In this article, you can read the instructions for use of the drug. Chondroxide. Presented reviews of visitors to the site – the consumers of this medicine, as well as the opinions of medical specialists on the use of Hondroxide in their practice. A big request to add your feedback on the drug more actively: the medicine helped or did not help to get rid of the disease, what complications and side effects were observed, perhaps not stated by the manufacturer in the annotation. Analogs of Hondroksida in the presence of the available structural analogs. Use for the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteochondrosis in adults and children, as well as during pregnancy and lactation.
Chondroxide – stimulator of tissue regeneration for external use. Hondroksid possesses the combined action:
- slows the progression of osteoarthritis and osteochondrosis;
- has an analgesic effect;
- has anti-inflammatory effects;
- stimulates the restoration of articular cartilage;
- improves joint mobility;
- reduces joint swelling.
Due to the optimal combination of the components of the gel, mutual enhancement of their analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects is noted. The use of the drug Hondroksid allows to reduce the dose of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Chondroxide contains a natural component of chondroitin sulfate (high molecular mucopolysaccharide), which is involved in the construction of cartilage tissue. Chondroitin sulfate improves phosphorus-calcium metabolism in cartilage; reduces the activity of enzymes that destroy cartilage tissue; inhibits the processes of degeneration (destruction) of cartilage tissue; stimulates the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans; interferes with the collapse of connective tissue. This leads to a decrease in pain and an increase in mobility of the affected joints.
Chondroitin sulfate + excipients.
Chondroitin sulfate + Meloxicam + excipients (Chondroxide Forte).
Chondroxide is well absorbed (when used externally). In accordance with the data obtained in experimental studies in mice using radioactively labeled 3H-chondroitin sulfate, the absorbability of chondroitin sulfate is 14%. Dimethyl sulfoxide contributes to a better penetration of chondroitin sulfate through the cell membranes into the tissue.
Chondroitin sulfate after application of the drug to the skin quickly and selectively enters the joint. The retention time of the drug in the joint is 5 hours.
- treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis of the peripheral joints and spinal osteochondrosis.
Forms of release
250 mg tablets.
Gel for external use.
Ointment for external use.
Cream Hondroksid Forte.
Other forms, for example, injections in ampoules for injection does not exist.
Instructions for use and regimen
Ointment or gel should be applied 2-3 times a day on the skin over the lesion. Ointment rubbed until completely absorbed for 2-3 minutes. The course of treatment with ointment is 2-3 weeks. The gel is easily rubbed with a patting motion for 2-3 minutes until completely absorbed. The course of treatment with gel ranges from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 months. If necessary, repeat the treatment.
The drug should be taken orally 500 mg (2 tablets) 2 times a day, with a small amount of water.
The recommended duration of the initial course of treatment is 6 months.
The therapeutic effect of the drug lasts for 3-5 months after its cancellation, depending on the location and stage of the disease. If necessary, it is possible to conduct repeated courses of treatment, the duration of which is determined individually.
Outwardly. Slightly rubbed a strip of cream with a length of 1 to 5 cm, the multiplicity of application – 2-3 times a day. The required amount of the drug depends on the size of the painful area. Wash hands thoroughly after applying the product. The duration of treatment depends on the indications and the effect noted. After 2 weeks of using the drug should consult a doctor.
- lactation period;
- skin damage in the area of application of the drug (for the gel);
- hypersensitivity to the drug.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
Use of the drug Hondroksid in the form of tablets or Forte cream during pregnancy and lactation is contraindicated.
With caution and after consulting a doctor, Hondroxide should be used in the dosage form of gel and ointment during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding).
When combined with indirect anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, fibrinolitikami requires more frequent monitoring of blood coagulation.
Cream, ointment or gel should be applied only to intact skin, avoiding contact with open wounds. Do not allow contact with the eyes and mucous membranes.
Use in Pediatrics
The efficacy and safety of chondroitin sulfate in children have not been established.
Influence on ability to drive motor transport and control mechanisms
Does not affect the ability to drive motor vehicles and other mechanisms.
Perhaps increasing the effect of indirect anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, fibrinolitikov (tablet form of the drug).
Analogs of the drug Hondroksid
Structural analogues of the active substance:
- Artra Chondroitin;
- Cartalag Vitrum;
- Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate;
- Chondroitin sulfate;
- Hondroxide gel;
- Chondroxide ointment;