Olimethine: composition, mechanism of action, indications, instructions for use, analogues, reviews

Olimethine is widely used to excrete kidney stones, as well as for the treatment and prevention of cholelithiasis - concrements in the gallbladder.

Preparation Olimetin

Combined drug Olimetine is used in nephrology to treat urolithiasis( nephrolithiasis), is widely used for the treatment of cholelithiasis( cholelithiasis).In addition, Olimetin is prescribed as a prophylactic agent with a tendency to these pathologies and preventing their recurrence.


Active Ingredients:

  • Peppermint Oil;
  • Air oil essential;
  • Turpentine oil;
  • Olive oil;
  • Sulfur, powder;
  • Live turpentine.

Auxiliary components are glycerol, gelatin, purified water, nipagin.

Form release

Preparation Olimetin is available in capsules 0.5 g. Capsules are ovoid in shape, the color of the shell - from yellow to yellow-brown, opaque. Inside, the liquid contents of the brownish-yellow hue with the smell of essential oils mentioned above.

Mechanism of action

Due to the essential oils and other substances, the drug has a number of positive effects on the organs of the hepatobiliary and excretory system.

When taking the drug Olimetin, there are such effects:

  • Withdrawal of spasms of smooth muscles.
  • Dilution and excretion of bile.
  • Diuretic action.
  • Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial effect.
  • Hepatoprotective effect.

Properties contained in the composition of essential oils in the complex help the removal of small stones located in the kidneys, gall bladder.

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Relative to the organs of the hepatobiliary system, a similar effect is observed: Olimethine irritates the receptors of the small intestine surface, increases the production of cholecystokinin. As a result, the tone of the gall bladder increases, the organ shrinks better, the sphincter of Oddi relaxes. Essential oils eliminate stagnation of bile, reduce the cholesterol content, bilirubin in it.


The drug is used in various forms of urolithiasis - nephrourolythiasis, as well as for the treatment of cholelithiasis. Can be used to prevent all forms of these pathologies.

Instructions for use

Capsules are taken orally, swallowing whole, without chewing. The reception should be done before meals. If you have heartburn, take it for a while after eating. In this case, it is recommended to drink capsules with decoction of mucous raw materials, starchy drinks.

With stones in the kidneys, the gallbladder, the intake norm is 2 capsules 3-5 times / day. After the departure of the stones, preventive medication is continued 1 capsule twice a day. The course of treatment is long and determined by the doctor. At the age of 18, during pregnancy, lactation, treatment with Olimethin is not carried out.

Side effects of

Allergic reactions to the drug components are occasionally detected.

Among the side effects described:

  • Vomiting( rare);
  • Nausea;
  • Exacerbation of gastritis;
  • Phenomena of kidney irritation;
  • Heartburn;
  • Painful sensations in epigastrium.

Similar symptoms are the basis for canceling Olimithin and replacing it with another drug. There is no evidence of an overdose.


You can not exercise the drug during pregnancy, lactation, in childhood, and when:

  • Peptic ulcer.
  • Hepatitis.
  • Anuria of any origin.
  • Other disorders of excretion and excretion of urine.
  • Glomerulonephritis.
  • Acute, chronic renal failure.
  • Reactions of allergy and hypersensitivity.

Special instructions

Olimetin, like similar preparations, can not replace surgical treatment in cases when it is required. Drink the drug preferably a large amount of fluid to more effectively remove small stones. The drug does not affect the management of mechanisms and vehicles.


The composition and the principle of action of the drug of domestic production is similar to foreign drugs Enatin, Rovatin, Rovahol.


According to the doctors, the drug is safe enough, because it has a vegetable origin. As part of its oils, there are monoterpenes that relieve pain, spasms, inflammation, which remove calculi from the kidneys and gall bladder.

Patients usually respond positively to the medication, but with a long admission, a number of side effects are noted. The instructions do not specify such an action as headaches, nevertheless, it occurs in a number of patients. Often on a background of reception there is a nausea, a heartburn, but an anesthetic action of Olimetin remains at a high level.

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