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Drug information on Meidlim (Methionine) from British Biologicals


  Oral Powder
British Biologicals
Generic : Methionine
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Medical Condition(s) for which Meidlim may be prescribed

Overview of Meidlim

Methionine is used to prevent liver damage due to acetaminophen overdose and diaper rash in the infant.

Side effects of Meidlim

  Gastrointestinal disorder: Nausea and vomiting

  Others: Drowsiness

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The recommended dose for:

Acetaminophen poisoning is: 2.5 g every four hours for 4 doses within 10 hours of acetaminophen intake.

Acidification of urine in adults: 200mg three to four times a day orally in the form of capsules or powder.
The dose in children will be decided by the physician.

How to use Meidlim?

• Methionine is available as a tablet, capsule, powder or liquid.

When is Meidlim not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Methionine is contraindicated in the following conditions:

• Allergy to methionine
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
• Acidosis, which can worsen
• Liver disease
Atherosclerosis and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency, due to possible homocysteine build up which can increase the risk for heart disease

Warnings and Precautions for Meidlim

• An overdose of methionine can worsen liver disease.

Other Precautions for Meidlim

• The treatment should be taken only on the advice of a physician.

Drug Interactions of Meidlim

• Not known

Storage Conditions for Meidlim

• Store the drug at room temperature and also away from heat and moisture.

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