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    Alpha Ketoanalogue

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    Alpha ketoanalogue uses

    Alpha Ketoanalogue is used in the treatment of chronic kidney disease.

    How alpha ketoanalogue works

    Alpha Ketoanalogue 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.

    Common side effects of alpha ketoanalogue

    No common side effects seen
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Alpha Ketoanalogue

    • You have been prescribed Alpha Ketoanalogue for treatment of chronic kidney disease.
    • Taking it along with a low-protein diet helps in delaying the progression of kidney diseases and dialysis initiation.
    • Ensure that you maintain adequate calorie intake during therapy.
    • Regularly monitor serum calcium levels as instructed by your doctor. Reduce your intake of vitamin D and other calcium sources if the levels are high.

    Frequently asked questions for Alpha Ketoanalogue

    Alpha Ketoanalogue

    Q. What is Alpha Ketoanalogue?

    Alpha Ketoanalogue is a form of essential amino acid. When given as a therapy, it exerts a metabolic benefit to the body. Alpha Ketoanalogue is most commonly used as nutrition therapy or dietary supplements in the patients of 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 of kidney failure.

    Q. In what disease conditions can Alpha Ketoanalogue be used?

    Most commonly, Alpha Ketoanalogue is used as a nutritional supplement in long-term kidney disease. Alpha Ketoanalogue 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 Alpha Ketoanalogue same as Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate?

    Alpha Ketoanalogue 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 Alpha Ketoanalogue and Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate are different, their uses are almost similar.

    Q. How is Alpha Ketoanalogue 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. Alpha Ketoanalogue 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)