Lactusan - prebiotic Russian production

May 3, 2009

 The human gut is populated by useful microorganisms - lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. When the number is decreased, while the number of pathogenic microflora is increasing, there is a dysbacteriosis. Help remedy this problem prebiotics - funds that form a favorable environment for the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria. Lactusan is one of those drugs.

 Lactusan - prebiotic Russian production

How does Lactusan

The composition of this formulation includes the lactulose, galactose and lactose. In the upper gastrointestinal tract in humans do not have enzymes that break down lactulose, so it gets into the intestine unchanged. In the colon by the action of the local flora that carbohydrates break down to low molecular weight organic acids. Because of this reduced pH of the contents of the intestine, and pathogenic (disease-causing) microorganisms can not proliferate in such an acidic environment.

Lactusan selectively stimulates the growth of normal intestinal microflora, which produces bacteriocins - substances similar in its effect to antibiotics. Also lactobacilli and bifidobacteria form a film on the inner surface of the intestinal wall and prevent the absorption of toxins into the blood.

The low molecular weight acid which decomposes lactulose, increase the osmotic pressure in the colon. Because of this, in the intestine receives more water than usual. The consistency of the stool becomes softer, and its removal is facilitated. Lactusan in its effect similar to dietary fiber, so it is optimally regulates the intestine and is not addictive.

Lactusan improves the absorption of many minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and iron. The acidic environment of the colon increases the dissolution of certain salts of calcium, which leads to the free forms of the trace element in a larger amount. In this form of calcium is easier to penetrate through the intestinal mucosa into the blood stream.

Drug activates the immune system due to the fact that the normal microflora promotes the synthesis of substances, that comprise immunoglobulins. Useful microorganisms and provide for the formation of vitamins of group B.

 Lactusan - prebiotic Russian production

Indications for admission

The drug is given in these conditions:

  • Intestinal dysbiosis of any severity in children and adults. Prebiotic restores the protective microflora for a long time;
  • Eliminating the effects of antibiotic treatment Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
 . Lactusan used in conjunction with these medications and prevents the death of beneficial bacteria;
  • Colitis and other gastrointestinal disease;
  • Chronic constipation in the elderly, children, pregnant women and patients who have long bed rest;
  • Liver and pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
   with a variety of reasons (cirrhosis, hepatitis, intrahepatic bile stasis - cholestasis). At the same time developing liver failure - a condition where the body can not cleanse the blood of toxins. These pollutants (mainly ammonia) to enter the human body from the intestine and adversely affect the central nervous system, developing hepatic encephalopathy. Lactusan stimulates the binding of ammonia in the gut and reduces its absorption, but also inhibits the vital activity of bacteria that produce a toxic substance;
  • Renal insufficiency;
  • Toxemia of pregnancy, accompanied by dyspepsia;
  • Allergic diseases of the skin (atopic dermatitis, urticaria). The drug increases blood levels of biologically active substances which favorably influence the skin condition;
  • Comprehensive treatment of osteoporosis Osteoporosis - he threatens you?  Osteoporosis - he threatens you?
  • Intestinal infection (salmonellosis);
  • Abnormalities in the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
  • Preventing colon cancer;
  • Prevention of urogenital infections.

 Lactusan - prebiotic Russian production


Lactusan can not be used when:

  • Increased individual sensitivity to the drug;
  • Galactosemia (elevated levels of galactose in the blood);
  • Lactase deficiency (diseases in which impaired absorption of dairy products due to the deficiency of the enzyme lactase);
  • Intestinal obstruction.

 Lactusan - prebiotic Russian production

Side effects and overdose

For the first time after starting the drug may appear bloating (flatulence), but this unpleasant symptom generally resolves within three days. In rare cases, it develops excessive laxative effect.

An overdose of the drug is nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Such a condition requires a reduction in dose Lactusan. If the drug is used to treat patients with hepatic encephalopathy, it can lead to overdosing electrolyte imbalance. This condition occurs when disrupted normal ratio between the content of natural minerals and water in the body.

