Pancreatin - a means to improve digestion

October 28, 2012

 Drugs, which include pancreatin, are now very popular as the power of a business person is poor. Eating disorders lead to both improper digestion and discomfort after eating, and the formation of chronic diseases of the digestive system. And in fact, in both cases pancreatin help cope with the problems.

 Pancreatin - a means to improve digestion

How does Pancreatinum

Pancreatin is a part of many popular drugs (mezima, festal, panzinorma, Creon Creon - medicine to help digestion  Creon - medicine to help digestion
   and others). Pancreatin - a porcine pancreatic extract or cattle which comprises enzymes to break down proteins (proteases), carbohydrates (amylase) and fats (protease).

In these or other medicines contain different amounts of these enzymes, which is indicated in the instructions to the drug. That is why better if products containing pancreatin, prescribed by a doctor after the preliminary examination and detection of violations in digestion.

A feature of pancreatin is that it not only fills the missing digestive enzymes, but also stimulates the secretion of pancreatic enzymes own Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 , Stomach, intestines and liver.

 Pancreatin - a means to improve digestion

When can I take pancreatin, and when taking it can be very dangerous

Pancreatin is used for reducing the function of the digestive system. For example, in chronic pancreatitis in remission, he was appointed as part of the pancreas after a number of relapses is replaced by connective tissue, and therefore reduces the amount allocated to her digestive juice.

But in acute pancreatitis and exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis to take pancreatin it is very dangerous, as these conditions are associated with necrosis of the cells of the pancreas and the release of large amounts of pancreatic juice, which digests the tissue of the body - receipt of additional pancreatin will weight the patient's condition.

Assign pancreatin as diseases of the stomach and intestine, which are accompanied by a reduction of the secretory function, such as chronic gastritis with decreased secretion. Preparations containing pancreatin, administered in such cases, the courses - it allows not only to improve the condition of patients at the time of the meal, but also to stimulate its own secretion of gastric juice.

In chronic hepatitis, as well as violations of the biliary tract is disrupted flow of bile into the duodenum, which plays an important role in digestion, especially in the breakdown of fats. Pancreatin is used in this case as a replacement therapy.

Widely used drugs, which include pancreatin, as replacement therapy for patients with postoperative gastrointestinal tract, for example, after resection of the stomach or intestine.

In preparation for the various types of additional studies of the abdominal cavity (X-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy) pancreatin is an indispensable preparation, as helps to reduce gas formation. This gasification is often an insurmountable obstacle to such research as the X-ray of the stomach and intestines and stuff.

Healthy people can take pancreatin with overeating when food was very greasy, indigestible. It is an indispensable tool to any kind of feasts, receptions and so on.

Contraindications pancreatin is the idiosyncrasy of the drug, and diseases such as acute pancreatitis, exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis, acute hepatitis Hepatitis - the scourge of our time  Hepatitis - the scourge of our time
 , Ileus.

 Pancreatin - a means to improve digestion

How to take medications, which include pancreatin

Any dosage forms of the drug, containing pancreatin (capsules, tablets, pills) taken during or immediately after a meal, not chewing and drinking plenty of water or tea. It is not recommended to use for this purpose an alkaline solutions, such as mineral water.

The dose is calculated by the content of a given enzyme preparation for lipolysis - lipase. Depending on how much reduced pancreas function is assigned to a partial or complete replacement of this enzyme, i.e. dose selected individually physician.

 Pancreatin - a means to improve digestion

Do medications containing pancreatin side effects?

These side effects are rare, but there are, they can manifest in the form of nausea, diarrhea or constipation, stomach discomfort, allergic reactions, the appearance of a large number of blood uric acid Uric acid - a normal level?  Uric acid - a normal level?
   (chronic administration in high doses).

