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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
Dysfunction of the digestive system can happen suddenly. This may be due to all sorts of factors: from chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal system, ending with banal indigestion.
What to do when the disease crept up unnoticed? How to relieve discomfort and ease your condition, which nullifies all plans?
The exact cause of gas formation can only be determined by a specialist, therefore, with frequent symptoms of flatulence, you should consult a doctor.
Depending on the situation, he will be able to recommend the right remedy.
One of the most popular medications for bloating is Espumisan. Why is he so good? Most importantly, it quickly and effectively helps to get rid of the bloating problem and return a person to a full life.
Already a quarter of an hour after taking the medicine, you can feel relief. Second, the drug was developed for both adults and children from the first days of life ("Espumisan L" syrup and drops). Perhaps its only drawback is its high price.
Of course, who can afford to pay from 300 to 760 rubles for a medicine (the price depends on the form of release, the purpose of the emulsion and the number of capsules) is not a problem. For those who are trying to save money, but at the same time to be cured no less effectively, we will try to find cheaper analogues of Espumizan.
Is it possible to replace Espumizan with analogues without loss of quality?
To begin with, let's try to figure out what Espumizan helps from, and what components in its composition solve the problem of pathogenic gas formation. This information will help in finding a medicine that can replace an expensive remedy.
The main active ingredient of "Espumisan", regardless of the form of release, is simethicone. Once in the stomach or intestines, it gently destroys, or rather, destroys the bubbles filled with gases, while not splitting in the digestive organs, and is easily, and most importantly, completely excreted from the body.
In the form of an emulsion, the drug is most often prescribed to children suffering from flatulence, while Espumisan capsules are effective for digestive problems in adults.
The main indications for the use of the product are:
- poisoning with substances of chemical origin (for example, soap foam);
- functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (dysbiosis, gas formation, pancreatitis, etc.);
- all kinds of hardware examinations of the abdominal cavity;
- the postoperative period, when the patient is forced to be motionless for a long time.
What can replace Espumisan?
Among the cheaper analogs, there are also very worthy products that are not inferior in efficiency to "Espumizan".
The main thing in choosing an analogue to the drug "Espumisan" is the presence in its composition of the chemical substance simethicone, which will help to cope with the formed (gaseous) problem.
Analogues of "Espumisan" for children and adults
If there is little information received from the doctor, you can always read the instructions that are in the package with the medication.
Now about the analogues of "Espumisan" themselves …
The most famous of them containing the non-toxic surfactant simethicone are:
"Meteospazmil" is a myotropic antispasmodic with an additional component that reduces gas formation in the intestine. Such a clinical and pharmacological group of the drug is due to its composition, or rather two active substances: simethicone, which releases air from the bubbles, and alverin, which has an antispasmodic effect on the body.
"Meteospazmil" refers to those analogues of "Espumisan", which are prescribed for gastrointestinal dysfunctions, accompanied by flatulence. It is recommended for use from the age of 12 and is prescribed in a capsule 2-3 times a day before meals. Practice shows that the drug has side effects in the form of allergic reactions and laryngeal edema, but there is no prohibition on its use for pregnant or lactating mothers.
Disflatil emulsion is also suitable for adults and children. Besides the fact that it is very effective in its application, it also does not contain sugar. Therefore, the risk of developing an allergy to a drug is even lower than to other drugs in this group.
This remedy can be used to relieve bloating in diabetics. According to the instructions, "Disflatil" is allowed for babies from birth to 6 years old (10-15 drops up to 3 times a day). For children after 6 years and for adult patients, the recommended dose is 25-50 drops.
The suspension is used in gastroenterology for the treatment of flatulence, and is also recommended for use before examining the digestive system on devices (for example, ultrasound). The principle of operation of "Sub Simplex" is the same as that of the drug "Espumisan": air, escaping from the destroyed bubbles, is excreted from the body during peristalsis or is absorbed by the intestines.
The suspension is approved for the treatment of digestive problems for all age groups. The frequency of admission is every 4-6 hours, and the dose of the drug for a person is determined by age.
So newborns and babies up to a year are assigned 15 drops before feeding. For one-year-old children and young patients under 6 years old, 15 drops are recommended after meals. Children from 6 to 15 years old should take 20-30 drops during meals, and adults 30-45 drops.
Another well-known in gastroenterological circles drug based on simethicone - "Colikid" in suspension and in tablets. Due to its chemical composition, it, so to speak, changes the surface tension of gases, or rather the bubbles formed in the intestine, which causes their destruction. The tool can be taken for a long time.
As the instruction assures, the medicine does not affect the brain activity at all, and therefore it can be safely used while studying and driving a car. Suspension "Colikid" is specially designed for use in pediatrics, when the baby has gastrointestinal disorders associated with gas formation.
Although it can be used by adults only in a higher dosage. As for the tablets, they can be used by adolescents over 12 years old and adult patients. For more information on the dosage and number of doses of Colikid, please contact your doctor or read the instructions.
Pepfiz is a so-called carminative drug recommended for patients over 12 years of age. In its composition, it contains digestive enzymes, which in their combination accelerate the motility of the gastrointestinal tract, thereby reducing gas formation in the intestine and normalizing the digestion process.
Available in effervescent tablet form. 2 tablets are dissolved in 120 grams of water and thus taken orally. The drug is taken after meals three times a day.
Simethicone in the form of drops for children, the use is similar, only the manufacturer and the price differ.
Purpose - episodic treatment of colic in newborns. Take 10-15 drops several times a day, but not more often than every three hours. Can be diluted with water, breast milk. The use of simethicone with other drugs is highly undesirable.
This is not the whole list of analogues of the popular "Espumisan" product. One way or another, but the selection of medicines should be handled by a doctor.
It remains only to come to him with his problem and together with him to choose the drug that is necessary for improving health and is suitable as far as financially possible.