Konvalis

 Antiepileptics Konvalis.
 Konvalis - synthetic anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain.

Pharmacological action

The active substance Konvalisa has anticonvulsant effect. In addition, according to the instructions provided Konvalis geroprotektivny effect due to the increase of adaptation capabilities of the organism. The drug has a moderate analgesic effect in polyneuropathies and its advantages in comparison with other drugs like mechanism of action is relatively safe.

Product form

Konvalis discharged in the form of yellow capsules containing 300 mg of active ingredient gabapentin as a white crystalline powder. 10 capsules per pack.

Indications Konvalisa

According to the instructions Konvalis indicated for:

  • Epilepsy in adults and children from 12 years both in monotherapy and in combination therapy for the treatment of partial seizures, including proceeding with secondary generalization;
  • Neuropathic pain in adults.

Contraindications

Konvalis and analogues of the drug is contraindicated to apply at:

  • Acute pancreatitis;
  • Children under 12 years old;
  • Hypersensitivity to the active substance gabapentin and other ingredients.

Konvalis of reviews should be used with caution in patients with renal insufficiency. In case of symptoms of acute pancreatitis Konvalisom treatment should be stopped immediately.

Dosing Konvalisa

 The drug Konvalis capsules.
 When alone or Konvalisa application as an aid for partial seizures in adults and children over 12 years, treatment is usually started with a dose of 300 mg once a day, gradually increasing the number of intakes this dose up to three times a day. The maximum daily dose of Konvalisa instructions should not exceed 3, 6 g, divided into 3 doses that are recommended to be taken every 8 hours.

When neuropathic pain adult Konvalis appointed in the same way as in the treatment of partial seizures, and in intense pain medication can be taken once a day, three times 300 mg.

When renal impairment Konvalisa daily dose should not exceed 600 mg per day, and in severe disorders - less than 300 mg daily or every other day.

Symptoms of overdose are Konvalisom diplopia, dizziness, drowsiness, dysarthria, and diarrhea.

Replace Konvalis for analogs - Gabagamma, gabapentin, Gapentek, Katena, Lepsitin, Neurontin, Tebantin, Egipentin or Eplirontin only after consultation with the doctor, and the replacement of alternative medicines or cancel the drug should be phased in over a week.

side effects

Konvalis reviews for the treatment of neuropathic pain can cause:

  • Indigestion, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, dry mouth, flatulence, vomiting;
  • Sore throat, shortness of breath;
  • Amnesia, gait disturbance, drowsiness, confusion, ataxia, amblyopia, dizziness, impaired thinking, hypoesthesia, tremor;
  • Infectious diseases, flu-like symptoms, weight gain, asthenic syndrome, headache, peripheral edema, pain of various localization;
  • Skin rash.

In the treatment of partial seizures and analogues Konvalis often cause:

  • The decrease or increase in blood pressure;
  • Urinary tract infections;
  • Purpura, leukopenia;
  • Flatulence, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal pain, gingivitis, constipation, diarrhea, dental disease, dyspepsia, dry mouth or throat, increased appetite, nausea;
  • Arthralgia, back pain, increased fragility of nails, myalgia;
  • Asthenic syndrome, fatigue, weight gain, swelling of the face, fever, peripheral edema, headache, viral infection;
  • Incoordination, ataxia, blurred vision, depression, emotional lability, dysarthria, insomnia or drowsiness, abnormal thinking, muscle twitching, amblyopia;
  • Hyperkinesia, dizziness, tremor, anxiety, hostility, amnesia, weakening or absence of tendon reflexes, confusion, diplopia;
  • Abrasions, itchy skin, acne, skin rash;
  • Impotence;
  • Pneumonia, pharyngitis, cough, rhinitis.

Side effects such as ataxia, dizziness, paresthesia, drowsiness, and nystagmus at lower doses Konvalisa Review reduced.

storage conditions

Konvalis - List B drug and prescription. Shelf life of capsules - 24 months.





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