Gastrofarm is a drug belonging to the pharmacological subgroup of anti-ulcer drugs and drugs for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux.
Release form and composition
Available Gastrofarm in the form of flat tablets of round shape with smooth edges and dividing the risk on one side. Their color is brown with a beige tint; color heterogeneity in the form of marbling is possible, as well as the presence of inclusions. The diameter of one tablet is 25 mm.
Active ingredients Gastrofarm:
- Substance based on dried, viable lactobacilli cells Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus (Bulgarian bacillus) strain 51, in the amount of 1,575 grams;
- The protein, the concentration of which in one tablet is from 25 to 35%, which is equivalent to 4-5.6% of total nitrogen;
- Lactic acid (lactate) at a concentration of 6.3-12.6%.
As auxiliary components, sucrose (not more than 0.9 grams) and magnesium stearate are used.
6 tablets are sold. in blisters, 1 or 3 blisters in a carton box.
Indications for use
According to the instructions to Gastrofarm, the pharmacological effect of the drug is due to its lactobacilli and biologically active products of their vital activity, namely malic, lactic and nucleic acids, a number of alpha-amino acids, polysaccharides and polypeptides. Also in Gastrofarm, a high concentration of proteins (up to 30%) - they protect the intestinal mucosa, stimulate the regeneration of the gastric mucosa and duodenum. And due to the buffer properties of proteins, Gastrofarm also has an analgesic (analgesic) and antacid (neutralizing hydrochloric acid in gastric juice) action.
Considering the described properties of the active components of the drug, the use of Gastrofarm is advisable for:
- Gastritis (both acute and chronic), accompanied by increased acidity of the stomach
- Stomach ulcer;
- Ulcer of the duodenum.
As a prophylactic Gastrofarm prescribe:
- With an increase in the acidity of the stomach (with heartburn) after a meal;
- During the period of treatment with drugs that irritate the digestive tract (as well as for some time after completion of the course of therapy);
- With errors in nutrition, which lead to an increase in the acidity of gastric juice;
- With the abuse of alcoholic beverages;
- With excessive smoking.
According to the instructions, when taking Gastrofarm according to the indications and in the dosages recommended by the doctor, there are no contraindications for prescribing the drug.
Children pills prescribed from 3 years of age.
The harmful effects of the drug components on the fetus / child is not installed. However, there are no data on the safety and efficacy of gastrofarm during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. For this reason, only the doctor can make a decision about the appropriateness of taking this drug, comparing the expected benefits for the woman and the potential risks to her child.
Dosing and Administration
Gastrofarm tablets are intended for oral administration. Take them half an hour before meals, pre-crushed and mixed with a small amount of liquid at room temperature (you can just chew the tablet with water).
Adult patients diagnosed with acute or chronic gastritis, as well as with increased acidity of gastric juice, it is recommended to take 3-6 tablets per day. The dose is divided into three doses, i.e. 1-2 tables. three times a day.
In the instructions to the gastrofarm manufacturer indicates that the treatment regimen for adolescents from 12 to 18 years old involves the daily intake of 3 tablets of the drug - 1 pc. three times a day. The course of therapy is 30 days.
Children from 3 to 12 years with the same duration of treatment should be given 3 times a day and 1/2 tablets.
In acute gastritis, as well as in the case when the effectiveness of the prescribed therapy is assessed as insufficient, the daily dose is allowed to be doubled.
For the treatment of peptic ulcer, it is recommended for adults to take 3-4 tablets of gastrofarm per day with a frequency of applications - 3 times a day.
For prophylactic purposes, the drug is taken 1-2 tablets three times a day for 15 days. With the abuse of smoking or alcoholic beverages - 1-2 tablets 2 or 3 times a day.
When applying Gastrofarm in the recommended therapeutic doses and in accordance with the regimen indicated in the instructions for the preparation, side effects are not noted.
Cases of drug overdose in medical practice were not registered.
Gastrofarm is characterized as a non-toxic, harmless drug. Negative drug interaction with other drugs is not installed.
When prescribing the drug to patients diagnosed with diabetes, it must be remembered that one of the components of the tablets is sucrose, its content reaches 0.9 grams.
The drug does not adversely affect the speed of mental and motor reactions, ability to drive motor vehicles and other mechanisms.
Structural analogues, i.e. with a similar composition, Gastrofarm does not.
Analogs gastrofarm mechanism of action are Alanton, Venter Venter Nova Vikair, Vikalin, Veytay, Gastrotseptin, Gaviscon, bitters, Dalargin, De-Nol, Kalanhin, flax seeds, Omez D Sukrat, Ultsep, Novobismol, Rebamepid Makleodz.
Terms and conditions of storage
From pharmacies Gastrofarm dispensed without a doctor's prescription.
According to the manufacturer's recommendations, the drug should be stored in a dry place, protected from light. The optimum storage temperature is from 15 to 25 ºС. Under these conditions, the shelf life of tablets is 2 years. Keep out of the reach of children!