Ketosteril is a an essential amino acid that normalizes metabolic process and promotes recycling product exchange. It is usually used for conditions related to chronic renal failure.

Generic Name

Essential Amino Acids

Brand Name


Drug Class

Ketoanalogs; Essential amino acids

Therapeutic Actions

Normalizes metabolic process, promotes recycling product exchange. Reduces ion concentration of potassium, magnesium and phosphate.


  • Protein energy malnutrition
  • Prevention and treatment of conditions caused by modified or insufficient protein metabolism in chronic renal failure


  • Allergy and hypersensitivity to any content of this drug
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Disturbed amino acid metabolism
  • Caution use for patietn with phenylketonuria


  • Four to eight tabs TID
  • 1 tab/5kg body weight/day

Adverse Reactions

  • Hypercalcemia may develop

Nursing Considerations

  • Evaluate for any contraindications
  • Take drug as prescribed
  • Warn the patient about possible side effects and how to recognize them
  • Give with food if GI upset occurs
  • Frequently assess for hypercalcemia
  • axzel

    thank you po

    • Nurseslabs


  • ivy b. c.


    • Nurseslabs

      Good! :)

  • chatinah

    whew!!! tnx sa info ng ketosteril, ..true indeed, it's one of the most hard to find drugs..very uncommon :))

    • Nurseslabs

      You’re welcome! Yup yup! Mahirap nga siyang hanapin! :)

  • nani

    is this drug use to lower creatinine?

    • Nurseslabs

      One of its latter effect is that.

  • drirfan

    thank u for such nice information but how does it delays need for dialysis ?

    • Nurseslabs

      You’re welcome drirfan. As for your question. Well, somehow because it normalizes the metabolic process or helps in the metabolic process

  • aj

    nice. nakita din kita KETOS! haha

    • NursesLabs

      Its one of those hard to find drugs huh? Hehe