Vanadium Pharmacology


About Vanadium
An ultra-trace mineral, A nutritional supplement, In Type 2 diabetes, low blood sugar, high cholesterol, heart disease, tuberculosis.
Mechanism of Action of Vanadium
Vanadium is an ultra-trace mineral found in the human diet and the human body. Deficiency symptoms include growth retardation, bone deformities, and infertility. Vanadium may be involved in NADPH oxidation reactions, lipoprotein lipase activity, amino acid transport, and the growth of red blood cells.
Vanadium primarily functions as a cofactor, which enhances or inhibits enzymes.
Bones and Teeth: Vanadium may have a functional role as a building material in bones and teeth.
Cholesterol and Triglyceride: Vanadium may be able to assist in lowering elevated serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Type 2 Diabetes: Vanadium produces insulin-like properties and it has role in treating diabetes. Vanadium stimulate glucose metabolism. It decreases blood glucose levels in h Type 2 diabetes. Vanadium produces Insulin like effect by following actions.
1. It decreases the activity of the gluconeogenesis enzyme, glucose-6-phosphatase
2. It increases the activity of 2 glycolytic enzymes, glucokinase and phosphofructokinase
3. It increases glycogen production
Pharmacokinets of Vanadium
Only about 5 - 10 % of ingested tissue organs mainly liver, kidney and bone.
Onset of Action for Vanadium
Duration of Action for Vanadium
Half Life of Vanadium
Side Effects of Vanadium
4.Stomach cramps
5.Black stools
6.Purple-green tongue
7.Breathing problems
8.Tightness in throat or chest
9.Chest pain
10.Skin hives
12.Swollen skin
14.Weight loss
Contra-indications of Vanadium
Hypersensitivity to the drug
Special Precautions while taking Vanadium
1.High blood pressure
2.Liver problems
3.Kidney problems
4.Heart disease
5.Blood vessel disease
6.Gastrointestinal problems
7.Manic-depressive disorder
8.Diabetic problems
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 Vanadium
1.As nutritional supplement
2.Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Interactions for Vanadium
Heparin: Vanadium worsened the blood thinning effects of heparin
Typical Dosage for Vanadium
Depending on the severity of the infection, strength of the medicine dose is determined by the physician.
500 mcg daily
Diabetes mellitus: 100mg to 300mg per day
Schedule of Vanadium
Storage Requirements for Vanadium
Store away from heat and direct light.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Vanadium
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 Vanadium
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Vanadium in Your City

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

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

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