Voltaren - Tablets to help with the pain and inflammation

March 11, 2012

 Voltaren tablets
 Voltaren tablets used in the case where the pain is not too intense. It is used for pain associated with inflammatory and metabolic processes in the joints and spine, after operations and injuries, toothache and earache, and in many other cases.

 Voltaren - Tablets to help with the pain and inflammation

Voltaren tablets - how does it work?

Voltaren is available in tablets, enteric-coated in different doses - of 25 and 50 mg. Furthermore, Voltaren tablets produced sustained (prolonged) action to 100 mg are also coated.

When the tablets are enteric-coated, the active ingredient is completely absorbed in the intestine and maximum therapeutic effect is achieved within two hours. The absorption of tablets may be delayed when eating.

When receiving prolonged action tablets absorption is not as fast and only a little more than 80%, the maximum effect is achieved after four hours, the total duration is 24 hours.

During this time ingested voltaren blocks the action of the cyclooxygenase enzyme, which is involved in the synthesis of prostaglandins - substances that promote inflammation.

Prostaglandins operate in humans and other functions, e.g., protecting the stomach lining from damage and contribute to the onset of labor. Inhibition of prostaglandin activity gives rise to side effects of Voltaren.

 Voltaren - Tablets to help with the pain and inflammation

How to take

Voltaren tablets umetennyh help with joint pain, back pain, when intercostal neuralgia, when a toothache Toothache: what to do?  Toothache: what to do?
   or ear. They help with pain during menstruation, and pain associated with inflammatory processes in the female genital area. Moderate pain not always possible to remove by means of tablets, however, are sometimes used in such pains, and injuries caused by operations.

Tablets are enteric coated, take half an hour before a meal, as a whole, with water.

The daily dose of from 75 to 150 mg, it is divided into several stages. If the pain more pronounced at night, Voltaren Voltaren - relieve inflammation and pain  Voltaren - relieve inflammation and pain
   Tablets are combined with rectal suppositories with Voltaren. Doses of the drug and its dosage forms prescribed by the doctor individually, as patients suffering from pain have a different threshold of sensitivity and the dose relieves pain in one patient, do not remove it from the other.

Sustained-release tablets, coated tablets are also taken as a whole, without chewing, but they are best taken with food. Accepted one tablet of 100 mg per day.

 Voltaren - Tablets to help with the pain and inflammation


Voltaren tablets should not be taken if:

  • have any erosive and ulcerative processes in the gastrointestinal tract;
  • while taking any other drugs of the same group (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs - NSAIDs), especially aspirin, ever encountered bouts of bronchospasm appeared rash on the skin or nasal congestion attack;
  • have individual intolerance of components;
  • in I and III trimesters of pregnancy.

Be wary appointed Voltaren tablets in the II trimester of pregnancy, the human liver and kidneys, while feeding the baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   breast, disorders of blood clotting, asthma and elderly patients.

 Voltaren - Tablets to help with the pain and inflammation

Side effects

Although the Voltaren tablets that are generally well tolerated when administered possible side effects of many organ systems.

The most common side effects are caused by the digestive system due to irritation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines. They appear in the form of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, appetite disorders and chair of erosive and ulcerative processes, sometimes - bleeding. In some cases, there are liver function abnormalities. But it most often occurs during chronic administration.

Less common side effects occur in the nervous system, it is a headache, dizziness, drowsiness or insomnia, various disorders of memory, orientation, bad mood, anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
 . There may be a violation hearing, sight and taste.

A common side effect is bleeding disorder since Voltaren reduces the number of platelets in the blood. In addition, it reduces the number of leukocytes, including granular, thereby reducing immunity.

Sometimes there are disorders of the circulatory system in the form of heart palpitations, high blood pressure, pain in the heart. There may come a acute renal failure (pill but this happens very rarely).

Allergic reactions are also possible.

Voltaren tablets - this is not a harmless drug, and it can only appoint a doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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Arthritis: instruction in patient care

July 22, 2012

 Artra guide
 Arthritis - is a drug that prevents destruction and stimulates the growth of cartilage. In addition, it has a moderate anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, maintains a normal amount and texture of synovial fluid.

 Arthritis: instruction in patient care

The mechanism of action of the drug Artra

Arthritis - is a drug that belongs to the group of stimulants regeneration of cartilage tissue. It is composed of two active substances - glucosamine and chondroitin. Produces arthritis drug company Unipharm (USA) tablets film-coated (each tablet contains 500 mg of both active principles).

The mechanism of action of arthritis develops its components. Endogenous (produced within the human body) is a part of chondroitin cartilage, it regulates metabolic processes and it protects against the action of enzymes that destroy cartilage and toxic free radicals, maintains the viscosity of synovial fluid. If enough cartilage chondroitin, first a decrease in its flexibility and elasticity (i.e. decrease its cushioning ability), and then cartilaginous tissue shrinks and collapses. Exogenous (which enters the body from the outside), chondroitin contributes to the gradual restoration of cartilage.

The second component of arthritis - Glucosamine is involved in the formation of connective tissue (cartilage - a type of connective tissue), prevents the process of destruction of cartilage and promotes regeneration. Glucosamine protects the cartilage from toxic effects, including the effects of NSAIDs and corticosteroids - medications that have strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, and are almost always prescribed for diseases of the joints. Glucosamine also has anti-inflammatory and mild analgesic properties.

The combined effects of active substances arthritis stimulates metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   in cartilage, prevents cartilage degradation, reduce pain and inflammation, as well as the need for analgesics.

 Arthritis: instruction in patient care

Indications and contraindications

Prescribed for arthritis degenerative joint diseases, including spinal joints - osteoarthritis and spondylarthritis. The destruction of the cartilage in the joints in these diseases leads to pain and dysfunction of joints and spine. Apply arthritis and osteochondrosis - degenerative diseases of the spine, which begins with changes in the intervertebral discs and gradually leads to destruction of cartilage and bone of the vertebrae.

Contraindications for the use of arthritis is a hypersensitivity to its components of the patient, severe kidney disease in violation of their functions. In addition, a contraindication is pregnancy, breast-feeding Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding, child up to 15 years (clinical research on the data of patients were not carried out).

Use caution when arthritis and increased bleeding tendency to bleeding, asthma and diabetes Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
 . It is not necessary to combine the reception arthritis medication, reduce the clotting ability of blood. In the appointment, together with antibacterial drugs should be aware that arthritis may increase the effects of tetracycline antibiotics and reduce the effect of semisynthetic penicillins.

 Arthritis: instruction in patient care

How to take

Artra appointed long courses - to restore metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
   in the cartilage tissue is not easy. Take into arthritis regardless of the meal on a tablet twice a day for 21 days, then move on to receive one tablet per day for the entire course of treatment. Long-lasting positive effect is the application of arthritis for six months.

 Arthritis: instruction in patient care

Side effects

In most cases Artra very well tolerated. However, side effects are:

  • from the gastrointestinal tract - diarrhea or constipation, bloating, stomach pain;
  • the central nervous system is possible dizziness;
  • allergic reactions such as itchy rash, urticaria, angioedema.

Overdose arthritis is not met, but theoretically it is possible. This may increase the side effects of the drug all. First aid consists in gastric lavage. If the patient's condition does not improve, you should call an ambulance.

Arthritis - an effective drug with very few side effects and contraindications.

Galina Romanenko

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