The group of drugs used for osteochondrosis includes anti-inflammatory non-steroid agents. Consider them as the impact increases.
First of all, these are means of the type of aspirin, that is, containing acetylsalicylic acid . It is found in many drugs - such as Citramon, Askofen, Sedalgin, Asfen and Aspirin itself. Acetylsalicylic acid is able not only to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which is dominant, but also an analgesic and antipyretic.
The preparation surpasses acetylsalicylic acid on all "fronts". Butadion, which is applied three times a day for 0.2 g during meals and after meals. However, during treatment with Butadion may occur side effects: stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, fluid retention, pruritus and urticaria. Therefore, this drug should be taken only on the advice and under the supervision of a doctor.
Similar therapeutic effects are drugs Analgin, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Reopyrin, which are accepted the same way as Butadion.
A stronger analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect in osteochondrosis has the drug Diclofenac, or Voltaren, which is taken three times a day for 0025-005 g per reception. When a therapeutic effect occurs, the dose should be reduced to 0025 g per reception. The drug is also taken immediately after meals in undiluted form. Diclofenac should be treated within 5-6 weeks. The drug is tolerated by patients well, except for the first days of admission - there may be vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, allergic rash. Such reactions pass independently. There are contraindications - a stomach ulcer and 12 duodenum and the first trimester of pregnancy.
Diclofenac has another, prolonged form - Diclonate P-retard-100, which more effectively and quickly reduces inflammation and relieves pain. In this case, the drug works longer - up to a day and a half, since each tablet contains 100 mg of active ingredient - diclofenac. Tablets are taken before meals.
Naproxen, or Naprosin - a drug superior to Diclovenac in terms of the strength of the effect: it acts for a longer time (although the anti-inflammatory effect is not so pronounced), and therefore Naproxen is taken not three times, but twice a day, 0.5-075 g.
The most active anti-inflammatory agent for osteochondrosis is Indomethacin, or Metindol . In addition to the anti-inflammatory effect, the drug has a pronounced analgesic effect. The drug is taken to 0025 g-01 g after eating 2-4 times a day with milk for a long time - up to 6 weeks, and early cancellation of the drug may lead to the resumption of osteochondrosis. Indomethacin is produced not only in tablets, but also in the form of candles. Contraindications and side effects are the same as other drugs of this group. It should be used with caution drivers of vehicles and others whose work is associated with concentration and increased attention.
In the treatment of osteochondrosis, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and are used. for external use. These are various ointments, active substances of which are also butadione, indomethacin, diclofenac. Ointments reduce puffiness, relieve pain, increase the amplitude of movements. Rub the ointment with a thin layer 2-3 times a day. With prolonged use, side effects can occur: redness, itching, burning, dry skin.
It should be remembered that overdose or too prolonged use of anti-inflammatory non-steroid agents can lead to a decrease in the number of leukocytes in the blood - leukopenia. Therefore it is important to periodically take a blood test and see a doctor.