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Alpha galactosidase - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Oct 14, 2017
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Information about Alpha galactosidase

Generic Name : Alpha galactosidase
Pronunciation : Al-pha-ga-lacto-sid-ase
Latest prescription information about Alpha galactosidase. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Digestive Enzymes
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Alpha galactosidase

Beano, Gas-X Prevention
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Overview of Alpha galactosidase

Alpha-galactosidase is an enzyme that breaks complex dietary sugar.

Why is Alpha galactosidase Prescribed? (Indications)

Alpha-d-galactosidase is an enzyme used to digest complex carbohydrates in the food and helps in digestion. It also prevents the formation of gas or bloating.

It is available as a dietary supplement Over-The-Counter.

The alpha-d-galactosidase enzyme is normally present in the saliva and pancreatic juice.  

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When should Alpha galactosidase not be taken? (Contraindications)

Alpha-galactosidase is contraindicated if the patient is allergic to it.

What is the dosage of Alpha galactosidase?

The recommended dosage for alpha-galactosidase is 260 - 3000 FCC (Food Chemical Codex) units per day.

How should Alpha galactosidase be taken?

Alpha-d-galactosidase should be taken along with the first bite of food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alpha galactosidase?

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before using it.
Diabetes patients should consult a doctor before using it.
If symptoms get worse, the patient must consult a doctor.

What are the side effects of Alpha galactosidase?

Allergic reactions could occur with alpha-d-galactosidase

What are the other precautions for Alpha galactosidase?

Do not expose to excessive heat

What are the Drug Interactions of Alpha galactosidase?

There are no known drug interactions

What are the storage conditions for Alpha galactosidase?

Alpha-galactosidase should be stored below 25C

Last Updated : Jul 2018



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