Salofalk - anti-inflammatory agent used to treat diseases of the intestine.
Salofalk directly has an effect on the intestinal mucosa, so it is considered a local antiinflammatory agent.
The active ingredient drug - mesalazine, which in addition to showing the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Salofalk produced in the form of enteric tablets and granules, suspensions, and rectal suppositories.
Direct salofalk analogues of the active substance - drugs Mesalazin, Mesakol, Salozinal, Pentas, salazopiridazina.
Salofalk and analogues salofalk indicated for the treatment of Crohn's disease - a chronic disease of the small intestine, and ulcerative colitis.
Judging by the reviews, salofalk proven itself as a prophylactic: regular use of the drug makes it possible to avoid the aggravation of these diseases.
Instructions salofalk: how to use
Salofalk tablets are taken orally: Adults are advised to take 1500 mg per day. If the inflammation extends into the heavy form, it is possible to increase the dosage of 3-4 tablets Treatment can be continued for 2-3 months.
To prevent a recurrence of inflammation salofalk take 1500 mg per day. In some cases, the prevention lasts several years.
Children weighing up to 40 kg given drug in a dosage of 750 mg knocking. If the child's weight is greater than 40 kg, it is possible to give 1500 mg per day.
As a prophylactic treatment for children is prescribed 750 mg per day.
Tablets are recommended for whole, without chewing, drinking plenty of water.
Salofalk granules according to the instructions at an exacerbation of ulcerative colitis Take 1500-3000 mg per day. For maintenance therapy administered 1500 mg per day.
Children after 6 l. an exacerbation of inflammatory bowel provide drug in a dosage of 30-50 mg / kg. As maintenance treatment prescribed for children 5-30 mg / kg.
The acute stage of ulcerative colitis usually takes 8-12 weeks, then you can reduce the dosage to 1, 5, the children weighing up to 40 kg of pellets can be administered in a dosage of halving adult. Children weighing more than 40 kg, the drug can be administered at the same dose as adults.
Salofalk granules should not be chewed well.
Salofalk rectal suppositories are used three times a day - is introduced into the rectum. The required daily dose - 1500 mg. If the case is severe, you can double the dosage. When you enter a long-term therapy is prescribed 750 mg per day. Acute inflammation, judging by the reviews of Salofalk suppositories, passes through 8-12 weeks.
The slurry is used in a dosage of 60 grams per day. Enter means the rectum using an enema at night. The intestines should be cleaned beforehand.
Side effects salofalk
Salofalk can cause fever, bronchospasm, urticaria and pruritus, myocarditis, pericarditis, anemia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis, diarrhea, acute pancreatitis, hepatitis, flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain, interstitial nephritis, elevated liver enzymes.
There are reviews of Salofalk, indicating that the drug can trigger hair loss, dizziness, headache.
If overdose occurs drowsiness, nausea, gastralgia, vomiting, weakness. A patient with an overdose was washed stomach, give a laxative, the necessary symptomatic therapy, in some cases - forced diuresis.
Salofalk of instructions are not indicated for children up to two years, patients with severely impaired renal function, liver, hemorrhagic diathesis, blood diseases, peptic ulcer gastrointestinal hypersensitivity to salicylates, mesalazine and other components of the drug.
Salofalk and analogues of the drug while breastfeeding, pregnancy is not recommended.
When prescribing the medicine into account that salofalk may potentiate anticoagulants, which in turn can cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
It is undesirable to combine the drug with corticosteroids, besides found that mesalamine can reduce the effectiveness of furosemide, rifampicin, spironolactone.