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1 g contains: 20 g escin, 50 IU Heparin sodium, 50 mg of diethylamine salicylate;
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Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.
The drug is available without a prescription
What is Aescin?
The preparation for topical use with analgesic, anti-inflammatory and decreasing the permeability of capillary walls.
What does Aescin contain and how does it work?
It is a combined preparation containing 3 active substances: escin, heparin and salicylate diethylamine. Escin is a substance that reduces the permeability of the capillary walls, acts anti-oedematous and anti-inflammatory. Heparin has anticoagulant activity. Diethylamine salicylate belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is a derivative of salicylic acid and, like other salicylates, has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effects. The basis of the mechanism of action of NSAIDs, including salicylates, is the inhibition of the activity of cyclo-oxygenases, enzymes involved in the synthesis of prostaglandins from lipids of cell membranes. Prostaglandins play a significant role in the development of inflammation. Inhibition of increased prostaglandin synthesis underlies the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of salicylates. It is also possible that diethylamine salicylate inhibits the action of other inflammatory mediators. The product is intended for topical application to the skin.
When to use Aescin?
The preparation is indicated for topical use in adjunctive therapy:
· Injuries such as bruises and sprains
· Local inflammation with or without edema
· Inflammation of the legs of the lower limbs
· Hematomas and post-traumatic and post-operative edema
· Spinal pains in patients with symptoms of spinal nerve root compression.
When not to use this preparation?
Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of the preparation or to other salicylates.
Do not use on inflamed or allergic skin or on open wounds. Do not use on mucous membranes. Do not use on areas of skin subjected to irradiation during radiotherapy. Do not use if you have skin necrosis.
Use of the preparation in patients with chronic kidney disease or with renal insufficiency is contraindicated.
The use of the preparation in women in the first trimester of pregnancy is contraindicated.
When should you take extra care with Aescin?
Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
The product is intended only for external use, locally on the undamaged surface of the skin. Protect eyes and mucous membranes against contact with the preparation.
In the event of any of the following symptoms, please consult your doctor immediately:
· Subcutaneous sclerosis (clots under the skin)
· Skin ulcers
· Acute pain associated with skin changes
· Sudden swelling of one or both legs
· Heart or kidney failure.
The occurrence of any of the aboveSymptoms may indicate a serious illness that may require immediate treatment.
If blood thinners are used in parallel, the blood coagulation parameters should often be monitored.
The kidneys should be monitored during the administration period.
It should be remembered that the use of the preparation does not replace the use of other preventive measures, such as wearing compression stockings, bandaging legs, and cold water wraps. It is extremely important that these measures are applied in accordance with previous recommendations.
Due to the lack of sufficient clinical experience, the preparation should not be used in children or adolescents up to 18 years of age.
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
· The preparation contains methyl and propyl parahydroxybenzoate, which may cause allergic reactions (including late-onset).
Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
There was no effect on the ability to drive or use machines / machines.
Dosage of Aescin
The preparation has a gel form and is intended for topical application to the skin. Use the preparation as recommended. If you have any doubts about the use of the preparation, consult your doctor.
Adults: apply a thin layer of gel to the painful area and its surroundings, spread and massage gently. Apply 3-5 times a day.
The pre-gel massage accelerates the absorption of the active substance.
Do not use in children or adolescents up to 18 years of age.
Can Aescin be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, consult a physician before using the product.
The preparation is contraindicated in women in the first trimester of pregnancy. Before using the preparation in women during the remainder of pregnancy or during breastfeeding, a doctor should be consulted. Do not use over a long period of time or on a large surface and only after a medical consultation (ordered by a doctor). The preparation must not be applied to the breast skin or chest area of breast-feeding women.
Can I use other preparations in parallel?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
There are no data on the interaction of the preparation with other drugs.
What side effects can occur?
Like all medicines, Aescin (gel) may cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
Uncommon: headaches and dizziness. Rare allergic dermatitis (pruritus, rash, erythema, eczema, urticaria); very rarely severe hypersensitivity reactions (in some cases with bleeding). Very rarely hypertension, increased heart rate (tachycardia). If bleeding or hypersensitivity reactions occur, discontinue use and consult a physician.