Venter is a medicinal product that promotes the healing of peptic ulcers and prevents their recurrence.
Release form and composition
- Venter granules for preparing a solution for internal use, in packets of 2 g, 50 packets per package. 1 packet contains 1 g of sucralfate - the active ingredient.
- Tablets Venter, 10 pieces of blisters. 1 tablet contains 1 g of sucralfate.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, Venter is prescribed as the main drug for people with chronic gastritis and dyspepsia of non-ulcer nature.
As part of complex therapy, Venter is indicated for use in:
- Peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum;
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease;
- Hyperphosphatemia to patients suffering from uremia and being on dialysis.
The drug is prescribed to patients with gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer as a prophylactic agent.
According to the instructions, Venter can not be used in the following cases:
- Hypersensitivity to the active or auxiliary components of the drug;
- Rare hereditary form of galactose intolerance, glucose galactose malabsorption, lack of lactase (for granules);
- Children's age up to 4 years;
When using Venter, care should be taken when:
- Impaired renal function;
- Simultaneous use with drugs, which include aluminum;
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Dosing and Administration
Tablets Venter is recommended to swallow whole, drinking half a glass of water. If the patient cannot swallow the whole pill, it can be dissolved in 100 ml of water and then drink the resulting solution. As a rule, the medication is taken for half an hour before meals. The duration of therapy and dosage depend on the severity of the disease.
The standard dose of Venter for adult patients is 1 tablet before each meal (3 times a day) + 1 tablet at bedtime. In case of peptic ulcer, the doctor may prescribe the use of Venter in a dose of 2 tablets twice a day.
As a rule, the duration of treatment with Venter tablets does not exceed 3 months.
For the prevention of stress ulcers, adults are prescribed 1 tablet of Venter up to 6 times per day. For the prevention of recurrence of peptic ulcer - 1 tablet twice a day.
The maximum daily dose of Venter should not exceed 8 tablets.
Children aged 4 years and older appoint 0.5-1 tablet up to 4 times per day.
Granules Venter before use should be dissolved in water (1 sachet per 100 ml of water). Take ready solution for half an hour before meals. The duration of therapy is individual and is determined by the attending physician.
For peptic ulcer, hyperphosphatemia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, adult patients are usually prescribed 1 sachet before each main meal + 1 sachet before bedtime. After the symptoms disappear, the use of Venter should be continued for some time to confirm the scarring of the ulcers.
In order to prevent stress ulcers, Venter in granules is prescribed 1 sachet up to 6 times a day, peptic ulcer - 1 sachet 2 times a day.
The maximum daily dose of granules is 8 bags.
In case of impaired renal function, the use of Venter should be minimized. It is more convenient for children to prescribe a tablet form of the medicine.
Venter is mainly positively tolerated by patients, side effects are rare and temporary. The most common side effects include:
- Gastrointestinal: flatulence, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth;
- Central nervous system: vertigo, dizziness, violation of wakefulness and sleep. With long-term use of Venter by patients with impaired renal function, aluminum cumulation and the occurrence of encephalopathy is noted;
- Allergies: skin rash, itching, hives;
- Others: back pain, myalgia.
Occurrence of overdose when using Venter is unlikely. If the patient has been using the drug in excessive doses for a long time, epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting may occur. In the case of a chronic overdose of the drug, the development of aluminum poisoning is possible, leading to the development of encephalopathy (up to a lethal outcome) and osteomalacia.
In case of overdose, symptomatic therapy, deferoxamine intake, dialysate microfiltration are indicated. In order to reduce the plasma level of aluminum, hemodialysis is indicated.
During pregnancy, the appointment of Venter is not recommended, except in cases where the expected benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risks to the fetus.
If necessary, the use of Venter during lactation should decide on the termination of breastfeeding.
When combining a drug with antacids, you should observe a half-hour break between taking these medications.
It is not recommended to combine Venter with drugs containing aluminum.
Venter reduces the absorption of ranitidine, tetracyclines, digoxin, cimetidine, ketoconazole; therefore, an interval of at least 2 hours should be observed between taking these preparations.
The structural analogue of Venter is Sukralfat.
Terms and conditions of storage
According to the instructions, Venter should be stored in a dry, dark, cool and out of reach of children. Regardless of the form of release, the shelf life of the drug is 3 years.