Medication Description: Hepa-Merz
Synonym: Ornicetil, Ornicetil.
Hepatoprotective drug containing ornithine (in combination with aspartate).
Ornithine is an endogenous amino acid (monoaminocarbonic) involved in the biosynthesis of urea in the body. As a drug used for violations of the liver and hepatic encephalopathy.
The drug has a positive effect on liver function, reduces the effects of hepatic encephalopathy in liver cirrhosis (improves psychometric parameters). It is believed that the mechanism of hepatoprotective action is associated with inhibition (at therapeutic doses) of urea biosynthesis.
Apply orally, intravenously or intramuscularly.
Inside appoint 1 sachet of granulate (3 g), previously dissolved in 200 ml of liquid, 2-3 times a day.
Intravenous injected 20-40 g per day (2-4 doses) with a maximum rate of 5 g per hour.
When using the drug may experience nausea and vomiting.
Contraindicated in severe renal failure.
Forms of release: granulate for solution for intake in bags on 3 g (N. 30); 50% concentrate for injection in 10 ml ampoules.
Storage: List B.