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Description of the medicine: Methylmethioninsulfonium chloride (Methylmethioninsulfonii chloridum)

METHYLMETIONINSULPHONIA CHLORIDE (Methylmethioninsulfonii chloridum). d, 1-2-amino-4- (dimethylsulfonium) butyric acid chloride.

Synonym: Vitamin U.

Crystalline powder, white or white with a slightly yellowish tinge, with a specific odor, sweet taste. Hygroscopic. Unstable in the world. Easily soluble in water, practically insoluble in alcohol.

The drug is considered as an activated form of methionine (see).

Applied with peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum, chronic gastritis (with normal, decreased and increased secretion), gastralgia. The best results were observed in patients with insufficient secretory function of the stomach.

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 the synthesis processes in the body. Methyling histamine, vitamin U turns it into an inactive form, and this helps to reduce gastric secretion and causes an analgesic effect.

Assign the drug inside (after eating) 0.1 g (2 tablets) 3 to 5 times a day. The course of treatment (30 to 40 days) can be repeated if necessary.

Sometimes the drug is used along with anticholinergic drugs.

It is generally well tolerated. Some patients may experience nausea, vomiting, increased pain; in these cases, reduce the dose or stop taking the drug.

Release form: tablets of 0.05 g in orange glass jars (50 and 100 tablets each).

Storage: in a dry, dark place at room temperature.