Tablets hofitol: how to help digestion

January 20th, 2013

 Tablets hofitol
 Hofitol tablets prescribed for chronic diseases of the liver and biliary tract is acute. The drug helps restore metabolic processes in the liver cells, stimulates the production and secretion of bile, causing stagnation of bile is removed in the bile ducts and gall bladder.

 Tablets hofitol: how to help digestion

Features formulation Chophytol tablets

Hofitol tablets, coated tablets, manufactured by the French pharmaceutical company Phytopharm Rosa. Each tablet contains 200 mg of active principle - a dry aqueous extract of fresh leaves of an artichoke field. In addition, as excipients in tablets Chophytol include: magnesium trisilicate, corn starch, talc, magnesium stearate. The composition of the shell include: rosin, talc, acacia, sucrose, calcium carbonate, carnauba wax, gelatin, polysorbate 80, shellac, and disperse dyes.

Hofitol relates to plant drugs with hepatoprotective, choleretic and diuretic effect, reduces azotemia - increased blood levels of nitrogen products of protein metabolism, kidneys displayed.

Effect of the drug depends on the members of the artichoke extract Artichoke extract - for the treatment and prevention of various diseases  Artichoke extract - for the treatment and prevention of various diseases
   biologically active substances polyphenols, minerals and vitamins (carotene, vitamins C, group B). These substances actively affect the metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   in liver cells, thereby improving the general condition of the body. At the same time it contributes to increased hofitol bile production and excretion of bile from the bile ducts into the duodenum.

Furthermore, the tablets hofitol inhibit the formation of cholesterol, leading to its decrease in the blood and improve the condition of patients who have pathological processes developed against atherosclerosis.

Hofitol positive effect on the state of the kidneys. He has a fairly intense but mild diuretic effect, increasing glomerular filtration. This derived from the blood of toxic metabolic products of proteins that accumulate there with impaired renal function.

 Tablets hofitol: how to help digestion

Who and how to take the pills hofitol

Hofitol prescribed for biliary dyskinesia on the hypokinetic type, when the bile ducts and gall bladder bile stasis is created because of a violation of motor activity of smooth muscles of biliary tract. This condition is dangerous because the stagnation can lead to inflammation in the bile ducts (cholangitis) and gallbladder (cholecystitis). In addition, when biliary dyskinesia necessarily disturbed digestion, because the bile is an active participant in this process.

Tablets hofitol is also used in chronic cholecystitis and chronic cholangitis is worsening, and without the formation of stones in the biliary tract. Regular emptying of the gallbladder leads to a reduction of stagnation of bile, which prevents the development of acute inflammation.

In chronic liver disease (chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis) tablets hofitol also accept without exacerbation - it prevents the aggravation. In acute hepatitis hofitol pills used in the recovery period - improved metabolism in liver cells contribute to the overall improvement of the functions of the body.

In chronic kidney disease, which is accompanied by a slow decline in their function, hofitol promotes partial recovery of kidney function, as increased glomerular filtration of blood is removed from the toxic breakdown products of protein and excess fluid How to withdraw excess fluid from the body - all sorts of ways  How to withdraw excess fluid from the body - all sorts of ways
   (reduces swelling).

Tablets Chophytol take before meals. Adults can take two or three pills three times a day, children over six years - one or two tablets three times a day also. The duration of treatment depends on the patient, the average treatment lasts about two or three weeks.

 Tablets hofitol: how to help digestion

Side effects and contraindications

Side effects when taking tablets hofitol can only be allergic reactions, and diarrhea, which may occur during long-term treatment in high dohah. In case of overdose side effects Chophytol it worse.

Admission hofitol tablets is contraindicated in biliary tract obstruction caused by stones (cholelithiasis), tumor, congenital abnormalities, and so on. It does not take hofitol also in acute diseases of the liver and biliary tract, as well as kidney and urinary tract, hypersensitive to the components of the drug, and children up to six years.

With caution and only for health hofitol pills prescribed during pregnancy and nursing Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding (in this case assigns hofitol a doctor).

