BERBERIS PENTARKAN® [WSI]
Uric acid is the final product of metabolism of endogenous and exogenous purines (nitrogenous compounds from proteins). An excess of uric acid in the blood plasma constitutes hyperuricaemia. This may be caused by over-production or under-excretion of urates. Contributing factors are enzyme deficiency, renal impairment, hypertension, obesity, alcohol and some drugs. Gout is a consequence of hyperuricaemia. If properly treated hyperuricaemia does not necessarily lead to gout. Berberis Pentarkan® [WSI] increases the excretion of urates.
In case of uric acid diathesis, there is a risk of crystals of monosodium urate monohydrate being formed. Presence of these crystals in synovial fluid results in inflammation of joints, often in the bigger joints with pain and tenderness. Berberis Pentarkan® [WSI] lowers such risk of formation of the crystals.
Renal calculi :
Higher uric acid and urates are associated with higher acidity in urine. Normal urine contains calcium oxalate, phosphate in amounts greater than their aqueous solubility. This super saturation is maintained by a variety of inhibitors of crystallisation. Any disturbance in the balance may result in formation of renal calculi (kidney stones). Calcium containing stones (usually calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate) account for a vast majority of cases, others being stones with cystine, uric acid and magnesium ammonium phosphate.
The balanced formulation of Berberis Pentarkan® [WSI] maintains proper uric acid level, proper pH in urine and lowers the complaints of inflammation, pain and probability of precipitates forming renal stones.
Indications: In conditions of uric acid diathesis (hyperuricaemia), gout, maintenance of proper pH of urine and lowers the risk of formation of renal calculi.
Each tablet of 250 mg contains:
Berberis vulgaris 1x 25 mg
Lycopodium clavatum 2x 25 mg
Urtica urens 1x 50 mg
Taraxacum 1x 25 mg
Excipients Q.S. to make 250 mg
Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action:
Berberis vulgaris : It is indicated for uric acid diathesis, joint troubles, kidney stones, sore sensation in region of kidney, pain in bladder region extending to thighs and loins on urinating. Frequent urination, sensation as if some urine remained after urinating. And the urine often contains large amount of bright red, mealy sediment. Pain due to renal calculi is relieved. It has a diuretic action as well.
Lycopodium clavatum : Useful in renal calculi and gravel, shooting, pinching and incisive pains in the bladder and urethra, before urinating, ceases after flow, urine slow in coming, must strain. It coveres metabolic disturbances in such cases.
Urtica urens : Indicated for uric acid diathesis, gout, stranguria, gravel, suppression of urine, and arthritis with fever.
Taraxacum : It covers gout, neuralgic pains of joints and conditions associated with sluggish liver function. It has diuretic action as well.
Dosage : At the beginning of the complaints, take 1 to 2 tablets hourly, and once the acute complaints start to subside, take 1 tablet every two hours.If complaints are not relieved, consult a specialist.
Side effects : No side effects of Berberis Pentarkan ®[WSI] are known.
Contra-indication : No contra-indications for the use of Berberis Pentarkan ®[WSI] are known.
Interactions : No interactions between Berberis Pentarkan ®[WSI] and other products are known.
Presentation : Bottle of 20gm.