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Viral infections: what's in the arsenal?

26 Jul 2018

What medicines are most in demand at the end of winter - early spring? Of course, the whole arsenal of anti-cold means: there is a seasonal epidemic of flu and ARVI, so that - cough, runny nose, headache ... Alas, most of the drugs prescribed and bought "from cold" are struggling with these symptoms, and not with the very cause of the disease is viruses. And what do we have with the minority, i.e. with antiviral drugs?

Viral infections

How to defeat the infection?
The first "line of defense" in the fight against viral infections is vaccination today.

If the infection is caused by bacteria, everything is simple enough: most microbes are susceptible to certain antibiotics, you just need to pick the right one and apply it correctly, without disturbance and with constant monitoring. With viruses, everything is much more complicated: they are insensitive to antibiotics, special antiviral substances often act only on certain types (and even individual strains) of the causative agents of the "cold", and those because of their high variability can quickly adapt to the active substance, to react to it. Therefore, in the prevention, and treatment of acute respiratory viral infections or influenza, there are no single universal tools - at least a few, but which will definitely fit anyone and cope with any virus.

The first "line of defense" in the fight against viral infections today is vaccination: experts predict the spread of viruses of certain strains, based on this forecast, a vaccine is created - and even if doctors have not guessed the strains, many vaccinated people are less likely to develop influenza, Immunity is already ready to face the virus. Unfortunately, not all are vaccinated, and vaccination itself comes only from the flu. From adenoviruses, PC viruses and many other pathogens of acute respiratory viral infection, which can give the majority of cases of "colds" during a seasonal epidemic, this vaccination does not help. And, of course, vaccination works only as a preventive, prophylactic measure and only for a healthy organism - if the first symptoms appear, it is too late and even harmful to plant. Both for prophylaxis and for treatment of acute respiratory viral infections, preparations of interferon - a specific protein (more precisely, a group of proteins), produced by our body in response to the penetration of viruses into it, are widely used. The action of interferons is indiscriminate, so they show activity against most viruses (and strains) that cause influenza and ARVI, but do not destroy the viruses themselves, but activate the immune system, increasing the resistance of cells and suppressing the multiplication of pathogens in them. In addition to preparations containing interferons themselves, inductors that enhance the synthesis of these proteins by the body are also used-such drugs are referred to as immunostimulants.

However, in severe forms of the disease, our immune system can not cope with the "invasion" of viruses even after taking stimulants, and in this case, drugs that directly suppress the development of the pathogen are needed - etiotropic antiviral agents.

All viruses are different ...
Antiviral drugs are not so few, but not all of them will act on the viruses that cause ARVI. For example, acyclovir, effective for fighting the causative agents of herpes, chicken pox, shingles, will be virtually useless against influenza viruses: it acts on DNA-containing viruses, and influenza causes RNA-containing. And even for drugs intended for the treatment of influenza, the effectiveness against very common pathogens ARVI, for example respiratory syncytial (PC) virus or adenoviruses, may be insufficient or not observed at all. Therefore, when selling such drugs, it is advisable to check with the buyer whether the diagnosis was "influenza" by a specialist or, as we often do, the patient with an easy cold decided that he "zippipoval", and is going to undergo treatment independently ...

And even against influenza viruses, the effectiveness of different drugs can be different - depending on whether it is a virus, A or B, sometimes even from a specific strain. Moreover, many antiviral drugs have quite pronounced side effects, so without an accurate definition of the pathogen and the appointment of a doctor, it is better not to take them: they can act less on a "cold" than on the patient's body!

Umifenovir acts on influenza A and B viruses, is used to treat rotavirus infections and is low-toxic, relatively safe (it is not prescribed only to pregnant women, children under 3 years of age and in cases of hypersensitivity to the drug).

It reduces the duration of an acute period of the disease and reduces symptoms of intoxication. It should not be an independent and unique means of "flu" (as well as other antiviral drugs) - complex treatment is necessary, in which this drug will be only one of the prescribed medicines.

Oseltamivir is intended for the treatment of influenza A and B, but it is ineffective for ARVI caused by other diseases, and even for the treatment of influenza B it is necessary to achieve a higher concentration than when fighting the influenza A virus - so this drug can be considered highly specialized, "influenza ". Specialists prescribe it only in severe cases confirmed by laboratory tests of influenza, as a preventive drug this drug is not prescribed at all, and in mild cases, possible harm may outweigh the benefit. The fact is that this remedy is considered toxic (it is especially noticeable when treating for a long time on the kidneys and nervous system) and can cause undesirable side effects from insomnia to coughing, headache and nausea - i.e. with improper application or individual intolerance itself can cause symptoms similar to influenza and ARVI! In this regard, mass purchases that began a few years ago on the recommendation of the WHO, are currently suspended by several countries, the application is limited and additional studies are conducted on the efficacy and safety of the drug. In addition, more strains resistant to oseltamivir have recently been detected.

Rimantadine is a part of various drugs and has been used for the prevention and treatment of influenza since the 1960s. A great clinical experience of its use has been accumulated, many studies have been carried out, but such a long application has led to the formation of a significant number of strains resistant to this substance. In addition, rimantadine is effective only against influenza A viruses - it does not affect other pathogens of influenza and SARS. Its effect (if the strain is sensitive to the drug) is quite effective, there is a noticeable relief of symptoms and a reduction in the total time of the disease, but for such successful treatment, precise diagnosis is necessary with isolation of the pathogen and its test for resistance to rimantadine, but independent use against "cold" can and have no effect on the course of the disease. Long-term experience with rimantadine has allowed us to identify numerous contraindications-not only pregnancy and children under 7 years old, but also many chronic liver, kidney and cardiovascular diseases: for elderly patients with hypertension, it is not recommended because of the danger of development hemorrhagic stroke.

SARS, influenza, even with a light current are fraught with sudden complications, affecting a variety of systems and organs, so do not try to "move on your feet" viral infection and even more so you can not self-medicate in severe cases.

