Medication Description: Methylmethionine sulfonium chloride (Methylmethioninsulfonii chloridum)
METHYLMETIONINSULPHONY CHLORIDE (Methylmethioninsulfonii chloridum). d, 1-2-Amino-4- (dimethylsulfonium) butyric acid chloride.
Synonym: Vitamin U.
White or white with a slightly yellowish sheen crystalline powder with a specific smell, sweet taste. Hygroscopic. In the light of unstable. Easily soluble in water, practically insoluble in alcohol.
The drug is considered as an activated form of methionine (see).
Applied with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, chronic gastritis (with normal, reduced and increased secretion), gastralgia. The best results were observed in patients with insufficient gastric secretion.
It is believed that the mechanism of action is associated with the stimulation of healing of injuries of the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, which is explained by the ability of the drug to give its methyl groups necessary for synthesis processes in the body. Methylazing histamine, vitamin U turns it into an inactive form, and this helps to reduce gastric secretion and causes an anesthetic effect.
Assign the drug inside (after eating) to 0.1 g (2 tablets) 3-5 times a day. The course of treatment (30-40 days) can be repeated if necessary.
Sometimes the drug is used together with anticholinergic agents.
Usually well tolerated. Some patients may experience nausea, vomiting, increased pain; in these cases, reduce the dose or stop taking the drug.
Product form: tablets of 0.05 g in cans of orange glass (50 and 100 tablets each).
Storage: in a dry, dark place at room temperature.