Anyone married whose wife visits home will be familiar with the Russian pharmaceuticals that inevitably arrive back with them when they come back.
On a recent visit, these Мексидол tablets have arrived at Chez Manny
Also known as Emoxypine or Mexifin.
Poking around Russian sites seems to suggest that people believe they cure everything apart from a wooden leg.
Wikipedia says this:
In Russia, emoxypine has a wide range of applications in medical practice. It purportedly exercises anxiolytic, anti-stress, anti-alcohol, anticonvulsant, nootropic, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory action. Emoxypine presumably improves cerebral blood circulation, inhibits thrombocyte aggregation, lowers cholesterol levels, has cardioprotective and antiatherosclerotic action.
It also says this:
It is not approved for any medical use in the United States or Europe.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoxypine
Now I'm not one to automatically pooh pooh Russian pharmaceuticals, many of them are rather good and very effective. However, I cant find very much out about this one in terms of clinical tests and if it *actually* does any of the things claimed.
Does anyone know anything about these?