Smecta - antidiarrheal drug absorbent action.
The pharmacological action of Smecta
The drug is successfully adsorbs and then displays the body of toxins, pathogenic bacteria and viruses, intestinal gases. In testimony to the smectite it noted that due to the enhanced ductility and toughness, the drug has a high enveloping power. In the interaction with the components of mucus, Smecta improves mucosal barrier function, thus protecting it from the effects of various toxins, hydrochloric acid, bile acids and other negative factors, it prevents the loss of body fluids and electrolytes.
The drug is used in the symptomatic treatment of peptic ulcer disease of the gastrointestinal tract, the manifestations of acute and chronic diarrhea (drug, allergic origin, arising as a result of violations or changes in diet and food quality), diarrhea of infectious origin in the complex therapy.
In a review of the smectite it noted that the drug has proven itself very well as a means to relieve discomfort and bloating symptoms of gastritis, duodenal ulcer, colitis.
Instructions for Use
The drug used as an aqueous solution. Before use, the contents of one packet Smecta must be dissolved in a small amount of boiled water gradually emptying powder and mixing it thoroughly. The instructions to the smectite indicates that the dosage is calculated according to age. For children under the age of one year, the daily dosage of the drug is 3 g (1 package); children aged one to two years is recommended daily intake of 3-6 grams of the drug (1-2 package); over two years of age - 6-9 grams (2-3 package).
For children taking the drug recommended to dissolve the powder in water in the baby bottle with a capacity of 50 ml, and then add a ready solution in baby food, or any other liquid food.
The course of treatment is three to seven days.
Application Smecta during pregnancy and lactation
The instructions to the smectite no direct contraindications for use during pregnancy and lactation, as experimentally confirmed that the active substances of the drug do not adversely affect fetal development.
Side effects with the use of Smecta
Side effects when using the drug are rare. In most cases, Smecta tolerated very well. However, in a review of the smectite it is said that during the reception can not be excluded side effects such as constipation, fever, and vomiting.
If you are using the drug for two to three days, the patient's condition does not improve, you must consult a doctor immediately. In testimony to the smectite it said that in cases of side effects such as vomiting and fever, the further administration of the drug should be avoided.
Interaction with other drugs
In connection with a strong adsorbing action smectite during ingestion decrease absorbability of other drugs from the gastrointestinal tract. In the case of smectite simultaneously with other medications, be aware that the recommended time interval between the reception of the adsorbent and other drugs is at least 60 minutes.