Some vein treatments involve the use of medications, we’ve described some of these below:
In order to treat the issue and relieve your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe medicine. It is crucial that you take the medication as directed by your doctor and don’t stop taking it until he or she tells you to. Among the drugs used to treat venous issues and alleviate symptoms are:
- Anti-inflammatory medications, including aspirin or ibuprofen, can help with pain relief and swelling reduction.
- Anticoagulants (blood thinners) help lower the possibility of clots growing larger and forming new clots
- In some circumstances, a thrombolytic to dissolve clots
- antibiotics for infection treatment
Q: What is Asclera?
A: Asclera is a trade name for Polidocanol, an injectable irritant, used in sclerotherapy to treat varicose and spider veins. Asclera is FDA approved to treat 1mm to 3mm spider and reticular veins by damaging the inside of the small vein and causing minute fibrosis (scar tissue). Asclera is not to be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.