Alcoholism is a heavy dependence on which a person often not only can not, but also does not want to get rid of. Although most funds are used exclusively on a voluntary basis, the treatment with Coprinol can be administered by relatives without the knowledge of the alcoholic. What is this tool and how effective is it?
Drops of Coprinol from alcoholism
The drug Koprinol is produced by the Russian company Bionika. The product is positioned as a vitamin complex, which forms an aversion to alcohol, restores the protective properties of the liver and increases immunity.
Coprinol is not included in the state list of dietary supplements, and the price of packages of different sizes varies from 10,000 rubles to 40,000 rubles. The drug does not need a prescription from a doctor, but it can only be purchased through distributors. The drug is not supplied to supermarkets and pharmacies.
The preparation is a suspension intended for internal administration. It is packed into polymer bottles or ampoules from glass with a volume of 2 to 60 ml. In the package there are 20.
The composition of Coprinol includes the following components:
- extract of the coprinus;
- succinic acid;
- fatty polyunsaturated acids.
Drops contain about 17 vitamins, but which exactly, the manufacturer does not specify. The percentage of ingredients for a certain reason is also not disclosed.
Principle of operation of
The main effect of Coprinol is achieved by drawing from a white dung, which has long been used by non-traditional medicine as part of aversive therapy. This term means the use of funds for the formation of aversion to alcohol, as well as nicotine, drugs.
In the extract of the koprinus, disulfiram is present, reacting with ethanol.
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There are signs of intoxication:
- nausea with vomiting;
- rapid pulse;
- heart pain;
Disulfiram is an inhibitor that helps to break down ethanol to acetaldehyde, and then to acetic acid and water. Subsequently, alcohol is excreted naturally.
With the regular use of Coprinol the alcoholic begins to perceive signs of intoxication as a reaction to alcohol. He develops a sense of danger, right up to the fear of death, which forces him to give up his addiction.
An important component of the drug is succinic acid, which stimulates the functions of the kidneys, liver and immune system. Also this substance improves metabolic processes, as a result of which the body is quickly cleared.
Due to vitamins and minerals, cell nutrition improves. Also eliminated characteristic for alcoholics deficiency of vitamins, including group B.
Indications for use
The drug Koprinol is intended for use in two cases:
- Chronic alcoholism.
- Prevention of alcohol dependence at an early stage.
Relatives of the alcoholic should understand that the remedy can only be used according to the indications. You can not unnoticedly mix the suspension in food and drink to remove a person from drinking-bout, as this increases the risk of serious consequences and complications.
Instruction for use
The maximum daily dose of Caprinol is 2 ml, excess of this amount provokes a severe degree of intoxication with the risk of sudden death. Since the drug has no taste and smell, it is suitable for adding to any drinks and food. However, it is best, according to the manufacturer's recommendation, to mix the drops with milk.
Simultaneously, you should adjust the diet, making a choice in favor of vitamin products:
- sour-milk products.
The lack of taste and smell in the drug makes it possible to use it secretly from an alcoholic. However, the most effective treatment becomes if the patient wants to abandon the addiction.
Despite the fact that Coprinol is not a drug, it has an impressive list of contraindications, which are:
- a state of drinking-bout;
- is a component allergy agent;
- endocrine diseases in decompensation;
- exacerbation of cardiovascular diseases;
- lesions of the auditory and optic nerves;
- pulmonary emphysema;
- bronchial asthma;
- bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract;
- stomach ulcer;
- oncological diseases;
- pathology of the kidneys and liver;
In addition, the drug should not be consumed by pregnant and lactating women, people under the age of 18 and over 60.
Side effects of
Take Coprinol with caution, as there are risks of side effects:
- Respiratory diseases.
- Convulsive conditions.
- of the Hepatitis.
If these conditions occur, you must cancel the medication and contact the hospital, where appropriate treatment is prescribed.
Due to the excess of the allowed daily dosage of Coprinol, such dangerous symptoms can appear, as:
- reduction of brain activity;
- shortness of breath;
- cardiovascular failure.
When such signs appear, the patient is first washed with the stomach, and then symptomatically treated.
Reviews of doctors
Coprinol is rarely used for the treatment of alcoholism, so the doctors' opinions about it are rather meager. Specialists note that vitamins and minerals in the composition of the drug are necessary for an alcoholic to restore immunity and metabolism. However, disulfiram, which is contained in the extract of the coprinus, is a tissue poison and can aggravate liver damage.
Because the drug is not medicated, its effect is compared to placebo. This in some cases allows you to achieve positive dynamics, but for a lasting effect, doctors recommend consulting the narcologist.