Let's consider the therapeutic effect and action of the drug "Fosfalugel", as well as indications and contraindications to the use of this drug.
- Phosphalugel. Its therapeutic effect and its effect
- Indications for use
- Contraindications to the use of phospholugel
Phosphalugel. Its therapeutic effect and its action
Colloidal aluminum phosphate( phosphalugel) has as many as three simultaneous therapeutic effects. It envelops, sorbs, and also has an antacid effect. In addition, the gel is an excellent analgesic.
Antacid effect of phospholugel
This effect is achieved by combining hydrochloric acid in gastric juice together with its neutralization, obtained as a result of the formation of aluminum chloride( salt).Due to the effect of neutralization( formed 10 minutes after ingestion of the gel), the acid in the gastric juice reaches the normal level - from 3.5 to 5.
After the acidity of the gastric juice comes back to normal, the effect of the drug slows down, and the unused portion of the gel goes tomaintaining the state of acidity of gastric juice is normal.
The duration of the drug as a whole( after administration) is quite long. It should also be noted that due to the normalization of the pH of the gastric juice, the digestive enzyme pepsin becomes less active.
Enveloping effect of phospholugel
Colloidal particles of aluminum phosphate are absorbed into the stomach, its mucosa, and also the intestine. Due to this, a special mucoid layer forms on the walls, which protects the mucosa from the aggressive effects of pepsin, hydrochloric acid, toxic substances that come from outside into the body, or are produced from metabolism. The enveloping effect thus creates protection for the mucous membrane of the digestive organs, helping to normalize the progress of food through the intestinal tract.
Sorbic effect of phospholugel
Due to its absorbing property, phosphalugel binds harmful substances and pathogenic microorganisms located in the lumen of the intestine, and then removes them from the body. In other words, it can be said that the gel works like a sponge, which absorbs all harmful bacteria, cleaning them off the surface of the mucosa, and removing them. As a result of such work, the intestine gets rid of the processes of putrefaction, fermentation and the formation of gases. Fosfalugel does not produce hydrochloric acid, it does not cause large alkalization of the digestive juice. Due to this, the drug is considered safe enough for its long-term use. The exchange of phosphorus in the body is also not disturbed, even if a person uses phosphalugel for a sufficiently long time.
Indications for use
The drug is prescribed for the detection of various pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract, characterized by an increased level of acidity of the gastric juice. It is allowed to apply even to children, starting from the first month of life. But you should take into account the difference in indications for use! For children, the testimony alone, but for adults different. For both adults and children, phosphalogel is prescribed for stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Children phosphalogel is prescribed with:
- gastroesophageal reflux.
Adult phosphalogel is prescribed:
- With gastritis with normal or increased secretory function;
- With reflux-esophagitis;
- With diaphragmatic hernia;
- With functional diarrhea;
- In the syndrome of non-ulcer dyspepsia;
- In gastric / intestinal disorders caused by intoxication with drugs that irritate the mucosa;
- With gastric / intestinal disorders caused by alcohol intoxication.
Contraindications to the use of phospholugel
The drug has both absolute contraindications for use, and relative. At absolute contraindications phosphalogel is forbidden to appoint and accept. If the contraindications are relative, phosphalugel is used with increased caution and regular monitoring of the patient by the doctor. Absolute contraindications for the use of phosphalogel include:
- Alzheimer's disease;
- is a low concentration of phosphorus in the blood;
- marked renal failure;
- is an allergy or an individual intolerance to the constituents of the drug.
Relative contraindications to the use of Phosphalugel:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- cirrhosis of the liver;
- mild to moderate severity of renal function;
- age greater than 65 years;
- heart failure.
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