KETOSTERIL TABLET

Category:

Generic : Alpha Ketoanalogue

Treatment : Chronic Kidney Disease

Pack size  : 100 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$73.01

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Ketosteril Tablet is a nutritional supplement used in the treatment of chronic kidney disease. It reduces urea levels in the blood and helps prevent the progression of kidney disease. This way it delays the risk of undergoing long-term dialysis.

Ketosteril Tablet is to be taken by mouth with or without food. Take it in the exact dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Taking it along with a low-protein diet may help get the best of the medicine. Ensure that you maintain adequate calorie intake during treatment. While you are taking this medicine, your doctor may advise regular monitoring of serum calcium levels.
This medicine is usually well tolerated with no common side effects. Ensure regular doctor consultation to evaluate medicine effects on your body. Before taking Ketosteril Tablet, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines for other health conditions.

 

BENEFITS OF KETOSTERIL TABLET

In Treatment of Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to the loss of normal kidney function over a long span of time. CKD progresses gradually over a few years but may become permanent if left untreated. Ketosteril Tablet is a combination of essential amino acids which when combined with a low or very low protein diet slows down the progression of CKD and improves the quality of life. It also helps in the elimination of toxic materials such as urea from the kidneys and improves kidney function. However, you must follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and take it as advised to get maximum benefit.

 

HOW TO USE KETOSTERIL TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ketosteril Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW KETOSTERIL TABLET WORKS

Ketosteril Tablet belongs to a class of drugs called nutritional supplements. It follows same catabolic pathways as amino acids and works by improving the metabolism of protein in the body, thereby improving the renal function.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ketosteril Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ketosteril Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ketosteril Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Ketosteril Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ketosteril Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ketosteril Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ketosteril Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE KETOSTERIL TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Ketosteril Tablet, 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.

 

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ketosteril

  • Increased calcium level in blood

FAQ's

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Q. What is Ketosteril Tablet?

Ketosteril Tablet is a form of essential amino acid. When given as a therapy, it exerts a metabolic benefit to the body. Ketosteril Tablet is most commonly used as nutrition therapy or dietary supplements in patients with chronic kidney failure. This medicine prevents the unnecessary increase in urea levels in the blood due to the intake of non-essential amino acids in patients with kidney failure.

Q. In what disease conditions can Ketosteril Tablet be used?

Most commonly, Ketosteril Tablet is used as a nutritional supplement in long-term kidney disease. Ketosteril Tablet is also given during heart surgery to reduce the chances of complications. It is also reported to be rarely used along with physiotherapy in the treatment of pain in tendons. It may also be used in treating intestinal and stomach disorders, lung diseases, and as an add-on treatment in bacterial infections, but very rarely.

Q. Is Ketosteril Tablet the same as Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate?

Ketosteril Tablet is a combination of various essential amino acids. It is mostly used in the prevention and treatment of damages due to faulty or deficient protein metabolism in chronic kidney disease. On the other hand, Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate is a combination of the essential amino acid arginine and alpha-ketoglutaric acid. Although both Ketosteril Tablet and Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate are different, their uses are almost similar.

Q. How is Ketosteril Tablet given?

The usual advice for an adult is to take the tablets during meals as it helps in proper absorption or usage of the amino acids. The tablets must not be chewed. Ketosteril Tablet should be given along with dietary protein restriction in cases of kidney failure. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the kidney problem. Follow your doctor’s advice and if you notice any uneasiness/discomfort or reaction, immediately contact your doctor.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – tablet

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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