Galina Romanenko

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Activated charcoal: useful properties - in the home medicine cabinet

September 24, 2011

  • Activated charcoal: useful properties
  • How to apply
  • The home medicine cabinet
  • Prescriptions

 activated carbon in the home medicine cabinet

Activated carbon in the home medicine cabinet

Before use, grind activated charcoal tablets, dissolve the resulting powder with water and consume the resulting mixture. This is to ensure that the absorbent surface of the activated carbon became even greater. If there is no time or opportunity to make these manipulations, you can just chew a pill and wash it down with warm boiled water. In this case, activated charcoal Activated carbon - old but indispensable  Activated carbon - old but indispensable
   It takes effect within a minute after being hit in the stomach.

Activated carbon is also present in hard gelatin capsules, but it acts more slowly than the carbon powder for dissolution of the gelatin shell takes time.

Activated charcoal should be included in the medicine chest of every person, because it not only helps with digestive disorders, diarrhea and constipation. Activated carbon - is a means of first aid in case of poisoning of all kinds.

The results of numerous scientific experiments have confirmed the effectiveness of activated carbon as an antidote. For example, in one experiment, animals were injected with a lethal dose hundredfold cobra venom mixed with activated carbon, but it did not cause them any harm.

In other experiments with activated charcoal was mixed other deadly poisons - arsenic and strychnine. The prepared mixture under medical supervision in a strictly controlled environment swallowed people, participants in the experiment. None of them was hurt, although a dose of poison in 5 - 10 times the lethal dose.

Therefore, in case of poisoning with a hit of venom by mouth should first wash the stomach and take activated charcoal (1 - 2 tablespoons of coal slurry in water). Since all drugs are chemical compounds, all of which may be toxic if exceeded the recommended dosage. When poisoning with medications as recommended urgently (within two hours after poisoning) take activated charcoal.

 The home medicine cabinet | Activated Carbon: useful properties

How to use

Doctors recommend taking activated charcoal in the following cases:

  • for the treatment of poisonous insects, spiders and snakes;
  • for the treatment of food poisoning and medications, including an overdose of aspirin, Tylenol and other drugs;
  • in some forms of dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence and constipation;
  • to disinfect wounds and eliminate their odor;
  • to bring the body of toxins that cause anemia in patients with cancer;
  • to cleanse the blood of toxins in the liver and kidneys;
  • to purify the blood by blood transfusion.

While activated carbon is widely used in the poisoning of various kinds, it is not effective for cyanide poisoning, alcohol, caustic alkalis, mineral acids or boric acid. For the treatment of such poisoning used drugs of opposite pH-factor.

For example, before the arrival of "first aid" should be given to the patient calcium powder, dissolved in water (for poisoning acids) or vinegar (for poisoning alkalis).

If poisoning (be it food, alcohol, heavy metals, drugs) use of activated charcoal reduces the level of toxins in the blood, as well as oligopeptides, urea, residual nitrogen, creatinine Creatinine - will talk about the work of the kidneys  Creatinine - will talk about the work of the kidneys
   and bilirubin.

The recommended dose of charcoal for poisoning and intoxications is 20-30 g as an aqueous suspension: the required amount of powder for suspension is diluted in 100-150 ml of water (1 teaspoon of powder contains 1 g). In acute poisoning, treatment is initiated with gastric lavage 10-20% suspension, then move on ingestion - 20-30 grams per day. Treatment is continued at the rate of 0, 5-1 grams per 1 kilogram of body weight per day in 3-4 divided doses for 2-3 days

However, gastrointestinal bleeding history, expressed hydropic syndrome, ulcerative process of the stomach and intestines, disturbance of acid-base balance and hypercapnia Hypercapnia - breathe fresh air  Hypercapnia - breathe fresh air
   should refrain from ingestion of activated charcoal.

Activated carbon is effective in the treatment of acute pancreatitis Treatment of acute pancreatitis - it all depends on the shape  Treatment of acute pancreatitis - it all depends on the shape
 . When the disease is mild enterosorption use, which helps to restore intestinal motility and normal blood parameters, reduces toxicity. In moderate hemosorption conducted in conjunction with the reception enterosorbents. In severe pancreatitis enterosorption reduces indigestion and pain and normalizes endotoxemia.

Internal cleaning activated carbon is used, even with mechanical injuries of the skull, limbs, spine, pelvis and chest. This reduces the possibility of complications. Medical studies show that trauma enterosorption several times reduces the appearance of cases of wound infection, sepsis, peritonitis, pulmonary, infectious and septic complications. Significant improvement in health in the use of activated carbon was observed even in patients with psoriasis.