Ornicétil Uses

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Ornicétil indications

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L-Ornicétil is a basic amino acid and is important in the formation of urea. It is a nonprotein amino acid which means that it does not occur in proteins. The body uses it in the biosynthesis of L-arginine, L-proline and polyamines.

L-Ornicétil is sometimes used as a nutritional supplement for its putative anabolic activity, even though there is little evidence to support this. However, there is a derivative of L-Ornicétil called Ornicétil alpha-ketoglutarate or OKG which, under certain conditions, may have immunomodulatory and anticatabolic and/or anabolic actions.

L-Ornicétil may be very helpful if you are trying to lose fat. It is important because it initiates the release of growth hormone in the body. This can be very helpful with fat metabolism.

Uses of Ornicétil in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Ornicétil is used to reduce fatigue, improve wound healing and athletic performance and to treat end stage cirrhosis (chronic liver disease).

Ornicétil description

Each mL of the infusion concentrate contains L-Ornicétil L-aspartate 500 mg.

Ornicétil dosage

Patients may be given up to 4 ampoules/day. With incipient clouding of consciousness (pre-coma) or clouding of consciousness (coma), up to 8 ampoules may be given in 24 hrs, depending on the severity of the condition.

The ampoules are added to an infusion solution before use and infused in this form.

Ornicétil infusion concentrate can be mixed with the usual infusion solutions without any problem. For venous tolerability, however, no >6 ampoules should be dissolved per 500 mL infusion.

The maximum infusion rate is L-Ornicétil L-aspartate 5 g (corresponding to the content of 1 ampoule)/hr.

Ornicétil infusion concentrate must not be administered into an artery.

Ornicétil interactions


none known

Ornicétil side effects

Infusion conc: Nausea, vomiting (uncommon). Granules: Nausea, vomiting, stomachache, flatulence, diarrhea (uncommon); pain in the limbs (very rare).

Ornicétil contraindications

Hypersensitivity to L-Ornicétil L-aspartate or to any of the excipients of Ornicétil. Severe renal impairment (renal failure). A serum creatinine level in excess of 3 mg/100 mL can be taken as a guide.

Active ingredient matches for Ornicétil:

Ornithine in France.

Ornithine oxoglurate in France.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Injectable; Injection; L-Ornithine Oxoglurate Neutral 5 g
Ornicetil 5 g x 1 Bottle

List of Ornicétil substitutes (brand and generic names):

Longliv 150mg TAB / 10 (Wallace)$ 0.71
150 mg x 10's (Wallace)$ 0.71
LONGLIV tab 150 mg x 10's (Wallace)$ 0.71
Lornit 150mg TAB / 10 (Zuventus)$ 0.98
Lornit 500mg TAB / 10 (Zuventus)$ 1.70
Lornit 5g INF / 10ml (Zuventus)$ 2.94
Lornit 3g SACHET / 5g (Zuventus)$ 1.40
3 g x 5g (Zuventus)$ 1.40
150 mg x 10's (Zuventus)$ 0.98
500 mg x 10's (Zuventus)$ 1.70
5 g x 10ml (Zuventus)$ 2.94
LORNIT 0.5GM/ML INFUSION 1 bottle / 10 ML infusion each (Zuventus)$ 4.70
LORNIT 500MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Zuventus)$ 2.51
LORNIT SACHET 1 packet / 5 GM sachet each (Zuventus)$ 1.92
LORNIT tab 150 mg x 10's (Zuventus)$ 0.98
LORNIT tab 500 mg x 10's (Zuventus)$ 1.70
LORNIT infusion conc 5 g x 10ml (Zuventus)$ 2.94
Lornit 0.5gm/ml Infusion (Zuventus)$ 0.47
Lornit 150mg Tablet (Zuventus)$ 0.16
5 g x 10ml (BMW Pharmaco India Pvt Ltd)$ 2.98
Nitlor 5g INJ / 10ml (BMW Pharmaco India Pvt Ltd)$ 2.98
Nitlor 5 gm Injection (BMW Pharmaco India Pvt Ltd)$ 2.98
NITLOR inj 5 g x 10ml (BMW Pharmaco India Pvt Ltd)$ 2.98
Nitlor 5g INJ / 10ml (BMW Pharmaco India Pvt Ltd)$ 2.98
Philorpa 500 mg x 10 tube
Philorpa 500 mg/5 mL x 10 tube x 5 mL
Philorpa-5G 5 g/10 mL x 10 tube


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  2. MeSH. "MeSH Tree: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed.". http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. Human Metabolome Database (HMDB). "L-ornithinium(2+): The Human Metabolome Database (HMDB) is a freely available electronic database containing detailed information about small molecule metabolites found in the human body.". http://www.hmdb.ca/metabolites/HMDB0... (accessed September 17, 2018).


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