Q. Is it ok to take alcohol when taking Hepawin 5gm Injection?
No, it is not recommended to take alcohol when on Hepawin 5gm Injection. It is a medicine given in cases of liver failure. Although, there are no reported interaction. Still, in cases of liver failure, alcohol should be avoided as it could worsen your complication of liver disease.
Q. What is Hepawin 5gm Injection?
Hepawin 5gm Injection is made up of two amino acids. It is most commonly used in cases of liver diseases in order to prevent it from abnormal brain function called hepatic encephalopathy.
Q. What is the use of Hepawin 5gm Injection in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy (HE)?
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a brain disorder which occurs in patients with liver failure. In liver failure, there is increased bacterial growth in the intestine which leads to an accumulation of ammonia in blood. This deteriorating condition of the liver starts affecting the functioning of the brain, causing Hepatic encephalopathy. Hepawin 5gm Injection works by detoxifying the ammonia from the blood, hence decreasing the free ammonia from the body. This, as a result, helps decrease the abnormal functioning of the brain caused due to liver failure.
Q. How is Hepawin 5gm Injection given?
Hepawin 5gm Injection can be given daily as an injection that is injected into the veins. Your doctor will suggest the appropriate dose depending on the patient’s health condition and severity of the disease.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Mar 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.