When to take enterosgel before or after a meal
How to take enterosgel
The drug has almost no contraindications and side effects, it is prescribed children infants and pregnant women. The sorbent is used as first aid for many types of poisonings, including drug and alcohol problems and in treatment of many diseases. Patients often ask doctors the question of how to take enterosgel before or after a meal? To accurately answer this question, we must consider this drug in detail.
The indications for the drug
The sorbent is assigned a number of diseases and conditions which lead to intoxication, these include:
- the inflammatory process in the kidneys;
- hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver;
- different diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- infectious diseases affecting the stomach and intestines;
- poisoning caused by defective products and drugs;
- allergic reactions, including diathesis in children;
- for the prevention of dysbiosis during prolonged treatment with antibacterial drugs;
- in case of poisoning caused by alcohol.
The dosage of the drug depends on the patient’s age and weight. In the instructions for use clearly prescribed doses, they can be followed if the doctor has not appointed another.
In the first days of treatment of poisoning the dosage of the sorbent is allowed to increase slightly, but only on the order of a physician.
How to take enterosgel
Not all patients know how to take the remedy before or after eating, so often doctors and pharmacists are asking this question. Drug from the group of absorbents take 1.5-2 hours before meal, or after the same time after a meal. The paste is pre-diluted in a small volume of water, carefully rubbing the lumps. The gel can be taken in unchanged, but you can also slightly dilute with water for easy ingestion.
Small children usually find it difficult to drink any medications. To facilitate the administration of enterosgel, it can be made into jelly or fruit puree.
This sorbent is produced in the form of a sweet gel, designed for children. But this drug is not advisable to give babies under one year, pregnant women and patients who have diabetes mellitus.
Taking the drug 3-4 times per day, adhering to physician-recommended dose. If a long time will experience an overdose of the sorbent, it will lead to persistent constipation.
Features of reception of the sorbent
Not all people understand why you can’t take Enterosgel after eating or right before a meal. There are a few reasons:
- In an empty stomach a Remedy starts to act faster and the effectiveness of the drug is much higher.
- The drug quickly moves into the bowel and cleans it of toxins, waste and pathogens.
- Despite the fact that this drug neutralizes only harmful substances and toxins can be withdrawn some nutrients that are ingested along with food.
Take enterosgel required between doses other drugs, as the sorbent will neutralize them and the proper therapeutic effect from the treatment will not.
Before treatment it is necessary to study contraindications and side effects. Contraindications this drug a bit, these include intestinal obstruction, peptic ulcer disease in the acute stage and idiosyncrasy are members of the drug components.
Side effects occur very rarely. It may be persistent nausea and bloating. Under such conditions associated with the intake of the sorbent, the treatment is stopped.
How long can I take enterosgel
If poisoning is acute, the treatment usually does not exceed two weeks, in chronic intoxication, the treatment can last three weeks or more, but under the supervision of a physician. A longer reception, which comes up to six months, indicated for pathologies of the liver, obstructive jaundice and cirrhosis.
In the treatment of poisoning enterosgel, the result is noticeable already from the first day of therapy. It is very important to follow the rules of taking this drug and do not exceed the recommended dose and the duration of the course.