The drug is used to treat the following: chronic prostatitis; prevention and treatment of complications after surgery on the prostate gland.
Main active ingredients: prostatilen (extract of the prostate gland of bulls).
Excipients: polysorbate 80, pumpkin seed oil, purified water, solid fat.
It is produced in the form of rectal suppositories. 1 suppository contains 0.03 g of a lyophilized aqueous solution of bovine prostate extract.
This drug Prostex belongs to the group of drugs used in urological practice in the treatment of prostate diseases.
The main component of the drug is prostatilen – an extract of the prostate of bulls, which is obtained as a result of the procedure for the extraction of tissues of the prostate gland of calves and bulls. This unique remedy is effective in the treatment of prostate diseases. Bovine extract of the prostate gland is an organotropic drug, and has a corresponding effect, producing a prostatoprotective effect.
Also has anti-inflammatory effects, reducing swelling. After its use in the form of rectal suppositories, leukocyte infiltration of the prostate is performed. Microcirculation decreases, as well as platelet and vascular hemostasis.
The drug also stimulates activity in the humoral links of the immune system. The effect of this substance leads to an improvement in the functional properties of the sperm material. The quality of the sperm improves, the speed of movement of the sperm increases.
The use of bovine prostate extract also helps to increase the tone in the bladder, including in the detrusor.
Once in the body, the extract is metabolized into amino acids without accumulating in tissues.
The drug Prostex is used to treat the following:
- chronic prostatitis;
- prevention and treatment of complications after surgery on the prostate gland.
The drug in question is contraindicated for use in cases where the patient has severe hypersensitivity (allergy) to the main or one of the auxiliary components, in particular, to the protein compounds of cattle.
Caution should be exercised when prescribing for atherosclerosis, an increased risk of thromboembolism.
With long-term use of high doses of the drug, it is necessary to control the blood coagulation time.
In the course of treatment, it is recommended to analyze the clinical indicators of the activity of the prostate gland – analysis for prostate-specific antigen. The product is practically free of sodium and potassium.
Not used in pediatrics.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
This medication is not intended for use in women.
Method of administration and dosage
Applied topically, by introducing the suppository, released from packaging, deep into the anus. It is advisable to do this after a bowel movement.
Dosage – 1 suppository 1-2 times a day (morning and evening) for 5-10 days.
The duration of the course is determined by the nature and severity of the disease, the achieved therapeutic effect, the nature of the therapy (monotherapy or complex treatment). If necessary, the course can be repeated no earlier than one month later.
The patient should consult a doctor if the symptoms of the disease have not disappeared during the use of the drug within seven days or if adverse reactions are observed that are not specified in the instructions for medical use of the drug.
Overdose has not yet been recorded.
The drug is usually well tolerated. In rare cases of hypersensitivity, adverse reactions may occur. In this case, such reactions are possible as:
- dyspeptic disorders (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea);
- allergic reactions, rash, itching, allergic urticaria;
- irritation and burning at the site of application.
If side effects occur, the drug should be discontinued, symptomatic therapy should be undertaken, consult a doctor and the treatment regimen should be adjusted.
Storage conditions and periods
Expiration date – 3 years from the date of manufacture indicated on the package.
Storage temperature should not be below 2 and above 8 ° C.