Ointment "Apizartron": indications for use, reviews, analogues
How does the "Apizarthron" ointment work? The properties of this drug will be presented below. Also in the materials of this article you will find information about how much the medicine is worth, what substances are included in its composition, whether it has analogues, undesirable actions and contraindications.
Description, formulation and its packaging
"Apizarthron" ointment is a homogeneous and rather dense mass with the smell of methyl salicylate white or yellowish. The active ingredients of this remedy are allyl isothiocyanate, bee venom and methyl salicylate.
It should also be noted that the composition of this drug includes additional substances in the form of white petrolatum, sodium lauryl sulfate, emulsified alcohol, water and cetostearyl alcohol.
Buy the drug "Apizarthron"( ointment), the price of which is listed below, can be in aluminum tubes, which are placed in boxes of cardboard.
Pharmacological properties of
Ointment with bee venom "Apizarthron" is a combined agent of natural origin.
Such an active element of the medicine, as bee venom, has miorelaxing, local irritating and vasodilating properties. It is also able to stimulate nerve endings and have an analgesic effect. After getting the active substance into the human body, it expands the lumen of blood vessels, improves blood flow and promotes the breakdown of metabolic products, which, in fact, cause the appearance of pain.
Also, the ointment contains methyl salicylate, which has an anti-inflammatory effect, and allyl isothiocyanate, which causes deep tissue heating, which improves local blood flow.
Thanks to "Apisarthron" damaged tissues are saturated with oxygen and recover fairly quickly.
It should be noted that the combination of all active substances that make up the drug, promotes hyperemia and reddening of the skin. In turn, this leads to an analgesic and warming effect.
The "Apizarthron" ointment also increases the elasticity of connective and muscle tissues and reduces their tone.
According to experts, this drug starts to work 6 minutes after it is applied to the skin.
In view of the fact that the composition of the "Apizarthron" ointment includes only natural ingredients, it is not possible to study its pharmacokinetic characteristics. Therefore, the attached instruction does not contain any information on this account.
Indications for external use of the
agent. What are the uses of the "Apizarthron" ointment? The instruction says that this medication effectively manifests itself in the pathological conditions of the musculoskeletal system. In this regard, it is often prescribed for patients with rheumatic diseases of soft tissues and for osteoarthritis.
It should also be noted that the medication in question is often used for arthralgia, lumbago, sciatica, myalgia, polyarthritis, arthrosis, neuralgia, periarthritis, functional damage to muscle tissue, ligaments and tendons, as well as chronic neuritis, peripheral circulatory disorders, sprains,injuries and bruises.
The drug "Apizarthron" is a remedy that is ideal for warming up muscles before heavy physical exertion.
Under what conditions can not be applied to the skin ointment "Apizarthron"?The use of this drug is prohibited:
- with oppression of bone marrow hematopoiesis;
- acute arthritis;
- renal failure( chronic);
- skin diseases;
- diabetes mellitus;
- mental illness;
- malignant tumors;
- infectious diseases.
One can not help saying that the drug under consideration is not prescribed for children under 12 years old.
Instructions for the use of medicinal ointment
How should I use Apizarthron? Ointment, the price of which is not very high, has a sufficiently large number of different contraindications. Therefore, it is possible to use it for the treatment of a disease only according to the indications and prescription of the doctor.
This medication is for topical use.
For the treatment procedure, a strip of a drug of 3-5 centimeters long is applied uniformly to the affected skin( 1 millimeter layer).In this condition, the drug is maintained for four to five minutes. As soon as the skin becomes red, and the patient begins to feel pleasant warmth, the medication begins to be intensively rubbed into the affected area with the palm or the pads of the fingers. After the therapeutic massage is completed, the treated area is bandaged with a gauze or cotton cloth.
The described procedures are performed three times a day until all symptoms of the disease are eliminated. Usually the course of treatment with "Apizartron" lasts about 10 days.
To prevent the ointment from getting into the eyes, after it has been rubbed into the skin of your hands, you should rinse well with warm soapy water.
The drug "Apizarthron" very rarely causes side reactions. With individual intolerance to the main components of the ointment, some patients may develop an allergy in the form of skin itching and rash at the site of application of the cream. If such effects occur, then the use of the drug should be discontinued.
Cases of overdose
The accompanying instructions do not describe cases of overdose with Apizarthron. Although experts argue that with the use of increased doses of medication, especially for a long time, the patient may have pronounced adverse reactions.
There is no information on the interaction of the drug in question with other medicines. But before using the ointment, the patient should always inform his doctor about the use of other medicines.
It is also necessary to remember that the interval between applying "Apizarthron" ointment and other preparations for external use should be about two hours.
Lactation and pregnancy
Specialists say that during pregnancy it is forbidden to use the drug "Apizarthron".
If you need to use ointments during lactation, breastfeeding should be discontinued.
Ointment "Apizartron" is not to be used if irritation or damage is suspected in the intended site. Also, the medication in question is not recommended for skin diseases.
In patients with renal insufficiency, ointment should not be used for a long time, and also applied to large areas of skin.
Drug contact with open wounds, eyes and mucous membranes can cause severe irritation.
Cost and analogue of
"Apizartron" - ointment is not only effective, but also affordable. The cost of one tube is 140-190 rubles. As for the analogs, they include the following funds: "Ungapiven", "Virapin" and "Apireven".
Reviews of patients
Most patients who used the drug "Apizarthron" leave very positive responses about it. They argue that after applying the ointment, all pain sensations that are directly related to the pathological processes occurring in the locomotor apparatus are effectively eliminated.
Thanks to the presence of natural ingredients, the product warms well and rarely causes allergic reactions.