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L-Ornithine L-Aspartate



L-ornithine l-aspartate is used to treat brain damage due to severe liver diseases (hepatic encephalopathy) and in liver cirrhosis (poor condition of liver due to dying of healthy liver tissues.)

How it works

L-ornithine l-aspartate is an amino acids that reduces the accumulation of ammonia in patients with poor liver function thereby relieving symptoms associated with abnormal ammonia metabolism. 

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Flatulence


Expert advice

  • When taking L-ornithine l-aspartate from sachet, always dissolve in a glass of water, juice or tea and take along with a meal or after it.
  • When taking L-ornithine l-aspartate as infusion, your doctor will adjust the infusion rate if liver function is substantially impaired to prevent nausea and vomiting.
  • You will be regularly monitored for blood creatinine and blood/urine urea levels.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to L-ornithine l-aspartate or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not given to patient with severe kidney dysfunction.

Content on this page was last updated on 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)