How and when to take Aescin: instructions and tips

Aescin Cure Aescin is a medicinal preparation for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency of the lower extremities.

This medication helps to effectively protect the walls of blood vessels and reduce their permeability, has a noticeable angioprotective, anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous action.

The main active ingredient in this medication is alpha-escin from the seeds of horse chestnut.

Table of contents

  • Pharmacological action
  • Pharmacokinetics of the preparation
  • Indications for use
  • When the drug is prohibited
  • How to take the medicine with the maximum effect
  • Overdose and additional indications
  • Expert opinion and patient testimonials
  • The cost of the medicine
  • Available analogues of the drug

Drug treatment

This medication isvenotonics with an active component of plant origin - alpha-escin, sexaemym from horse chestnut seeds.

It helps to quickly reduce swelling and heaviness in the legs, and also effectively affects all stages of the inflammatory


The medicine increases the overall tone of the venous walls, helps to eliminate manifestations of venous congestion and improves microcirculation.

Also, the drug has positive results on various swelling, soft tissue and skin damage.

Pharmacokinetics of the drug

This drug contains several active components, the main ones being alpha-escin and heparin.

For oral administration Aescin is absorbed well, the level of absorption with the organs of the gastrointestinal tract is about 10%.The drug is excreted in the urine and bile.

Indications for use

Indications for use of this drug are due to the pharmacological properties of the main active components in its composition.

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Such indications include:

  1. Presence of chronic venous insufficiency.venous insufficiency
  2. Hemorrhoids in the acute stage.
  3. Phlebitis of the extremities.
  4. Damage to soft tissues of a traumatic nature, accompanied by swelling and considerable soreness.
  5. The drug is recommended for effective treatment of post-traumatic and postoperative hematomas.
  6. Medication has a positive effect on any stage of varicose veins.

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When the drug is prohibited

In some cases, the use of this medication is strongly discouraged.

Contraindications to treatment with Aescin include:

  1. The drug is not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy .In the second and third trimesters, the medicine is taken only under the strict supervision of the attending physician and after consultation with it.
  2. Medication should not be taken if the body is hypersensitive a. In the case of individual intolerance to one of the active components of the drug, the course of treatment should be discontinued and the drug replaced.
  3. The drug is not accepted for renal failure .
  4. This medicine is not allowed to be used during the entire breastfeeding period .
  5. Also contraindicated for use is for children and adolescents .Drug medication is allowed for use only by patients over the age of 18 years.

How to take medicine with maximum effect

Aescin is available in the form of tablets or gel for topical application to affected areas.

Tablets coated with a coating contain 20 mg of active substance, 30 tablets each in a planar cell package, a cardboard bundle.

Also, the drug is available in the form of a gel for external use, aluminum tube 40 mg, cardboard packaging.

Aescin tablets In tablet form, the drug is taken 2 tablets( 40 mg) 3 times a day. The medicine is taken after a meal. It is allowed to drink the product with plenty of water.

In the treatment of hematomas and other damages of soft tissues and skin, the drug is taken 1 tablet 3 times a day. The duration of the course of treatment is established by the treating specialist.

A drug in the form of a gel is applied externally to the damaged skin areas at least 3-4 times a day. The agent is applied in a thin layer, with gentle massage movements.

Overdose and additional indications

The use of the drug may cause a number of side effects, including allergic reactions to the skin, itching, urticaria.

Side effects from the gastrointestinal tract: the emergence of intense pain in the epigastric region, indigestion in the form of vomiting, nausea, diarrhea.

At the moment there is no information on cases of overdose when using the drug in the form of a gel for external use. When taking the drug in a tablet form, an overdose can be expressed in enhancing the above-mentioned side effects.

Aescin is strongly not recommended for use during the first trimester of pregnancy.

During the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, the medicinal product is allowed to be used only after consultation of the doctor and under his constant supervision. The drug is prohibited for use during lactation.

Medication is not intended for use in patients under the age of 18 years.

This medicine does not have a depressing effect on the state of mind, does not affect the efficiency and concentration of attention, does not interfere with the management of road transport and complex mechanized systems.

The drug is strongly discouraged from applying to mucous membranes and also to be used in the presence of open or bleeding wounds.

The medication should not be applied to large areas of skin or use the medicine for a long time. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 21 days.

Expert opinion and feedback from patients

Reviews of doctors and patients using Aescin.

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I often get treatment from patients with severe bruises or injuries. I advise them to use Aetzin for the rapid restoration of damaged skin - the drug helps to efficiently resolve even the largest hematomas in a very short time.

Oleg Grigorevich, Tver

Some time ago I had a very delicate problem - hemorrhoids. Acute pain and puffiness deprived me of rest. The pharmacy advised to try this medication - the effect is simply amazing!

The drug removes itching and swelling, helping to calmly and painlessly exacerbate the disease.

Ekaterina, Nizhniy Novgorod

I recently got into trouble with me - I fell down from the ladder and as a result got a huge hematoma on my leg, which caused a lot of trouble while walking.

The doctor advised to undergo a course of treatment with this medication - the result I was satisfied. The hematoma is completely gone in a week, there is no discomfort during walking.

Nicholas, Petrozavodsk

Medication cost

The drug is available in tablet form, each tablet contains 20 mg of active substance. medicine Aescin

Also, the medicine is available in the form of a gel, 40 grams, in an aluminum tube placed in a cardboard package.

The average price of Aescina is 270-400 rubles .

The drug should be stored in a dry place, away from direct sunlight, at a temperature of no more than 25 degrees Celsius.

Medication is dispensed without a doctor's prescription.

Available analogs of the drug

Aescine analogs include such drugs as Venitant, Venoplant, Escouvit, Esplant.

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