Geptral - is a drug, the main effect of which is related to the protection of the liver from the harmful effects and restore its function. In addition, it has positive effects on the central nervous system, as has antidepressinymi properties, i.e. improves mood in patients suffering from depression.
How does Heptral
Active ingredient is geptrala ademetionine - a substance that is present in the body of all people. Ademethionine acts at a cellular level, it restores the ability of liver cells (hepatocytes) resulting in a display in which bile bile ducts, removing thus intrahepatic bile stasis, which destroys the hepatocytes.
At the same time contributes to Heptral production of biologically active substances, protects liver cells from any toxic effects (free radicals, toxins formed during metabolism
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or entered from the outside), and prevents the destruction of hepatocytes, followed by the growth instead of connective tissue cells - inhibits the formation of cirrhosis.
Geptral issued international (in general, the US) pharmaceutical company Abbott in the form of tablets, enteric-coated and lyophilized powder for solution for injection in vials. Both formulations contain 400 mg of active principle per tablet or vial.
As an antidepressant Heptral improves metabolic processes in the brain cells (neurons), which helps to relieve the symptoms of depression
Depression - a little more than a bad mood
Assign this drug long course of treatment. It has been established that he is able to significantly restore liver function and stop the destruction of hepatocytes and the subsequent development of cirrhosis (growth of connective tissue with a loss of liver function) of any origin.
Which diseases apply
Geptral can be applied at any diseases of the liver and biliary tract. The only exception is gallstone disease: increased amount of bile can cause attacks of biliary colic due to the blockage of hepatic duct stones.
It is especially effective when Heptral cirrhosis of the liver developing on the background of various intoxicants - alcohol, drugs, and other drugs. In this case, on the one hand it protects the liver cells from destruction by toxins and other suppresses growth of connective tissue. This brings to a halt the progression of the pathological process and prolongs the life of patients. Apply Heptral for removing the state of abstinence, which develops in isolation from alcohol or drugs the patient, who has formed a physical dependence to these substances.
Geptral beneficial effect on the liver and viral hepatitis including chronic - in this case also slows down the destruction of liver cells and loss of function of that organ.
In diseases of the biliary tract Heptral helps to maximize the removal of bile and removal of stagnation in the liver cells (choleretic action) and in the bile ducts (holekineticheskoe action).
When depression Heptral actively influences the metabolic processes in the brain cells (neurons), which helps to improve their functions and the removal of the patient out of the doldrums.
Who should not take Heptral
Geptral well tolerated and almost no side effects, except for rare cases of allergic reactions
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. Sometimes also possible discomfort and pain in the stomach and heartburn that usually do not require discontinuation.
Do not take Heptral case of hypersensitivity to the drug component of the patient, the presence of stones in the biliary tract (cholelithiasis), as well as the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, while feeding the baby
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chest and under the age of 18 years.
With caution and only under laboratory control Heptral prescribed for severe kidney disease in violation of their functions.
Not recommended Heptral afternoon, as it has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system.
Manufacturers also recommend not to use a pill or powder geptrala if he changed the characteristic white color.
Geptral - it is a safe drug, which usually does not cause overdoses and perfectly combined with taking other drugs. However, in drugstores it can only be bought on prescription, since its effectiveness depends on the correct destination.