Modern pharmaceutical industry for the treatment of joints currently offers many drugs in the form of capsules, pills, injections, gels, ointments.
Today, our website offers its readers in more detail with the drug alflutop created by Romanian pharmacologists. This medicine is assigned to improve the well-being of patients suffering from the diseases of the ODA (musculoskeletal system), preventing the destruction of the joints and their recovery. You will learn how to apply the drug correctly, does he have side effects and contraindications.
The consequences of diseases of the joints
The cartilage tissue in the body performs the function of the shock absorber, protecting the bone from friction and further destruction. And as soon as the structure of the cartilage changes, the motor function is immediately disturbed. There is an intercellular substance containing components that give our cartilage elasticity. These substances include chondroitin, glucosamine, proteoglycans. When degenerative-dystrophic changes occur in some kind of joint, the cartilage loses its elasticity, sometimes there are cases of cracking. Then there is a pathological growth of bone tissues due to injury.
General information about alflutop
This drug is used for diseases of the joints and the spinal column, as a rule, wearing degenerative-dystrophic character, that is, tend to destruction. Alflutop is able to improve metabolic (exchange) processes in cartilage tissue, relieve inflammation, pain. In addition, substances that destroy the structure of cartilage are suppressed, the synthesis of collagen, the power of the joint is significantly improved. Due to these properties, the alflutop is referred to chondroprotectors. The composition of the medicine includes the following components:
- extracts removed from several types of small marine fish;
- proteoglycans increasing the density of bone tissue, the thickness of the cartilage, the MRI indicator of hydrophilicity (the ability to absorb water well);
- dermatant sulfate and keratan sulfate;
- amino acids, proteins;
- hyaluronic acid;
- Micro and macroelements (calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, sodium) required for the construction of bone system cells.
The drug is produced only in the form of a solution, so it is possible to use only as injections.
In addition to the chondroprotective effect, the alflutop has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect on sore joints.
All components of the drug are actively involved in Exchange processes cartilage tissue compensating for the lack of nutrients in which it is in dire need. Capillary permeability decreases, reducing processes are stimulated in cartilage. If during the period of rest, walk, especially on the stairs, or with other loads on the joint, pain appears, then the alflutop will remove it. Gradually, the patient again returns to the life to which he is used to. And the preparation has a positive effect on the synovial fluid, the amount of fibrinogen, globulin, leukocytes, sermukoids decreases. After a week, the patient feels better, and by the end of the course of treatment in the synovial fluid, the number of hyaluronic acid increases twice. The development of the disease is inhibited, patients say that the medical effect after the course spent last time.
Indications for use
Alflutop can be used in the following cases:
- Osteoarthrosis, Osteochondrosis (degenerative lesions of the joints or spine);
- Periatritis (inflammation in tissue located near the joint), spondylosis (wear of the spinal column structures);
- traumatic dysostics;
- Hondon violations
- Complex therapy of intervertebral hernia;
- After the operations conducted, to quickly restore the mobility and work of the joint in due measure.
If you compare the alflutop with other similar medicines, it can be noted that it does not apply to the number of the most popular. Most likely, this is due to the fact that its «Oven» other new drugs that have emerged in large quantities in pharmacy institutions. The second reason - many people prefer tablets than injections in the muscle or joint. Yes, and the price of the medicine is high, many people, not knowing the properties of the drug, can not decide on such an expensive purchase. But at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many studies have been conducted, which have shown that pains disappeared in patients, for a long time of their disturbing. By the way, one of the research has revealed that the best effect is achieved in the diseases of the knee joint, the hip joint is treated more difficult. Alflutop is safe for health. In the treatment of alflutop, you can reduce the dosage, and sometimes to completely abandon indomethacin, diclofenac and other NSAIDs (this is the abbreviated name of a group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory funds). All positive properties allow the use of alflutop wider in rheumatology, neurology, traumatology, therapy and orthopedics.
How to use medicine?
If the doctor prescribed the introduction of the drug into the muscle, then it is necessary to make injections for 10 mg for 20 days. If an ailless joint is amazed, the alflutop is introduced directly into it once every 3 days by 20 mg. And such injections should only do a qualified doctor. Usually in six such patient procedures are transferred to intramuscular administration. Observations show that therapeutic effect is significantly higher if the medicine is inserted directly into the joint. Alflutop is used both in acute and chronic stages of the disease. Moreover, the chronic process is fastened (suppressed) much faster. Complex activities increase the effectiveness of therapy. The repetition of the course is possible only six months.
Sometimes in places of injections arise unpleasant sensations, redness of the skin. It rarely appear itching dermatitis and allergic reactions.
Are there any contraindications?
Pregnant, nursing breastfeeding women and children alflutop are not prescribed, as the effect of the drug on the listed categories of people has not been studied, its safety has been proven. If you appear allergic reactions or signs of individual intolerance, then the drug is canceled.
So, our site makes conclusions. Of the cons of the drug, you can select the following: high price, the impossibility of self-use at home without the help of a doctor. Of the advantages can be noted high efficiency, safety. The decision on the appointment of the drug and the method of its introduction takes only the attending physician. Analogs of the drug can be attributed to structures, glucosamine, chondroitin, Hondronolone, Rumalon.