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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.
The drug should be taken orally with meals, swallowing the tablet whole without chewing and without breaking.
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.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
Ketosteril® contains phenylalanine, so caution should be exercised when administered to patients with hereditary phenylketonuria.
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®.
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
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.
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.
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.
Ketosteril® has no established dose in children. Consult with your doctor regarding the need and dosing for this medication.
Ketosteril® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
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.
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.
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