Struktum - a drug that improves the metabolism of cartilage tissue and its recovery.
Pharmacological properties structum
According to the instructions Struktum contains as main active ingredient chondroitin sulfate. This is a complex structure of mucopolysaccharide from the group of glycosaminoglycans, which is produced by fermentation and deep cleaning of the tracheal cartilage of young chickens.
Unlike their counterparts Struktum contains chondroitin with the greatest degree of sulfate, which allows it to attract and retain the maximum possible amount of fluid in the cartilage. This improves the firmness and elasticity of the cartilage of the articular surfaces.
The structure of chondroitin in structum more than others chondroprotectors close to the human. The drug trail to the synovial fluid of joints, selectively accumulate in it. Struktum comprises chondroitin lowest molecular weight, so it penetrates the other synovium accumulating therein nourishes and regenerates articular cartilage. Chondroitin is the basis for building gialouronovoy acid that lubricates the joint surfaces and reduces friction. Thanks to all these qualities, unlike their counterparts Struktum faster and stronger has a therapeutic effect. The drug slows bone resorption accelerates their healing, such as fractures, reduces the loss of calcium in osteoporosis. Keeping the original thickness of the cartilage, better shock absorption takes place stress on joints.
The effect of structum does not occur immediately after the start of, and after a few weeks, chondroitin should have time to accumulate in the synovial fluid, and the metabolism of bone and cartilage tissue does not occur so rapidly. But after treatment the positive effect of the drug on the joints is maintained up to six months on average as much as the drug lasts.
The positive effect on the application of structum bunch - they become more resistant to compression and tension.
Patients give good reviews about structum, because it improves their quality of life - disappear or greatly diminish the pain and discomfort in the joints and back pain, morning stiffness of the joints, improves the flexibility of the spine. All this allows us to reduce the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and pain medications, and avoid many of the complications from them (ulcers and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, agranulocytosis, the effect on the liver, kidneys, etc.).
When applying struktum positive effect occurs on all joints of the body - large and small, in contrast to analog struktum - Sinokrom preparation which is administered directly into the synovial cavity of one or more (mostly large) joints. Such manipulation is not possible, for example, with many joints to hold the spine in osteochondrosis of the spine. Efficacy of the drug all the joints of the body is proved by clinical trials. In the opinion of Struktum can prevent the transition of degenerative processes in the joints in the more severe forms, reduce the risk of disability and postpones the need for joint replacement surgery.
Well-studied drug pharmacodynamics. It absorbed 70% of its ingestion, maximum number detected in blood in 3-4 hours, in the synovial fluid after 4-5 hours. The drug has low bioavailability - only 13%, mainly due to the complex structure of the molecule chondroitin. The excretion of urinary system organs occurs. In an application with indirect anticoagulants medicine increases the effects of the latter.
The drug release capsules of 250 mg and 500 mg.
Struktum according to the instructions recommended in the treatment of degenerative diseases of the spine and joints - osteoratrozov, arthropathy, with osteochondrosis.
The drug is not recommended for increased bleeding of various origins and thrombophlebitis, in the case of hypersensitivity to the components. During pregnancy, lactation and children under 15 are no studies on the safety of structum.
Instructions for use structum
Struktum taken orally with water. Dosage is one - from the age of 15 it is 1 g / day (500 mg 2 times a day), the initial rate may be 6 months. If necessary, your doctor may recommend repeated courses, depending on the stage of the degenerative process.
The drug was well tolerated, occasionally can be allergic reactions such as urticaria, erythema, pruritus, and nausea or vomiting.