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Vikair instructions for use

ATX A02BX Code

Pharmacotherapeutic group : gastrointestinal agents in combinations. Preparations for the treatment of gastric ulcer and 12-p. intestinal, hyperacid gastritis.

Dosage form : tablets for internal use.

Product form : tablets of pink or pink-lilac color with light and dark inclusions, flat-cylindrical shape, with a facet and face, contoured cell-free packaging, plastic can, cardboard box.

Pharmacological properties

Antispasmodic, mild laxative, astringent, antacid.

Composition:

Active ingredient :

  • calamus rhizome;
  • magnesium carbonate basic;
  • sodium bicarbonate;
  • bismuth nitrate basic;
  • buckthorn bark alder.

Auxiliary components :

  • potato starch;
  • talc;
  • stearic acid.

Pharmacodynamics

Vikair is a tablet drug acting on sensitive nerve endings. Sodium bicarbonate and magnesium carbonate alkalify (reduce the acidity) of gastric juice, inhibiting the activity of pepsin (a digestive enzyme that destroys the factors that protect the gastric mucosa).

Calamus rhizome has an antispasmodic effect, reduces the intensity of convulsive muscle contractions and pain in the stomach.

Under the influence of bismuth subnitrate, a peculiar protective film is formed on the surface of the mucous membrane, which protects the organ from self-digestion. However, this active component reduces the severity of inflammation and inhibits the activity of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which is the main cause of gastric ulcer.

Krushina has a laxative effect and contributes to the elimination of constipation, which often accompany hyperacid gastritis .

Pharmacokinetics

The drug is adsorbed in the digestive tract. Partially excreted by the kidneys, mostly - along with feces, in the form of sulfide. Systemic absorption of the drug is not observed. Due to the complexity of the composition and the presence in the tablets of herbal ingredients, it is not possible to determine the pharmacokinetic properties of the drug using the currently existing laboratory methods.


Indications for use

  • Peptic ulcer and 12 p intestine;
  • Hyperacid gastritis.

Contraindications

  • Individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
  • Hypoacid gastritis;
  • Enterocolitis;
  • Chronic appendicitis;
  • Chronic renal failure;
  • Children and adolescents (up to 18 years);
  • Pregnancy and lactation period (relative contraindication, due to the lack of data on the safety of admission).

Dosage and administration

Vikair is a pill for internal use, which is recommended to be taken 3 times a day (1-2 pieces) after a meal with a glass of warm water. At observance of the diet recommended by the attending physician, the duration of the course of treatment is 1-3 months.


Side effect

In rare cases, there is an increase in stool. This condition is easily eliminated by reducing a single dose of the drug. The development of an allergic reaction (pruritus, rash), tongue pigmentation, swelling of the gums and eyelids, decrease in hemoglobin in the peripheral blood, headaches are possible. When receiving Vikarer fecal masses become dark in color (this is not a reason to cancel the treatment). With prolonged use of the drug, due to the accumulation in the tissues of the nervous system of bismuth, the development of encephalopathy is possible.

Drug interactions

While using Vikare with other anti-ulcer drugs, a dose reduction is recommended.

When interacting with antibiotics tetracycline bismuth, which is part of the tablets, reduces their absorption.

With simultaneous use in bismuth containing drugs marked a sharp increase in the blood concentration of this element.

Overdose

An overdose of the drug can cause the development of acute renal failure. However, this condition can provoke nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. If you experience negative symptoms, you should immediately stop taking the drug and seek medical advice.

Vacation conditions

Refers to non-prescription drugs.

Storage conditions

Store in a dry, protected from light, out of reach of children at a temperature not exceeding 25 C.

Shelf life

The shelf life of the drug is 5 years from the date of issue. After the expiration date indicated on the package, the drug is not allowed to use.

Average price in Moscow pharmacies

40.00 rub.

Vikair analogues

Vikalin.

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