Vitaglutam, or imidazolylethanamide pentanedioic acid, is recommended for the treatment of a wide variety of viral diseases: influenza A and B of any strains, adenovirus infections, parainfluenza, infections caused by the PC virus. In addition to antiviral action, it also has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. However, as with many other drugs, radical and rapid cure after its administration is not expected - the period of fever is shortened, the symptoms of intoxication and catarrhal symptoms decrease, the overall duration of the disease may decrease and the probability of complications after the illness may decrease.

The merits of this drug include low toxicity - of the expressed side effects only occasionally, in cases of individual intolerance, allergic reactions are noted. But still it is not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under the age of 18, and the dosage and duration of treatment, like other antiviral drugs, should be determined by the attending physician.

What else?
Of course, in this short review, it is simply impossible to cover the entire market of the funds offered to combat viral "colds" - hundreds of names of preparations of the most diverse groups. Someone prefers homeopathic remedies, some - vegetative immunomodulators, many choose complex anti-catarrhal drugs - their action is mostly symptomatic, but in light cases and it is enough to ease your well-being, and then the body copes with the viruses on its own ...

However, it should be remembered that the "usual" ARVI, and especially the flu, even with a light course are fraught with sudden complications, affecting a variety of systems and organs, so in any case, do not try to "move your leg" virus infection and even more so engage in self-medication in severe cases: if effective antiviral drugs are required, only a doctor should prescribe them after the diagnosis has been clarified and all contraindications taken into account!


Stomatitis. Not so simple...

26 Jul 2018

Many people get acquainted with stomatitis even in infancy, then from time to time the illness reminds oneself - and so on until the very old age ... This disease has many kinds and forms that unite, perhaps, two common features: first, the location of the foci disease, and secondly, the fact that without the help of specialists completely and reliably cure it will not work.


Everything in the mouth
Most common infectious stomatitis, and the causative agents can be a variety of microorganisms from viruses to fungi.

The term "stomatitis" refers to the lesion of the oral mucosa. Previously, it was believed that stomatitis - an inflammatory disease, it was now found that not all of its forms are directly related to inflammation, in some cases this condition can be caused by an immune (and autoimmune) reaction. Usually, stomatitis as such is said in case of extensive lesions affecting different parts of the oral cavity, however, for the same reasons and symptoms, depending on the localization of the problem, a diagnosis can be made of "cheilitis" (if the lesion is located on the lips), "palatinitis" (the disease affects sky), glossitis (the focus is localized on the mucous membrane of the tongue), and finally, one of the most common types of stomatitis is gingivitis, gum lesions.

The main factors contributing to the development of stomatitis are the weakening of the immune system due to illnesses, stresses, vitamin deficiency, etc., infections and trauma. And the sources of injuries can be very different - from calculus, irritating and damaging the gum, to too hot or too spicy food, resulting in thermal or chemical burns of the mucosa. Untreated in time diseases of teeth and gums, substandard, not fitted, etc. dentures, even improper cleaning of teeth - all this can lead to the development of some form of stomatitis.

The easiest form is catarrhal stomatitis, with it the mucous membrane of the oral cavity becomes painful in some areas, reddens and swells, the patient feels dryness and burning sensation in the mouth. Catarrhal stomatitis can appear for a variety of reasons, from burns to infections. Very often it is in the form of catarrhal allergic stomatitis, which can cause both food allergens, and any drugs. This form is considered the easiest, with no significant damage to the mucosa, and with timely proper treatment, stomatitis usually passes quickly and without consequences.

In this case, acute herpetic stomatitis can proceed quite heavily, with a rise in temperature to 39-40 ° C, and requires a multi-day treatment.

When fibrinous, or aphthous stomatitis on the mucous membrane, characteristic defects - aphthae, small round or oval ulcers with redness and swelling around the damaged area are formed. Aphids originate from small vesicles and sometimes remain covered with a film; therefore, with aphthous stomatitis, another form is sometimes confused: vesicular stomatitis, which is characterized by the formation of vesicles-point bubbles opening up during mechanical injuries (for example, when chewing food). The nature of aphthous and vesicular stomatitis is different (vesicular usually develops with viral infections), accordingly, treatment will be different, so that errors in diagnosis can greatly complicate the appointment of the right treatment.

And mistakes in treatment are fraught with the transition of stomatitis to ulcerative, or gangrenous - this is the heaviest form with extensive and profound lesions of the mucous membrane, passing to neighboring tissues. Usually ulcerative stomatitis is observed with weakened immunity and develops as a consequence in time of not cured acute stomatitis or as an exacerbation of a chronic disease.

Let's look at the reasons
In order to cure stomatitis (like any other disease), you need to know exactly its cause. The easiest way is in cases of traumatic stomatitis - damage to the mucous membrane with a stiff piece of food, bite of the cheek or lip, burn, etc. are usually felt immediately, and the place of damage is remembered well, and a poorly fitted denture makes itself felt in the most unambiguous way. After the injury, of course, its cause is often not eliminated (although in the case of a tartar or an interfering prosthesis it is possible and necessary to immediately go to the dentist), but you can reduce the risk of unwanted consequences by treating the injury site with an antiseptic and continuing this treatment regularly until complete healing. If the measures are taken in a timely manner, stomatitis either does not develop at all, or passes in mild catarrhal form, but the continuation of permanent trauma and infection of the wound can lead to the formation of ulcers and ulcers, which will be cured much more difficult.

Most often, stomatitis is infectious, and pathogens can be a variety of microorganisms - from viruses to fungi. Viral stomatitis often develops as a complication of more extensive virus infections - influenza, measles, etc., and usually occur in a vesicular form, in which case it is not necessary to understand the cause of stomatitis simply and separately, except for the already prescribed antiviral and immunomodulatory therapy . But stomatitis caused by herpes viruses or human papillomaviruses, are often chronic, repetitive, and this is an occasion for examining the immune system: in order to prevent the development of such a disease, natural body protection is sufficient, and relapses indicate its weakening. In this case, acute herpetic stomatitis can proceed quite heavily, with a rise in temperature to 39-40 ° C, and requires a multi-day treatment.

