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Composition for KETOSTERIL

Methionine(600 mg)

food interaction for KETOSTERIL

alcohol interaction for KETOSTERIL

pregnancy interaction for KETOSTERIL

lactation interaction for KETOSTERIL

It is better to take this medicine with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Methionine(600 mg)


Ketosteril tablet is used to treat paracetamol poisoning, to acidify urine, treat liver disorders, and improve wound healing. It is also used to treat depression, alcoholism, allergies, asthma, copper poisoning, radiation poisoning, schizophrenia, drug withdrawal and Parkinsonism.

How it works

Ketosteril tablet belongs to the class of compounds known as amino acids. Ketosteril tablet works by removing harmful breakdown products of paracetamol in the liver.

Common side effects

Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Fever, Decreased blood pressure, Nausea, Vomiting


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Expert advice for KETOSTERIL

  • Tell your doctor if you are have liver disorder, mental disorder such as schizophrenia, taking levodopa for Parkinsonism or taking any other medication.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as methionine can cause drowsiness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do take if  allergic to methionine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having metabolic acidosis. (A condition in which body is not able to keep correct balance between acids and alkalis in the blood).
  • Patients with more than 10 hours of paracetamol overdose.

Frequently asked questions for KETOSTERIL


Q. Is methionine an essential amino acid?
Yes. It is classified as essential amino acid since it is obtained from dietary sources and cannot be synthesized in body.

Q. Is methionine safe?
Methionine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

Q. Does methionine causes cancer or diarrhea?
No. Within safe dose range it does not cause cancer or diarrhea.


Content on this page was last updated on 31 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)