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Alpha Lipoic Acid

For sensory abnormalities caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Lipoic acid injection: When injected intravenously, it should be slow, with a maximum speed of 50mg lipoic acid per minute; when injected intramuscularly, the dosage of lipoic acid at each injection site should not exceed 50mg; injections containing benzyl alcohol in the excipients cannot be used in children Intramuscular injection; during intravenous infusion, add 250 to 500 mg lipoic acid to 100 to 250 ml of normal saline and infuse intravenously for about 30 minutes. For patients with severe sensory abnormalities caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the available dosage is 300~600mg/day, and a course of treatment is 2~4 weeks. Lipoic acid tablets/capsules: Oral, 0.2g/time, 3 times/day; or 0.6g/time, once/day, take half an hour before breakfast. For more severe symptoms, it is recommended to use injection treatment initially, and then use oral preparations for maintenance treatment.

Adverse reactions:
If the intravenous infusion is too fast, head swelling and difficulty breathing may occasionally occur, which can be relieved by themselves. After using this product, a very few patients develop convulsions, diplopia, purpura, and tendencies caused by abnormal platelet function. Health Canada has updated the instructions for lipoic acid to indicate that symptoms of hypoglycemia may occur, such as sweating, paleness, chills, headache, dizziness, confusion, etc.

Drug contraindications:
If allergic to this product, it is contraindicated. Use with caution in children. Use with caution during pregnancy. Use with caution during lactation.


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