Espumizan: instructions for use, indications and contraindications
Jul 08, 2018
Espumizan is a medicinal product that reduces gassing in the intestine.This tool not only prevents the formation of gas, but also destroys the accumulated gases in the mucosa or food suspension of the gastrointestinal tract.It is noteworthy that the released gases can either be eliminated from the intestine, or absorbed inside the intestine, absorbed into its walls.
The considered drug is emulsified and in the form of capsules - in the first case the drug is intended for children, although adults can use it.Active ingredient in two pharmacological forms is simethicone in the amount of 40 mg, there are also auxiliary components that do not have any influence on the clinical picture.Table of contents: Espumizan: indications How to take espumizan
Espumizan - indications
This drug is used not only to suppress gassing in the intestine, but also in preparation for some diagnostic studies.
In the official annotation to Espumizan, the following indications are indicated:
- Classical symptoms of flatulence - a sensation of bloating, raspiranie in the epigastric region, increased gas formation.Moreover, it does not matter at what age such symptoms occur - the drug is used in general therapeutic and pediatric practice.
- Intestinal colic - severe pain in the abdomen, the patient can not give a definition of the exact localization of the pain syndrome.
- Upcoming diagnostic tests - for example, ultrasound or radiography.Espumizane can also be used as an additive to contrast agents.
- Poisoning with detergents.
How to take Espumizan
To make this drug a real benefit, you need to know both the principles of its use and dosages for different age groups.
They are prescribed for adults and children over 6 years.The recommended dosage is 2 capsules 3-4 times a day.
Espumizane capsules are taken after a meal, you can drink with a small amount of water.If increased gas formation leads to discomfort and pain syndrome at night, then the last 2 capsules per day are taken before bedtime.If this Espumizan pharmacological form is prescribed before the diagnostic study, then 2 capsules 4-5 times a day are taken per day before the prescribed procedure, and 2 capsules on the day of the study.
Emulsion( droplets) Espumizan
The following dosages are recommended for flatulence:
- for adults and children over the age of 14 - 50 drops of emulsion 4-5 times a day;
- for children aged 6-14 years - 25-50 drops of Espumizana 3-4 times a day;
- for children aged 1 to 6 years - 25 drops 3 times a day.
Emulsion Espumizan is prescribed with increased gas production and very young children - how to give Espumizan to the newborn?
Children in infancy are recommended to give 10-15 drops of the drug in question 2-3 times a day after eating.Doctors advise mothers to add Espumizan drops into a bottle with a milk formula or in complementary foods.If the drug is given after eating, then always give your baby to drink it with something - the emulsion has an off-the-shelf consistency, which is not liked by all children at all, they just spit out the medicine. Note: in some cases mums give the given preparation to small children as a preventive agent, which prevents the formation of a large number of gases in the intestine.Despite the fact that the emulsion is absolutely harmless to the newborn's body, such prophylaxis is inexpedient - Espumizan is still a medicinal preparation.
Before use, the emulsion bottle must be shaken!Espumizan drops are also used in the preparatory period for diagnostic studies.Usually the dosage is 25 drops three times a day 24 hours before the scheduled study and 25 drops from the morning to the day of the procedure.
Side effects of
It is generally accepted that the drug in question is well tolerated by children and adults.But in some cases there may be an inadequate allergic reaction - especially often this happens when Espumizan is given to children under the age of 3 years.Parents should closely monitor the condition of the baby - problems with breathing may begin( it becomes deep and frequent), skin rashes appear.In this case, you should immediately seek help from medical professionals and, of course, stop giving the baby Espumizan.
Espumizan - contraindications
There are several diseases that serve as a categorical contraindication to the use of the drug in question.These include:
- intestinal obstruction;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are obstructive;
- is hypersensitivity and / or individual intolerance to the main active ingredient in Espumizan or excipients.
Espumizan during pregnancy
Doctors actively recommend the use of Espumizane in pregnancy - during this period the woman's organism can react with increased gas production and intestinal colic to consume even the most usual food.The dosage of the drug under consideration for pregnant women is 25 drops 3-5 times a day immediately after ingestion.
Important: should know that no studies have been carried out on the influence of Espumizan on the pregnant woman's body - future mothers need to be extremely careful and immediately stop taking Espomizan if there are any unusual syndromes.
There are many analogues of Espumizan - they are all identical in composition, and their efficiency is the same. The analogues of Espumizan include:
- Espumizan L;
- Antiflat Lannacher;
- Sub simplex;
There is also the Russian analogue of Espumizan - the drug Bobotik, which is recommended to give in intestinal colic and increased gas education to children from the 28th day of life.Recommended dosage Bobotika - 8 drops 4 times a day after meals.The drops of the Russian analogue of Espomizan are diluted with milk or water, and if the baby is on breastfeeding, then immediately after getting the medicine to him in the mouth, you need to give him a drink.Bobotik begins to act in the intestines of the child 15-20 minutes after use - this is considered a good effect.
Espumizan is considered one of the most reliable means of preventing flatulence in newborns and older children.Despite the fact that the drug in question has a lot of useful properties, do not forget about the possible appearance of side effects.In general, the use of Espumizan at any age, and even more so in the period of newborns, should be regulated by a doctor.
Tsygankova Yana Aleksandrovna, medical reviewer, therapeutist of the highest qualification category.