The hemostatic drug "Etamsilat" improves blood circulation in blood vessels, strengthens their walls and increases stability. Cardiologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons use it in their work. Since the medicine contains substances that increase the viscosity of the blood, it should not be taken for some serious diseases.
Composition and form
Etamsilat is a drug developed by Chinese scientists. It is produced by the oriental and it is presented in the form of a solution used in injection therapy. Only its analogues can be purchased in tablets. Each ml of liquid medicine contains 125 mg of the substance of the same name.
Pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action
After the drug is administered intravenously, the active component is absorbed into the blood in a minimum time and in full. The maximum level reaches after 10 minutes, it is thanks to this property that the drug is often used as an ambulance.
After work, 72% of the substances leave the body through the kidneys unchanged. The rest passes through the liver and only then is excreted from the body in the form of metabolites.
Etamsilat is an effective remedy for capillary bleeding. As part of complex therapy, quite a part of it is used for hemorrhagic diathesis, vascular diseases, diabetic microangiopathy, menorrhagia, as well as during internal bleeding caused by trauma. It is used in gynecology for uterine bleeding.
In no case should you undergo injection therapy with the hemostatic drug "Etamsilat" for acute porphyria, hemoblastosis, hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
Since the drug is capable of making blood thicker, patients with thrombosis and thromboembolism should not use it.
During pregnancy, the drug can be used only with the consent of the obstetrician-gynecologist.
Method of administration and dosage
Often, ethamsylate is used as a prophylactic agent for surgical interventions. In this case, 1-2 ampoules of the solution should be injected an hour before the operation, the same amount is injected during the operation and during the day - twice the amount of the drug.
If bleeding already occurs, doctors inject 125-250 mg of ethamsylate into a vein every 4-6 hours.
When diagnosing diabetic microangiopathy within the walls of a hospital, the patient receives 1-2 ampoules twice a day. After discharge, treatment with etamsylate should be maintained for 2-3 months.
"Etamsilat" is able to inhibit the work of the body. Sometimes patients complain of CNS disorders, manifested in the form of migraine, paresthesia, dizziness. Disruptions in the gastrointestinal tract can sometimes be seen. Like any other drug, Etamsilat can cause allergies.
Price and analogues
10 ampoules of 2 ml of Etamsilat solution in a pharmacy cost about 130-150 rubles. In the absence of this drug in the pharmaceutical network or the inconvenience of its use, with the consent of the doctor, patients can purchase an analogue. You can replace the hemostatic drug with the following drugs: "Datsinon", "Etamsilat-Ferein". You need to take such funds strictly according to the instructions.