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Suggest alternate over the counter medication for Synprotik

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Dr. Ravi Bansal

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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 in Kidney Conditions
Question: Question for Nephrologist
my father age 63yrs, male k/c/o DM and HTN since 20yrs, Creatinine 1.7, Urea 85, BSL (f) 140 and HbA1c 7,
Doctor along with nephro medicine have prescribed Synprotik i want to know its use also it is very costly can i have safe substitute.
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Answered by Dr. Ravi Bansal 26 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is a probiotic

Detailed Answer:
Hi,. The discussed medicine is a probiotic. it has bacterial spores. the aim of the medicine is to provide normal bacteria to the intestine and help decrease urea generation from the gut. overall it's effects are investigational and the amount of benefit is marginal at best.

LOBUN is another brand in XXXXXXX for same purpose but it is also costly.

or you can discuss with your Nephrologist to stop it altogether.

best wishes
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