Galina Romanenko

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Omeprazole - Capsules for the treatment of peptic ulcer

April 22, 2013

 omeprazole capsules
 Omeprazole - capsule, which produce several pharmaceutical companies. For example, omeprazole capsules Sandoz manufactures Swiss company Sandoz, which today is part of an international holding company Novartis. Sandoz company specializes in the production of inexpensive but high quality generic drugs - drugs that replicate the original (and therefore more expensive) drugs.

 Omeprazole - Capsules for the treatment of peptic ulcer

All of the omeprazole capsules

Original drug developed by a Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is lotek tablets. All other companies produce generics, ie copies of the drug. Generics can be very good quality, not worse orgiginalnogo drug (for example, capsules of omeprazole and Sandoz-omeprazole Richter manufacturers - the company Sandoz and Gedeon Richter) and lower quality. But they are much cheaper than the original drug.

Sandoz Omeprazole is available in capsules. Each capsule contains 20 mg of active principle (omeprazole) and adjuvants: giproloza low-substituted, microcrystalline cellulose, anhydrous lactose, croscarmellose sodium, povidone, polysorbate 80, hypromellose phthalate, dibutyl sebacate, talc. The composition of the capsule shell comprises hypromellose, carrageenan, potassium chloride, titanium dioxide, water. Ink for inscribing contain black iron oxide, shellac, anhydrous ethanol, anhydrous isopropanol, propylene glycol, butanol, ammonium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, purified water.

After oral administration (capsules are taken before a meal) capsules are absorbed in the intestine, about 40% of active principle comes first into the bloodstream and then into the tissue of the stomach. Omeprazole acts at a cellular level, it blocks the output of the cells of the gastric glands of hydrogen ions and chlorine, of which hydrochloric acid is formed - this leads to a prolonged reduction in gastric acid secretion.

The maximum therapeutic effect is achieved within three to four hours, and then it is reduced by half and is kept for e hours. In exchange application capsules of omeprazole increases the efficiency of its activities during the first four days, and after the drug has its effect lasts for three - five days.

 Omeprazole - Capsules for the treatment of peptic ulcer

To help omeprazole

To receive omeprazole capsules must be strict indications. This drug is usually prescribed for various diseases accompanied by increased secretion of gastric juice, for example, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer in the stomach acidity reduction will contribute to the healing of ulcers.

Gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer often causes bacterial pathogen infection - Helicobacter pylori. This pathogen like acidic environment, since it neutralizes the toxic product of his life - ammonium. In slightly acidic or alkaline medium ammonium accumulates and inhibits the vital functions of the pathogen. In addition, the decrease in acidity enhances the therapeutic effect of antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
 Who prescribe to kill Helicobacter pylori.

All these features contribute to the action of omeprazole that it is almost always prescribed for the treatment of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Ulcerative processes in the stomach may also develop in severe neuropsychiatric loads, stresses, taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), - omeprazole capsules can help in this case.

No less omeprazole is often prescribed for inflammation of the esophagus develops in regular contact with acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. This disease is called reflux esophagitis patients and delivers a lot of suffering.

 Omeprazole - Capsules for the treatment of peptic ulcer

Who should not take omeprazole capsules

Any contraindications have more generic than the original drugs - in this case their manufacturers are reinsured, because they themselves do not carry out such large-scale laboratory research and clinical trials, as producers of original drugs.

Contraindications for the purpose omeprazole capsules Sandoz are hypersensitivity to the drug, breast-feeding Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   breast and childhood. Precautions recommended to prescribe omeprazole capsules Sandoz for violations of liver and kidney function. During pregnancy, the drug can be used only if the expected benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the child.

 Omeprazole - Capsules for the treatment of peptic ulcer

Is it possible to overdose of omeprazole capsules?

Overdose is possible, so you need to take omeprazole strictly on prescription. In case of overdose appear nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, headache, dizziness Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
 , Sleep disturbances Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   (drowsiness or insomnia), confusion (sometimes in conjunction with hallucinations) and so on. In this case, you should immediately call an ambulance.

Galina Romanenko

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