Racemethionine is used to acidify urine, particularly in patients with urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) thereby relieving skin irritation and reducing urine odor. It is also used for diaper rashes, skin allergies and ulcerations. It may also be used as an antidote (medicine to counteract a particular poison) in paracetamol overdose.
How it works
Racemethionine belongs to class of drugs called acidifiers. It produces ammonia-free urine by lowering the urinary pH.
Common side effects
Vomiting, Nausea, Drowsiness
AVAILABLE MEDICINENo medicine available
- When used as an antidote for paracetamol overdose, the first dose of racemethionine must be given within eight to twelve hours after the toxic ingestion.
- Discontinue use and inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 10 days of racemethionine use.
- Maintain a protein-rich diet while on racemethionine therapy.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- It should not take if patient is allergic to racemethionine or any of its ingredients.
- Patients with acidosis (excess of acid in the body) or liver disease.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is methionine an essential amino acid?
Yes, methionine is an essential amino acid which is not produced by the body and must be provided by diet.
Q. Does methionine contain sulphur?
Yes, methionine contains sulphur.
Q. Does methionine lower histamine levels?
Yes, methionine lowers histamine levels and thus relieves the symptoms of allergy.