Smecta medicine 3g Diosmectite treatment of certain gastrointestinal diseases. index-china is an address specializing in buying and selling Smecta medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Can Tho … and nationwide.
What is Smecta? Indications for treatment of Smecta medicine?
Smecta contains active ingredient Diosmectite which is a natural silicate of aluminum and magnesium used as an intestinal adsorbent in the treatment of a number of gastrointestinal diseases, including acute diarrhea and infectious diarrhea infections caused by infection.
Other uses include: chronic diarrhea caused by radiation, caused by chemotherapy and diarrhea caused by immunodeficiency syndrome.
Smecta is used to treat, control, prevent and improve the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Acute and chronic diarrhea
- Irritable bowel syndrome in adults
- Gastroesophageal reflux in the newborn
The mechanism of action of Diosmectite
- Diosmectite is a form of aluminosilicate. The structure of diosmectite determines its strong properties that cover the lining of the digestive tract. It combines with the glycoprotein of gastric and intestinal mucus, thereby increasing the mechanical strength of mucus and protective action against irritants.
- In addition, it has adsorbent properties that show its ability to bind toxic substances, viruses and bacteria and, thanks to the fact that it does not slow down the intestinal tract, it is quickly eliminated from the body. Diosmectite is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. The product protects the mucous membrane of the digestive tract, shortens diarrhea time, reduces the amount of stool.
- Do not use in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in Smecta
- Smecta is indicated in patients with fructose intolerance, due to the presence of glucose and sucrose in this drug.
- Smecta is not recommended in pregnant or lactating women.
Dosage and usage of Smecta
Treatment of acute diarrhea:
- Adults: 6 packs per day for the first days, then 3 packs per day.
- Children over 1 year: 4 packs per day for 3 days, then 2 packs per day.
- Children under 1 year of age: 2 packs per day for 3 days, then 1 pack per day.
Treatment of chronic diarrhea and gastrointestinal pain:
- Adults: 1 pack, 3 times a day.
- Children from 2 to 15 years: 1 pack, 2 or 3 times a day.
- Children from 1 to 2 years of age: 1 or 2 packs per day.
- Children under 1 year: 1 pack per day.
Smecta should be avoided in infants and children under 2 years of age. The reference treatment for acute diarrhea is oral rehydration salts (ORS).
- Mix powdered oral suspension with 50ml of water before use.
- Smecta is best used after a meal in esophagitis or just before a meal in case of colitis or colonic contractions.
Warnings and precautions when using Smecta
If your symptoms do not improve within 7 days, consult your doctor.
Smecta should be used with caution in patients with a history of severe chronic constipation.
If diarrhea is related to fever or vomiting, it should get medical attention promptly.
Side effects of Smecta
Smecta may cause some significant effects in some people:
- Constipation: usually resolved with dose reduction, but in rare cases, it can lead to discontinued treatment.
- Allergic events are rare: including urticaria, pruritus and angioedema have been reported. Cases of constipation worsening have also been reported.
Notify your doctor or pharmacist of any adverse or embarrassing events not included in this leaflet
Other drug interactions with Smecta 3g
- Since the absorption properties of Smecta can affect the rate and extent of absorption of other substances, it is not advisable to use any other medicine at the same time as Smecta.
- A delay of at least 2 hours or even 4 hours with antibiotics of the quinolone family and between the use of this drug and other treatments.
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Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh is currently Hanoi Medical University Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Head of Department of General-Uematology of Hanoi Medical University. Consulting doctor at ThuocLP Pharmacy.
Professional qualifications, Academic degrees – Education:
Graduated from General Practitioner System, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated with a Master degree in Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, Henri Mondor Institute Center, University of Paris 6, French Republic 1996-1997; 1999
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, North Royal Sydney Hospital, Australia; 2002
Graduated from a training program specialized in chronic liver diseases, Pizza, Italy 2009
Graduated with a PhD in Gastrointestinal, Hanoi Medical University
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hanoi Medical University
Training and Scientific Research:
Published more than 200 articles in domestic and international specialized journals
Editor of many monographs and participates in compiling 2 textbooks.
Guide many students and graduate students of Hanoi Medical University
Manager of many grassroots research projects
Certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP: 2012, 2015), Ministry of Health
Specialized certificates: General gastrointestinal endoscopy, Interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy, General gastrointestinal ultrasound, Interventional gastrointestinal ultrasound (Bach Mai BV), Chronic liver disease.