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Drug information on M-GAM (Glutathione) from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (G&G)


  Film coated tablet
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (G&G)
Generic : Glutathione
220mg / 125mg / 5mg / 60mg / 20mg / 400mcg / 12.5mg / 30mcg
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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.
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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 M-GAM may be prescribed

Overview of M-GAM

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

Side effects of M-GAM

  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 M-GAM?

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

When is M-GAM 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 M-GAM

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

Other Precautions for M-GAM

• Take the medication only as advised.

Drug Interactions of M-GAM

• Not known

Storage Conditions for M-GAM

• 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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