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Ketosteril:Effects,Protein-restricted Diet,Side Effects,Low Creatinine


2017-08-05 09:18

Ketosteril is a common medicine for kidney disease and it is usually prescribed to the patients with GFR lower than 25ml/min.Here are five facts about ketosteril so you can know the drug better.

What is ketosteril?

Ketosteril is an enteral medicinal product indicated for prevention and treatment of protein metabolic disorder in chronic renal insufficiency.It is often prescribed along with a low-protein diet.Tablets of Ketosteril contain five essential amino acids like:Lys, His,Thr, Trp,Tyr.

What are the effects of ketosteril?

It can provide essential amino acids and reduce the intake of amino nitrogen.Additionally,it can utilize the nitrogen in non-essential amino and turn them into amino acids so as to reduce the production of urea nitrogen. It can reduce building up of uremic toxins in blood significantly.

Why protein-restricted diet to be supplemented with ketosteril?

A protein-restricted diet can prevent/reduce waste load on the kidneys so kidney function can be maintained.However,if you do not have enough consumption of protein, you may develop malnutrition.

The keto acids in ketosteril are amino acids without nitrogen, inside the body they bind with body’s nitrogen and forms proteins,so you are less prone to develop malnutrition.

What are the side effects of ketosteril?

It may restrain the absorption of phosphorus in intestinal tract, thus raising calcium level in blood.Hypercalcemia which can cause multiple systems like digestive system, urinary system and renal tubule etc.

Is ketosteril effective in lowering creatinine and BUN level?

High creatinine and BUN levels result from impaired kidney structure and reduced renal function.Ketosteril only can reduce the production of wastes in body to lower levels of creatinine and BUN.However,the underlying causes are not controlled so the medicine alone is far more enough in controlling high levels of creatinine and BUN.

The above are some facts on ketosteril and you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  to get more information on it.


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