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Artril

 

Composition
Artril Forte: Each capsule contains crystalline glucosamine sulphate sodium 628 mg equivalent to glucosamine sulphate 500 mg (derived from sea food)
Artril 250: Each capsule contains crystalline glucosamine sulphate sodium 314 mg equivalent to glucosamine sulphate 250 mg (derived from sea food)


Pharmacology and pharmacodynamic
Glucosamine sulphate stimulates the anabolic metabolism of osteo-cartilagineous issues by stimulating the biosynthesis of the mucopolysaccharides (which are the essential components of the cartilage ground substance). Glucosamine sulphate provides lubricant activity for the synovial fluid, it improves the synovial fluid viscosity and increase the synovial fluid production.

 

Therefore Glucosamine sulphate provides the therapeutic effects such as
reduces articular pain
improves the articular function
inhibits the articular degenerative process


Indication

As adjunctive therapy in Osteoarthritis


Dosage

Capsule best taken before meal.


Light or moderate osteoarthritis symptoms
One capsule Artril Forte OR two capsules Artril 250 taken twice daily for at least 6 weeks or according to medical prescription.


Severe osteoarthritis symptoms

Initially treatment of 1 capsule Artril Forte OR 2 capsules Artril 250, three times daily is recommended during a period of at least 8 weeks.


Follow-up therapy

Maintenance therapy should be followed for 3 - 4 months (as according to medical prescription) by administration of 1 capsule Artril Forte OR 2 capsules Artril 250 taken twice daily. The treatment of osteoarthritis should be repeated every other 6 months or less according to medical prescription.


Side-effects
Gastrointestinal irritation such as gastro discomfort, nausea and vomiting are rarely reported


Cardiovascular: Peripheral oedema, tachycardia were reported in few patients following larger clinical trials investigating oral administration in osteoarthritis. Causal relationship has not been established.


Central nervous system: Drowsiness, headache, insomnia have been observed rarely during therapy (less than 1%).

 

Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia or epigastric pain, constipation, heartburn and anorexia have been described rarely during oral therapy with glucosamine.


Skin: skin reactions such as erythema and pruritus have been reported with therapeutic administration of glucosamine.


Warning/Precautions
This product is an adjuvant therapy and the therapeutic effect can only be seen after 1 week. Therefore, in case of intense pains it is advisable to take an inflammatory drug in addition during the first days of treatment.


Glucosamine may increase insulin resistance. Those with type 2 diabetes and those who are overweight and have problems with glucose tolerance should have their blood sugars carefully monitored if they consume glucosamine.


Drug Interaction
Glucosamine may increase insulin resistance and consequently affect glucose tolerance.


Diabetics who are under medical treatment, decide to use glucosamine will need to monitor their blood glucose and may need to adjust the doses of the medications they take to control blood glucose. This needs to be done under medical supervision.


Contraindication

Patients who are hypersensitive to the active ingredient.


Use in pregnancy and lactation
In pregnancy and lactation, as for other drugs, ARTRIL should be given under medical supervision.

 

Drug Interaction

None known


Symptoms of overdosage and treatment

None known.


Packaging
Artril Forte: Amber glass bottle contains 60 capsules, 14 capsules

Artril 250: Amber glass bottle contains 100 capsules, 28 capsules


Description
Artril Forte: Hard gelatine bovine capsule, snap-fit red/white opaque capsule with embossed ART 500.

Artril 250: Hard gelatine bovine capsule, snap-fit red/white opaque capsule with embossed ART 250.


Storage condition

Store at room temperature below 25C.

 

Shelf-life

3 years from the date of manufacture.

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