What is Meldonium-MIC (Meldonium) used for?
Meldonium-MIC (Mildronate or Meldonium) is a cardioprotective drug. Meldonium inhibits carnitine biosynthesis making it an efficient treatment for heart ischemia and its consequences. Meldonium is also a potent enhancer of physical performance, having been recently added to the World Anti-Doping Agency`s list of banned substances. Cognitive performance can also be improved with meldonium and it is used to treat some brain circulation disorders.
Meldonium has several benefits:
How should I use Meldonium-MIC (Meldonium)?
Meldonium is available in two strengths:
Check with your doctor for recommended dosages. Guidelines for dosing are:
These are guidelines only. Your doctor will be able to advise you of a suitable dosage for your requirements.
What are the side effects of Meldonium-MIC (Meldonium)?
Side effects that may occur include increased blood pressure, tachycardia (high heart rate) and indigestion. If you notice any side effects while taking Meldonium, contact your doctor. If you have an allergic reaction to meldonium, stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced in 2015 that Meldonium would a banned substance from January 1st, 2016. Several athletes (most notably Maria Sharapova) have already tested positive for meldonium since this banning. Do not use meldonium if you participate in a sport where you will be tested for drug use.
It is not recommended that pregnant or breastfeeding women take meldonium as safety data has yet to be established.
Kidney or liver problems can lead to complications as Meldonium is excreted renally.
Some hypotensive drugs can have their antianginal effect increased by meldonium.