When taking Aluminium phosphate gel - is to consult a doctor

April 4, 2013

 Aluminium phosphate gel when to take
 Fosfalyugel take in the complex therapy in various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and allergic diseases. This drug can be in the home medicine cabinet - it will help with the sudden appearance of heartburn, if it is related to eating disorders. However, frequent heartburn require a doctor's advice.

 When taking Aluminium phosphate gel - is to consult a doctor

Fosfalyugel as a remedy for heartburn

Many people when errors occur in the diet heartburn. This is a rather unpleasant condition which manifests itself a burning sensation behind the breastbone, and sometimes ending with sour belching. If heartburn occurs infrequently and is associated with violations of the diet, it can be easily cleared using modern nonabsorbable antacids - medicines that neutralize the hydrochloric acid.

One of these drugs is Aluminium phosphate gel, whose active substance is aluminum phosphate. Fosfalyugel quickly, within a few minutes, neutralized with hydrochloric acid and heartburn passes. Thus a single dose of the drug is not accompanied by any side effects in contrast to soda, which neutralizes the acid to form large amounts of carbon dioxide, an irritant and the tensile wall of the gastrointestinal tract.

Fosfalyugel - a drug non-prescription, you can have in your home medicine cabinet as a means of rescue from heartburn. But if heartburn occurs frequently, you should consult a doctor and find out the cause of this phenomenon: the long uncontrolled reception Fosfalyugel fraught with complications. And the underlying disease can run, if every time eliminate the symptoms instead of the correct grade of treatment.

 When taking Aluminium phosphate gel - is to consult a doctor

Fosfalyugel in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Fosfalyugel is widely used in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract that are accompanied by increased acidity of gastric juice. Such diseases include chronic gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis (including reflux oesophagitis throwing acidic gastric contents into the esophagus), stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcers, a variety of diseases of the intestine.

Fosfalyugel in such cases shall be appointed as a course of treatment. Especially its antacid action is that it does not reduce the acidity completely and quickly brings it to the physiological parameters, and then hold at that level for several hours. Thus, Aluminium phosphate gel did not stimulate the production of more hydrochloric acid, which always happens when a sharp decrease in acidity.

In addition, a part of Fosfalyugel auxiliary components (mainly agar and pectin), contribute to the fact that in the inflamed mucosal surface of the gastrointestinal tract formed protective film. This film protects the mucosa from any adverse effects, including increased acidity of gastric juice. The protective film prevents the destruction of the mucosal cells and promotes their recovery.

Fosfalyugel is the adsorbent. It precipitates on its surface various particles (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, toxins, etc.) and remove them from the body. This leads to an improvement in the patient's condition.

The drug also has a slight sedative effect and relieves this is often accompanied by high acidity of gastric juice symptom is prolonged diarrhea Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance  Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance

Fosfalyugel chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract is assigned in the complex treatment of exacerbations, as well as protivoretsidovnoy therapy. Fosfalyugel apply and allergic diseases - it displays the body of allergens that contribute to the development of allergic reactions Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat  Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat

Since in some cases have to use antacids frequently, should do so only on prescription - long uncontrolled intake of these drugs can cause side effects. A common side effect in such cases are constipation Constipation - Watch out for food  Constipation - Watch out for food
 They arise due to the fact that aluminum inhibits motor activity of smooth muscles of the intestine. To avoid them, patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids.

Chronic administration of the components may come into contact Fosfalyugel Fosfalyugel - a cure for heartburn, belching and stomach pains  Fosfalyugel - a cure for heartburn, belching and stomach pains
   in the blood and the negative effects of aluminum on brain cells. That is why the Aluminium phosphate gel should not be used in Alzheimer's disease. Do not appoint him, and in severe renal impairment - this increases the risk of side effects. Of course, you can not use Aluminium phosphate gel when hypersensitivity to the components of this drug.