Bacterial infectious stomatitis is also often caused by the same microbes that affect the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract, eye, etc. - stomatitis may be accompanied by diphtheria, scarlet fever, gonorrhea, streptococcal and staphylococcal infections. Most often this also occurs against a background of decreased immunity, in addition, bacterial infection can be secondary, developing at the site of damage to the mucous membrane in trauma, vesicle opening, etc. Bacterial stomatitis usually occurs in aphthous, and started - in ulcer form, and the appearance of aphthae is possible even with a mixed allergic-infectious form of the disease, so that in addition to identifying the pathogen and taking antibiotics, consultation with an allergist and complex treatment may be required.

With long-term treatment (and especially self-medication) with antibiotics and reduced immunity, fungal (usually candidal) stomatitis often develops.

With long-term treatment (and especially self-medication) with antibiotics and reduced immunity, fungal (usually candidal) stomatitis often develops. However, it also occurs as an independent infection. With candidiasis stomatitis, the mucous membrane not only dries, hurts and blushes, but is often covered with a white, curdled coating with an unpleasant "sour" smell. For treatment, usually not only antifungal drugs are prescribed, but also immunostimulants.

In special groups, stomatitis is symptomatic and specific. Symptomatic stomatitis of this or that nature arises as a consequence of various general diseases, which are not directly related to the oral cavity, such as vascular diseases, nervous, endocrine, and even abnormalities of the digestive tract. Often, symptomatic stomatitis is mild, the patients do not pay much attention to it and do not go to the doctors. But experts in such cases usually are alarmed by the ineffectiveness of the usual treatment of mild catarrhal stomatitis, and they can refer the patient for examination to other doctors, as a result of which serious chronic diseases that a person could not suspect were revealed.

Specific stomatitis occurs under the influence of certain external factors, for example, taking medications (medicinal stomatitis), penetrating radiation (radiation stomatitis), poisoning with various chemical substances (toxic stomatitis), some cases of stomatitis development in case of severe systemic diseases - syphilis, tuberculosis, etc.

How and what to treat?
We are used to treating a dentist with complaints of toothache. However, with all suspicions of stomatitis, it is necessary first of all to go to this specialist, without waiting for the large purulent ulcers to grow from small spots. Further, it is likely that other doctors will also have to undergo a screening - in search of the cause of the disease, which may not be covered in the oral cavity, and normal, complex, systemic treatment, which can include a variety of procedures (with stomatitis often prescribed and physiotherapy) and drugs - from vitamin-mineral complexes to broad-spectrum antibiotics.

But special attention, of course, will have to be given to various local remedies for antiseptic treatment and anti-inflammatory therapy in the oral cavity. Their choice is now quite large - they are herbal preparations (usually herbal extracts and the like for rinsing), and soft forms - gels, ointments, creams for application to mucous membranes, and aerosols with antiseptics, antibiotics and the means creating a protective film on the affected areas. Some drugs used to treat colds may also prove useful. This is primarily lollipops, lozenges, resorption tablets that have a complex effect - antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic.

It is necessary to use medicines quite often - at least after each meal it will be necessary to carefully process the oral cavity, so that the food remains do not irritate the painful areas and do not create a breeding ground for the reproduction of bacteria and fungi. By the way, in the diet, there can be changes: for successful treatment of stomatitis, you must give up acute, salty, sour, dry, hot food - in short, anything that can affect the mucous membrane too much. Usually, preference is given to boiled, steam and ground foods with increased amounts of vitamins and reduced carbohydrates. And, of course, we must not forget about the means of caring for teeth and gums: even if stomatitis is localized in other areas of the mucosa, it can spread to the gums, it is generally one of the most vulnerable places in the mouth. Therefore toothbrushes, pastes, elixirs for rinsing should become the topic of a separate conversation with the dentist, and it is possible that during the treatment it will be necessary to use special means for more gentle cleaning and additional protection of the soft tissues of the oral cavity.


Trophic ulcers: a complex problem without simple solutions

25 Jul 2018

The problems associated with the occurrence of ulcers on the skin, worries humanity for more than one century. And, unfortunately, it is still impossible to completely solve them. Moreover, in our time, issues of treatment and prevention of such a violation as trophic ulcers become more urgent. This is primarily due to the growing number of vascular diseases, leading to blood flow disorders. So, in the USA and Western Europe, up to 25% of the population suffer from one or another form of varicose veins. In general, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) of the lower limbs - one of the main causes of the appearance of trophic ulcers - is observed in about 10-15% of the adult population of the planet, in developed countries this figure is increased to 20%. In Russia, the same picture is observed - about 38 million people suffer from CVI, recently there has been an increase in the incidence, and about 5 million people have trophic ulcers, mainly feet and shins.

Actovegin. Trophic ulcers

What it is?
A trophic ulcer is a defect in the skin or mucous membrane, as well as under the tissues located under them, resulting from a disturbance in their normal nutrition, most often due to a deterioration in the blood supply, or, more rarely, of nervous trophism. These disorders can lead to various diseases and injuries, but the result is a violation of microcirculation in this or that area of the skin with subsequent necrosis of soft tissues. The dead part is rejected, and an ulcer is formed on the skin - chronic, long (months, and sometimes even years), not healing, after healing prone to re-opening. In addition to complicating the situation (up to sepsis), infection of ulcers by various microorganisms can occur and is relatively rare (up to 3.5% of cases), but extremely dangerous cancer degeneration of trophic ulcers.

