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Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a nitrogen-binding agent, prescribed for the treatment of Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD) in pediatric patients more than 2 years old and adults.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
It should not be administered to children less than 2 years old and patients with known hypersensitivity.
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
The recommended total daily dosage is given in 3 equally divided dosages, rounded upto nearest 0.5 mL. The maximum total daily dosage is 17.5 mL (19 g).
How it should be taken :
It comes as oral liquid to take by mouth, with food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney problems, bowel (intestine) problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Patient may develop neurotoxicity, if it is so reduce the dosage.
Side Effects :
• Most Common
Diarrhea, flatulence and headache.
Abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, indigestion, nausea, vomiting.
Increased ammonia levels, decreased appetite.
• Central Nervous System
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it in controlled room temperature (20°C to 25°C).