Imodium - Description: how to deal with diarrhea

January 6, 2013

 Imodium description
 Imodium can stop the diarrhea, but only when there is no intestinal infection. Therefore Imodium best taken by a physician, despite the fact that, in the pharmacy, a drug can be purchased without a prescription. Improper use of Imodium may cause significant side effects.

 Imodium - Description: how to deal with diarrhea

How does Imodium

Active ingredient Imodium Imodium - for the treatment of diarrhea  Imodium - for the treatment of diarrhea
   - Loperamide reduces intestinal motility by inhibiting the release Discharges in women when there is cause for concern  Discharges in women when there is cause for concern
   in the gut wall of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which conveys nervous impulses to smooth muscles of the body.

The result is sharply reduced intestinal motility and stool trapped in the gastro-intestinal tract, which allows the liquid absorbed from the intestinal lumen into blood again. Simultaneously Imodium increases contraction of the sphincter of the anus, suppressing thus the frequent acts of defecation.

Imodium is used for non-infectious diarrhea when indigestion occurs at various eating disorders or receiving poor quality food. In this case, it prevents loss of fluids and salts, relieves symptoms of digestive disorders that reduce efficiency.

If the cause of the diarrhea was intestinal infection, constipation will promote re-absorption of pathogens and their toxins and toxins produced as a result of inflammation in the intestines. All of this can significantly complicate the disease.

Especially dangerous is this situation in children. Therefore, in the absence of temperature and signs of intoxication adult diarrhea can take a pill Imodium to the doctor's advice, and to give the child the drug without a prescription is not necessary.

 Imodium - Description: how to deal with diarrhea

With which diseases and how to take

Diarrhea infectious origin occur usually without the temperature in the feces when there is no mucus and blood, do not appear such general symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, headache Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 Fever. In general, an adult feels quite satisfactory. To remove the symptoms of diarrhea and related stomach aches can begin taking Imodium, but during the day if condition does not improve or appears, temperature, blood and mucus in the stool, you will need to consult your doctor immediately.

Take Imodium for acute diarrhea first two tablets, and then one after each act of defecation (one tablet or capsule contains Imodium 2mg loperamide). Children over six years for the first time appointed a tablet and then, in the same dose of Imodium take after each act of defecation.

In chronic diarrhea (such as when the enzyme deficiency) adult patients (including elderly patients), two tablets (4 mg) a day, after which the dose is adjusted individually so that the chair was once or twice a day. Children six years after titration begins with one tablet (2 mg). If the chair is normalized. The drug is discontinued.

Imodium is used as in the ileostomy - breeding holes of the small intestine to the surface of the anterior abdominal wall in various diseases and tumors of the small intestine. The dose is adjusted individually.

 Imodium - Description: how to deal with diarrhea

This is contraindicated

Imodium is contraindicated for diarrhea Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance  Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance
   against the background of intestinal infections (re-absorption of intestinal contents into the blood will lead to a complication of the disease), intestinal obstruction (in the absence of peristalsis signs of obstruction worse), acute and chronic ulcerative colitis, intestinal diverticula (protrusions in the wall of the intestine, which may be delayed stool) and hypersensitive to the components of the drug.

Imodium is contraindicated in the first trimester of pregnancy (in the second and third trimesters of its prescribed with caution), lactation (Imodium is excreted in breast milk) and in children (under six years). Exercise caution when appointing the drug should be in the human liver.

 Imodium - Description: how to deal with diarrhea

Toxic whether the drug Imodium?

Imodium considered nontoxic drug, however, when it is received can develop a number of side effects. With increasing doses of the drug, severe poisoning, the main manifestations of which are disorders of the central nervous system, including depression of the respiratory center. Severe poisoning require emergency medical care in resuscitation department.

So better take Imodium prescribed by a doctor. If there is a need to take it yourself, then you need to carefully read the instructions and stick to the recommended dosage. Children no means alone can not give Imodium - only on prescription.

Galina Romanenko

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How to treat bloody sores: start with a survey

June 26, 2012

 how to treat bloody sores
 Ulcer - a loss of body tissues. Ulcers on the inner walls of the stomach and duodenum are referred to peptic ulcer disease. This condition can be very painful; sometimes it causes complications such as bloating Bloating - if you are bursting inside  Bloating - if you are bursting inside
 , Nausea, vomiting and acid reflux.

For a long time it was thought that peptic ulcer disease is a consequence of stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 But it is usually caused by the bacterium Helicobacter (H. pylori). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including the most common painkillers can also cause peptic ulcer disease. Because NSAIDs ulcer may also start to bleed. Bleeding ulcers is very dangerous and requires medical attention. To treat this condition in several ways.

  • If possible, stop taking NSAIDs. This will prevent further deterioration and slow or possibly stop the bleeding.
  • Take antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
   for the treatment of peptic ulcer. Doctors prescribe antibiotics that kill the bacteria H. Pylori and reduce the likelihood of developing stomach cancer Stomach cancer: genetics and lifestyle  Stomach cancer: genetics and lifestyle
  • Go endoscopy. With it, the doctor will determine the location of the ulcer and then to inject a drug that will stop the bleeding.
  • Try natural remedies. For example, yarrow possesses therapeutic properties, including the ability to stop the bleeding. To stop or at least weaken the bleeding ulcers, drink tea made from yarrow.
  • In some cases, in order to block the blood vessels, causing bleeding, the need for laser surgery.

If you suspect that you have a bleeding ulcer, be sure to contact your doctor. This condition can become very serious; In rare cases a blood transfusion, so that in such cases self unacceptable.

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