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Ammonul

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Ammonul (sodium benzoate and sodium phenylacetate combination) is used to treat a condition caused by too much ammonia in the blood (hyperammonemia). Ammonul works by causing less ammonia to be produced by the body. Ammonia is formed from the breakdown of protein in the body. If the ammonia cannot be removed by the body, then a build up may cause serious unwanted effects. Ammonul may cause nausea and vomiting. An anti-nausea medicine may be used during...

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Carglumic Acid

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Carglumic acid is a man-made form of an enzyme that occurs naturally in the liver. This enzyme is necessary for processing excess nitrogen produced when the body metabolizes proteins. Without this enzyme, nitrogen builds up in the form of ammonia and is not removed from the body. Ammonia is very toxic when it circulates in blood and tissues and can cause permanent brain damage, coma, or death. Carglumic acid is used to treat hyperammonemia (HYE-per-AM-moe-NEE-mee-a), a urea cycle disorder caused by lack of a certain liver enzyme. Carglumic acid is usually given with other medications to treat this lifelong...

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