Imodium - capsules for oral diarrhea

January 6, 2013

 Imodium Capsules
 Imodium capsules is definitely easy to use. It may be necessary, for example, in the journey when the cause of diarrhea (diarrhea) is a change in the quality of drinking water and food. But Imodium use in such cases should be cautious: it is contraindicated in intestinal infections that traveling is also very easy to pick up.

 Imodium - capsules for oral diarrhea

Imodium capsules - how it works

The composition includes capsules Imodium active substance (loperamide) and excipients (lactose monohydrate, corn starch, talc, magnesium stearate). Imodium Capsules are composed of: titanium dioxide were yellow and black iron oxide, indigotindisulfonat sodium, gelatin, erythrosine sodium.

Each capsule contains 2 mg of loperamide, which provides symptomatic antidiarrhoeal effect. Being absorbed into the bloodstream after ingestion, Imodium exerts its effects mainly in the intestinal wall.

The mechanism of action of the active active substance Imodium Imodium - for the treatment of diarrhea  Imodium - for the treatment of diarrhea
   (loperamide) is that interrupts the transmission of nerve impulses from the nerve cells (neurons), smooth muscle cells located in the intestinal wall. This occurs by suppression of release of acetylcholine - neromediatora by which is the transmission of nerve impulses from cell to cell in nervous system first, and then at the junction of the nervous and muscular system.

In general the release of acetylcholine is inhibited in a place where the nerve impulses are transmitted to the neurons on the smooth muscle cells. But with an increase in dosage of the drug is possible and overall inhibitory effect on the central nervous system - that with the action of the drug associated serious consequences of his overdose.

As a result of suppressed loperamina locomotor activity (peristalsis) of the intestine, the stool and the liquid trapped in the intestine, wherein the liquid salt and subjected to re-absorption, which prevents dehydration. Simultaneously loperamide cause spasm of the sphincter (circular muscle) located in the area of ​​the anus, which helps to reduce the urge to defecate.

 Imodium - capsules for oral diarrhea

Which diseases can take the capsules Imodium

Capsules Imodium for diarrhea accept only non-infectious nature, when the signs of intestinal infection Imodium should not be taken as the re-absorption into the blood produced during processes such toxins can lead to a sharp deterioration in the patient's condition.

Acute diarrhea may develop in severe emotional stress, overheating, eating disorders, which developed while taking unusual food or water, characterized by the composition of salts from that to which the person used, etc. In this case, the appearance of frequent watery stools unchanged general condition (no fever, headache Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 , Malaise) adult can start taking the capsules before consulting a doctor Imodium (Imodium belongs to the drugs without prescription).

However, the consultation of the doctor is necessary, as any acute diarrhea can pass the intestinal infection caused by will be opportunistic and pathogenic microorganisms, living constantly in the human body.

Take the capsules Imodium and chronic diarrhea caused by various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. In this case, Imodium is a part of complex treatment of patients and the dose chosen doctor so that the chair was not more often than once or twice a day.

Adjust the chair using Imodium is sometimes necessary if the patient ileostomy - removing holes of the small intestine to the surface of the anterior abdominal wall. Ileostomy is superimposed with severe diseases of the bowel, when he can not function.

 Imodium - capsules for oral diarrhea

Side effects

Imodium adult patients at recommended doses are generally well tolerated. Nevertheless, there are side effects. For example, you may experience side effects such as lethargy, confusion, incoordination, and dizziness Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
   - A consequence of effects on the CNS loperamide.

Side effects may be on the intestine - is constipation, flatulence and intestinal cramps. In rare cases it may cause obstruction, which requires observation of the surgeon, and possibly surgery.

Sometimes there are also allergic to Imodium.

 Imodium - capsules for oral diarrhea

When the capsules can not take Imodium

Imodium is contraindicated in intestinal infections, intestinal obstruction, hypersensitivity to its components of the patient. Do not take Imodium and intestinal diseases that lead to the violation of the integrity or the thinning of the intestinal wall - it is fraught with wall perforation and peritonitis. Such diseases include erosive and ulcerative processes in the intestine and diverticulosis - the presence of protrusions in the intestinal wall while its thinning. Do not take Imodium in the first trimester, while feeding the baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   chest and for children up to six years.

Imodium prescribed with caution in reducing liver function (possible overdose of the drug), and the second and third trimester of pregnancy.

