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Alpha Ketoanalouge



Alpha ketoanalogue is used in the prevention and treatment of damages that have been caused due to problems with protein metabolism in chronic kidney disease in patients with restricted dietary protein intake.

How it works

Alpha ketoanalogue belongs to a class of drugs called as 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

Increased calcium level in blood, Decreased calcium level in blood


Expert advice

  • Always take alpha ketoanalogue along with meals to allow proper absorption and metabolism.
  • Ensure that you main adequate calorie intake during alpha ketoanalogue therapy.
  • You will be regularly monitored for serum calcium levels while taking alpha ketoanalogue.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from phenylketonuria (inborn error of metabolism involving impaired metabolism of the amino acid phenylalanine).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to alpha ketoanalouge or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering with hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in blood), disturbed amino acid metabolism.
  • Do not take if suffering from hereditary phenylketonuria.

Content on this page was last updated on 13 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)