Ascorutin is a vitamin preparation that regulates metabolic processes.
Release form and composition
Vitamins are available in the form of tablets of a greenish-yellow color, each of which contains:
- 50 mg of ascorbic acid (vitamin C);
- 50 mg ruthoside (rutin).
Tablets of 10, 50 and 100 pcs. in packs, as well as 30 and 50 pcs. in dark glass and polymer cans.
Indications for use
As indicated in the instructions for Ascorutin, this drug is prescribed:
- To compensate for the lack of vitamins C and P;
- For the prevention of damage to the vascular wall in patients undergoing treatment with anticoagulants and salicylates;
- In order to prevent influenza and other viral infections.
Ascorutin is recommended to be used in the complex treatment of diseases involving increased permeability and capillary fragility:
- Infectious diseases: typhus, measles, scarlet fever;
- Hemorrhagic vasculitis;
- Septic endocarditis;
- Capillary toxicosis;
- Radiation sickness;
- Retinal hemorrhage;
- Varicose veins;
- Nosebleeds in children;
- Allergic diseases;
- Thrombocytopenic purpura;
Also Askorutin, according to the instructions, can be taken by women with heavy and prolonged menstruation.
The instructions for the drug indicated that the use of Ascorutin is contraindicated:
- In the presence of hypersensitivity to any component that is part of the vitamin means;
- With urolithiasis;
- Patients with thrombophlebitis;
- Children up to 3 years;
- With gout.
With caution, vitamins are recommended to be taken by people if they have conditions accompanied by hypercoagulation (increased blood clotting) and a tendency to thrombosis, as well as with thrombophlebitis.
In large doses, you should not take the drug for diabetes.
As for the use of this vitamin during pregnancy, it is contraindicated in the first trimester. In the second and third trimesters, Askorutin is prescribed for the treatment and prevention of viral infections. In addition, it is important to note that when used in the later stages, this drug reduces the risk of uterine bleeding during childbirth. However, you should not take vitamins yourself, they should be prescribed only by the attending physician - he will select the optimal dosage and determine the necessary duration of use.
Dosing and Administration
Ascorutin tablets are recommended to be taken after meals, they should be swallowed whole, because if absorbed or chewed, ascorbic acid, in fact, like any other acid, will have a damaging effect on the tooth enamel. It is important to note that mineral water partially neutralizes vitamin C (due to the alkaline reaction), so it is not necessary to drink the drug with it.
Adults prescribe vitamins 1 tablet three times a day as part of a comprehensive treatment and 1 table. twice a day in a prophylactic dose.
With heavy and prolonged menstruation, Askorutin starts to be taken 3-4 days before the cycle begins and is drunk for 10 days.
The duration of the use of Askorutin is determined by the attending physician, taking into account the indications, the presence of concomitant diseases and the severity of their course. Usually the treatment lasts 3-4 weeks.
For children, the drug is usually prescribed as well as for adults - 1 tablet three times a day, only it should be taken for 10 days. For the prevention of viral infections, including influenza, children are given 1 / 2-1 table. once a day. The duration of the prophylactic course is 7-10 days.
In case of rosacea, this vitamin preparation can be used both inside (in a standard dosage) and externally. To do this, in cooled and filtered chamomile extract (1-2 tablespoons of raw materials per 0.5 liter of boiling water) add 2 tablets of Ascorutin, pounded into powder. This tonic is recommended to wipe the affected skin with couperosis 1-2 times a day.
Numerous reviews of people who took Ascorutin vitamins indicate that in the vast majority of cases this drug is well tolerated and does not have any side effects if the recommended dosage is observed. However, it should be noted that in some cases, negative phenomena against the background of the use of Ascorutin arise. They manifest themselves:
- Increased blood pressure.
Also Askorutin, according to reviews, can cause allergic skin reactions if a person has hypersensitivity or intolerance to one or another component of the vitamin complex.
With prolonged uncontrolled use of the drug there is a risk of formation of stones in the urinary tract and kidneys.
When taking a single vitamin in the amount of 10 or more tablets, the following symptoms of overdose may develop: high blood pressure, headache, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, insomnia, dysfunction of the pancreas and kidneys. Such patients should take an adsorbent (for example, activated carbon) and call an ambulance.
With heavy periods before applying Ascorutin you should definitely be examined by a gynecologist - he will establish the cause of severe menstrual bleeding. If they are caused by hormonal imbalances, hormonal preparations will additionally be required.
Analogues of Ascorutin are such drugs as Askorutin D and Askorutin-UBF. With the same composition, but in other proportions, another vitamin remedy is available - Prophylactin C.
Terms and conditions of storage
Ascorutin should be stored in a dry, cool (at room temperature), protected from sunlight. If these conditions are met, its shelf life is 3 years. Buy vitamins can be in pharmacies without a prescription.