Protelos Strontium Ranelate and/or alternatives
Protelos 2gManufacturer: Servier Source Country : Turkey
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Description of Protelos
The prescription drug Protelos has strontium ranelate as one of its key ingredients. Strontium ranelate is generally used in drugs intended for bone related problems. The key functions of Protelos in the body are to lower bone breakdown and aid the stimulation of bone rebuilding. This significantly lowers the risks associated with fractures. The generic name of Protelos is strontium ranelate.
Protelos is available as an oral suspension in the form of granules sold in 2g sachets.
Indications & Dosage of Protelos
Protelos is generally indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis which occurs in postmenopausal women. It is non-hormonal in nature. The drug may also be indicated for certain other purposes.
Protelos use should be strictly based on the doctor’s prescription. Dosage amounts should not be altered. The recommended starting dosage is a single 2g sachet per day. It is recommended to have the drug 2 hours after any meal, preferably dinner. The granules should be emptied in an empty glass and mixed with water. The mixture should be stirred until the granules are fully dispersed. It is not advisable to have Protelos with milk as this may cause complications.
Protelos is mostly used in combination with vitamin D and calcium supplements for effective treatment. Treatment with Protelos is usually a long-term one, and patients who buy Protelos should keep taking it for the whole course of the treatment.
Side effects & Interactions of Protelos
Protelos patients may experience several side effects. Some of them cause minimal harm to the body and do not require any medical attention. They also wear off in a short time. Some of them are:
- Memory issues;
- Mild skin irritations
The side effects mentioned above are minor in nature. However, patients may experience side effects of a more serious nature as well. These serious side effects often require emergency medical help. Some of them are:
- Severe pain in the abdominal region;
- Pain and cramps in the muscles and joints;
- Mouth ulcers and other oral problems;
- Severe allergic reactions like rashes, breathing trouble, itching, hives, swelling, etc.;
- Blistering and other skin related issues;
Protelos may interact with a few substances, such as certain antibiotics like quinolones and tetracyclines. It is recommended not to take these substances during Protelos use. Milk and certain milk products enhance some of the side effects of Protelos. As such, it is recommended that patients take the drug with water. The doctor must be notified about all other drugs a patient is taking before he/she decides to buy Protelos to avoid any future complications.
Warnings & Precautions of Protelos
Patients allergic to the ingredients of Protelos should not use the drug.
People experiencing medical conditions like liver problems, blood-clotting disorders, or those who are to undergo any surgery should consult a doctor before using Protelos.
Protelos is meant to be used only by postmenopausal women. Therefore, pregnant and breastfeeding women should stay away from the drug. If the drug is mistakenly ingested, a doctor should be contacted right away.