Venula contains the active ingredient Hidrosmin, a chemical compound derived from plant origins, belonging to a class of chemical compounds called flavonoids.
Venula contributes in relieving the signs and symptoms caused by insufficiency of venous circulation (especially in the veins of the lower extremities or legs known as venous stasis).
Venula is a venotonic medicine, it increases the tone of the veins and the resistance of the capillaries (small blood vessels). Venula is indicated, in adults, for the relief of symptoms related to mild venous insufficiency of the lower extremities, such as pain, heaviness, tightness, basions and itching in the legs with varicose veins or swollen legs.
Venula is often prescribed, together with other medicines, when treating the following conditions:
- Acute haemorrhoid attacks.
- Varicose veins, including spider capillaries.
- Poor circulation in the legs (venous stasis).
- Treating cuts or sores in the leg due to blood flow problems (venous stasis ulcers).
- relief symptoms resulting from peripheral circulatory disorders, such as: Raynaud’s phenomenon, acrocyanosis, intermittent claudication, and other diseases that occur as a result of poor peripheral circulation.
*You should see a doctor if it gets worse or if it doesn’t improve after 2 weeks.
*If a drug is approved for a single use, doctors may choose to use that same drug for other problems if they think it might be helpful, so your doctor may prescribe Venula for treatment purposes other than those listed above.
How to Take Venula Capsules
Always take this medicine exactly as directed in this pharmacist or as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. If in doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks, you should stop treatment and consult your doctor.
Treatment with the same daily dose (2 or 3 capsules per day) for up to 2-3 months can be continued as instructed by the doctor.
The recommended dose of Venula is 1 capsule of 200 mg 3 times a day, usually coinciding with the main meals.
Children and Teenagers
It should not be used in children and adolescents unless directed by your doctor.
Instructions for Good Preparation Management
Once removed from the blister, the capsule should be swallowed directly. It can be accompanied by water or another drink to facilitate swallowing.
If you take more Venula than you should: In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or go to a medical center, or call the Toxicological Information Service, indicating the drug and the quantity ingested.
If you forgot to take Venula: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, however, if you are nearing the time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency in the Feet
*Important note: If the doses prescribed by your doctor are different from those mentioned in this page, ignore the information in this article and consult your doctor. If you are in doubt about the dose prescribed by your doctor, you can discuss it with him or ask the pharmacist for further guidance.
Initial dose: 200 mg Hidrosmin, by mouth, two to three times daily (one capsule of Venula three times daily), maintain this dose until symptoms and swelling are completely gone. Symptoms usually disappear after two weeks of starting treatment, and then switching to the maintenance dose.
Maintenance dose: To enhance the results of treatment, continue treatment with the maintenance dose: of 200 mg Hidrosmin (one capsule) once a day, for 2 months.
If symptoms reappear again, the same dosing regimen can be repeated. If symptoms do not improve or get worse after two weeks of starting treatment, stop treatment and talk to your doctor.
This medicine is not suitable for children under 18 years of age.
It is not recommended to take Venula for more than three months without medical supervision.
Warnings and Precautions
Children and teenagers: Venula should not be used in children and adolescents unless instructed by your doctor.
Taking Venula with other medications: Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines taken without a prescription. There are no known interactions with other medicines, in any case you should never take another medicine on your own without your doctor recommending it.
Take Venula with food: There are no known interactions with food.
Do not take Venula: If you are allergic to Hidrosmin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Pregnancy and Lactation
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or intend to become pregnant, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine.
No clinical data are available on the use of Hidrosmin in pregnant women. As a precautionary measure, the use of Venula during pregnancy is not recommended unless the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.
No clinical data are available on the use of Hidrosmin in nursing women. It is not known whether Hidrosmin passes into breast milk, so its use during lactation is not recommended.
Driving and Using Machines
Venula has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
Venula is safe for most people when used on a short-term basis for up to three months. The following are some of the side effects that may be associated with treatment with Venula:
- Nausea (a tendency or desire to vomit).
- Palpitations (irregular heartbeat).
- Stomach aches or abdominal pain (colic).
- Diarrhea or constipation.
- Headache and dizziness.
CAUTION: It is not recommended to take Venula for more than three months without medical supervision.
Venula May Interact With Other Health Problems
Venula may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or change the way the medicine works. It is important to always inform your doctor and pharmacist of all health problems you currently have, especially:
- cerebral edema;
- Severe arterial hypertension.
- Coronary insufficiency.
- hepatic insufficiency.
- Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.
- ATC code: C05CA05.
- Pharmacological class: Capillary Stabilizing Agents
- Chemical Class: Bioflavonoids
- Legal: Prescription- Uncontrolled Human Medications