What is antalgin?
Antalgin® is a medication that belongs to the line of non-steroidal anti -inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which uses sodium naproxen as an active ingredient , a chemical compound with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects .
To be highlighted: antalgin® is commercially manufactured by the company named ATNAHS PHARMA NETHERLANDS BV .
What is antalgin used for?
- Thanks to its mechanism of action, antalgin® inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins and thromboxanes , by blocking the action of the enzyme cyclooxygenase, thus reducing inflammation and, consequently, helping to treat pain.
- It is used to treat:
- The painful symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea (pains associated with menstruation).
- Primary and secondary menorrhagia.
- The painful processes of osteoarthritis , rheumatoid arthritis (chronic joint disorder), ankylosing spondylitis in the spine and acute episodes of gout.
- Acute migraine attacks .
- The inflammation, pain, and fever that accompany common respiratory infections .
Dosage and routes of administration of antalgin
Antalgin® is presented as extended-release film-coated tablets containing 550 mg naproxen sodium, equivalent to 500 mg naproxen. The route of administration is oral and the indicative dosage is as follows:
- Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: The recommended daily dose is 1100 mg of antalgin®, twice a day every 12 hours.
- Acute attacks of gout: The recommended initial dose is 825 mg naproxen sodium, followed by 275 mg antalgin® every 8 hours.
- Migraine: 825 mg of antalgin® taken as a single dose at the first symptoms and after half an hour another dose of 275 mg.
- Dysmenorrhea: Antalgin® 550 mg taken as a single dose, followed by 275 mg every 6-8 hours.
antalgin side effects
Therapeutic treatment with antalgin® can cause some of the following adverse effects in certain patients :
- Possible allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers and perforations.
- Risk of atherothrombotic events.
- Events of exfoliative dermatitis , Stevens-Johnson syndrome , Crohn ‘s disease, and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
- Altered kidney function, kidney failure, acute interstitial nephritis, hematuria, proteinuria, among others.
Important: If any of these symptoms or another not described in the list appear during treatment with antalgin®, please stop using it and consult your doctor.
Contraindications and warnings of antalgin
The use of antalgin® is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Hypersensitivity to any component of the formula.
- Patients with a history of bronchospasm, asthma, rhinitis, or urticaria associated with aspirin .
- Patients with recurrent peptic ulcer.
- Patients with gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation.
- People with severe heart failure.
- Women during the third trimester of pregnancy.
- Patients with severe hepatic or renal insufficiency.
- Patients with ulcerative colitis.
You should know: Give your doctor all the information about your health history, before starting treatment with antalgin®.
Avoid if you have:
- History of allergies to NSAIDs.
- Ulcer background.
- History of hypertension and/or heart failure.
- Uncontrolled hypertension.
- History of liver or kidney failure.
- A history of stroke problems, or you think you might be at risk for these conditions without consulting your doctor.
- Pharmaceutical products such as antalgin® must be administered with a prescription or prescription.
- Do not administer this medication with other NSAID drugs.
- This product is not recommended for children and adolescents under 16 years of age.
- The supervision of a doctor is recommended, during the period of treatment with antalgin®.
- Do not administer this medication in parallel with other drugs for other pathologies, without medical consent.
- Keep this drug out of the reach of children.