Description of the medicine: Pentoxyl (Pentoxylum)
PENTOXYL (Pentoxylum). 4-methyl-5-hydroxymethyluracil.
White crystalline powder with a faint formalin odor. It is very slightly soluble in water, practically insoluble in alcohol, soluble in caustic alkali solutions.
Like methyluracil, pentoxyl belongs to pyrimidine derivatives and is similar to methyluracil in pharmacological properties.
Used as a stimulant of leukopoiesis with the same indications as methyluracil.
There is evidence of the beneficial effects of pentoxil in patients with trophic ulcers, burns, fistulas, bone fractures, as well as its therapeutic efficacy in gastric ulcer and chronic pancreatitis.
Also used in patients with infectious and inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system, occurring with neutropenia and inhibition of phagocytosis.
Assign inside. The duration of treatment is 15 to 20 days or more, depending on the effectiveness and tolerability of the drug (for chronic pancreatitis up to 1 - 1, 5 months).
Doses: for adults: 0.2 - 0.3 g (up to 0.4 g) per dose; for children under 1 year of 0.015 g, from 1 year to 3 years - 0.025 g, 3 - 8 years - 0.05 g, 8 - 12 years old 0.075 g, over 12 years old - 0.1 - 0.15 g per reception. The drug is taken 3-4 times a day after meals.
Due to the irritating effect, pentoxyl can cause dyspeptic symptoms when taken orally.
Locally, due to the irritating properties, pentoxyl is not used.
Contraindications are the same as for methyluracil.
Method of release: powder; coated tablets, at 0.025 and 0.2 g in a package of 10 pieces.
Storage: List B. In a well-sealed container.