Enantyum (or dexketoprofen) is a widely used drug nowadays. It belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics.
It is marketed in the form of gels, pills and solutions to be administered orally. In this article we explain the characteristics and effects that enantyum can trigger in the patient.
Enantyum: uses and applications
Like other NSAID drugs, its main effect is to reduce inflammation and pain. It also helps lower fever. However, enantyum is more effective in treating certain pains such as:
- Joint pain, or arthralgia. It is given to people with arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, etc.
- Toothache, or odontalgia. For example, pain in the mole.
- Headache, or headache. It is typically used in the treatment of mild headaches and migraines caused by muscle tension.
- Menstrual pains, or dysmenorrhea. During the menstrual cycle it is possible to experience severe pain that can even cause anxiety, fatigue, nausea, abdominal cramps and in some cases loss of consciousness.
- Muscle aches, or myalgia. This type of pain can be caused by a wide variety of factors: injuries or bumps, overexertion, etc. It also occurs when the person adopts poor posture or engages in intense physical activity.
- Stomach pain, or gastralgia.
- Back pain (we also include lower back and neck pain). They can occur due to poor ergonomics or an alteration in nearby muscles or joints.
Mechanism of action of the enantyum
This drug produces a number of changes in the patient. It is capable of canceling or inhibiting the functions of certain enzymes responsible for synthesizing prostaglandins. These substances participate in a wide range of organic activities:
- They intervene in inflammatory processes and in the sensation of pain.
- They regulate and maintain body temperature.
- Secretion of the gastric mucosa, a layer of the inner lining of the stomach that produces mucus to protect it.
- Maintaining blood pressure.
- Contraction of smooth muscle tissue, which forms internal organs, blood vessels, etc.
Generally speaking, you may experience side or adverse effects when taking a medicine. Even the ENANTYUM may cause the subjects some adverse reactions :
- Nausea and vomit.
- Dizziness and vertigo. These symptoms can be accompanied by a headache or a headache.
- Alteration in intestinal transit such as constipation or diarrhea. Likewise, the person may experience intestinal gas.
- Stomach pain or heartburn.
- Sleep disorders.
- Dry mouth.
- Fatigue, tiredness or general weakness.
Many of the adverse reactions set out here are infrequent. However, one of these is quite common: stomach pain.
As already mentioned, one of the functions of prostaglandins concerns the protection of the stomach, which is why by blocking its production, we reduce the protective barrier of this organ. As a result, the stomach remains exposed to external substances and ends up producing burning and discomfort.
Contraindications and precautions
Despite its benefits, your doctor may advise against taking enantyum in some clinical cases. It is not recommended if the person:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Suffers from a cardiovascular alteration.
- Has an insufficiency or a reduction in the normal activities of the kidneys and / or liver.
- You are hypersensitive or allergic to NSAIDs.
- You have developed gastrointestinal ulcers or have Crohn’s disease.
- He has adopted unhealthy habits such as alcoholism, smoking or the consumption of toxic substances such as drugs.
- Regularly take certain medications such as other anti-inflammatories, analgesics, etc.
Finally, remember that if you have any of the symptoms already mentioned or have suffered from allergic crises following the ingestion of NSAIDs, it is highly advisable to contact your doctor.
It is important to know that in the case of taking NSAIDs in general, and enantyum in particular, a sunscreen should be applied, as these drugs can cause hypersensitivity to solar radiation and, consequently, the appearance of itching and spots on the skin.
Despite these precautions, enantyum is a safe and effective medicine. Despite this, you should never decide to take it spontaneously, but always consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts about its use.