Reglan: help against nausea - Contra

April 7, 2011

  • Reglan: help against nausea
  • The mechanism of action of Cerucalum
  • Contraindications
  • Dosage
  • Side effects


Reglan - a centrally acting antiemetic drugs, has a pronounced therapeutic effect and, therefore, has a number of side effects. Therefore Cerucalum has some contraindications for use, which the doctor must be considered when it is implemented.

 Contraindications | Reglan: help against nausea

Side effects Cerucalum

Like any effective drug Cerucalum has a number of side effects associated with its effects on various organs and systems.

On the part of the brain and spinal cord during treatment tserukalom in some cases may appear side effects such as lethargy, fatigue, anxiety, fear, drowsiness or insomnia, low mood (depression), headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears. Sometimes it is applied appear with nature involuntary tics of facial muscles, neck or shoulders (this side effect is more common in children), spasms of the facial and masticatory muscles, spasmodic torticollis Torticollis - can pass itself  Torticollis - can pass itself
 , Rhythmic tremor of language, speech disorders, occipital seizures (opisthotonus, when the body is curved arc, drawing on his head and heels, is more common in children), increased tone of the skeletal muscles, Parkinson (shaking palsy). If used Reglan for a long time, older people often develop multiple tics and parkinsonism.

Toxic effects Cerucalum may have on the blood, thereby developing agranulocytosis - a dangerous condition in which the blood of almost disappear granular leukocytes (granulocytes) - base of cellular immunity. The body becomes defenseless against the invasion of infection is especially dangerous in children.

On the part of the circulatory system during treatment tserukalom may cause palpitations, low or high blood pressure (or alternating with sudden changes).

On the part of the gastrointestinal tract are possible side effects such as dry mucous membranes of the mouth, constipation or diarrhea.

For part of the internal secretion for prolonged use Cerucalum possible hormonal changes with the appearance of gynecomastia Gynecomastia - known since ancient times  Gynecomastia - known since ancient times
   (increase mammary glands of female type) in men and menstrual irregularities and the appearance of the milk from the mammary glands in females. Such side effects are more common in adolescents are associated with the stimulation of the synthesis of certain hormones pituitary and adrenal glands.

 Contraindications | Reglan: help against nausea

Contraindications for use Cerucalum

Contraindications for use Cerucalum stem from its mechanism of action and side effects. Since Reglan can stimulate the synthesis of certain hormones of the adrenal and pituitary glands, contraindication for his appointment are hormone producing tumors of these organs (eg, pheochromocytoma).

Preepyatstviem for appointment Cerucalum are also intestinal obstruction, bleeding from various organs of the gastrointestinal tract, the violation of integrity (perforation) of the stomach or intestinal walls. In all these states, increased motor activity of muscles of the gastrointestinal tract may lead to a deterioration of the patient.

The tendency of a patient with convulsions (convulsive readiness, it is particularly characteristic of children with perinatal lesions of the nervous system), tics of the face and upper body, and various movement disorders are also contraindications for appointment Cerucalum, as the latter can provoke an aggravation of these processes.

In pregnancy, Reglan absolutely contraindicated in the first trimester (the first 12 weeks of pregnancy), because in this period there is a bookmark human organs and tissues, and any drug can interfere with this process and prevent it, which is manifested in a variety of developmental abnormalities. In the second and third trimester of pregnancy absolute contraindications for appointment Cerucalum not, but it is strictly prescribed by prescription, and treatment should take place under medical supervision.

When feeding your baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   Reglan-feeding is contraindicated, since it gets from the blood in human milk and may harm the baby. If reception Cerucalum vital feeding mother, she should terminate at the time of breastfeeding. The tragedy in this is not so great as it is today produced infant formula Dairy mixture - selection of useful power  Dairy mixture - selection of useful power
 Replacing human milk. It is only necessary not to forget to express milk, as much milk is decanted, and so it will arrive. This will safely return to breastfeeding after treatment tserukalom.

Children from birth to two years of Reglan is not appointed because of its side effects, which in this age are generalized (common) character. At older ages tserukal children prescribed with caution and only if strict indications.

Finally, Reglan is not given to patients who have individual intolerance of the drug.

Precautions tserukalom treatment should be carried out with high blood pressure, asthma, severe liver and kidney diseases in violation of their functions.

Reglan - is an effective antiemetic central action, which must appoint a doctor.

