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Epalrestat is used in the treatment of diabetic nerve disease.

How it works

Epalrestat blocks the accumulation of sorbitol in cells, which has been related in causing diabetic nerve disease.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Back pain, Burning sensation, Itching, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting


Expert advice

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines.

Content on this page was last updated on 05 December, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)