Both medicines are complete analogs and differ only in the amount of active component. Therefore, to say unequivocally which medicine is better is very difficult. The choice of dosage will help determine the type of disease. In particular, with venous insufficiency, Detralex 500 is recommended. The negative effect of taking the drug on the stomach is less pronounced, therefore it can be used for a long time.
At the same time, a less strong dosage of the substance is unprofitable to use for problems with hemorrhoidal veins. In such situations, the specialist recommends a short-term course of treatment using Detralex 1000. This allows a reduction in the number of tablets taken with a more pronounced effect of the use.
Medical specialists determine which Detralex is better by assessing the state of the vessels after a course of treatment. Chronic pathologies, if the symptoms of the disease are expressed in a mild form, it is preferable to treat with a lighter preparation. If the course of the disease is acute, it is advisable to start the course with a dosage of 1000 mg. As the process stabilizes and the patient’s condition improves, it can be transferred to lighter therapy using Detralex.
In any case, it should be remembered that the similarity of the two considered means is so great that the accidental or deliberate replacement of one with the other in most cases for the body will go unnoticed.
Treatment of venous insufficiency of the lower extremities involves complex therapy. The patient is prescribed medication and medical treatment and prophylactic products that have different effects on blood vessels. In the early stages, the best result can be obtained from Venotonics Detralex 500 or 1000. The nature of the course of varicose veins and the individual tolerance of the active substance affect the choice of a specific medication.
Detralex 500 mg Characteristic
The drug is in the form of tablets. The active substances in it are diosmin and hesperidin. One tablet contains 450 mg of diosmin and 50 mg of hesperidin. Available in blisters, in one package of the medication contains 30 or 60 tablets.
The active substances of the drug have a positive effect on venous blood flow. The effect of the medication reduces the stretching of the veins, relieves swelling and congestion, and reduces the permeability of capillary vessels.
Description of the drug 1000 mg
This is a stronger venotonic than its predecessor, although both products are the same in composition. This drug has two forms of release: suspensions and tablets. In 10 ml of the suspension, 900 mg of diosmin and 100 mg of hesperidin are present . In solid form, this proportion of active substances is preserved. Available similarly in blisters.
The drug belongs to the category of highly effective medicines. It can and should be used for the treatment of varicose veins in the progressive stage and the prevention of chronic pathologies.
The drugs have a lot in common – after all, in fact, we are talking about the same drug, only with different dosages. Both versions of Detralex are prescribed for treatment:
- Chronic venous insufficiency of the lower extremities.
- Acute and chronic hemorrhoids during an exacerbation of the disease.
- Vascular diseases associated with congestion and decreased elasticity.
Diosmin, present in each dosage of the drug, has the following therapeutic properties:
- Eliminates venous congestion.
- Relieves swelling of the extremities.
- Increases the tone of hemorrhoidal veins.
- Normalizes microcirculation.
Both dosages of Detralex are used to combat chronic pathologies, mainly associated with trophic manifestations. In the presence of diabetes, there are usually no contraindications to the use of the drug.
Regardless of the dosage of Detralex, it is not recommended for use with blood diseases and individual susceptibility to the components that make up its composition. In addition, each of the two drugs under consideration can sometimes cause an allergic reaction, which manifests itself in the form of rashes and skin itching.
Comparison of Detralex 500 and 1000, their differences
The technical difference between the two versions of the drug is in the number of active substances and the form of release. In stronger tablets, the content of diosmin and hesperidin is 2 times higher than in Detralex 500. The number of tablets in a blister for a dosage of 1000 mg is 9 or 10 pieces, and for the other drug under consideration there are 15 tablets in a blister.
Both venotonic differ in price. The same amount of Detralex 500 is much cheaper than the second tool under consideration. However, the same duration of treatment for varicose veins will be more expensive if 500 mg of the drug is used. The fact is that the patient’s body during the course of therapy should receive 1000 mg of the daily total dose of active substances, or one tablet of a stronger version of the drug. Thus, if you take Detralex 500, you will have to take 2 tablets a day, which will ultimately prove to be more expensive.
Differences in the price of venotonics are often linked to the price of medicines. Detralex is registered and manufactured by a well-known French pharmaceutical company, so the cost of packaging is quite expensive.
Phlebologists say that after taking Detralex 1000, side effects in the form of headache and disorders of the digestive tract (nausea, heaviness in the stomach and its early filling) are more often indicated in patients. With the duration of such symptoms more than 3-4 days, a weaker dosage is prescribed, and if this does not eliminate the side effects, the medicine is replaced with another.