L-Arginine Pharmacology


About L-Arginine
Proteinogenic , a-amino acid, Essential amino acid.
Mechanism of Action of L-Arginine
L-arginine is converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body.
Pharmacokinets of L-Arginine
Onset of Action for L-Arginine
Duration of Action for L-Arginine
Half Life of L-Arginine
Side Effects of L-Arginine
1.Abdominal pain
5.Blood abnormalities
7.Airway inflammation
8.Worsening of asthma
9.Low blood pressure.
Contra-indications of L-Arginine
Special Precautions while taking L-Arginine
1.Allergies or asthma: L-arginine can cause an allergic response or make swelling in the airways worse. If you decide to take L-arginine, use it with caution.
2.Herpes: There is a concern that L-arginine might make herpes worse. There is some evidence that L-arginine is needed for the herpes virus to multiply.
3.Low blood pressure: L-arginine might lower blood pressure. This could be a problem if you already have low blood pressure.
4.Recent heart attack: There is a concern that L-arginine might increase the risk of death after a heart attack, especially in older people. If you have had a heart attack recently, don?t take L-arginine.
5.Surgery: L-arginine might affect blood pressure. There is a concern that it might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop taking L-arginine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for L-Arginine
2.Erectile Dysfunction
3.Congestive Heart Failure
Interactions for L-Arginine
1.L-arginine seems to decrease blood pressure. Taking L-arginine along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.
2.Medications that increase blood flow to the heart (Nitrates) interacts with L-ARGININE
3.Sildenafil (Viagra) can lower blood pressure. L-arginine can also lower blood pressure
Typical Dosage for L-Arginine
1.For congestive heart failure: doses range from 6-20 grams per day, as three divided doses.
2.For chest pain associated with coronary artery disease (angina pectoris): 3-6 grams three times per day for up to one month.
3.For preventing the loss of the effectiveness of nitroglycerin in relieving pain in people with chest pain due to coronary artery disease (angina pectoris): 700 mg four times daily.
4.For organic erectile dysfunction (ED): 5 grams per day. Taking lower doses might not be effective.
5.For preventing inflammation of the digestive tract in premature infants: 261 mg/kg added to oral feedings daily for the first 28 days of life.
Schedule of L-Arginine
Storage Requirements for L-Arginine
Effects of Missed Dosage of L-Arginine
Effects of Overdose of L-Arginine

Home Delivery for L-Arginine in Your City

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

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 l-arginine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for l-arginine 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 l-arginine 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 l-arginine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for l-arginine with the pharmacy.

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