Galina Romanenko

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Kvamatel and pancreas - the application is possible and sometimes necessary

July 1, 2012

 kvamatel pancreas
 In some cases kvamatel used to treat diseases of the pancreas, but only after the preliminary examination and elimination of serious diseases, such as gastric cancer Stomach cancer: genetics and lifestyle  Stomach cancer: genetics and lifestyle
   or pancreas. The problem is that kvamalel may mask the symptoms of these diseases, which will not allow them to identify in a timely manner.

 Kvamatel and pancreas - the application is possible and sometimes necessary

How does kvamatel

Kvamatel (the main active substance - famotidine) is a histamine H2-receptor blocker, whereas histamine stimulates gastric acid secretion. By blocking the receptors to perceive the ability of histamine, kvamalel thus suppresses the secretion of gastric juices new portions and reduces its acidity.

Simultaneously, it stimulates the protection of the gastric mucosa from the effects of gastric juice. The stomach content increases mucus, which is present gidrokorbonat and glycoproteins, alkalizing stomach contents. Increases in the wall of the stomach prostaglandins that protect the stomach from any impacts, and promote healing of ulcers and erosions, prevent bleeding.

However, as it turned out, this preparation not only helps in diseases of the stomach.

 Kvamatel and pancreas - the application is possible and sometimes necessary

Kvamatel cancer and adenoma podzhedudochnoy

Adenoma - a benign tumor A benign tumor - is not always safe  A benign tumor - is not always safe
   the glandular tissue of the pancreas, which produces an additional digestive (pancreatic) juices. Displayed pancreatic juice into the duodenum, and from there to the return current contents of the intestine can be thrown into the stomach. In this case, it is developing a heavy defeat on the walls of the stomach and duodenum, which is known as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Thus on the wall surface of the stomach and duodenum ulcers appear numerous.

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome - a serious illness that can occur with severe pain. Appointment with the kvamatel can significantly alleviate the condition of patients. Dose kvamatel in this disease is selected individually. As a rule, it is much higher than the dose kvamatel, which is prescribed for diseases of the stomach. Take medication as often, every six hours.

 Kvamatel and pancreas - the application is possible and sometimes necessary

Kvamatel and inflammatory diseases of the pancreas

An inflammatory disease of the pancreas include acute and chronic pancreatitis. However, both acute and exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis are rarely associated with any infection. Usually, the inflammation of the pancreas develop against intracellular activation of pancreatic enzymes, resulting in digestion (necrosis) of the cells of the body's own tissue.

Particularly dangerous acute pancreatitis, in which the massive necrosis of pancreatic cells and recovery processes (replacement of necrotic cells pancreatic connective tissue) are with great difficulty. In exacerbations of chronic pancreatitis occurs the same process, but necrosis develops more slowly and not so massively that allows the connective tissue to replace damaged cells.

In acute pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis - is easier to prevent than to treat  Acute pancreatitis - is easier to prevent than to treat
   and exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis the main therapeutic measures is to ensure full functional rest the pancreas, that is trying to make the cells of the pancreas does not produce digestive (pancreatic) juices. To do this, the patient is assigned to a therapeutic cold and hunger in the region of the pancreas - the cold causes a decrease in the function of cells of the pancreas.

In order to maximize reduction of pancreatic function and are assigned a variety of medications. Including as part of a treatment prescribed medications - histamine H2-receptor blockers, as now established that these drugs (eg kvamatel) provide functional rest cells of the pancreas. They block the action of enzymes gistaminzavisimyh cells of the stomach and pancreas, which leads to suppression of the synthesis of enzymes of pancreatic digestive juice.

To date, the most effective blocker, the histamine H2 receptor is famotidine and its analogs, including kvamatel. These drugs are in the third generation of the histamine H2-receptor blockers act more gently and produce fewer side effects. If pancreatitis it is prescribed long courses, followed by gradual withdrawal, since abrupt withdrawal can cause an increase in gastric and pancreatic secretion. Furthermore, kvamatel stimulates connective tissue necrosis at the site of pancreatic cells Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 That is, it has also reducing properties.

In acute pancreatitis and exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis often start treatment with intravenous drip kvamatel, and then, after the improvement of the patient moving to a reception inside it in pill form.

Kvamatel is often the drug of choice in the treatment of acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Galina Romanenko

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