Description of the medicine: Histidin (Histidinum)
L-b-imidazolylalanine, or L-a-amino-b - (4-imidazolyl) propionic acid.
Synonyms: Gerulcin, Herulcin, Laristin, Larostidin, Stellidin.
Available in the form of histidine hydrochloride (Nistidini hydrochloridum).
Synonym: Histidinum hydrochloricum.
Transparent colorless crystals or a white crystalline powder of slightly acidic taste. Soluble in water, very little in alcohol; pH of a 4% aqueous solution of 3, 6 - 4, 4.
Histidine is an essential amino acid; contained in various organs, is part of carnosine - a nitrogenous extractive muscle substance. In an organism it is exposed to decarboxylation with formation of a histamine (see).
Histidine hydrochloride is proposed for use in the treatment of hepatitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. There is also evidence of a beneficial effect of the drug on lipoprotein metabolism in patients with atherosclerosis.
5 ml of a 4% solution are administered intramuscularly daily for 25 to 30 days. Then 5-6 injections are prescribed every 2 to 3 months.
Release form: 4% solution in ampoules of 5 ml.
Storage: in a cool, dark place.