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Instructions for use
The active component is dioctahedral smectite (diosmectite). Enterosorbent of natural origin, the main function is stabilization of the mucous barrier of the gastrointestinal tract. Stimulates the production of mucus with an increase in its cytoprotective functions. Absorbs and neutralizes the pathogenic bacteria accumulated in the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract. The components of the decomposition of diosmectite (salts of magnesium and aluminum) are not absorbed into the blood.
- Dextrose monohydrate;
The main indications for the use of the drug are:
- diarrhea, developed on the background of taking pharmacological agents, violation of diet, use of low-quality products of both acute and chronic type;
- food intoxication;
- relief of symptoms of dyspeptic disorders accompanying various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (dysentery, cholera, E. coli, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, etc.);
- adjuvant in the treatment of dermatitis and allergies.
Dosage and administration
The advantage of Smecta over other enterosorbents is the possibility of assignment to children, starting from infancy. It is one of the most popular pharmacological drugs for treating colic in babies.
The dosage for infants is 1 sachet (3.76 g of the drug) per 50 ml. fluid preferred for reception. It can be either warm water or breast milk, cereal, mashed potatoes, etc. The powder is diluted with liquid or puree until a homogeneous mass is formed, and the preparation should be added gradually to avoid the formation of lumps.
For the treatment of colic, it is recommended to use only a freshly prepared mixture, it is undesirable to dilute Smektu for the future.
Method of application for adults and children from 7 years old: dilute 1 bag of powder in half a glass of warm water, stir until a homogeneous mass.
The dosage and duration of Smecta therapy depends on the severity of the ailment for which the drug is used for symptomatic treatment or the degree of poisoning (with food intoxication).
Dosage for adults: for acute diarrhea - 6 sachets per day, for other indications - 3 sachets. Children from 1 to 12 years with acute diarrhea prescribe 4 sachets per day, the first 3 days of treatment, then 2 sachets per day, with other indications - 2-3 sachets per day.
For the treatment of acute diarrhea in infants, 2 packets of Smecta are prescribed for the first 3 days of therapy, then one sachet per day.
The maximum duration of Smecta therapy for both children and adults should not exceed 7 days.
The use of Smekta is not recommended for patients with:
- Hypersensitivity to the drug;
- Intestinal obstruction;
- Deficiency of sucrase-isomaltase;
- Individual intolerance to fructose.
With extreme caution Smektu prescribed in the presence of chronic constipation associated with various ailments.
Pregnancy and lactation
Due to the fact that the components of Smekta do not have the ability to be absorbed into the blood from the digestive tract, the drug does not affect the fetus.
During pregnancy, the drug is prescribed for heartburn, flatulence, abdominal distension. The duration of the course of therapy should not exceed 3 days due to the risk of constipation.
Overdose and side effects
Exceeding the maximum daily dose or course of treatment can provoke constipation, less often - allergic reactions.
Composition and pharmacokinetic
1 dose (1 sachet) of the drug contains 3 g. Diosmektit, 7 mg. sodium saccharinate, 749 mg of dextrose monohydrate. The active component is not absorbed by the digestive tract and is excreted from the body in an unchanged form.
Simultaneous use of Smekta with other drugs can reduce the speed and degree of their absorption and, accordingly, reduce the therapeutic effect. Accordingly, it is recommended to take Smektu as part of complex therapy with intervals of at least 1 hour.
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