Schwabe Alpha-LIV Syrup
For Liver Problems
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Schwabe Alpha-LIV Syrup
Indication of Alpha-Liv Syrup
Slow liver functions, fatty liver, and supportive treatment of hepatocellular jaundice and toxic liver damage.
The liver plays a key role in metabolism. It has anabolic and catabolic, exocrine, and endocrine functions. The liver is a blood reservoir, filter, and store of different substances (e.g. glycogen, vitamins). It is the site of serum protein (e.g. albumin, prothrombin, fibrinogen) and enzyme synthesis. Metabolic processes (e.g. bilirubin, hormone, carbohydrate, and lipid turnover) and the removal of toxic products are important liver functions.
Hepatotoxins (e.g. alcohol, tetracycline, acetaminophen, fungal toxins, and anabolic steroids) can cause specific damage to liver cells. Toxic hepatitis may be clinically silent or severe enough to lead to the rapid development of hepatic failure. Clinical features include hepatomegaly, enzyme abnormalities, fever, abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. In patients with underlying cirrhosis, manifestations of portal hypertension may predominate. Aversion to fatty food, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting after meals may be symptoms of cholelithiasis. Jaundice results from an accumulation of bilirubin. It has non-hepatic as well as hepatic causes. Hyperbilirubinaemia may be due to abnormalities in the formation, transport, metabolism, or excretion of bilirubin.
Alpha-Liv Syrup aids recovery and normalization of liver functions. The severe liver disease needs specialized treatment.
Composition of Alpha-Liv Syrup
Carduus Marianus Q 10%
Chelidonium Majus Q 2%
Andrographis PaniculataQ 5%
Hydrastis Canadensis Q 1%
Podophyllum Peltatum Q 1%
lpecacuanha Q 1%
Acidum Citricum 1x 5%
Excipients Q. S. Alcohol content 11. 5% v/v
Sphere of Action
Carduus Marianus acts on the liver, vascular and portal systems, in particular. It is used for liver problems due to abuse of alcoholic beverages, enlargement of the liver causing fullness and soreness, hyperaemia of the liver, jaundice and initial stages of cirrhosis. Irritability and apathy, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, profuse diarrhoea and constipation, haemorrhagic piles, and itching at night are covered.
Chelidonium Majus is a liver remedy, covering many of the direct reflex symptoms of diseased conditions of the organ. It is indicated in jaundice, enlarged liver, gall colic, distension and sluggish bowels due to hepatic disease or bilious complications.
Andrographis Paniculata is indicated for liver disease in children, prolonged fever, general debility, enlarged liver and jaundice. It is a tonic and anthelmintic and is useful in the treatment of dysentery and dyspepsia.
Hydrastis Canadensis has a marked action on the liver. It acts on the torpid and tender liver, jaundice, dull dragging pain in the right groin, gall stones, constipation, and tumour state when pain is prominent.
Podophyllum Peltatum is indicated for distended abdomen, feeling of heat and emptiness, a sensation of weakness or sinking, painful liver region, jaundice, portal engorgement, gastroenteritis-Iike symptoms.
lpecacuanha acts on persistent nausea and vomiting, cutting pain around the naval, tenesmus and liver sore.
Acidum Citricum is used in haemorrhages, oedema and all forms of dropsy. It regulates the bile flow and some forms of acid-base imbalance.
Dosage of Alpha-Liv Syrup
Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician, 1-2 teaspoons thrice daily. As the symptoms improve, it can be reduced to 1-2 teaspoons twice daily. It is a well-tolerated drug and can be used for prolonged periods. Children should be given half the adult dose. It contains syrup and care should be taken regarding dose and duration in diabetes.
Note: For treatment during pregnancy and lactation, and for patients with serious liver or alcohol problems, in particular, please note that this product contains a small quantity of alcohol. For the treatment of patients with diabetes, please note that this product contains sugar.
Packing of Alpha-Liv Syrup
100 ML, 500 ML
Alpha-LIV is also available in drop form.
100 ML, 500 ML