Pancreatin tablets - should be kept in a home medicine cabinet

October 28, 2012

 tablets pancreatin
 Tablets containing pancreatin, produced by different pharmaceutical companies under their own names. The most popular drug that comes in pill form, is now mezim Fort pharmaceutical company Berlin-Chemie (Germany).

 Pancreatin tablets - should be kept in a home medicine cabinet

The composition and operation of the fort mezima

Tablets mezim form are available in two forms: mezim mezim forte and forte 10 000 differ in the number of these tablets contained in these digestive enzymes in the title at the same time reflects the substance of enzymes that break down fats.

One tablet contains mezima forte 3500 IU enzymes for digestion of fats (lipase), 4200 units of enzymes for digestion of carbohydrates (amylase) and 250 units of enzymes to break down proteins (proteases). Adjuncts in these tablets are microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethyl starch, colloidal silica and magnesium stearate. The composition of enteric coating include talc, hypromellose, azorubinovy ​​lacquer dry simethicone emulsion, dry polyacrylate titatna dioxide, macrogol 6000.

One tablet mezima Fort 10,000 contains 137.5 mg of pancreatin Pancreatin - a means to improve digestion  Pancreatin - a means to improve digestion
 , Which consists of 10 000 units of lipase, amylase 7500 units, and 375 units of protease. Auxiliaries are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate. Several changed and the composition of enteric coating.

When injected into the gastrointestinal tract tabeltki mezim forte and forte mezim 10,000 without breaking, pass through the stomach and break only in the duodenum, which has an alkaline content (in the acidic contents of the pancreatin is destroyed).

Included in the tablet enzymes contribute to the rapid and complete breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, without the formation of toxic by-products of the decay, after which they are easily absorbed into the intestinal wall, without causing irritation, enter the blood and tissues absorbed.

This secretion is stimulated and its own digestive enzymes of the gastrointestinal tract.

 Pancreatin tablets - should be kept in a home medicine cabinet

When can I take the pills mezim forte and forte mezim 10,000

Those and other tablets can be taken at different errors in the diet, such as overeating and heaviness in the stomach, eating oily or hardly digestible food, etc. And as such cases occur most frequently on holidays mezim forte tablets can be in the home medicine cabinet and, if necessary, take them yourself. Apply them one or two pills during the meal, washed down with half a glass of water (but not mineral).

In all other cases the dose and duration of use mezima selected individually by your doctor. It will play a positive role mezim forte and in preparation for the various diagnostic tests. Upon receipt of this preparation is complete splitting components of food without gassing, which normally prevents to conduct diagnostic tests.

With diseases such as chronic pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis (a congenital disease with impaired digestive glands) when the suffering of the pancreas function Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 , Mezim Fort appointed physician after a full examination in the form of replacement therapy.

In chronic inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and bile ducts that lead to exchange-dystrophic changes of these bodies and the violation of their functions mezim fort is used as treatments to facilitate digestion, prevent irritant effect of food on their walls and stimulation of its own secretory the ability of these bodies.

Often the function of the gastrointestinal tract is broken after removal operations and the entire portion of a body (e.g., the stomach or intestine) or after irradiation (eg in the treatment of cancer). Admission mezima forte alleviate the condition of patients.

 Pancreatin tablets - should be kept in a home medicine cabinet

Contraindications and side effects

Contraindications pills mezim forte and forte mezim 10,000, and they cause the same side effects. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity of the components of the drug by the body of the patient, acute pancreatitis and exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis.

Because side effects are known constipation, discomfort in the stomach, and allergic reactions. With prolonged use at high doses may increase the blood levels of uric acid Uric acid - a normal level?  Uric acid - a normal level?

Do not take large doses of the drug in cystic fibrosis Cystic fibrosis: early diagnosis - the key to recovery  Cystic fibrosis: early diagnosis - the key to recovery
 This can lead to disruption of intestinal obstruction due to the growth of connective tissue, which can not be stretched, resulting in formation of a stricture (narrowing resistant) intestine.

Galina Romanenko

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Fortrans - refuse enema

December 13th, 2009

  • Fortrans - refuse enema
  • Indications and reception

   The active ingredient of the drug is macrogol Fortrans - a drug known as an osmotic laxative. Furthermore, powder for solution includes sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride. The powder is mixed with water and taken orally.

Macrogol - is an inert substance which passes through the intestine without absorbing the body. He eases constipation, increasing the water content of the stool.

Sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride (electrolyte), are part Fortrans that, during the course of treatment body does not lose too much sodium, potassium, or water. Fortrans recommended to take with strong or chronic constipation.

 Fortrans - refuse enema


The contents of each sachet should be pre-dissolved in 125 ml of water. If necessary, the solution may be stored in a refrigerator (at a temperature of 2-8 C), in a tightly closed container, no longer than six hours. If the solution is stored for a long time, pour it.

It is usually recommended to use three or four sachets of powder per day, depending on the severity of symptoms. Do not take Fortrans for more than two weeks. However, your doctor may prescribe a longer course of treatment if chronic constipation is a result of diseases such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis - whether in remission?  Multiple sclerosis - whether in remission?
 And, if you regularly take drugs that cause constipation, such as opioid painkillers, antispasmodic medicines or anticholinergic medications to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease - where the nerve endings are destroyed  Parkinson's disease - where the nerve endings are destroyed

With extremely severe constipation can be recommended intake of eight bags Fortrans a day; all of them must be taken within six hours (note that patients with heart disease should not take more than two sachets of powder per hour). Typically, such a course of intensive treatment lasts no longer than three days.

 Fortrans - refuse enema


Stop taking the drug and contact your doctor if you notice symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, excessive thirst and headache Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 And swelling of the feet Swelling of the legs - do not leave without attention  Swelling of the legs - do not leave without attention
 . These symptoms may indicate an imbalance of fluids and electrolytes.

Elderly Fortrans can be taken only on doctor's prescription and under his supervision.

If you accidentally take too much of the drug dose, interrupt its use for one-two days. Usually, an overdose Fortrans causes diarrhea or no symptoms.


  • Intestinal perforation;
  • Bowel obstruction due to structural or functional disorder of the intestinal wall;
  • Ulcerative colitis;
  • Crohn's disease;
  • The sharp increase in the colon, which can be observed in the later stages of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease (toxic megacolon);
  • Age less than 12 years.

Fortrans not be taken if you are allergic to any of its components. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to other medications, consult your doctor before taking Fortrans.

Pregnant and lactating women should not take Fortrans without justified need.

 Fortrans - refuse enema

Side effects

The most common side effects are Fortrans:

  • Abdominal pain;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Malaise;
  • Vomiting;
  • Swelling of the abdomen or bloating;
  • Flatulence;
  • Discomfort in the rectum to acquire;
  • Headache;
  • Changes in the level of electrolytes (especially potassium) in the blood.

 Fortrans - refuse enema

Drug Interactions

Fortrans can weaken the effect of drugs. If you are taking any medications, especially prescription, be sure to consult with your doctor before taking Fortrans.