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Metadoxine is used for the prevention and treatment of liver damage due to alcoholism.

How it works

Metadoxine belongs to class of drugs called liver protectives. It acts by increasing the alcohol elimination from the blood and tissues, thus preventing liver damage.

Common side effects

Numbness, Diarrhoea, Rash, Sleepiness


Expert advice

  • Caution to be exercised if you are prescribed for longer duration.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop difficulty in breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling, chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to metadoxine or any of its ingredients;

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)