What is Tivortin® Aspartate used for?
L-arginine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in the urea cycle. It allows for the metabolism and clearance of ammonia from the body.
L-arginine is used as an add-on to existing therapy to treat a variety of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels), respiratory (lungs), hepatic (liver), thyroid, and immune-related conditions.
It has antioxidant, detoxifying, and membrane-stabilizing properties. It also improves blood flow by donating nitric oxide (a vasodilator) and preventing the formation of atherosclerotic plaques and platelet adhesion.
How should I take Tivortin® Aspartate?
As an oral solution, L-arginine should be taken by mouth, undiluted, and with meals. Use a medical-grade measuring cup or spoon to measure the dose accurately. Do not use a typical household spoon to measure a dose.
How do I store Tivortin® Aspartate?
This drug should be stored at room temperature (15 °С – 25 °С) and be protected from light. Do not allow this product to freeze. This drug has a shelf-life of 2 years after the date of manufacture, before being opened; the shelf-life is 14 days after being opened. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Always check the label before using this product. Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the bottle has been opened for more than 14 days, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.
Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Tivortin® Aspartate?
Before using this medication, inform your doctor if:
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to L-arginine
- You have a history of allergy to other medications, food, or other substances
- You are taking other medications
- You have underlying health conditions
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
This drug crosses the placenta and should be administered during pregnancy only if there is a need and the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks, as determined by your doctor. Some women have been given this medication to treat pre-eclampsia.
No data is available on the safety during lactation and breastfeeding.
What side effects can occur when using Tivortin® Aspartate?
All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.
L-arginine is an essential amino acid that is normally used by the body in metabolic processes. While side effects are not likely, some rare side effects include:
- Nausea (immediately after ingestion)
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
- Hypersensitivity or allergic reaction
You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Tivortin® Aspartate?
This drug may interact with other medications. 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.
Known drugs and their interactions with L-arginine include:
If you experience an adverse drug interaction, stop taking this drug and continue taking your other medication. Inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Your dose may need to be adjusted, substituted with another drug, or discontinue using the drug.
Does food or alcohol interact with Tivortin® Aspartate?
This drug is not known to interact with any particular food. L-arginine should not be taken with alcohol as it may cancel out the hepatoprotective properties of the drug.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.
What health conditions may interact with Tivortin® Aspartate?
This drug should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions:
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Renal impairment
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Tivortin® Aspartate.
What is the dose of Tivortin® Aspartate for an adult?
For cardiovascular conditions
Including ischemic heart disease, arteriosclerotic heart disease and cerebral atherosclerosis, atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease, diabetic angiopathy
- Take 5 mL (1 g) 3-8 times per day
In hypercholesterolemia, conditions
after acute myocardial infarction and acute cerebrovascular accident, hypertension
- Take 5 mL (1 g) 3-6 times per day
For respiratory conditions
Including chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, interstitial pneumonia, idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, chronic post-embolic pulmonary hypertension
- Take 5 mL (1 g) 3-6 times per day
For other conditions
Including hypoxic states and asthenia, immune correction in impaired thymic function
- Take 5 mL (1 g) 4-8 times per day
The maximum daily dose is 8 g (40 mL) for the course of 8-15 days. The treatment course may be repeated as needed.
What is the dose of Tivortin® Aspartate for a child?
This drug is not labeled for use in children. Only give this to your child if your child’s doctor has prescribed it.
How is Tivortin® Aspartate available?
This drug is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Oral solution 200 mg/mL L-arginine
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
While overdose is unlikely, hypoglycemia is a possible indicator. Low blood sugar can be corrected by drinking half a cup of fruit juice or soft drink, or by eating 2-3 small pieces of candy.
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of this drug, 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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