18 patient evaluations for Alpha Lipoic Acid

Feb 15, 2012 (Started Jan 22, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 23, 2009 (Started Jan 22, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 30, 2011 (Started Sep 27, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's possible that the numbness in my fingertips eased slightly while I was taking a-lipoic acid, but such easing could just as well have happened on its own. Can't say anything conclusive about efficacy of the treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 9, 2011 (Started Sep 27, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: There has been one small study of colon cancer patients with peripheral neuropathy caused by oxaliplatin. Some of the participants noticed an improvement in their symptoms. Alpha lipoic acid counteracts the effect of some chemo drugs, notably 5-FU. If my doc starts me back up on Xeloda, I'll likely have to stop the alpha lipoic acid.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 12, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is an inexpensive treatment that is easy to take (1 pill a day). I didn't notice any difference one way or the other. I decided since I saw no benefit that I would try to find better use for the money.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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