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Drug information on Hepafresh (Glutathione) from Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Oxalis)

Hepafresh

  Injection
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Oxalis)
Generic : Glutathione
 1,100.00
600mg
5ml

Drug Name : Glutathione

Glutathione generic Glutathione has antioxidant properties and is used to prevent adverse effects to anticancer drugs. It is used for the prevention of aging and the treatment of conditions like cataracts , asthma, heart disease, memory loss, skin lightening and male infertility , though its effectiveness in these conditions has not been established. Glutathione has obtained orphan drug status for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism of glutathione (in the form of liposomal glutathione), cystic fibrosis (in the form of s-nitroglutathione) and lung dysfunction following lung transplant.
More Info about Glutathione


Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Dec 08, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Hepafresh may be prescribed


Overview of Hepafresh

• Glutathione is a substance that is formed in the liver.
• It is mostly found in fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Side effects of Hepafresh

  Lung: Breathlessness and wheezing.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

• The suggested doses of glutathione include the following:

Oral: 60 to 500 mg per day
Inhalation: 600 mg twice a day through inhalation
Intravenous injection: 1.5 g/m² IV on days 2 to 5 of chemotherapy before administration of the chemotherapy drugs

How to use Hepafresh?

• Glutathione can be administered orally, by inhalation, or by intravenous or intramuscular injection.

When is Hepafresh not to be taken? (Contraindications)

• Glutathione is contraindicated if the patient is allergic to the drug.
• The inhaled form should not be used in asthma patients.

Warnings and Precautions for Hepafresh

• Do not take an overdose of the drug
• It should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Other Precautions for Hepafresh

• Take the medication only as advised.

Drug Interactions of Hepafresh

• Not known

Storage Conditions for Hepafresh

• Glutathione should be stored at room temperature.
• The ampoules for injection may require refrigeration.
• Check the guidelines from the manufacturer regarding storage.



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