Alpha-Galactosidase Pharmacology


About Alpha-Galactosidase
Dietary supplement,Glycoside Hydrolase Enzyme, Antiflatulent.
Mechanism of Action of Alpha-Galactosidase
Alpha - galatosidase is an enzyme derived from the fungus Aspergillus niger hydrolyzes the 1-6 non-reducing galactocide residues from poly and oligosaccharides in an exo-fashion. These poly-saccharides (primarily raffinose, stacchiose, and melibiose) are typically found in legumes and are not digestible in the small intestine.
Pharmacokinets of Alpha-Galactosidase
Onset of Action for Alpha-Galactosidase
Duration of Action for Alpha-Galactosidase
Half Life of Alpha-Galactosidase
Side Effects of Alpha-Galactosidase
1. Difficulty breathing
2. Closing of the throat
3. Hives
4. Rash
5. Itching.
6. Fever
7. Shaking
8. Chest tightness
9. High or low blood pressure
10. Fast heartbeats
11. Muscle pain
12. Stomach pain
13. Nausea
14. Vomiting.
15. Dizziness
16. Numbness or tingling
17. Headache
Contra-indications of Alpha-Galactosidase
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
2. Heart problems.
Special Precautions while taking Alpha-Galactosidase
1.Diabetes mellitus
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Alpha-Galactosidase
1.Fabry`s disease
4.Abdominal pain
5.GI discomfort
Interactions for Alpha-Galactosidase
The drugs acarbose or miglitol for treatment of diabetes, use of alpha-galactosidase may decrease their effectiveness.
Typical Dosage for Alpha-Galactosidase
Activity: 85units/ml
Specific activity: 30 units/mg protein
One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme that will catalyze the release of 1.0 ?mol of p-nitrophenol from p-nitrophenyl-alpha-D-galactopyranoside per minute at 25 C, pH 6.5. Oral-
1 to 2 grams/day before or with meals
Mix with water, juice, and yogurt or simply sprinkle on food, like using spices
Schedule of Alpha-Galactosidase
Storage Requirements for Alpha-Galactosidase
Keep in a cool dry location
Effects of Missed Dosage of Alpha-Galactosidase
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Alpha-Galactosidase
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment

Home Delivery for Alpha-Galactosidase in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including alpha-galactosidase.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for alpha-galactosidase and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for alpha-galactosidase may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take alpha-galactosidase only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for alpha-galactosidase before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for alpha-galactosidase with the pharmacy.

Alpha-Galactosidase is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for alpha-galactosidase might be better known than alpha-galactosidase itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have alpha-galactosidase in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for alpha-galactosidase.