 Lactusan - prebiotic Russian production

Application Lactusan during pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is important that the colon expectant mother prevailed useful microflora. Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli protect women and fetal body against infections and toxins that are present in the gut. Normal microflora synthesizes vitamins B and contributes to a better absorption of trace mineral that is essential during this period. Also important is the prevention of constipation in pregnancy. Lactusan copes with these tasks.

Lactulose, which is part of the drug does not have the body of a pregnant systemic action, because the substance does not penetrate the blood and act only in the colon. Lactusan not teratogenic and mutagenic effects. This means that the drug is safe for the fetus and does not violate its development.

Lactusan - a modern dietary supplement to the food, which is used not only as part of an integrated treatment of many diseases, but also to prevent them.

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Mezim forte - helps the intestine

May 6, 2010

  • Mezim forte - helps the intestine
  • Application

 Fort mezim

Pancreatin (active substance mezim forte) - pancreatic enzyme Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 Taking part in the absorption of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the digestive tract. Pancreatin is often used in cystic fibrosis, helps with food allergies, celiac disease, autoimmune diseases and cancer, and promotes weight loss. Pancreatin effectively replaces the missing pancreatic enzymes, involved in a number of important processes in the body.

 Mezim forte - helps the intestine

pharmachologic effect

Included in the pancreatin enzymes lipase, amylase and protease facilitate the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The shell that covers the tablets is not soluble under the action of gastric juice and protects enzymes from inactivation by gastric juice. Only under the influence of a neutral or alkaline environment of the small intestine envelope dissolves and releases the enzymes. Maximum enzyme activity is observed after 30-45 minutes after dosing.

 Mezim forte - helps the intestine

The recommended dose

Adults: 1-3 tablets per day before or during meals, not chewing and drinking water.

Children: The preparation is applied by a physician.

 Mezim forte - helps the intestine


  • chronic pancreatitis, pancreatectomy, post-irradiation, indigestion, cystic fibrosis;
  • bloating, diarrhea, infectious origin;
  • violation of digestion (after resection of the stomach and small intestine);
  • improve food digestion in the normal function of the gastrointestinal tract (eating fatty foods, overeating, irregular meals);
  • violations of the chewing function;
  • Remhelda syndrome (gastrocardiac syndrome);
  • preparations for X-ray examination and ultrasound of the abdomen.

 Mezim forte - helps the intestine


  • Acute pancreatitis;
  • Exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis;
  • Hypersensitivity to the drug.

 Mezim forte - helps the intestine

Safety measures

Tell your doctor about any unusual or allergic reactions to any drugs, especially pancreatin, pancrelipase, or other digestive enzymes.

Since pancreatin may reduce the absorption of iron, your doctor may prescribe supplements Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification

Patients with marked allergic to pork or beef, can also have an allergic reaction to pancreatin.

The physician can prescribe a drug that reduces the production of gastric acid, such as cimetidine or ranitidine Ranitidine - help in the prevention of relapse of peptic ulcer  Ranitidine - help in the prevention of relapse of peptic ulcer
 To increase the absorption of pancreatin.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you are expecting a child or are planning a pregnancy. Also tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

 Mezim forte - helps the intestine

Side effect

Since mezim forte contains natural substances, its side effect is minimal. Adverse drug effects are individual; the following side effects are observed not in all cases:

  • allergic reactions;
  • diarrhea or constipation;
  • nausea;
  • stomach pain;
  • using high doses in patients with cystic fibrosis Cystic fibrosis: early diagnosis - the key to recovery  Cystic fibrosis: early diagnosis - the key to recovery
   - Intestinal obstruction;
  • hyperuricosuria;
  • hyperuricemia.

 Mezim forte - helps the intestine

Interaction with Drug

Prolonged and simultaneous application of pancreatin with iron preparations may decrease iron absorption. The simultaneous use of antacids containing calcium carbonate and / or magnesium hydroxide (Maalox, Mylanta) may reduce the effectiveness of pancreatin.

 Mezim forte - helps the intestine

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Safety of mezim forte during pregnancy is not well understood. Application is possible in cases where the expected benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
  Storage conditions

Mezim forte should be stored in a dark, dry place inaccessible to children at temperature not exceeding 25 ° C. Shelf life - 3 years.