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Uses|Precautions & warnings|Side effects|Interactions|Dosage


What is Ketosteril used for?

Ketosteril is commonly used for malnutrition, prevention and treatment of disorders that have developed as a result of the altered protein metabolism in chronic renal failure and in case of insufficient protein intake of food.

How should I take Ketosteril®?

The drug should be taken orally with meals, swallowing the tablet whole without chewing and without breaking.

How do I store Ketosteril®?

Ketosteril is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Ketosteril in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Ketosteril® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Ketosteril® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Ketosteril®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Ketosteril® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Ketosteril® contains phenylalanine, so caution should be exercised when administered to patients with hereditary phenylketonuria.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Ketosteril® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Ketosteril®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Ketosteril®?

Basically, the drug was well tolerated, and in some cases may develop hypercalcemia.

In the case of hypersensitivity to any component of the chances of allergic reactions.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist


What drugs may interact with Ketosteril®?

Ketosteril® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Ketosteril®?

Ketosteril may interact with certain food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increasing the risk for serious side effects. It is recommended to take this medication with a meal. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Ketosteril®?

Ketosteril may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. This medication is contraindicated for patients with hypercalcemia (excess calcium) or with an inborn condition that interferes with amino acid metabolism, such as phenylketonuria and maple syrup urine disease.

It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Ketosteril® .

What is the dose of Ketosteril® for an adult?

The normal dose for the average adult (weighing 70kg) is 4 to 8 tablets given three times a day, if their GFR falls below 25 mL/min.

Because this medication contains amino acids, doses are calculated based on body weight, renal function, and the amount of protein obtained through the diet. Your doctor will be able to establish the correct dose and regimen for you.

What is the dose of Ketosteril® for a child?

Ketosteril® has no established dose in children. Consult with your doctor regarding the need and dosing for this medication.

How is Ketosteril® available?

Ketosteril® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Ketosteril film-coated tablets: 600 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room. Any doses of vitamin D may also be required to be reduced to prevent worsening hypercalcemia or excess calcium in the blood.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Ketosteril®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD on May 02, 2020
Medically reviewed by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD