Thioctic acid

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Diabetic neuropathy
Adult: 600 mg daily. May also be given via IV admin.
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take 30 min before meals. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy, lactation. Monitor blood glucose and adjust diabetic medication accordingly. May cause insulin autoimmune syndrome in diabetics.
Adverse Reactions
Allergic reactions such as skin rash, nausea, hypoglycemia.
Description: Thioctic acid, or α-lipoic acid, is used for its antioxidant effects in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. It has been tried in the treatment of liver dysfunction and in subacute necrotising encephalopathy. Thioctic acid and its reduced metabolite form a redox couple and may scavenge a wide range of reactive oxygen species.
Distribution: Cross the blood brain barrier.
MIMS Class
Nootropics & Neurotonics/Neurotrophics / Other Agents Affecting Metabolism
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