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Vikalin instructions for use

ATX Code A02BX

Pharmacotherapeutic group : gastrointestinal agents in combination. Preparations for the treatment of gastric ulcer and 12-n. guts, hyperacid gastritis.

Dosage form : tablets for oral administration.

Form release : round tablets of light brown color with appreciable impregnations, flat-cylindrical form, with a risk and a facet, bezjachekovaja packing, a cardboard box.

Pharmacological properties

Spasmolytic, mild laxative, astringent, antacid.

Composition:

Active substance :

  • rhizome of aira in powder;
  • magnesium carbonate basic;
  • sodium bicarbonate;
  • bismuth nitrate basic;
  • kellin;
  • rutozide (rutin);
  • The buckthorn bark is alder-like in powder.

Auxiliary components :

  • potato starch;
  • talc;
  • stearic acid.

Pharmacodynamics

Vicalin is a tablet medication that affects sensitive nerve endings. Sodium hydrogen carbonate and magnesium carbonate alkalize (reduce acidity) of gastric juice, suppressing the activity of pepsin (a digestive enzyme that destroys the protective factors of the gastric mucosa).

Rhizome of aira has spasmolytic effect, reduces the intensity of convulsive muscle contractions and pain in the stomach.

Under the influence of bismuth subnitrate, an original protective film is formed on the surface of the mucous membrane, protecting the organ from self-digestion. However, this active ingredient reduces the severity of inflammation and suppresses the activity of the Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which is the main cause of gastric ulcer development.

The buckthorn has a laxative effect and helps to eliminate constipation, very often accompanying hyperacid gastritis .

Pharmacokinetics

The drug is partially adsorbed in the digestive tract. Partially excreted by the kidneys, mostly - together 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 of plant components in the tablets, it is not possible to determine the pharmacokinetic properties of the preparation using the existing laboratory techniques.


Indications for use

  • Stomach ulcer and 12-n colon;
  • Hyperacid gastritis.

Contraindications

  • Individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
  • Hypoacid gastritis;
  • Enterocolitis;
  • Chronic appendicitis;
  • Chronic renal failure;
  • Children and adolescence (up to 18 years);
  • Pregnancy and lactation.

Dosing and Administration

Vikalin, tablets for internal use, it is recommended to take 3 times a day (1-2 pcs.) After eating, drinking a glass of warm water. If the diet recommended by the attending physician is followed, the duration of the course of treatment is 1-3 months.


Side effect

In rare cases, there is an increase in stoolness. This condition is easily eliminated by reducing the single dose of the drug. Perhaps the development of an allergic reaction (skin itch, rashes), tongue pigmentation, swelling of the gums and eyelids, a decrease in hemoglobin in the peripheral blood, headaches. When taking Vicalin, the feces acquire a dark green or black color (this is not a reason for canceling the treatment). With prolonged use of the drug, due to accumulation in the tissues of the nervous system of bismuth, the development of encephalopathy is possible.

Drug Interactions

With the simultaneous use of Vikalin with other antiulcer drugs, a dose reduction is recommended.

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

With simultaneous use in bismuth containing preparations, there is a sharp increase in the concentration of this element in the blood.

Overdose

Overdose of the drug may cause the development of acute renal failure. However, this condition can provoke nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. If there are any negative symptoms, stop taking the medication and seek medical advice.

Leave conditions

Refers to non-prescription drugs.

Storage conditions

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

Shelf life

Shelf life of the drug is 5 years from the date of issue. After the expiration date indicated on the package, the drug should not be used.

The average price in pharmacies in Moscow

50.00 rub.

Vikalin analogues

Vicair (tablets).

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