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

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
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