Treatment of such a serious illness as alcoholism can not be imagined without the restoration of lost brain functions. Experts adhere to a variety of therapies, which necessarily include nootropics, anxiolytics, drugs that relieve convulsive activity and drugs that have antihypoxic properties. Against the backdrop of a huge number of drugs, the domestic preparation, combining all these properties, is clearly distinguished - Mexidol.
Mexidol - development of domestic pharmacologists. He does not yet have his own kind both in Russia and abroad.
The drug is truly unique, it has a wide range of pharmacological actions:
- Antioxidant. Mexidol protects tissues from excessive oxidation.
- Anti-stress and anti-stress action. The drug perfectly suppresses an increased sense of anxiety, anxiety and severe fear, and also increases the body's resistance to these conditions.
- Nootrop. Mexidol improves cerebral circulation and activates the brain, helps restore memory and lost reflexes.
- Removes cramps.
- Antihypoxic action. Mexidol promotes an increase in resistance to a lack of oxygen and various pathological effects.
- The action of a soft tranquilizer - perfectly calms, restores night sleep, without causing drowsiness during the day.
Mexidol is available in the form of tablets with a dosage of 125 mg and in ampoules for injection by injection. The choice of dosage form depends on the indications. Often, doctors prescribe the treatment with pills as a continuation of therapy after the course of injections in order to consolidate the result. In acute and severe pathological events, the preferred form of use is intramuscular injections of Mexidol or intravenous infusions. Dosage and treatment regimen is chosen only by the attending physician, self-medication is unacceptable.
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Compatibility with alcohol
Instruction No indication as to whether these substances are compatible or not does not. But, given the fact that Mexidol has proven itself in the treatment of alcohol dependence, many alcoholics believe that this union is quite the place to be. In defense of their belief, they argue that Mexidol will protect the body, including the brain, pancreas and liver from the effects of alcohol. But is it really so?
In fact, this statement has nothing to do with the real action of Mexidol. The drug only restores the cells, and does not protect the body from toxins. The drug will help with a severe hangover, with alcohol withdrawal - improve your health and partially correct the violations caused by ethanol poisoning, but combine these two substances, according to pharmacologists, should not. Let's not forget that Mexidol is after all a pharmaceutical preparation of synthetic origin, and it is impossible to predict the results of a combination of synthetics and toxins in advance.
Possible consequences of
To begin with, it should be understood that it is unlikely that a doctor will prescribe Mexidol without any particular indication. And if you take into account those indications in which prescription of the medication is most often prescribed, it becomes clear that the use of alcohol in diseases of the brain and central nervous system, even without treatment with Mexidol, is very dangerous for the patient's life.
Pharmacologists argue that there have not been any serious studies on the interaction of Mexidol with alcohol, and whether it is possible to combine these substances with anyone who can not. Therefore, a patient who wants to try this combination will have to put the experiment on himself personally and, quite possibly, pay for it with his own health.
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Mexidol in the treatment of alcoholism
When treating patients who have a history of dependence on ethanol, Mexidol is considered to be one of the best drugs. The drug gently removes the neurological effects caused by taking large doses of ethanol, helps restore the emotional background, improves the learning process, memory and cognitive functions.
Patients with alcoholism may take Mexidol with the following symptoms:
- Severe form of alcohol withdrawal.
- Alcoholic encephalopathy.
- Epilepsy against a background of alcohol abuse.
- Polyneuropathy caused by chronic alcohol intoxication.
- Diseases of the brain, including craniocerebral trauma.
- Severe ethanol and neuroleptic poisoning.
- Increased anxiety in neuroses and similar conditions.
The inclusion of Mexidol in standard therapy allows for a short time to achieve persistent improvement in patients with alcohol delirium, convulsive conditions and severe abstinence syndrome. In such cases, the drug is administered intravenously.
Mechanism of action
Antibiotic action Mexidol is aimed at coping urgent severe conditions associated with the abolition of alcohol, which had been taken a long time before. With an extremely severe alcohol withdrawal, severe hypoxia is observed, which can lead to a fatal outcome. Meksidol as an antihypoxic and antioxidant helps to increase the resistance of cells to a lack of oxygen and, thus, has a quick but rather mild effect.
In addition, Mexidol has a potentiating effect on other drugs used in the treatment of alcoholism, which leads to a reduction in dosage and a decrease in the side effect of the therapy.
The drug also helps in the work of the liver, splitting the affected cells and, thereby, facilitating the regeneration of the organ.
Complex therapy with Mexidol always gives faster and more effective results than traditional treatment. This is proved by numerous studies in the treatment of patients with severe alcohol pathologies.
Contraindications and side effects of
The drug is a low-toxicity product, so it is always well tolerated by patients with alcohol dependence. Exceptions are patients with severe impairment of liver and kidney function, as well as people with personal intolerance to the components of the drug. Do not use Mexidol and pregnant women due to unproven effects on the fetus.
Some patients note the appearance of dry mouth and slight nausea. There were no other negative phenomena when taking any form, including the injections of Mexidol.
The drug is well combined with absolutely all other drugs used by narcologists for the treatment of addictions.
Rules for the use of
The best way to take Mexidol the next day after alcohol abuse, because the drug contributes to the withdrawal of accumulated alcohol toxins and will quickly and gently get rid of a hangover.
During the course of treatment with Mexidol, which is not less than 14 days, it is not recommended to drink alcohol, however, in case of single use of small doses of low-alcohol drinks, negative consequences usually do not occur due to low toxicity of the drug.
After withdrawal from drinking-bout and withdrawal of alcohol withdrawal, alcohol intake is not recommended under any circumstances.
Medicinal drug Mexidol has proved its effectiveness not only in the treatment of neurological conditions, but also in the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. The drug significantly improves the condition of patients with alcoholism, restores the functions lost in connection with the long intake of ethanol. Having completed the course of such a complex treatment, it probably does not make sense to go back to drinking alcohol and start all this difficult way first.
For any other diseases, doctors, in principle, do not have anything against the use of alcohol in small doses against the background of Mexidol. Their reviews do not impose a strict ban on such an alliance, but it's better not to take risks and drink alcohol after a full course of treatment.