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Alpha-Lipoic-Acid-300 Side Effects

Generic name: alpha-lipoic acid

Note: This document contains side effect information about alpha-lipoic acid. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Alpha-Lipoic-Acid-300.

Applies to alpha-lipoic acid: oral capsule, oral tablet


Follow all directions on the product label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Although not all side effects are known, alpha-lipoic acid (the active ingredient contained in Alpha-Lipoic-Acid-300) is thought to be possibly safe when taken as directed.

Stop taking alpha-lipoic acid and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • low blood sugar--headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, fast heart rate, or feeling jittery; or

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea; or

  • skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.