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Pharmacological properties

Galstena preparation combines the properties of hepatoprotector, choleretic and cholekinetics, has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effects on the hepatobiliary system.

Pharmacokinetics Not investigated.

Indications

For the treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the liver, biliary tract and bladder, in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis.

To protect and restore the liver when using antibiotics, colds, painkillers, anti-inflammatory and other hepatotoxic drugs and alcohol.

Application

Galstena in the form of drops for oral administration and tablets.

Single dose. For adults and children over the age of 12: 10 drops (in pure form or diluted in 1 tablespoon of water) or 1 tablet; children aged 5-12 years: 5-7 drops or ½ tablets; children 2–4 years old: 2–4 drops each.

Take the drug 3 times a day - drops, 2 times a day - tablets.

At the beginning of treatment, as well as in cases requiring quick relief of the symptoms of the disease, it is recommended to take a single dose of Galstena every 0.5-1 hours to improve: drops up to 8 times a day or tablets - up to 4 times a day, but no more than 3 days, then drops 3 times a day or tablets - 2 times a day.

The course of treatment, depending on the nature and severity of the disease, is determined by the doctor.

Typically, the duration of treatment for hepatitis, hepatosis, cirrhosis of the liver is at least 3 months, with chronic cholecystitis, gallstone disease, postcholecystectomy syndrome - 2-3 months. If necessary, the course of treatment can be repeated after 1 month. With biliary dyskinesia, the duration of treatment is 2-3 weeks. For the purpose of hepatoprotection during or after antibiotic therapy and other hepatotoxic effects - 2–4 weeks.

To achieve the maximum effect, it is recommended to take the drug in between meals (30 minutes before or 1 hour after eating), holding it for a while in the mouth before swallowing (tablets before resorption). For children under 5 years of age, for ease of use, the drug is recommended to be dissolved in a tablespoon of water.

If symptoms increase or if improvement does not occur after 7 days of treatment, consult a doctor.

Children. Galstena oral drops are used in children over the age of 2 years. Galsten in the form of tablets is used in children over the age of 5 years.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to active substances, plants of the family Asteraceae (such as chamomile, calendula, chrysanthemum) or an auxiliary substance of the drug.

Side effects

Allergic reactions may occur, including rash, itching, and hives.

special instructions

Galstena oral drops should not be used in patients with alcohol dependence, since one dose (5/10 drops) contains 80/160 mg of alcohol.

The alcohol content should also be considered when using the drug during pregnancy, lactation, in children and patients with a high risk of liver disease and the risk of epilepsy attacks.

At the beginning of treatment, the existing symptoms of the disease may temporarily worsen (initial reaction). Such a reaction is usually not harmful. If symptoms persist, discontinue use of the drug. After the disappearance of the primary reaction, the drug can be used again. With a repeated exacerbation of symptoms, the use of the drug must be stopped.

Long-term treatment with homeopathic medicines should be monitored by a doctor with experience in using homeopathic medicines, as symptoms may occur that are not indicated in the instructions for medical use.

The dosage form of the tablet contains lactose, therefore, patients with rare hereditary forms of galactose intolerance, lactose deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome must use a drop form instead of Galsten tablets.

Since Galstena contains plant and other natural components, during storage, there may be a slight change in the taste, transparency or color of the solution, which does not lead to a decrease in the effectiveness of the drug.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding.Data on the use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation are not available. There is no evidence of any risk of taking the drug during pregnancy and lactation. The use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation is recommended with caution.

There are no data on the effect of the drug on reproductive function.

The ability to influence the reaction rate when driving vehicles or other mechanisms. The drug does not affect or has a slight effect on the ability to drive vehicles and mechanical means.

Interactions

There is currently no information regarding interactions with other drugs.

An unhealthy lifestyle, the use of stimulants, and unhealthy diets can adversely affect the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines.

Overdose

Cases of overdose are not registered.

Storage conditions

In a tightly closed bottle in the original cardboard packaging at a temperature not exceeding 30 ° c out of the reach of children.

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