"Artra" is a synthetic medical product used for long-term therapy of osteoarthritis.
Therapeutic properties of "Artra" medication
The instruction shows that thethe active ingredients take part in the reproduction of connective tissue, prevent the destruction of cartilage, stimulate the formation of a healthy cartilage matrix and promote tissue regeneration. The reviews indicate that during the treatment of osteoarthritis, the need for anti-inflammatory non-steroid drugs is reduced and the symptoms of pathology are alleviated. In addition, the medication has a moderate anti-inflammatory effect. The medicine is produced in the form of white oval tablets with a specific odor. Active components of the drug are sodium chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride. The auxiliary components include stearic acid, magnesium stearate, disubstituted sulfate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium.
Indications for use of "Artra" medication
The instruction explains that the drug is prescribed for the treatment of spinal osteoarthritis. With the help of medication, degenerative changes in the peripheral joints are also treated.
Contraindications to the use of "Artra"
The instruction says about the ban on the use ofdrug with pronounced renal dysfunction, hypersensitivity to tablets. Do not use the medicine during pregnancy. Due to the lack of data on the effects of medication on the body of a child, it is contraindicated for patients under 15 years of age.
Medication "Artra": instructions for use
During treatment of osteoarthritis,prepare for continued use of the drug, since the therapeutic effect can be achieved only after a half-year use of tablets. The first three weeks of adults and adolescents after 15 years must take one capsule twice a day. After this period of therapy, the interval between use of the drug is increased to once a day. Therapy of osteoarthritis can be performed with the simultaneous administration of glucocorticoid agents.
Side effects of the medication "Artra"
The instruction informs that the preparation is sufficientwell tolerated by patients. However, side effects are still present. In some cases, the use of tablets can cause constipation, allergic reactions, epigastric pain, diarrhea, dizziness, flatulence.
Price and storage conditions
Tablets "Arthra" instruction recommends puttingaway from children. The drug retains its medicinal properties for five years. The cost of medicine may vary slightly in different regions and is approximately 635 rubles.