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General Information on Carglumic Acid

Generic Name : Carglumic Acid

Pronunciation : kar-GLOO-mik AS-id

Latest prescription information about Carglumic Acid. 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, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Orphan Drug

Trade Names/Brand Names of Carglumic Acid

International- Carbaglu.

Why is Carglumic Acid Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is similar to n-acetylglutamate (NAG), prescribed for hyperammonemia due to the deficiency of the liver enzyme named as N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS). It acts as a replacement for NAG.

When should Carglumic Acid not to be taken? (Contraindications)

None.

What is the dosage of Carglumic Acid?

Adult- PO- The recommended initial dose is 100 mg/kg/day to 250 mg/kg/day.

How should Carglumic Acid be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, immediately before meals.

What are the warnings and precautions for Carglumic Acid?

Caution needed for patients with any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Follow the diet program as directed by your healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of Carglumic Acid?

   Most Common : Vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, tonsilitis, anemia, ear infection, diarrhea, throat inflammation, and headache.
   Blood : Anemia.
   ENT : Ear infection.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing.
   General : Weakness, fever.
   Infections : Infection, throat inflammation, pneumonia.
   Metabolic : Loss of appetite, hemoglobin decreased, weight decreased.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, drowsiness.
   Skin : Rash.

What are the other precautions for Carglumic Acid?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Carglumic Acid?

Store it in refrigerator 2 - 8C.

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