Viprosal is a drug that has a local anesthetic effect, used in diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Release form and composition
Make viprosal ointment intended for topical administration. 1 g of the drug contains the following active ingredients:
- 10 mg salicylic acid;
- 30 mg of racemic camphor;
- 30 mg gum turpentine (turpentine oil);
- 0.05 HONEY dry snake venom venom.
Auxiliary components of the drug are glycerol, vaseline, paraffin wax, sodium chloride, cetostearyl alcohol, purified water, sodium cetylstearyl sulfate.
There is also a drug called Viprosal B in the form of an ointment. It has the same indications and contraindications as Viprosal, but instead of poison, the gurzy contains the poison of an ordinary viper.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, Viprosal is intended for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and peripheral nervous system, accompanied by severe pain, namely:
- Rheumatic pains;
- Inflammatory degenerative diseases of the joints.
According to the instructions, Viprosal is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Hypersensitivity to one or more active or auxiliary components of the drug;
- Severe liver and / or kidney function;
- Impaired cerebral and / or coronary circulation;
- Increased body temperature;
- General depletion of the body;
- Acute pulmonary tuberculosis;
- Tendency to develop angiospasm.
Viprosal is also not prescribed to pregnant women during the period of breastfeeding, to children under 12 years due to the lack of data on the safety of the drug and its efficacy for these categories of patients.
Dosing and Administration
Viprosal ointment is applied with a thin layer on the painful part of the body (5-10 g) and lightly rubbed into the skin. The multiplicity of application is 1-2 times a day.
The duration of therapy is determined individually by the attending physician, depending on the type of pathology and the severity of its course.
If within two weeks after the start of the use of Viprosal, the patient does not improve, then consult a doctor and consult on the appropriateness of the use of the drug.
Children prescribed the drug strictly according to the testimony of a pediatrician.
The use of Viprosala is generally well tolerated by patients, side effects are rare and have a short duration.
In some cases, Viprosal can cause itching, hives, or edema, which are caused by the body's increased sensitivity to the components of this drug. If these adverse reactions develop, the ointment from the skin should be washed off and the treatment suspended.
In order to avoid undesirable side effects, a small amount of the drug should be applied to the skin to check sensitivity before starting therapy.
Viprosal, like other products containing snake venom, is contraindicated to be applied to open wounds and skin areas with damaged integrity.
During therapy with ointment patients should avoid contact with the mucous membranes and eyes. Immediately after applying Viprosala, wash your hands thoroughly.
The drug does not affect the speed of reactions, so during treatment the patient does not need special care when driving vehicles and other potentially dangerous mechanisms.
Structural analogues of Viprosala are drugs Nizhvisal, Alvipsal, Salvisar.
Analogues of the drug, have a similar pharmacological effect are:
- Balsam Gold Star;
- Camphor oil;
Terms and conditions of storage
According to the instructions, Viprosal should be stored in a dry, cool, protected from direct sunlight place. Shelf life ointment is 3 years.