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(carglumic acid) Tablets


Carbaglu® tablets for oral administration contain 200 mg of carglumic acid. Carglumic acid, the active substance, is a Carbamoyl Phosphate Synthetase 1 (CPS 1) activator and is soluble in boiling water, slightly soluble in cold water, practically insoluble inorganic solvents.

Chemically carglumic acid is N-carbamoyl-L-glutamic acid or (2S)-2-(carbamoylamino) pentanedioic acid, with a molecular weight of 190.16.

The structural formula is:

Carbaglu® (carglumic acid) Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C6H10N2O

The inactive ingredients of Carbaglu® are microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, hypromellose, croscarmellose sodium, silica colloidal anhydrous, sodium stearyl fumarate.

What are the possible side effects of carglumic acid (Carbaglu)?

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

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
  • pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
  • pain or fullness in your ear, hearing problems.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • vomiting, diarrhea, stomach...

Read All Potential Side Effects and See Pictures of Carbaglu »

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/26/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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