ARGIGEST Granules 6gm

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Drug Information for ARGIGEST Granules 6gm

What is ARGIGEST Granules used for?

ARGIGEST Granules is used as a supplement in patients with certain heart conditions such as chest pain, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. It is also used to improve kidney function after a kidney transplantation and boost the immune system. It is also recommended for treating certain conditions such as:

  • Inflammation of GI tract in pre-term infants
  • Pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
  • Cancer
  • Dementia

ARGIGEST Granules may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ARGIGEST Granules work?

ARGIGEST Granules belongs to the class of drugs called amino acids. This drug acts by converting itself into nitric oxide and widen the blood vessel, thereby improving the blood flow. It also stimulates the release of growth hormones such as insulin and other substances in the body.

How to take ARGIGEST Granules?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take ARGIGEST Granules as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • Dilute required amount of powder or granules in a glass of water as recommended by the doctor.

If you miss a dose of ARGIGEST Granules, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of ARGIGEST Granules may include:

  • Gastro-intestinal distress
  • Diarrhoea

What are the drugs that interact with ARGIGEST Granules?

Drugs that interact with ARGIGEST Granules include the following:

  • Captopril
  • Diltiazem
  • Enalapril
  • Furosemide
  • Isosorbide
  • Losartan

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of ARGIGEST Granules?

The following are the most common side effects of ARGIGEST Granules:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Inflammation of the airway
  • High potassium levels

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions ARGIGEST Granules?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to ARGIGEST Granules or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of ARGIGEST Granules.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to take ARGIGEST Granules if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking ARGIGEST Granules?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver and kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about ARGIGEST Granules

  1. Is it safe to use ARGIGEST Granules while on Captopril?
  2. ARGIGEST Granules is known to cause a decrease in blood pressure. Captopril is used to reduce blood pressure and when taken with ARGIGEST Granules, it may further worsen the condition.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking ARGIGEST Granules?
  4. No. Follow a regular diet while using ARGIGEST Granules, unless any dietary instructions provided by the doctor.

  5. What is the usual dose of ARGIGEST Granules in patients with erectile dysfunction?
  6. The usual dose of ARGIGEST Granules in patients with erectile dysfunction is 5 grams per day.

  7. What are the natural sources of ARGIGEST Granules?
  8. ARGIGEST Granules is found naturally in yogurt, peanuts, lentils, chicken, beef and dairy products.

  9. Does ARGIGEST Granules is beneficial in the treatment of male infertility?
  10. Yes. ARGIGEST Granules is recommended in the treatment of male infertility.


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