What is Alpha Lipoic Acid IV?

Category: Supplements

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Generic name: Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid (LA), also known as thioctic acid, is a naturally occurring compound that is synthesized in small amounts by humans.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 1 2
Breast cancer 1 0
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1 0
Fatigue 1 0
Mitochondrial disease 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alpha Lipoic Acid IV

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alpha Lipoic Acid IV

Dosage Patients
5 mg weekly 1
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid IV

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid IV

Duration

Currently taking Alpha Lipoic Acid IV

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid IV

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Alpha Lipoic Acid IV.