Combined administration of mexidol with known medicines


Research Zakusov Institute of Pharmacology, Moscow, Russia

This review summarizes the available data on the combined administration of mexidol with medicines of different pharmacotherapeutic groups. Mexidol has a multifaceted mechanism of action and exhibits a wide range of pharmacological effects. It enhances therapeutic effects of a variety of drugs in research and clinical settings, boosts the effectiveness of therapy prescribed in accordance with the applicable federal standards and contributes to reducing the severity of complications. Effectiveness data and pathogenetic considerations underpinning combination therapy with mexidol and other drugs suggest that this is a viable approach for treating cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the nervous system, open-angle glaucoma and alcohol intoxication as well as a number of other diseases.

Keywords: mexidol, combination therapy, free radicals, lipid peroxidation, ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease, epilepsy, alcohol intoxication.