depression or anxiety disorders. Also, medical conditions and some medications may trigger anxiety attacks. Many believe anxiety attacks run in families with a genetic predisposition. In other words, if your mom and her sister had anxiety attacks, it’s likely you will, too.

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