More than half of the trophic ulcers - 52% - occur as a result of varicose veins, 7% - with thrombophlebitis CVI, 14% of trophic ulcers - "arterial" origin, and they arise as a result of chronic arterial insufficiency, for example, with obliterating atherosclerosis. Mixed violation of blood supply (when both venous and arterial insufficiency develop simultaneously) gives 13% of cases of trophic ulcers. Post-traumatic ulcers (resulting from infection of wounds, burns, frostbite on the ground, etc.) account for 6% of the total statistics, neurotrophic (resulting from a non-blood supply, and nervous trophism - for example, spinal injuries that cause nerve impulses and loss of sensitivity in any zone) - 1%. A special problem is considered to be diabetic trophic ulcers (5% of cases) that appear in diabetic patients (usually on the foot and toes) as a result of specific lesions of microcirculation and nerve conduction. The remaining 2% of cases of trophic ulcers have a variety of etiologies: hypertensive (Martorell syndrome), infectious (syphilitic, tubercular, leprosy), occur in vasculitis, some metabolic syndromes, etc.

Regardless of the causes that caused the trophic ulcer, its treatment is a long process (sometimes, especially with frequent relapses, and lifelong), in which surgical methods, and physiotherapy, and, of course, various drugs, both local and and general action.

How to treat?
Treatment of the ulcer itself will be effective only if the cause that caused the trophism of the skin is eliminated simultaneously - without this, even if local treatment is successful and the ulcer is completely closed, relapses, the appearance of new ulcers on other skin areas, etc. are possible. In most cases, the direct cause is a violation of microcirculation, so in the complex therapy of trophic ulcers it is necessary to use agents that improve the rheological properties of the blood, increase the tone of the vessels (phlebotonics), prevent the formation of thrombi (fibrinolytics) and improve cell nutrition. Depending on the specific indications and contraindications, the patient can be assigned heparin and its derivatives, spasmolytics (drotaverin, nicotinic acid, papaverine), acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) and other drugs. One of the means widely used for the treatment and prevention of trophic ulcers of various etiologies is pentoxifylline, which has a complex effect: mild fibrinolytic, pronounced venotonic, lymphodrene; In addition, it positively affects the rheological characteristics of the blood. In some cases, pentoxifylline is prescribed together with prostaglandin E1 preparations, which promote the enhancement of capillary blood flow and prevent thrombogenesis. To improve cellular nutrition and respiration, Actovegin is used in clinical practice, which significantly increases oxygen consumption in cells, contains a significant amount of nutrients and microelements, and accelerates the processes of metabolism and, consequently, healing.

An important component of the complex treatment of trophic ulcers is the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and antiseptic agents. Antibiotics are used not only for ulcers of infectious etiology, but also with such a frequent complication as the inflammation of the tissues surrounding the ulcer: in many cases they are caused by the drift of various microorganisms - both bacteria and fungi, therefore, if necessary, antimycotic preparations may be prescribed. To prevent infection of ulcers, regular antiseptic treatment and the application of aseptic coatings are required.

The problem of treatment of trophic ulcers is one of the most difficult in their treatment, since for the successful treatment it is necessary to remove both necrotic tissues and exudate and fibrin film (which along with the dead tissue can serve as a substrate for the development of microorganisms), and at the same time it is necessary to preserve as much as possible connective tissue components responsible for regeneration. To do this, use local remedies (mainly ointments) containing various proteolytic enzymes, for example collagenase (as part of the Iruksol ointment, etc.), selectively cleaving collagen at the border of dead and living tissues. This selectivity is due to the fact that the collagen of normal tissues is protected by mucopolysaccharides, which are absent on necrotic sites. Other collagenolytic enzymes are also used - for example, ultralizin or terrylitin, usually in complex preparations, which also contain antiseptics and sorbents. After the ulcer is cleared (both medically and by surgical methods), local anti-inflammatory, analgesic and wound-healing agents are used.

Modernity and prospects
Recently, more and more often local remedies are used not only in the form of traditional ointments, pastes, gels, etc., but also in the form of various wound coverings (bandages, films, patches, sponges, etc.) that provide a complex effect for a combination of the properties of the carrier material and various substances either impregnating the base material or included in its composition. Such coatings provide aseptic coverage of the ulcer and an optimum level of temperature and humidity of the healing surface, promote the elimination of toxins, the rejection of dead tissue (when proteolytic enzymes are included), drain excess exudate, and the like. Depending on the condition of the ulcer, the presence of pus, exudate, signs of inflammation, etc. various types of treatment coatings can be chosen. Unlike traditional bandages (paste impregnated with pastes, etc.), modern coatings do not dry up on the wound surface, therefore they are replaced without pain, irritation and trauma to the healing surface. In addition, the use of such products with different properties at different stages of treatment makes it possible to create an optimal environment for regeneration: recently specialists are inclined to believe that trophic ulcers should heal in a moist environment, which not only helps cicatrize the ulcer, but also allows the full restoration of tissues with proliferation and differentiation of cells, the formation of new microcapillaries, etc.

A promising area in the therapy of trophic ulcers is the use of biologics containing certain growth factors that selectively affect specific components of connective tissue. In addition, work is underway to create new-generation drugs based on specially grown cell cultures - however, while most of these drugs are too expensive for mass production, it is not always convenient to use and is used primarily in clinical experiments.


Diabetic foot

24 Jul 2018

The diabetic foot syndrome is a complex of pathological changes in the peripheral nervous system, arterial and microcirculatory bed, which directly threaten ulcerative necrotic processes and foot gangrene in diabetic patients.

Diabetic foot. Actovegin buy

The syndrome of diabetic foot occurs in 4-10% of patients with diabetes mellitus. Mortality in elderly and senile patients with purulent-necrotic complications and gangrene of the extremities in diabetes mellitus reaches 20%. The factors of ulcerative-necrotic and purulent complications of feet are:

  • the presence of neuropathy and angiopathy;
  • deformities and swelling of the foot;
  • skin condition - dryness, atrophy, turgor, cracks, hyperemia;
  • ulcerative-necrotic complications in the anamnesis;
  • diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy;
  • elderly age;
  • lonely residence of the patient;
  • overweight;
  • smoking and alcohol abuse;
  • the presence of concomitant pathology, its severity and relationship with underlying pathology.

