The main active ingredients of the drug Arthra are glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sodium sulfate. One tablet contains 500 mg of each active ingredient. This tool refers to chondroprotectors, that is, drugs that protect and restore the cartilage tissue that underlies any joint in the human body.
Glucosamine is a monosaccharide that is part of intraarticular fluid. It is because of its lack of destructive processes that start inside the joint. The structure of the cartilage tissue changes, its ability to resilience and elasticity is lost.
Reserves of the active substance have to replenish from the outside. Glucosamine acts together with another active substance – chondroitin. This polysaccharide is involved in the formation, renewal of cartilage. With its help, the joints restore the structure.
This supplement is used in sports nutrition, in dietary supplements. It is based on natural sulfur, which provides intracellular nutrition of cartilage tissue. In combination with glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM provides an anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect.
Symptoms in the manifestation of which the drug Arthra is prescribed
There are a number of symptoms in which patients are prescribed 120 tablets of Arthra:
- Back pain, large joints;
- Limited mobility of the limbs;
- Swelling of the tissues;
- Cracking in the joints at the slightest movement;
- Feeling of numbness in the limbs.
Such manifestations indicate violations of the structure of cartilage, but they can be triggered by various ailments. That is why first you need to be examined by an orthopedic traumatologist, neurologist or rheumatologist, and only then proceed with treatment.
If you take chondroprotectors without a doctor’s prescription, then you just smear the clinical picture. Making the right diagnosis will be much more difficult.
Indications for use
The instructions for use of Arthra provide an impressive list of diseases in which a remedy is prescribed:
- Protrusion of the intervertebral disc;
- Herniated discs of all parts of the spine.
As an auxiliary method of treatment, the drug is prescribed for the healing of fractures, if the integrity of the bone tissue is impaired in the joint or next to it. The simultaneous administration of calcium preparations and chondroprotectors accelerates the healing and regeneration processes.
With osteoporosis, Arthra can also be prescribed. With such diseases, such drugs do not carry the main function, but only help speedy recovery.
Degenerative destruction in the thickness of the cartilage tissue occurs for various reasons. It is not enough to prescribe chondroprotectors for long-term use. It is necessary to identify the root cause of the developing ailment, to eliminate it. Then the fight against the disease will be easier.
Chondroprotectors relatively recently began to be used in official medicine. Even 20 years ago, such products were classified in our country as dietary supplements. Now their effectiveness has been proven. Arthra tablets are one of the few drugs that have been registered in the Russian Federation. This tool is highly effective with long-term use.
The drug Arthra is presented in tablets. It is undesirable to grind or chew them. The effectiveness of the reception will be lower. The treatment scheme is offered by the doctor, depending on the general condition of the patient, the diagnosis. The standard dosage regimen is as follows – within 3 weeks, one tablet is taken twice a day, regardless of meals.
Then continues taking one tablet once a day. In this way, one package of 120 pcs. enough for three months.
The tablets must be swallowed with plenty of clean water. The simultaneous administration of the drug along with other drugs is undesirable. If you have been prescribed several types of tablets, try to take them at time intervals of 1-2 hours.
All side effects of Arthra tablets are described in detail in the instructions for use. In general, the drug is well tolerated by patients. Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract rarely occur – nausea, vomiting, loose stools, but they are associated with improper intake of tablets.
They must be washed down with water. Otherwise, the likelihood of such side effects increases. With such unpleasant manifestations, you should consult a doctor to exclude individual intolerance to the components of the drug.
Unpleasant symptoms that appear after taking the drug are not pronounced. They do not require withdrawal of treatment. Try to take pills clearly in accordance with the doctor’s recommendations, then the likelihood of side effects will be minimized.
Among the absolute contraindications for taking the drug Arthra, only serious renal failure and individual intolerance of the components of the composition are listed. Chondroprotectors are prescribed with caution in patients with bleeding disorders and diabetes mellitus.
In developing autoimmune processes in the body, medication should be taken under the close supervision of a doctor so that he is convinced that they do not cause serious damage to health.
Numerous glucosamine and chondroitin-based drugs are on the pharmaceutical market. These two components always work together. It is advisable to choose their easily digestible form.
Follow your doctor’s recommendations. Cheaper analogues of Arthra are less absorbed by the body. Their use will not be enough benefit. Also pay attention to the concentration of active substances and their proportions.
Reviews on the drug Arthra
Elena Sosnina, 48 years old, Kazan “Five years ago, I had an intervertebral hernia of the lumbar spine. At first I did not attach importance to the disease, but six months later I rushed to the doctor, because the back pain became unbearable. At that time, only the operation could help. She lay down under the surgeon’s knife. He removed the hernia, and before discharge advised him to take the drug Arthra for six months. When the time came for another examination, the attending physician was pleased with the results. The healing and recovery process was quick, the back now does not bother at all. I managed to return to a full life. I’m sure that this is largely due to Arthra. ”
Vitaliy Krasko, 52 years old, Chelyabinsk “I develop coxarthrosis. So far, only the fact that the disease does not pass from the second degree to the third saves from the operation to replace the hip joint. For two years now I have been taking Arthra according to a special regimen. I can’t say that nothing bothers me at all. Sometimes the disease makes itself felt, but in comparison with other patients who were forced to go for endoprosthetics, I still hold on. Still, the operation is very serious with a long period of rehabilitation. So far, chondroprotectors help me. “I advise everyone to be examined in a timely manner and use all the medicines prescribed by the doctor.”
Karina Makhova, 32 years old, St. Petersburg “In the past I am a gymnast. Now “retired.” Due to prolonged physical exertion, I developed osteochondrosis. This disease often accompanies professional athletes. Fortunately, our team had an excellent rehabilitologist who advised the chondroprotector Arthra. Reviews about the drug on the network are the most positive, and I join them. Thanks to him, the disease does not go into protrusion or hernia, I feel good. ”
The effectiveness of the drug Arthra
The effectiveness of the Arthra chondroprotector has been proven, this tool is recommended by many doctors as the main and concomitant therapy. It is highly effective, reliable with a minimum of negative consequences and side effects. But it is necessary to take it only on the recommendation of a doctor.
Shishkevich Vladimir, orthopedic and traumatologist, project editor-in-chief ExpertNews.
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