Galina Romanenko

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How to take Imodium: rules and warnings

January 6, 2013

 how to take Imodium
 Imodium belongs to the drugs without prescription, why it should not be taken by yourself? The fact that this drug is not harmless when used incorrectly or overdose it can produce side effects and heavy overdosage. Imodium is especially dangerous for children.

 How to take Imodium: rules and warnings

How does Imodium

Action Imodium associated with exposure to the nerve cells of its active ingredient - loperamide. Loperamide inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at the point of transition from the nerve cells (neurons) on intestinal smooth muscle cells. And as with the help of acetylcholine transmit nerve impulses that are "forced" to move muscles, motor activity is suppressed and intestines - peristalsis, which promotes the stool toward the rectum. In the region of the anal opening (anus) occurs spasm locking circular muscle (sphincter) that leads to suppression of frequent defecation acts during diarrhea. Fecal trapped in the intestine, wherein a partial re-absorption into the blood stream of water and salts and the prevention of dehydration.

Imodium is used only for acute and chronic diarrhea of ​​non-infectious origin, and also to regulate the chair after the imposition of ileostomy - the output of the small intestine to the surface of the anterior abdominal wall. Ileostomy impose severe disease of the intestine, when he completely loses its function.

 How to take Imodium: rules and warnings

What is the danger of self-acceptance

Danger Imodium independent reception lies in that:

  • loperamide can exert their effects not only in the intestinal wall but also in the central nervous system (CNS), the transition of nerve impulses from neuron to; this can lead to inhibition of the CNS; the human liver (the liver is decomposed to loperamide metabolites) or Imodium overdose may develop disorders of the respiratory center, located in the medulla oblongata, and even stop breathing Stop breathing (apnea) during sleep - upper airway obstruction  Stop breathing (apnea) during sleep - upper airway obstruction
 That require resuscitation;
  • loperamide should not be taken in case of intestinal infections, as absorption into the blood of toxic products produced at the same time in the stool, will lead to the development of severe intoxication; to distinguish non-infectious diarrhea from intestinal infections can sometimes be a doctor;
  • Finally, loperamide can sometimes lead to constipation, bloating and cramping in the intestinal wall, accompanied by colicky; Sometimes this process ends with intestinal obstruction Ileus - the reasons may be different  Ileus - the reasons may be different
 ; in adults, such cases are rare, but children - very often, which is why children under 6 years old can not take the drug;
  • in some diseases of the intestine, which are accompanied by a violation of integrity or thinning of the wall of the intestine (e.g., ulcerative colitis Colitis - the danger of colon  Colitis - the danger of colon
 , Diverticulosis - protrusion of the intestinal wall with its thinning and so on) overflow bowel feces may cause it to break.

 How to take Imodium: rules and warnings

How to take Imodium

Sometimes, there is still an urgent need to stop the diarrhea. Imodium can be taken when disturbed only diarrhea but no high temperature, malaise, and there is no blood in the stool. This adult patients initially recommended to take just two capsules Imodium (4 mg), and then one capsule (2 mg) after each act of defecation. Children six years after the first time it is recommended to give one capsule (2 mg), and then continue to give the same dose after each act of defecation.

In chronic diarrhea, develops on the background of various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, dose selection for adults and children Imodium Imodium - for the treatment of diarrhea  Imodium - for the treatment of diarrhea
   made individually, so that the chair was not more than once or twice per day.

So do the presence of ileostomy. In this condition, the patient can not self-regulate his chair and stool comes out of the stoma opening randomly, the patient did not even feel. With Imodium, this process can be adjusted, achieving one or two acts of bowel movements per day.

In all chronic diseases and conditions of the intestine can Imodium appoint a doctor, who chooses an individual dose, and monitors the status of the patient. In the event of the patient signs of overdose, intestinal obstruction or intestinal infection Imodium overturned.

Imodium - a drug, which can produce severe side effects and overdosage if used incorrectly. To this did not happen, better to take Imodium prescribed by a doctor, despite the fact that this drug is sold over the counter without a prescription.

Galina Romanenko

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