Opalmon tablets 5 mcg for numbness and pain in limbs (lumbar spinal stenosis, thromboangiitis obliterans, limaprost alfadex)
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General information on Japanese Opalmon tablets 5 mcg for numbness and pain in limbs (lumbar spinal stenosis, thromboangiitis obliterans, limaprost alfadex)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredient: limaprost alfadex (chemical formula C22H36O5)
Medical effect: Opalmon tablets are effective for the treatment of the following diseases and conditions:
- leg numbness or pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis,
- walking ability impaired by lumbar spinal stenosis,
- ulcer, pain and coldness caused by thromboangiitis obliterans,
- leg pain or numbness and walking ability caused by acquired lumber spinal stenosis for patients who are proved normal in SLR test and have bilateral intermittent claudication.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant and breastfeeding women. If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration of Opalmon tablets 5 mcg from Japan for numbness and pain in limbs (lumbar spinal stenosis, thromboangiitis obliterans, limaprost alfadex)
For thromboangiitis obliterans: for adults, take 2 tablets (10 mcg of active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day.
For acquired lumbar spinal stenosis: for adults, take 1 tablet (5 mcg of active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day.
How effective are Opalmon 5 mcg tablets from Japan for numbness and pain in limbs (lumbar spinal stenosis, thromboangiitis obliterans, alfaprost limfadex)?
Opalmon tablets contain limaprost alfadex, an oral prostaglandin E1 analog. It works by affecting vascular smooth muscle cells, causing constriction or dilation, on platelets causing aggregation or disaggregation and on spinal neurons causing pain. By this, Opalmon tablets improve peripheral circulatory failure with a vasodilator action and an antithrombotic effect, improve poor blood flow in the nerve tissue in cervical spondylosis and normalize nerve function. As the result, this medicine effectively helps to relieve such symptoms as numbness, pain or coldness in limbs (both legs and arms) and to significantly improve walking ability.
Who should take Opalmon tablets 5 mcg from Japan?
Opalmon tablets are recommended for patients with thromboangiitis obliterans and acquired lumbar spinal canal stenosis (in patients with bilateral intermittent claudication showing normal SLR test result). Also, Japanese researches found that this medicine is effective for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis patients with concurrent osteoporosis (especially elderly patients) and patients with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (T. Kinchiku, Y. Imajo et al. “Comparisons on Efficacy of Elcatonin and Limaprost Alfadex in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Concurrent Osteoporosis: A Preliminary Study Using a Crossover Design”. Asian Spine Journal, 2014; 8(4): 469-475).