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Alpha lipoic acid



Alpha lipoic acid is an anti-oxidant which is easily absorbed through oral route, it has antioxidant property even in membrane bound as well as soluble form. It is approved by CDSCO for use in combination with vitamins and metformin in cases of diabetic neuropathy and in multivitamin deficiencies along with other vitamins and minerals. (1)

Along with other vitamins and minerals for Vitamins and Minerals deficiency states in adult patients For the treatment of diabetic neuropathy (2)

Nausea Vomiting GI upset (1)

Available in combination with other vitamins Usual dose is 100-200mg per day (2)

1. Gorąca A, Huk-Kolega H, Piechota A, Kleniewska P, Ciejka E, Skibska B. Lipoic acid - biological activity and therapeutic potential. Pharmacol Rep. 2011;63(4):849-58. 2. List of CDSCO approved drug from 01.01.08 to 31.12.08 [Internet]. [cited 2013 Oct 15]. Available from: 3. Han T, Bai J, Liu W, Hu Y. A systematic review and meta-analysis of α-lipoic acid in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Eur J Endocrinol. 2012;167(4):465-71.