SYNONYMS: Tioktatsid, Acidum thiocticum, Biletan, Heparlipon, Protogen, Thioctacid, Thioctan, Tioctacid, Tioctan etc.
Crystalline powder of light yellow color, bitter taste, with a specific smell. Practically insoluble in water, easily soluble in alcohol. Sodium salt of lipoic acid is highly soluble in water. Lipoic acid is a coenzyme involved in oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvic acid and a-keto acids, and plays an important role in the formation of energy in the body. By the nature of the biochemical action of lipoic acid is close to the B vitamins Lipoic acid has antioxidant activity, is involved in regulating lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, has dipotropny effect affects cholesterol metabolism, improves liver function, has detoxicating action at various intoxications. The body is in different organs, especially a lot of e in the liver, kidneys and heart. For use as a medicinal product receive its synthetically.
Used as a prophylactic and therapeutic purposes in the treatment of coronary atherosclerosis, liver disease (Botkin's disease mild and moderate flow, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis), with neuropathy, including diabetic polyneuritis, in violation of visual function, with intoxication. While the application of lipoic acid (in combination with other drugs) in treating patients with acne. The interior in the form of tablets after meals 0,025-0,05 g 2-3 times a day. The average duration of treatment of 20-30 days. If necessary, repeat the treatment after a break lasting 1mes. Children under 7 years of appointed interior of 0.012 g, over 7 years - at 0,012-0,025 g 2-3 times a day. Before the drug can dyspeptic symptoms (pain in the epigastric region, heartburn), allergic skin rashes. Caution must be exercised in the appointment of the drug to patients with giperatsidnyh gastritis and gastric ulcer disease, as well as a tendency to allergic reactions.
Form release: powder, tablets, coated on 0.012 and 0,025 g, 0,5% solution in ampoules of 2 ml.
Lipoic acid is a part of a multivitamin preparation Complivit.