Artrofoon is a homeopathic drug that is used in inflammatory and inflammatory-dystrophic diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Release form and composition
The drug is available in pill form. 1 tablet contains 3 mg of affinity purified antibodies to human tumor necrosis factor alpha with a content of the active form of the substance of not more than 10-15 ng / g.
Lactose, magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose are used as excipients.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, Artrofoon is used for:
- Rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases.
In the period of exacerbation of the disease, it is possible to use Artrofoon as part of complex therapy with NSAIDs, and in the period of remission - as monotherapy.
The use of this drug is contraindicated in the individual sensitivity of the patient to the components of the drug. Artrofoon is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years.
Dosing and Administration
The drug is applied orally, 2 tablets per reception, not during the meal. Tablets should be kept in the mouth until completely dissolved. Artrofoon is taken 2 times a day - after waking up and before bedtime. The recommended course duration is up to 6 months.
In case of severe pain, it is recommended to take the drug as part of complex therapy up to 4 times a day during the first 2-4 weeks of treatment. With the improvement of the state, you can gradually switch to taking 2 tablets of the drug twice a day.
With the use of Artrofoon, hypersensitivity reactions to its components are possible.
The drug contains lactose, so it is not recommended for use in patients with the syndrome of malabsorption of galactose or glucose, congenital galactosemia and lactase deficiency.
Artrofoon is contraindicated in patients under the age of 18 years, as there is no experience in clinical use.
At 3-5 days after the start of therapy, a transient and moderately pronounced increase in local manifestations of inflammation or pain, which does not require changes in the pharmacotherapy regimen, is possible. With a marked increase in local manifestations of inflammation or pain, it is necessary to temporarily reduce the dose of the drug to 1 tablet 2 times a day.
Cases of incompatibility with other drugs are not currently registered. The drug Artrofon can be used in conjunction with NSAIDs.
The safety of the drug in pregnant and lactating women has not been studied, so if necessary, therapy should take into account the ratio of the possible risk and benefit.
At the moment there are no structural analogs of Artrofoon with the same active substance. If necessary, you should contact your doctor for the selection of a replacement drug with another active substance, but similar properties.
Terms and conditions of storage
According to the instructions, Artrofoon should be stored in a place protected from light and moisture, out of the reach of children. Storage temperature - up to 25 degrees. The shelf life of the drug is 3 years.