Atron A 1500 mg. 20 sachets
ARTRON A contains glucosamine sulfate, which belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs.
ARTRON A is used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis, e.g. pain and limitation of joint function.
If you feel unwell after 2-3 months or your condition worsens, you should seek medical attention.
2. What you need to know before taking ARTRON A
Do not take ARTRON A if you are allergic to:
glucosamine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
mollusc shells since the active substance (glucosamine) is an extract of molluscs shells.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking ARTRON A if:
you suffer from asthma. Taking glucosamine can worsen the symptoms of asthma;
suffer from impaired glucose tolerance (a condition preceding diabetes mellitus). It is recommended that you monitor your blood sugar levels before starting treatment and at regular intervals during glucosamine treatment;
you have decreased liver and / or kidney function.
Other medicines and ARTRON A
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
It is especially important to inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking:
anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin and acenocoumarol. Anticoagulants may be potentiated when administered concomitantly with glucosamine;
Steroidal, non-steroidal painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs can be taken with ARTRON A.
ARTRON A with food, drink and alcohol
ARTRON A is advised to be taken while eating.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
ARTRON A should not be taken during pregnancy and lactation.
Driving and using machines
No significant effects were found to impair the ability to drive and use machines. If you experience headache, drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, or visual impairment, you should not drive or operate machinery.
ARTRON A contains:
sorbitol (E 420). Sorbitol may cause gastrointestinal malaise and mild laxative effects;
sodium. This medicine contains 161 mg of sodium (a major constituent of the cooking / table salt) in each sachet. This amount is equivalent to 8% of the recommended maximum daily intake of sodium for adults.
3. How to take ARTRON A
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose is:
The contents of a sachet dissolved in a glass of water are taken once a day, preferably during meals.
Glucosamine is not indicated for the treatment of acute pain. Symptom relief (especially pain relief) is not expected earlier than a few weeks of administration, and in some cases more. If symptoms persist after 2-3 months, continued treatment with glucosamine should be reconsidered.
No dose adjustment is required.
Patients with impaired renal and / or hepatic function
No dosage recommendation can be given in patients with impaired renal and / or hepatic function, as no clinical studies have been performed.
Use in children and adolescents
ARTHRON A should not be taken by children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
If you take more ARTRON A than you should
If you take more ARTRON A than you have been prescribed, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to take ARTRON A
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose as planned.
If you stop taking ARTRON A
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Adverse reactions are classified by system organ class and frequency as follows: very common (≥ 1/10), common (≥ 1/100 to <1/10), uncommon (≥ 1/1000 to <1/100) ), rare (≥ 1/10 000 to <1/1000), very rare (≤ 1/10 000), with unknown frequency (cannot be estimated from available data).
Common: headache, somnolence, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, abdominal pain, indigestion.
Uncommon: erythema (skin redness), itching, skin rash.
Not known: allergic reactions, dizziness, visual impairment, hair loss.
How to store ARTRON A
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and sachet. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use this medicine if you notice any visible signs of a defect in the product.
Do not dispose of medicines in sewage or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What ARTRON A contains
The active substance is glucosamine sulfate 1500 mg. One sachet contains glucosamine sulphate - sodium chloride 1884 mg, equivalent to glucosamine sulphate 1500 mg and sodium chloride 384 mg.
The other ingredients are sorbitol (E 420), citric acid, sodium cyclamate, raspberry flavor (flavoring agents, maize maltodextrin, Arabian gum).
What ARTRON A looks like and contents of the pack
ARTRON A is a white to off-white raspberry-flavored powder in a sachet containing 1 dose. Each pack contains 20 sachets and a leaflet for the patient.