Mexidol is a fairly new drug in the domestic market of the pharmaceutical industry, still not well-known, but systematically winning shelves of pharmacies and customer interest.
What is Mexidol, from what does this medicine help, can its manufacturers force out imported analogue drugs? Doctors and patients who have discovered Mexidol can answer these questions.
Pharmacological action of mexidol
Among the significant causes of the development of serious diseases (including cancer, heart attacks, strokes, lesions of internal organs), medicine calls excessive formation of free radicals in the body. These are molecules with high chemical activity that damage cells of the skin, blood vessels, organs. In order to weaken or completely neutralize the "needs" of free active radicals, doctors prescribe antioxidants to their patients. These include, among other things, Mexidol.
It not only reduces the level of free radicals, but also protects the cell membranes from adverse effects, enriches the cells with oxygen. Thanks to Mexidol, the work of cells producing enzymes is stabilized, the energy production by cell “power plants” - mitochondria, is activated, and the transfer of impulses between nerve and reflex cells is improved.
The drug fights withdrawal syndrome, has an anticonvulsant effect, regulates physical blood parameters. The complex effect on the body is expressed in the normalization of sleep, the disappearance of anxiety, depression. Since Mexidol belongs to the group of nootropic drugs, its effect improves memory, activates mental processes.
Areas of use
Mexidol is used in various fields of medicine.
- Atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels develops due to cholesterol plaques deposited on the walls of blood vessels. Gradually, the lumen of the vessel narrows, the tissues begin to atrophy, the blood supply to the cells deteriorates. Mexidol reduces cholesterol, providing a therapeutic and prophylactic effect.
- Stroke causes acute cerebrovascular accident. In order to stabilize the condition of a person who has suffered a stroke, to restore and improve the blood supply to the nerve cells, Mexidol is used.
- The drug is shown to people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, including children.
- The indications for the appointment of Mexidol are encephalopathies of various origins (brain damage, suppression of its functions).
- Mexidol can significantly alleviate the condition of patients suffering from neurodegenerative disorders - Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease and similar conditions.
- As a therapeutic and prophylactic drug recommended for vegetative-vascular dystonia.
- Sleep disorders
- Correction of various manifestations of cerebrastenic syndrome
- Neurosis and neurotic states
- Therapists prescribe Mexidol as part of a complex treatment of patients undergoing rehabilitation after a stroke and traumatic brain injury.
- The drug is used in the compensatory treatment of encephalopathic conditions.
- In the complex therapy Mexidol is prescribed to people with hypertension, as a prophylactic agent.
- Mexidol is recommended for a patient with myocardial infarction, for which purpose this medicine is prescribed already from the first day of detection of the disease.
- Mexidol is used in ophthalmology as part of complex therapy for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma (in combination with other medicines).
- acute destructive pancreatitis not only leads to autolysis of the tissues of the gland itself, but also causes general multiple organ failure. The use of the antioxidant Mexidol allows to reduce the toxicity of the body, the drug has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces the breakdown of cell proteins. It is also used in peritonitis and other acute purulent-inflammatory processes in the abdominal cavity.
- Mexidol helps relieve withdrawal symptoms in people with alcohol and drug addiction.
- The drug is recommended by doctors when alcoholic, drug intoxication (acute and chronic), with neuroleptic poisoning.
- High antioxidant capacity of the drug allows it to be successfully used for the treatment of periodontal disease and other diseases of the oral cavity. Toothpaste brand "Mexidol" reduces bleeding gums, protects cell membranes, increases tissue resistance to adverse factors. Pastes do not contain fluorine, give a sparing abrasive effect, do not damage the tooth enamel, but remove deposits from the teeth and restore the natural color.
How to use the drug?
Methods of use of Mexidol are different and are determined by the doctor. The specialist knows in what form to recommend Mexidol, from what help injections, in which case it is necessary to give preference to tablets.
Drug use options:
Doses of the drug are prescribed and adjusted by the doctor in each case. In severe conditions, treatment begins intravenously or intramuscularly, subsequently, replacing the injection with tablets.
The drug has been successfully used in pediatrics, including for the treatment of newborns and premature babies suffering from brain damage, as well as in traumatic brain injuries in children. Treatment is carried out under the supervision of a physician.
Contraindications for the appointment of the drug a bit:
- individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
- acute liver or kidney failure;
- the drug is not prohibited for use in pregnant women, but due to the lack of clinical trials, it is recommended to evaluate the need for treatment in each case.
Side effects are usually caused by an individual reaction of the body. Possible indigestion, dyspepsia, dry mouth.
It is necessary to pay special attention to the fact that Mexidol affects attention, therefore, while taking the drug, it is not recommended to engage in activities that require concentration, good reaction, including driving. Overdose of medication may cause drowsiness.
Mexidol enhances the action of antidepressants, anxiolytic, anticonvulsants, combined with nootropics, analgesics.
In comparison with peers, Mexidol wins consistently in price and quality. From what he helps - reviews of doctors and patients will clearly show.
Margarita, psychotherapist: "Mexidol, as part of complex therapy, helps to stabilize the patients' condition in a short period of time. The drug helps to get rid of anxiety, obsessive states, increases efficiency, normalizes sleep"
Eugene, surgeon: "In acute suppurative inflammations, Mexidol is prescribed in the first hours, allowing you to achieve not only improvement but also stabilization of the patient. This help, sometimes, is crucial for the whole therapy"
Konstantin, doctor of the ambulance brigade: "In traumatic brain injuries, including in children and adolescents, it is extremely important to support the injured brain. Mexidol is the very drug that is needed in the first hours after injury."
Anna: "My daughter as a teenager has changed a lot - she became irritable, absent-minded, she had problems with studying. She could sit on the couch for hours and look at one point, cry for no reason, stop talking to her friends. It was difficult to persuade her to consult a medical center, but I was able. After talking with my daughter, the doctor prescribed Mexidol to her. Changes came after just a few days. After the course of pills, the child enjoys life, pulled up her studies, chose the university "
Igor: "I slipped into ice, and like in the movies: fell, woke up, gypsum. And a concussion. My head hurts, there is a dropper in a vein. A neighbor in the ward told me that Mexidol was prescribed after head injuries. The doctor later explained that this medicine is good feeds the brain, helps to recover. I went to the amendment quickly, the consequences of a concussion are gone, if it is still a miracle remedy so that the foot grows together as quickly as possible "
Mexidol - the development of Russian scientists, undoubted success, which is appreciated by domestic and foreign medicine. Among analogues Mexidol favorably differs not only lower price, but also the absence of side effects and a wide spectrum of action. Treatment with Mexidol will allow to overcome the effects of strokes and heart attacks, to prevent the occurrence of such conditions. In addition, thanks to the possibility of using in pediatrics, an additional chance is given to children affected by childbirth, premature and weak babies.