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I am asked to take L- arginine granuals (Argenta) in the morning by my gynecologist . soon after I take it I vomit and feel dizzy too. I am planning to tell my doc and discontinue it. but before that I want to know what is it? why is it prescribed?



Sheeba Vijesh

any medication which causes such side effects, immediately contact doc. it is for improving blood flow I think. haven't used it, but remember reading somewhere. contact doc. asap.

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

hello sid...
L-arginine is a  a nonessential amino acid that may play an important role in the treatment of heart disease due to its block arterial plaque buildup, blood clots, platelet clumping, and to increase blood flow through the coronary artery. L-arginine is commonly sold as a health supplement claiming to improve vascular health..
in pregnancies it is given if patient is suffering from high blood pressure and also for fetal growth..Its Adverse reactions is not so serious- may cause Nausea and diarrhea frequently. Bitter taste may occur with higher doses. Due to its ability to dilate blood vessels, low blood pressure may occur. if u r not willing to have , then talk to ur doc n can discontinue

Shurvi Khamesra

doctor recommended me also but for alternate days as growth rate of baby is slow in my case... even i am having low bp from starting of pregnancy n whenever i have it i feel too low...

Siddhi Parker

I don't have BP problem. but during my last visit she said I haven't gained weight.

Shurvi Khamesra

take it for 15 days and see the result.. as after taking for 15 days my results improved...

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Sid, might be fa slow fetal growth...and nausea dizziness are bcz of low bp...so try to have fluids more..it helps to cope up low bp..

Siddhi Parker

thanks a lot ladies..

puchu

even my doc gave me Lrzin , bt i like having it, it tastes like orange juice or miranda, i enjoy it with cold water and it feels like cold drinks

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