Sirdalud - a drug to relax the skeletal muscles, which is available in tablets of the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis Pharma. Sirdalud tablets are an effective tool in the fight with cramps and pain in diseases of the spine and large joints.
How do the pills sirdalud
Main effect when administered sirdalud tablets is that they inhibit the stimulatory effect of certain amino acids (called excitatory) the transmission of nerve impulses in the nerve synapse. Nerve tissue is composed of nerve cells (neurons) in which jitters transmitted via synapses - connections between the spikes of neurons.
Transmission is by using biologically active substances called neurotransmitters. Recently, it has been found that some amino acids (e.g., glutamic acid) have neuromediator effect, i.e. stimulate the action of neurotransmitters. On this principle, the mechanism of action is based tablets sirdalud: nerve impulse is not transferred, thereby relieve spasms in skeletal muscle.
Sirdalud besides purely muscle relaxing action, and has a mild analgesic properties, this combination makes it particularly effective.
To suit tablet sirdalud
Tablets sirdalud require individual purpose in accordance with the symptoms of the disease and the general state of the patient, so doses are assigned very different. For example, in acute diseases of the spine and joints, which are accompanied by a spasm of skeletal muscles, often quite usual therapeutic doses.
In chronic neurological disease, which is always accompanied by a spasm of skeletal muscles, tablets sirdalud partially relieve the existing long spasm and contribute to the fact that the patient gradually begins to perform some passive and active movement.
Effective pills sirdalud and after surgery on the spine and large joints. In this case, the drug helps to remove the protective muscle spasm, facilitate and accelerate the healing process after surgery and recover lost functions.
You should not just forget that the pills sirdalud an effective remedy, which have both indications and contraindications, as well as various side effects. In addition, the dose recommended to assign sirdalud individually, depending on the disease and condition of the patient. Take into account all the nuances of the prescribing doctor can only.
Tablets sirdalud - contra
Tablets sirdalud contraindicated primarily are hypersensitive to the drug and other components of the tablet composition.
In addition, tablets sirdalud not allowed to take with severe liver diseases, which are accompanied by violation of its functions: the liver can not cope with the expansion sirdalud to neutral metabolic products that may adversely affect renal function, which is output through the active substance.
In children, the tablets sirdalud not apply due to the fact that not conducted clinical trials of the drug on children. And, despite the fact that in laboratory tests it did not show the negative impact on the growing organism in clinical practice for treating children it is not used.
Do not use the tablets sirdalud and nursing mothers - a negative impact on the child's condition.
In pregnancy, the question of the pill sirdalud solved individually: weighted ratio between the benefit to the mother's body and harm to the health of the child. In laboratory tests on mice negative effects on the fetus Sirdalud tablets has not been revealed, but since the clinical trials of the drug in pregnant is not a reason, it is administered during pregnancy only in extreme cases.
What side effects can occur from taking the pills sirdalud
When the pill sirdalud may experience different side effects:
- From the nervous system: fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, impaired concentration and coordination, slow reaction to the approaching danger (do not drive a car while taking Sirdalud tablets), sometimes hallucinations;
- from the gastrointestinal tract: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
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- of the liver - transient disturbances of its function, it is very rare - acute hepatitis
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- the part of the circulatory system - blood pressure reduction
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and slowing of heart rate;
- Other - allergic reactions
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Possible overdosing and sirdalud tablets, in which case all of the side effects are amplified. Condition is a medical emergency.