Alpha – Lipon AL 600 thioctic acid
Active ingredient: thioctic acid.
Is used for abnormal sensations in diabetic nerve damage (polyneuropathy).
Alpha – Lipon AL 600 thioctic acid For information on risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
ALIUD PHARMA ® GmbH, Postfach 1380, 89146 Laichingen.
Status: January 2021
Alpha – Lipon AL 600 For diabetic nerve damage • With the tried and tested active ingredient alpha-lipoic acid • To improve paresthesia in diabetic polyneuropathy • Only 1 intake per day; preferably before breakfast • Inexpensive medication against paresthesia in polyneuropathy
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in Germany. More than 7 million people are affected by diabetes, of which over 90% are type 2 diabetics. Despite intensive research, the disease caused by insulin resistance is incurable, but with a consistently healthy lifestyle and regular use of medication, there are hardly any symptoms.
Elevated blood sugar levels damage the small and large blood vessels and pose an increased risk of secondary diseases such as diabetic polyneuropathy, which often manifests itself as tingling in the legs. ALPHA-LIPON AL 600 with the active ingredient alpha-lipoic acid has proven itself to improve so-called "ant walking". It promotes the generation of energy in the nerve cells and intercepts substances that damage nerves.
Proven active ingredient
Chronically high blood sugar often attacks the nerves - diabetic polyneuropathy is one of the most common secondary diseases in diabetics. The antioxidant alpha lipoic acid, also known as thioctic acid, has proven itself to alleviate the symptoms. Studies * show a significant decrease in neuropathic symptoms such as unpleasant tingling, numbness, burning and pain in the arms and legs after several weeks of oral intake.
* Ziegler D, Ametov A, Barinov A et al. Oral treatment with alpha-lipoic acid improves symptomatic diabetic polyneuropathy: the SYDNEY 2 trial. Diabetes Care 2006; 29: 2365-2370
Alpha – Lipon AL 600 thioctic acid RECOMMENDED APPLICATION:
Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, adults take 1 film-coated tablet of ALPHA-LIPON AL 600 daily, whole with plenty of fluid, about 30 minutes before the first meal of the day. For optimal absorption of the active ingredient into the bloodstream, it is recommended to take it on an empty stomach. The film-coated tablet can be divided into equal doses thanks to the break notch on both sides to make it easier to swallow. Being overweight and smoking Being overweight not only increases blood sugar levels, it also poses an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. A change in eating habits and avoiding nicotine and alcohol is a major health benefit. Healthy eating
A balanced, wholesome diet can help keep blood sugar levels under control. Pay particular attention to hidden fats in ready meals, include lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grain products in your daily menu and eat small portions.
Regular exercise Physical exercise not only helps to reduce body weight, it also lowers blood pressure and blood sugar and prevents secondary diseases. There is no need to achieve top athletic performance; instead, regularity and perseverance pay off for your health.
Frequently asked questions and answers
How long do I have to take ALPHA-LIPON AL 600?
In principle, when taking preparations based on the active ingredient alpha lipoic acid, it can take a few weeks before the symptoms are noticeably relieved. Because diabetic nerve damage is a chronic condition, you may need to take the medicine permanently. Please discuss the duration of use and the daily dose with your doctor.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose?
If you forget to take ALPHA-LIPON AL 600, do not take a double dose for the next dose.
In general, when treating type 2 diabetes with the help of tablets, it is important to take the medication regularly. A medically prescribed therapy can only be successful if it is applied reliably and consistently.
What are typical signs of diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that is associated with increased blood sugar levels. That is why the disease is often referred to colloquially as diabetes. When the blood sugar level reaches a certain level, sugar is excreted through the kidneys. This leads to the main symptoms of increased thirst and very frequent urination. In addition, the disease can manifest itself through tiredness, cravings, leg cramps and wounds that do not heal well. If you suffer from the symptoms mentioned, you should have your blood sugar level measured by your family doctor as soon as possible.