Ulcerative colitis - stress is not to blame - Alternative Treatments

August 13, 2009

  • Ulcerative colitis - stress is not to blame
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment
  • Alternative Treatment
  • Treatment folk remedies
  • Dietary

Alternative Treatment

You can relieve symptoms by means of some other drugs. Depending on the severity of symptoms the doctor can prescribe you receive one or more of the following medications:

  • Antibiotics. Sometimes ulcerative colitis is accompanied by fever and to remove it, as well as to prevent possible development of infections, antibiotics are prescribed.
  • Antidiarrheal drugs. When mild to moderate diarrhea, help tools such as psyllium powder Psyllium - helps the kidneys and stomach  Psyllium - helps the kidneys and stomach
   (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel). In more severe cases may be effective loperamide (Imodium). However, antidiarrheal drugs should be used with caution, as they increase the risk of toxic megacolon.
  • Painkillers. Against weak and moderate pain helps, for example, acetaminophen. Do not use non-steroidal drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen. They can aggravate the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
  • Iron supplements. In chronic intestinal bleeding can develop anemia; to compensate for the lack of iron, we recommend taking appropriate supplements.

 Alternative Treatment | Ulcerative colitis - stress is not to blame

Alternative Medicine

Approximately half of all patients with IBD using these or other means of alternative medicine as a primary or subsidiary. Most of them are not regulated by the state authorities control. So patients have to rely on the word of manufacturers who claim that their products are safe. While there is no evidence of the effectiveness of alternative medicine in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, but some medications can be quite useful, in particular:

  • Prebiotics. It is thought that these natural substances derived from plants, can be very useful in treating ulcerative colitis. They also nourish the intestinal bacteria.
  • Probiotics. Perhaps the increased number of beneficial bacteria in the intestines to help cope with the disease.
  • Fish oil acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Aloe vera. One study found that daily use of aloe Aloe - its amazing healing properties  Aloe - its amazing healing properties
   benefits, but evidence for this is not enough.
  • Acupuncture. Several researchers argue that acupuncture is beneficial to patients with ulcerative colitis. During the procedure, the patient's skin thin needles are inserted, which can stimulate the production of natural painkillers.

If you decide to try alternative medicine, be sure to talk about this with your doctor.

 Alternative Treatment | Ulcerative colitis - stress is not to blame

Surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis

Treatment of ulcerative colitis surgical methods - is usually removal of the entire colon and rectum. This is the only way you can completely cure ulcerative colitis and apply it in very severe cases.

After removal of the colon and rectum in the abdominal wall is a small hole through which the ileum is expelled through which, in turn, displayed a chair.

This allows you to go to the bathroom more or less normally, though the urge to defecate after surgery can occur often.

From 25 to 40% of patients with ulcerative colitis eventually undergo the operation.

With the latest surgical techniques can be done so that feces discharged through the anus. This removes only the diseased tissue of the anus and the muscles remain intact. This operation is still not widespread, but is already quite successful, though sometimes it causes inflammation of the ileum, which now serves as the rectum. Because of this may be severe diarrhea, bleeding and pain.

 Alternative Treatment | Ulcerative colitis - stress is not to blame

Treatment of ulcerative colitis in children

Ulcerative colitis - an inflammatory bowel disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Symptoms and Treatment  Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Symptoms and Treatment
 Which may occur in children and adults; patients often diarrhea, and from time to time - severe abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 . At the moment, there is no means by which it would be possible to completely cure ulcerative colitis. However, there are various ways to facilitate and ease the symptoms of the condition.

  • You will need anti-inflammatory drugs, give your child prescription or non-prescription medications that reduce symptoms of intestinal inflammation.
  • Identify trigger foods - ie food from which symptoms are stronger. This may be a diet high in fiber (fruits and vegetables), hot dishes, soft drinks with caffeine, citrus fruits and chocolate. Eliminate these foods from the diet of the child.
  • Limit your intake of dairy products. Cheese, cheese and other dairy products can exacerbate ulcerative colitis and strengthen diarrhea. Limit the number or eliminate them from the diet of the child, or let it supplements with the enzyme lactase before he would eat dairy products. The enzyme breaks down lactose and is easier to digest.
  • Have your child drink more water. Drinks with caffeine, sweeteners, soda may increase the diarrhea and cause flatulence. Water is good for the digestive system; moreover, it compensates for the loss of fluid, which causes diarrhea.