Diseases of the musculoskeletal system give a person a lot of inconvenience. The work of bones, muscles, joints and tendons affects almost all functions of the body. Therefore, it is very important to identify the problem at the initial stage and eliminate it. Modern medicine offers many ways to combat such diseases, including medication. "Rumalon" is a drug that restores metabolism in cartilaginous tissue. In addition, it reanimates joints and stops destructive processes.
Composition and form of release
"Rumalon" is produced in the form of a solution intended for intramuscular administration. The main active ingredient is an extract of bone marrow and cartilage of domestic animals. The drug is produced by both Russian and foreign manufacturers, for example, there is a manufacturer from Romania. The medicine has an international non-proprietary name - glycosaminoglycan-peptide complex.
Due to its unusual composition, the drug perfectly stimulates the regeneration of human cartilage tissue, reduces the activity of enzymes. Pharmacokinetic studies have not been conducted.
Indications for use
"Rumalon" is prescribed for patients who have such diseases as arthrosis of the joints, spondylosis, coxarthrosis and spondyloarthrosis. In addition, it is prescribed for the defeat of the menisci of the knee joint and the destruction of the patellar cartilage. It copes well with pain in the lumbar spine. Its use has been proven for chondrosis, osteoarthritis, varicose veins and gonarthrosis. It helps with pain syndrome with hernias, obtained, for example, on powerlifting.
The drug is not recommended for use in people who have previously been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. If allergic reactions appear, you should refuse treatment with this solution. The drug should be used with caution in relation to children, since the effectiveness of its use has not been proven. "Rumalon" is prohibited during pregnancy, breastfeeding and detection of tumors.
Mode of application
The "Rumalon" solution is injected under the muscle on the first day of treatment in an amount of 0.3 ml. The next day, the dose is increased to 0.5 ml. Then injections are done 3 times a week, 1 ml. The course of injection therapy should be at least 5 weeks. After the end of treatment and a short break, you can repeat the course again, but after a certain time.
Occasionally, against the background of Rumalon injections, patients note allergic manifestations. Judging by the reviews, most often this happens due to non-compliance with the treatment regimen prescribed by a specialist. If such reactions occur, it is necessary to take an antihistamine and temporarily stop treatment with this drug until it feels better. In no case should you use the medicine after taking alcohol, since alcohol-containing drinks not only reduce the benefits of the drug, but also trigger irreversible processes in the patient's body, bringing only harm.
Price and analogues
10 ampoules of the drug "Rumalon" will cost the buyer 1,000 rubles, and 25 ampoules - 2,200 rubles. Since the treatment is long, it is more profitable to purchase a larger package. In some pharmacies you can buy 1 ampoule at a lower price. You can view the list of pharmacy points on the maxavit website. The price difference can be quite significant.
In the pharmacy, you can buy cheap analogues of the drug. For example, if a sick person does not have the opportunity to give injections, he can buy Rumalaya tablets, which have the same indications as Rumalon. But it is worth noting that the composition of the drug is somewhat different, respectively, contraindications and side effects will be different.You can also purchase capsules "Teraflex" (Germany), "Kondronova", "Chondroitin". When buying a product, carefully read the instructions for use and agree on a replacement with your doctor.
Special instructions and storage conditions
Opened packages are best stored in a cool, dark place. An open ampoule should be used immediately. It is more effective to use the remedy as part of a complex therapy, selected by the attending physician. If the patient missed one injection, this will not affect the effectiveness of the treatment in any way. The drug is prescription, so you should write a prescription from specialists in advance. The expiration date of ampoules is 5 years, after the expiration of the time they must be disposed of.
Chondroprotectors tend to accumulate in the body, so their active development in the body comes in the middle of treatment. The drug can be used concurrently with other anti-inflammatory drugs. Antiplatelet drugs enhance the effect of "Rumalon".
People say that it is not easy to find Rumalon in small towns, since the drug appeared on the market relatively recently, for example, in Sorochinsk, Zhulebino, Lipetsk and Podolsk.
Judging by the reviews, the injections are painful, relatively difficult to tolerate. After the injections, some of them lost their legs for a short time. Lumps appeared at the injection sites, which even a special gel did not dissolve. But, despite such a sad picture, it is necessary to use a chondroprotector in treatment, since it is very effective.
A positive result is noted after a week of treatment, but you should not interrupt the scheme, you need to give injections to the end. Excellent drug copes with low back pain. For a greater effect, people combine injections with taking dietary supplements, which are disguised as medicines, but they should not be taken without the consent of a specialist.