Hepatos : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage


Hepatos Tablet is a medicine for the treatment of chronic (long-standing) liver diseases and a complication of liver disease known as cirrhosis of the liver. It works by protecting the liver from harmful chemical substances and also increasing alcohol elimination from the blood and tissues.


What is Indication?

An indication is a term use for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribe or use by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Therapeutic indications of Hepatos

Pernicious anemia, both uncomplicated and accompanied by nervous system involvement.

Dietary deficiency of Vitamin B12, occurring in strict vegetarians and in their breast-fed infants. (Isolated vitamin B12 deficiency is very rare).

Malabsorption of vitamin B12, resulting from structural or functional damage to the stomach, where intrinsic factor is secret or to the ileum, where intrinsic factor facilitates vitamin B12 absorption. These conditions include tropical sprue, and nontropical sprue (idiopathic steatorrhea, gluten-induced enteropathy). Folate deficiency in these patients is usually more severe than vitamin B12 deficiency.

Inadequate secretion of intrinsic factor, resulting from lesions that destroy the gastric mucosa (ingestion of corrosives, extensive neoplasia), and a number of conditions associated with a variable degree of gastric atrophy (such as multiple sclerosis, certain endocrine disorders, iron deficiency, and subtotal gastrectomy). Total gastrectomy always produces vitamin B12 deficiency.

Structural lesions leading to vitamin B12 deficiency include regional ileitis, ileal resections, malignancies, etc.

Competition for Vitamin B12 by intestinal parasites or bacteria.

The fish tapeworm (Diphyilobothrium latum) absorbs huge quantities of vitamin B12 and infested patients often have associated gastric atrophy. The blind-loop syndrome may produce deficiency of Vitamin B12 or folate.

Inadequate utilization of vitamin B12. This may occur if antimetabolites for the vitamin are employed in the treatment of neoplasia.

For the Schilling Test.

Dosage (Posology) and method of administration

Unless otherwise directed by the physician: Adults and Children >12 years: Usual Dose: Initially, 1 cap 3 times daily.

Maintenance Dose: 1 cap 2 times daily.

Administration: Hepatos should be taken whole with some liquid before meals.

The physician should decide on the length of treatment.

Hepatos Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Hepatos fruits and/or other plants of the compositae, or to any of the excipients of Hepatos.

Special warnings and precautions for use

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stop after few days, some drugs need to be continue for prolonged period to get the benefit from it. Hepatos is a liver protectant and antioxidant. Treatment with Hepatos has shown slightly improved liver function, and showed improvement in patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease).

Hepatos Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each 70-mg capsule contains Hepatos 70 mg (calculated as Hepatos) in dried extract of Hepatos fruits 86.5-93.3 mg while the 140-mg capsule contains Hepatos 140 mg (calculated as Hepatos) in dried extract of Hepatos fruits 173-186.6 mg.

Where to buy Hepstos Tablet?

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