Symptoms is a drug to improve the metabolic processes in the connective tissue, with various types of arthritis and degenerative disc disease. Enrolling medication in a group of drugs chondroprotectors, experts in astrologie call him a stimulator of tissue regeneration, but the group itself correction of metabolic processes in bone and connective tissue.
The main active ingredient of the drug is chondroitin sulfate, which is also available in cartilage, helping them to be flexible and elastic. In addition, the active ingredient of Symptoms regulates the production of synovial fluid in the quantities that you need for joints. Get chondroitin sulfate from the cartilage of the trachea of cattle. It helps:
- the improvement of calcium-phosphorus metabolism;
- acceleration of tissue regeneration;
- inhibition of the processes of degeneration and ossification of the cartilage;
- the inhibition of enzymes that cause connective tissue;
- stimulation of the synthesis of glucosamine.
All of this is a factor to reduce the pain and increase in activity of diseased joints.
Better penetration through cell layers into the underlying tissue and directly to the lesion is provided by the content in the drug hondroksid auxiliary substances of dimethylsulfoxide, which is also known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and fibrinolytic action.
A positive effect of the drug on the joints
Symptoms contains in its composition substances necessary for normal functioning of connective tissue and joints of the body. So in the complex action of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine appears:
- the slow process of deconstruction of the cartilage, both natural and pathological;
- promoting the synthesis of beneficial for joint substance of proteoglycan;
- reduce the action of enzymes that break down hyaline cartilage;
- increased production of necessary amount of synovial fluid;
- the reduction of pain in the joints, the causes of which are – osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis;
- increase range of motion in the joints of patients;
- to reduce the doses used analgesic.
Thanks to the drug improves the internal structure of cartilage cells – chondrocytes. As a result, these cells increase the synthesis of beneficial for cartilage substance. There is also a strengthening and bone: reduces the transfer of calcium from osteocytes and improve the metabolism of phosphorus and calcium.
The production of Symptoms involved two pharmaceutical companies – Nizhpharm and Makiz Pharma. The drug is available in three different forms:
In one pill of Symptoms contains 0.25 grams of active substance. Produced tablets in blister packs and in a cardboard box from 30 to 100 tablets. Usage instructions: for oral administration, twice a day, two tablets, drink a small amount of liquid. The recommended time of treatment to 6 months. If necessary, repeat the treatment after 3-4 months.
Symptoms ointment with a 5% content of chondroitin sulfate, is produced in an aluminum tube with a volume of 30 or 50 grams. Instructions for use: topically, apply 2-3 times daily onto the skin over the lesion, with light rubbing motions until the cream is completely absorbed. The duration of treatment depends on the severity and type of illness is usually 2 to 3 weeks. It is possible to repeat course of treatment if necessary.
Hondroksid gel also combines the active ingredient chondroitin sulfate (5 %) with dimethyl sulfoxide and is available in tubes of 20 and 40 grams. Instructions for use: topically, apply patting movements 2-3 times a day. the duration of treatment from 3 weeks to 2 – 3 months.
Indications for use
The main diseases in which is assigned the use of the drug is:
- osteoarthritis or deforming osteoarthritis, which affects a variety of large or small joints;
- spondiloarthrosis, in particular encountres;
- degenerative disease of the spine and musculoskeletal system.
Contraindications and side effects
As indicated by the instructions, the medicine has several side effects and contraindications under which the application is not desirable. So contraindication is:
- hypersensitivity to the components of the medication;
- the age of 12, so that the effect of the drug on the child’s body has not been studied;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- the tendency to bleeding.
Besides the above, there are a number of side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and allergic reactions of various kinds.
Method of application and dosage
Important clarification about the dosage and application preparation: all information is only for informational purposes. Not recommended self-selection and use of medication to avoid serious health consequences. Be sure to consult with a specialist, for appointment and subsequent treatment!
Symptoms tablets are usually prescribed a course of two tablets twice a day. Daily dose should not exceed 1 gram of active substance. The tablets should be taken with a small amount of liquid. The drugs – chondroprotectors a General property of slow absorption and action. Symptoms also refers to such drugs, therefore, to achieve sustainable treatment outcomes, its regular course application shall be not less than six months. It is not necessary to throw treatment halfway if you are prescribed a medication, it is better to be patient and think about the positive effect will stay, too, not less time.
In conjunction with taking the pills can be a cream or gel. In this case, the onset of positive effect can be expected and at an earlier date. If you prefer an ointment, RUB it to three times a day in the affected joint two or three minutes until medication is completely absorbed into the skin. The duration of treatment ointment up to three weeks.
If prescribed gel hondroksid, it can be used for the treatment of the affected joints over a long time – two to three months. Use of a gel as well as ointment two to three times a day. If there is a need for re-treatment, repeat the course after a admission specialist.
The price of the drug
In different towns and pharmacy chains, the price of drugs varies in some limits. On average, you can purchase the drug at the following cost:
- symptoms pills – from 360 to 560 rubles per pack of 60 pieces;
- ointment – from 210 to 350 rubles for a tube of 30 grams;
- gel from 210 to 360 rubles for a tube of 30 grams.
Analogues of the drug
As the band chondroprotectors there are a large number of similar medicines, the drug hondroksid you can pick up analogue, more affordable or with fewer side effects.
Contains in its structure the same active substance preparations that are closer in composition to this:
Can also be seen as analogous to the symptoms of the drug are drugs that are created from natural raw materials of marine origin. These include the medication the doctor has prescribed for injection.