Prevention of complications of diabetic foot suggests:
- compensation for diabetes mellitus;
- early detection of patients with an increased risk of developing a diabetic foot syndrome;
- the risk rises with age and duration of the disease;
- inspections by a specialist for urgent measures;
- training of patients with the rules of foot care;
- examination by the dermatologist of the skin of the lower extremities of the patient with diabetes mellitus in order to detect mycosis at least once a year;
- Improve skin trophism and protect the skin barrier from external influences.

Fixed assets

Angioprotectors and correctors of microcirculation: Trental 400, Actovegin, Memoplant, Ginkoum, Doxilek, Calcium dobezilate tablets 250 mg, Complenamine, xanthinal nicotinate, Xanthinal nicotinate injection 15%, Agapurin, Agapurin 600 retard, Agapurin retard, Agapurin SR, Vazonite, Pentamon , pentoxifylline, Radomin, Trenpental, Trental, Troxerutin Lechiva, Dicynon, Angiovit, Solcoseryl, and others.

Antiaggregants: Ralofect, Raloect 300 N, etc.

Anticoagulants: Piyavit, Wessel Douay F, et al.

Carbapenems: Invanz et al.

Quinolones / fluoroquinolones: Avelox, Heinemox, Ciprolet A, Cyphran ST, etc.

Cephalosporins: Zeftera and others.

Hypoglycemic synthetic and other agents: Reclid, et al.

Calcium channel blockers: Cynedyl, cinnarizine, Cinnasan, and others.

n-anticholinergics: Midokalm, Midokalm-Richter, and others.

Serotonergic drugs: Serotonin, Serotonin adipate, etc.
Additional resources

Alpha-blockers: Redergin, Nicergolin, etc.

Antioxidants: Vitamin E, ascorbic acid, Mexidol and others.

Antiseptics and disinfectants: Betadin et al.

Dermatotropona funds: Balsamed intensiv balm for intensive daily care for dry sensitive skin of feet, Balsamed balm for daily care for sensitive skin of feet, Milgamma cream for foot care, Flexitol balm for foot care, etc.

Substitutes of plasma and other components of blood: Infukol GEK et al.

Immunomodulators: Derinat, Erbisol, Polyoxidonium, etc.

Correctors of cerebral circulation disorders: Cinnarizin Sopharma et al.

Enzymes and antiferments: Izodibut et al.


Ladasten - fast and safe treatment of asthenia

24 Jul 2018

The saturation of modern life often takes away almost all the strength from people. Up to 40% of patients turn to general practitioners with complaints about the state of general frustration, emptiness, a sense of chronic fatigue. Such conditions are manifestations of asthenic syndrome, which is not always amenable to effective correction with the help of the usual methods: rest, playing sports, taking vitamins and nootropics. For a long time there was no available specific asthenia therapy. And only recently appeared the first anti-asthenic drug Ladasten.

Ladasten - bromantane

- Why did you start developing a drug against asthenia?

"We have been working on the creation of a whole new group of psychotropic drugs for a long time. Back in the 1980s, it became clear to us that the existing tranquilizers of the benzodiazepine series have their limitations for use, and existing psychostimulants are practically banned. There are numerous immunostimulating agents, but they do not have other properties. Therefore, we are developing new medicines, with new mechanisms of action to bypass all the negative aspects that existing drugs have. And we have achieved some success. Ladasten (Bromantane), developed in our institute, does not have the negative effects of psychostimulants and tranquilizers and at the same time has high anti-asthenic activity.

- What is the drug Ladasten?
- Ladasten is a derivative of adamantane, which was invented in our institute long enough - back in the 70s. The primary idea of this drug was in the creation of a drug that would have actoprotective action. Actoprotectors are substances that must provide increased performance in extreme conditions. For the first time this preparation was synthesized under the guidance of prof. B.M. Pyatin, his further study was conducted by prof. I.S. Morozov. It was shown that this drug (then it was called bromantane) possesses psycho-stimulating and immunostimulating properties. Therefore, he immediately began to study in various pharmacological experiments. And when he was considered as a psychostimulant and compared with sidnocarb (a typical representative of this group of drugs), it turned out that Ladasten is much inferior to sindocarb in general stimulating properties, so further work with this drug was discontinued.

The drug received a new life when we began to study its psycho-stimulating properties from the pharmacogenetic positions. In the 1980s, we developed a model that allowed the most standardized inbred mice to see genetic differences in their reactions to emotional stress (for mice, such a stress is, for example, the transition from darkness to a brightly lit area). It turned out that one group of mice responds very well to standard psychostimulants (for example, amphetamine and sydnocarb), to which another group of animals does not respond. And on bromontane (Ladasten), the stimulation of behavior was answered by both groups of animals. This fact was difficult enough to explain. But we began to study this problem and realized that out of stress, stimulation only occurs in those animals that respond to traditional psychostimulants, and in those animals that do not respond, stimulation does not occur without stress. This led us to the unequivocal conclusion that the stimulation of the behavior of Ladasten is carried out in two ways - in addition to a mild psycho-stimulating action, this drug has an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect, which prevents the reaction of fear. It was very interesting, because we got the world's first compound with psycho-stimulating and anti-anxiety action. Immunostimulating properties of the drug were also shown earlier.

- Why does Ladasten show such unique properties?
- We conducted very serious biochemical and neurochemical studies. Even involved a French firm that conducts a full complex of receptor analysis. We could not find the receptor on which Ladasten acts. Therefore, we studied various intracellular processes and saw that the secondary system of signal molecules plays an important role in the effect of the drug. The next stage was pharmacogenomic research. We studied the influence of Ladesten on the expression of 1116 genes and found a change in the activity of 16 genes. All the detected genes are associated with the functioning of the cells of the nervous system. Among these 16 genes, two were identified, the change in activity of which completely explained the observed pharmacological effects. Thus, Ladasten increases the expression of the tyrosine hydroxylase gene. This is a key enzyme that provides synthesis of catecholamines. This means that Ladasten, by increasing the activity of the tyrosine hydroxylase gene, increases the amount of this enzyme, which leads to the synthesis of more dopamine. This very well explains his mild psycho-stimulating effect. If you enter a typical psychostimulant, then there is a powerful psycho-stimulating effect, and then a strong exhaustion. When using Ladasten, the psychostimulating effect is weaker, but there is no depletion. Typical psychostimulants affect the release of dopamine from the storage vesicles and interact with the reverse dopamine transporter in the synaptic cleft. And Ladasten increases the synthesis of mediators associated with stimulation of the psyche. Thus, we are talking about an entirely new mechanism of action.

