When various digestive disorders occur, many people think that it is better to take - Mezim or Mezim Forte, since both drugs have the same effect on the gastrointestinal tract. These medicines are prescribed for inflammatory pathologies of the pancreas.
How to act on the body
Drugs make up the deficiency of enzymes.
Medicines promote the breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Medicines improve the absorption of nutrients into the walls of the small intestine.
Mezim or Mezim Forte: which is better
Both drugs are equally effective, but for pancreatitis and severe dysfunction of the pancreas, Mezim Forte is prescribed, because it contains a greater amount of the active ingredient.
Indications for use
Medicines are used for disorders of the digestive system.
Medications are effective for pancreatitis, gastritis, inflammatory processes in the liver, intestines and gall bladder.
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Dosing and Administration
Medications should be taken before meals in the amount of 1-2 tablets. The dosage is determined by the doctor depending on the disease. If necessary, during the meal you can take another 2 tablets. The course of treatment for mild digestive disorders ranges from 2 to 4 days. In severe diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, therapy may last for several months. After a meal, enzyme preparations are not taken.
With the normal functioning of the pancreas, drug therapy, which lasts more than 1 week, can be harmful. The body stops working at full strength, which contributes to the deterioration of digestion. In case of errors in the diet, it is not recommended to take medicine for more than 5-7 days.
Pregnancy and lactation
Pregnant and lactating women are not recommended to take such medicines, since the safety of the active ingredient has not been proven. If necessary, treatment with enzymes, it is important to consult a specialist.
According to the testimony, drugs can be prescribed for the treatment of children of different ages. At the same time tablets can be crushed and added to food.
Medicines are allowed for the treatment of the elderly.
Side Effects of Mezim
The drug can cause allergies, which manifests itself in the form of urticaria and itching. With medication, stool disorders, abdominal pain and nausea can occur. With prolonged therapy may increase the concentration of urea in the blood, which is dangerous for patients with gout.
Contraindications to the use of Mezim
The drug should not be taken in case of hypersensitivity to the active ingredient. Also, the drug is contraindicated in the presence of acute pancreatitis.
Impact on driving
The drug does not affect concentration and does not inhibit consciousness.
Interaction with other drugs
Do not take the medicine at the same time as iron supplements and antacids.
Compatibility with alcohol
The drug is compatible with alcoholic beverages.
Increasing the number of pills can cause increased abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. Treatment in this case is symptomatic. If necessary, you can take activated carbon.
Pharmacy sales terms
These medicines can be bought without a prescription.
Drugs can be stored at room temperature.
You can take pills for 3 years from the date of issue.
Related drugs are:
- Penzital and others
Some analogues contain additional components, so before buying one or another tool you should read the instructions for use.
Estimated cost - 70-100 rubles.
Yana, 34 years old, Volgograd
She took Mezim Forte during exacerbation of gastritis and pancreatitis. The drug is effective and safe. Able to quickly eliminate heaviness in the stomach. On the background of treatment, abdominal pain decreased, discomfort disappeared after eating. I have been taking the drug for a month, as recommended by the doctor. Additionally prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs and diet.
Julia, 25 years old, Syzran
The gastroenterologist prescribed Mezim for abdominal pain and a feeling of heaviness after eating. Every time after eating, she felt nauseous. Couldn't really eat anything. Ultrasound showed that I have pancreatitis. Now I take this medicine every time I eat. I began to feel better. After eating I feel light. Diarrhea has disappeared, which tormented regularly.
Oleg, 44 years old, Tuymazy
Nausea and vomiting are present with exacerbation of pancreatitis constantly. To prevent relapse, I periodically take Mezim Forte and try not to drink alcohol. The drug contributes to the digestion of food, contains lipase, amylase and proteases that stimulate the breakdown of food.
Larisa 39 years old, Kazan
Gastritis I have since childhood. Recently, pancreatitis also joined. I had to give up the sweet and flour products. Additionally, the doctor prescribed Mezim. It should take 2 weeks to improve the functioning of the pancreas. Against the background of the treatment, she noticed that the stomach was heavy, the flatulence disappeared, which was present almost constantly.
Artem, 20 years old, Moscow
At a friend at the birthday party I went over alcohol, which caused my stomach to hurt badly. He also ate a lot of fatty foods. Diarrhea and nausea tormented for several days. Sister advised Mezim Forte while eating or before eating. The next day, from the start of treatment, I felt relief. Nausea was gone, diarrhea was not so frequent. Now I try not to abuse alcohol and fatty foods, and for prevention I drink 2 tablets of Mezim before the meal.