Espumizan - a drug to reduce flatulence.
Structure and Composition of the drug Espumizan
Espumizan available in the following dosage forms:
- Soft gelatin capsules are yellow, each of which contains an active component - simethicone (40 mg). Additional components: glycerin, methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate. The blister packs of 25 capsules.
- The emulsion is intended for oral administration, a 5 ml containing 40 mg of simethicone. Additional components: sodium cyclamate, purified water, sodium saccharin, hydrochloric acid, polysorbate 80, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, banana flavor, colloidal silica. The bottle of 100 ml.
Espumizan analogues are the following drugs: Kuplaton, Disflatil, Mets fort Sab simplex.
Pharmacological action Espumizan
According to the instructions Espumizan reduces gas formation in the intestine. Simethicone, the main component of the preparation, a surfactant, reduces the surface tension of the gas bubbles that are in the digestive tract, which subsequently decompose. At the same time released gases can be excreted due to intestinal peristalsis, or absorbed his walls.
Application Espumizan prior to diagnostic and surgical procedures contributes to a clearer picture as removes gas bubbles and also helps more thoroughly irrigate the mucosa of the colon contrast medium, preventing rupture contrast film, even if bloating.
According to the instructions Espumizan shown in the following cases:
- Bloating (distension of the abdomen, caused by accumulation of gases inside the large amount), including patients in the postoperative period;
- Before the diagnostic or surgical abdominal cavity;
- Remhelda syndrome.
Drug use or analogs Espumizan as a "defoamer" in case of poisoning detergents, as well as an additive to a suspension of the contrast agents with the purpose of obtaining double contrast images.
In the opinion of Espumizan effective in flatulence and colic in infants.
Dosing and dosing regimen Espumizan
Flatulence adult dosage is 80 mg (two teaspoons emulsion or two capsules) three to five times per day.
Children aged six to fourteen usually administered drug dose 40-80 mg three to five times per day.
Children from birth to six years Espumizan allowed only in the form of an emulsion. The dosage is 40 mg (one teaspoon or 25 drops) three to five times a duck. Infants emulsion should be given together with a bottle with a meal or immediately after a meal.
In the case of poisoning detergent formulation given in an amount of 50-100 ml for adults and 10-50 ml for children, depending on the severity of the poisoning.
To obtain double contrast images using the drug in the form of an emulsion or analog based Espumizan 20-40 ml per liter of slurry contrast.
Before the diagnostic or surgical patients taking 80 mg (two teaspoons or two capsules) three times a day, one day before the surgery, and 80 mg in the morning on an empty stomach to-day operations.
The drug is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the main or additional components.
In the opinion of Espumizan well tolerated by patients. Sometimes there may be a minor allergic reaction.
If necessary, welcome Espumizan allowed for a long period of time.
Since the emulsion is no sugar, it permitted its use to patients with diabetes and patients who have problems with digestion.
The drug is stored in a dry place at room temperature for no longer than 36 months.