L-Arginine is primarily used in the management of severe, uncompensated, metabolic alkalosis (pH greater than or equal to 7.55) after optimizing therapy with sodium and potassium supplements. It is also used in Pituitary function test (growth hormone).
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 the 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.
The most common use of this medication is:
Is It safe with alcohol?L-Arginine may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?L-Arginine 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.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, 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 L-Arginine as ingredient
The active constituent of this medication 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. Within the body, it gets converted to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps in the widening of the blood vessels leading to increased blood flow and also stimulates growth hormone and insulin.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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