Analysis of other genes showed that Ladasten reduces the expression of the GABA transporter gene. This leads to an increase in the GABA content in the synaptic cleft, which in turn explains the anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect of the drug, since GABA is the main inhibitory mediator of the central nervous system of man.

Thus, pharmacogenomic studies have shown that the pharmacological effects of the drug are very well explained by the observed changes in gene expression. Now there is a clear idea that Ladasten affects the level of regulation of the activity of the genome of nerve cells. Studies continue, and it has already been shown that Ladasten increases the expression of the tyrosine hydroxylase gene, causing demethylation of its promoter site, and a transcription factor determining this effect is also revealed.

Thus, there is a sufficient understanding of what changes in cells causes Ladasten. And this confirms our confidence that the world's first drug has been obtained, which simultaneously causes an anti-anxiety and psychostimulating effect. Obviously, such a preparation fully meets the tasks of treating asthenic conditions.

- What side effects are possible with Ladasten?
- This issue was studied very deeply. Evaluation of toxicological characteristics of Ladasten showed that the drug is low-toxic. It does not have a locally irritating, allergic, mutagenic, teratogenic effect. Ladasten does not have a negative effect on the generative functions of rats, the growth and development of their offspring. Also, there were no effects that could indicate the possibility of developing a pathological predilection for him. The pharmacokinetics of the drug is well studied, and the dosage regimen is determined by data on its half-elimination from the body.

In clinical trials, all adverse events had only "possible" or "probable" connection with Ladasten therapy, were not significantly expressed and not.



24 Jul 2018

Parodontitis - inflammation of periodontal tissues, characterized by the destruction of periodontal, bone tissue of the alveoli. Periodontitis, as a rule, is a consequence of gum disease. After 35 years in 50% of cases, the cause of tooth loss are periodontal diseases, incl. periodontitis. Removal of unchanged teeth due to periodontal pathology is almost 5 times greater than their loss from caries and its complications.

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Factors contributing to the onset and development of periodontitis:

- Microorganisms that reproduce in dental plaques that adhere closely to the surface of the tooth;
- increase in the viscosity of saliva and a decrease in salivation, which is observed, for example, when taking some drugs, etc .;
- presence of carious cavities;
- Features of the materials from which the seals and dentures are made;
- anomalies in the development of the dentoalveolar system and soft tissues of the vestibule of the mouth;
- hypovitaminosis;
- diseases of the digestive tract, cardiovascular and endocrine systems (especially diabetes mellitus).

Modern therapy of periodontitis involves the use of conservative methods of etiotropic and anti-inflammatory therapy. As a means of etiotropic treatment, broad-spectrum antibiotics are used that are active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, anaerobes and other microorganisms - Lincocine, Dalacin C, doxycycline, Arlet, Mettogil Denta professional, Cyphran ST, Sanguirythrin 0.2% solution, Lingezin and others. It is also rational to use also antiseptic agents (Dentamet, Stomatophyte, Stomatophyte A, Elyugel, Miramistin, Dr. Thysse Sage, Eludril, Hexicon), sulfonamides (Bactrim), etc. Simultaneously, vogribkovyh drugs - nystatin, fluconazole, etc.

Anti-inflammatory therapy - use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (OCI, Holysal, etc.).

Complex therapy of periodontitis involves the use of other drugs and goods of pharmacy range:

Angioprotectors and microcirculation correctors: Solcoseryl dental adhesive paste, etc.

Correctors of bone and cartilage tissue metabolism: Piaascledin 300,

Regenerants and reparants: Solcoseril dental adhesive paste, Ximedon and others.

Immunomodulators: Imudon, CYCLOPHERON liniment, Ginseng tincture, Eleutherococcus extract, etc.

Antihypoxants and antioxidants: Solcoseryl dental adhesive paste, Ascorutin and others.

Vitimins and vitamin-like substances: Ascorbic acid, alpha-Tocopherol acetate, etc.

Adsorbents: Polyphepanum, Enterosgel, Sorbogel, Enterosorb and others.

Biologically active additives: Polibacterin, Neovitin, Artromax, Calcium Active, Primadofilus and others.

Means of oral hygiene: therapeutic and therapeutic-prophylactic toothpastes, special rinses, reducing the deposition of tartar, as well as tooth floss, toothbrushes, etc.


Let’s go to Sleep

23 Jul 2018

Insomnia (insomnia) can be considered as one of the most common clinical syndromes, along with headache and back pain. it occurs in half of the world's population.

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Traditionally, in our country for the treatment of insomnia from all prescription drugs prescribe benzodiazepine derivatives (brotizolam, midazolam, triazolam, nitrazepam, oxazepam, temazepam, phenazepam). The combined preparation Reladorm is widely used. However, with long-term use of benzodiazepine drugs as hypnotics, their negative effects come to the fore: the development of addiction (the need for increasing the dose), the dependence (the emergence of withdrawal symptoms on the background of withdrawal), the behavioral toxicity (memory loss, attention, coordination deterioration), daytime sleepiness . If suspected of having sleep apnea syndrome (in patients with snoring), benzodiazepine hypnotics are contraindicated.

In clinical practice, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics are also used: cyclopyrrolone derivatives (zopiclone), imidazopyridine (zolpidem), pyrozolopyrimidine (zaleplon). The minimal affinity for the subtypes of the benzodiazepine GABA-receptor complex, which are responsible for the development of side effects of drugs of the previous generation (benzodiazepines), provides a high safety profile. However, the use of these hypnotic drugs is also not possible in the presence of sleep apnea syndrome. This category of patients is prescribed, for example, an antagonist of H1-histamine receptors - doxylamine.

