Aortic acid: Aortic extract is typically manufactured from the hearts of animals, usually sheep, cows, or pigs. There are many substances, including aortic acid, in this extract. Mesoglycan, an aortic acid, is a structural component of blood vessels. In the case of chronic venous ulcers, mesoglycan may be able to improve venous health. Additional study is needed to confirm early findings.
Reports of allergic reactions are currently lacking. Due to the heparin sulfate content of mesoglycan, patients who are allergic to heparin or heparinoid derivatives should use aortic acid cautiously. Use cautiously with blood disorders or if taking anticoagulation therapy. Use cautiously with high blood pressure or if taking antihypertension drugs. Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding.
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