To improve sleep, you can recommend the following:

Angioprotectors and microcirculation correctors: Bilobil, Bilobil forte, Tanakan, etc.

Sedatives of plant origin: Lalabi, Fitorelaks, sedative (sedative) collection 2, sedative collection # 3, Fito Novo-Sed, Tsirkulin dragée valerian, Valdispert, Valerian tincture, Dormiplant, Nervoflux, Persen, Sanason, and others.

Sedatives combined: Valocordin, Corvaldin, Corvalol, Barbowal, and others.

Antidepressants of vegetable origin: Gelarium, Deprim, Deprim forte, Doppelgerz Nervotonik, Negrustin, and others.

Spasmolytics: Clostrafau MELISANA, Barbowal, and others.

Micro- and macro elements: Drops Beresh Plus, Menopace, etc.

Vitamins and vitamin-like products: Biovital elixir, Menopace, etc.

Homeopathic medicines: Valerianachel, Homeostress, Passidorm, Passionflower Edas-111, Passiflora Edas-911, Nervochel, Somnogen, etc.

Dietary supplements: Phytohypnosis, Sonnorm Life formula, Morpheus, Mystic, Yantavit, Lecithin, ALPHABET Biorhythm, MONOPAUSE Day - Night Lady's formula, Passilate, Repin, Golden Ginkgo Biloba, etc.


Actovegin pills

23 Jul 2018

The same medicine can be produced in the form of a powder, in the form of tablets or a solution for injection, in the form of a gel or in the form of a candle.

Actovegin is not an exception: it is produced both in the form of tablets and in the form of solutions for intravenous, intramuscular, intra-arterial injections, as an ointment, as well as a gel (and here) and cream.

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And yet most of the drugs are produced today in the form of tablets. Ordinary tablets Actovegin (as well as tablets of other drugs) consist of the main (active) substance and from auxiliary substances (neutral additive). The Actovegin tablet falls into the stomach, dissolves, passes into the blood vessels and reaches the liver. There are a number of transformations, and the medicine is carried through your body with blood. So the therapeutic effect is achieved.

What is Actovegin in tablets?

Pharmacotherapeutic group (Actovegin tablets): stimulator of tissue regeneration.
Form and composition: tablets covered with greenish-yellowish bud. Table. p / o 200 mg fl., N.50 (and also issued N.30 and N.10). Round tablets.

Pharmacological properties of Actovegin tablets
Actovegin in tablets - hemoderivat from blood calves - stimulates the exchange of substances in the cells of tissues, thereby increasing the resistance of tissues to hypoxia (increased consumption of oxygen) and improving their consumption of glucose. With hypoxia and ischemia, it is of inestimable value.

Indications for use of Actovegin in tablets / instructions
Strokes (ischemic, hemorrhagic), encephalopathy, craniocerebral trauma. Actovegin in tablets is used for peripheral circulatory disorders (both venous and arterial), encephalopathies, angiopathy (including diabetic); burns of different genesis.
Actovegin in tablets is also used to heal wounds (ulcers of various etiologies, pressure ulcers, radiation neuropathy, radiation damage to tissues and mucous membranes, as well as to prevent these lesions, disruption of wound healing process).
With the disturbed metabolism and blood supply of the brain (dementia, for example), the transfer and utilization of glucose by brain tissues is disrupted. Actovegin eliminates the violations, and the brain begins to consume oxygen.

Similarly actovegin in tablets and with peripheral disorders of blood supply (venous, arterial) and with the consequences of these disorders (angiopathy, ulcers of the lower extremities).

Diabetics (type 2 diabetes mellitus) experience some reduction in pain and burning in the lower extremities, improvement of paresthesia (sensitivity) after taking Actovegin tablets.
Burns (up to 4 degrees), the consequences of using radiation exposure, ulcers, bedsores:
Actovegin is of great importance in all these cases; the concentration of hydroxyproline, hemoglobin, DNA and other biochemical parameters increases.

A slight result of the Actovegin tablets begins to appear only half an hour after the intake and the maximum reaches an average of 3 hours (2-6 hours).

Tablets Actovegin is prescribed as a supplement to the main treatment (as an auxiliary)!

Application and dosage of Actovegin tablets / instructions
1-2 tab. - before meals three times a day for four to six weeks or as directed by a specialist (drink a small amount of water, do not chew!).

Special instructions
When polyneuropathy caused by type 2 diabetes, treatment is recommended to begin with an intravenous infusion of a solution of Actovegin at a dose of 2 g / day 3 weeks. and continue the treatment with tablets Actovegin (2-3 tablets per day - 4-5 months).

Side Effects of Actovegin Tablets / Instruction

The side effects of tableted Actovegin are identical to the potential side effects of Actovegin in other forms.

Individual intolerance.
Just like other drugs, Actovegin in tablets can cause side reactions.

Possible reactions to tableted Actovegin for allergies:
1. Digestive tract - nausea, vomiting, pain in epigastrium.
2. Cardiovascular system - arterial hypertension and hypotension, skin pallor, tachycardia, dyspnea, acrocyanosis, pain in the heart.
3. Respiratory system - sore throat, suffocation, shortness of breath and swallowing.
4. Immune system - rash, itching, hyperemia, urticaria, fever or chills, angioedema.
5. Nervous system - weakness or agitation, headache.
6. The musculoskeletal system - pain in the lower back, in the muscles and joints.

INDICATIONS: patients with intolerance to fructose, impaired absorption of sucrose or glucose Actovegin can not be taken, because it contains sucrose. Particular caution is needed when prescribing Actovegin in case of giporgidration, heart failure of the second and third stages, oliguria, hyperglycemia, pulmonary edema, diabetes mellitus.
Antihistamines are prescribed for allergies to Actovegin in tablets.
Pregnancy and lactation: before using Actovegin tablets, consult a doctor.
Children: Actovegin, including tableted, in pediatrics is not recommended, but in practice it is used in exceptional cases.
If, say, have assigned 1/4 table. Actovegin to a newborn, it is necessary to crush the tablet to the consistency of the powder and mix it with boiled warm water (approximately 1 / 2hl.): You can use a syringe without a needle (for the baby's cheek). In most cases, children are injected with Actovegin parenterally. Read more about this here.
Interaction: the results of the combination of Actovegin with other medications are not known (as they are written in official instructions, although in practice Actovegin successfully combines with a variety of medications).

Transport management: there is no data on the effect of Actovegin tablets on vehicle management.

Conditions of storage of Actovegin tablets: at a temperature not higher than 25 °, protected from light and inaccessible to children.

Perhaps you want to get acquainted with the general instructions to Actovegin, reviews of our readers about Actovegin and its analogue, the price of Actovegin (and the manufacturers of the drug), as well as a number of other questions about Actovegin on our site.
Be sure to read parenteral application of Actovegin (injections): here you will find out why injections in some cases are better than tablets.

You can see the use in the complex treatment of diabetic and alcoholic polyneuropathy and other drugs, for example, Mexidol or, say, Instenone in the treatment of diabetic encephalopathy, etc.

Actovegin is also used in sports by quite healthy people, and in veterinary medicine.


Phenylpiracetam side effects

23 Jul 2018

Various pathologies in the activity of the brain and the central nervous system are quite common. Not always these conditions violate the adequacy of a person, they can simply affect the mood, the processes of memory and memorization. But in any case, the appearance of symptoms of impaired brain activity requires close attention and adequate correction under the supervision of a qualified doctor. Therapy of such conditions is often carried out using nootropic drugs. Just to such means belongs Phenylpiracetam.

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What is the composition of Phenylpiracetam?
Phenylpiracetam is a nootropic drug, the main constituent of which is N-carbamoyl-methyl-4-phenyl-2-pyrrolidone. This substance is also called phenotropil or phenyloxopyrrolidinylacetamide.

For what Phenylpiracetam is used for?
Phenylpiracetam refers to neuromodulators, it affects most of the neurotransmitter circuits in the brain. Such a tool has pronounced antiamnestic qualities, it can improve the integrative properties of the brain, stimulate memory consolidation, and optimize concentration and mental activity in general. The action of Phenylpiracetam allows us to facilitate learning processes and accelerate the transfer of information between the right and left hemispheres of our brain.

In addition, such a tool is able to increase the resistance of the brain cells to the influence of aggressive factors (hypoxia, toxins, etc.). It possesses anticonvulsant qualities, is characterized by anxiolytic activity. Action Phenylpiracetam well regulates the activity of the central nervous system, affecting the processes of inhibition and activation, and also improves mood.

Also, Phenylpiracetam has other qualities:

- improves metabolism and circulation in the brain;

- activates the oxidation and reduction processes;

- increases the energy potential of the whole body;

- activates the regional blood flow in the ischemic areas of the brain;

- increases the amount of norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine in the brain;

- increases physical efficiency;

- improves mood, has analgesic qualities, as it increases the threshold of pain sensitivity;

- has adaptogenic qualities (increases the resistance of the organism to a variety of aggressive effects);

- promotes vision improvement;

- has a positive effect on the blood supply of the lower limbs;

- has immunostimulating qualities.

For what Phenylpiracetam is indicated for?
Since the drug is characterized by a wide list of positive properties, it can be used to correct a variety of pathological conditions. In the testimony of Phenylpiracetam, the abstract includes such cases:

- With CNS ailments, which have different origins. The drug is especially effective in vascular pathologies, as well as in disorders related to metabolism and intoxications, in which the intellect is impaired and motor activity is reduced.

- In violation of the training process.

- With depressive conditions, which can have different severity (especially mild and moderate).

- With psychoorganic syndromes.

- With convulsions.

- With obesity, which has an alimentary-constitutional origin.

- To prevent hypoxia and to increase stress resistance.

- To achieve adaptogenic effect when in extreme conditions (if necessary, prevent fatigue and improve efficiency).

- To normalize the daily biorhythms.

- When correcting chronic alcoholism.

What are the contraindications for use of Phenylpiracetam?
The only absolute contraindication for Phenylpiracetam is the individual intolerance of its components. Nevertheless, the drug is not used in pediatric practice, as well as in the treatment of pregnant and lactating women because of the inadequacy of safety data for such therapy.

What are the side effects of Phenylpiracetam?
The medicine can cause insomnia if taken in the afternoon. In some patients, the first three days of taking Phenylpiracetam can trigger the occurrence of psycho-excitation, redness of the skin, arterial hypertension and a feeling of hot flushes.



20 Jul 2018

Actovegin is available in pills / tablets and ampules / injections.

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Actovegin is a highly filtered extract obtained from calf blood which enhances aerobic oxidation in mammals. It is also rich in iron, manganese, amino acids, and other nutrients that are important in achieving the physiological transformations that dopers are seeking to achieve.

On-label indications:
Treatment of peripheral artery disease and strokes
Treatment of cognitive disturbances after stroke to ulcers

In research studies, Actovegin has been shown to exert insulin-like activity, such as stimulating the transport of glucose in the body, as well as glucose oxidation. This supplement is supposed to be similar in its effects to insulin. Because it is one of the most anabolic substances known to man, insulin is banned in sports (for non-diabetics) and exceedingly dangerous - even fatal - in high dosages. Therefore, Actovegin is considered as a significant performance-enhancing drug for athletes, e.g. Lans Armstrong and Tiger Woods.

Currently, Actovegin is NOT on the World Anti-doping Agency's (WADA) prohibitied substance list. However, WADA does ban injections of any substance, including Actovegin, exceeding 50 ml every six hours.

Who uses it?
Track and Field Current / Former World Record Holders:
Paula Radcliffe (for over two decades)
Usain Bolt (since he was 16)
Kenensia Bekele
Meseret Defar
Patrick Makau
Maurice Greene

Other prominent persons:
Michael Jordan
Christiano Ronaldo
Andy Murray
Vladimir Klitschko
Luciano Pavoratti

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