Laxatives are most often used for problems with the stool: constipation, hemorrhoids. But drugs such as Fortrans or Flit Phospho-soda are agents prescribed to clean the intestinal contents before surgery or to examine the small and large intestine.
Characteristics of drugs
These funds are representatives of the group of laxatives, which are used to cleanse the colon. They affect the intestinal microflora by increasing pressure and the accumulation of large amounts of fluid. Thereby increasing the onset of the act of defecation, pushing the contents of the stomach along the walls of the small intestine.
Drugs are prescribed at the stage of preparation for various examinations of the intestine to cleanse it, for example: endoscopic, radiological. Before surgery, they undergo a bowel cleansing procedure. Laxatives are also prescribed before such a diagnostic study as a colonoscopy.
Thus, these drugs help to prepare the body for the upcoming intestinal tissue biopsy, identify various pathologies, and remove polyps. In addition to these funds, patients who are preparing for the examination should follow a strict diet, reduce physical exertion and increase the amount of fluid consumed.
Exclude fatty foods, foods that can cause fermentation processes:
- sweet buns;
In no case before preparation should not drink carbonated drinks, alcohol, it is better to drink juices in this case.
Comparison of Fortrans and Flit Phospho-soda
Fortrans should not be prescribed to children under 15 years of age, patients with intestinal obstruction, ulcerative colitis, or impaired heart function.
Phospho-soda is used only in adult patients, but to patients suffering from renal and hepatic insufficiency, is absolutely contraindicated. Prohibit taking the drug when there is an obstruction and ulcerative lesions of the intestine.
During pregnancy or lactation, none of the above drugs should not be used. Only in the case when the benefit of the drug for a woman outweighs the potential risk to the fetus, doctors prescribe it to pregnant women.
These medicines are similar to each other. Belong to one group of drugs - laxatives. Possess osmotic properties. They are analogs of each other. Used to cleanse the intestines by enhancing the processes of peristalsis.
The dosage is prescribed by the attending physician, depending on the weight and individual characteristics of the patient. Apply drugs the day before the examination or surgery.
What is the difference?
Flit Phospho-soda is produced in the form of a solution for oral administration, in a 45 ml vial, a liquid with a slight smell of lemon and ginger. The active ingredient is sodium hydrogen phosphate. Fortrans is available in powder form in sachets, in a package - 4 pcs. The active ingredient is macrogol 4000, which is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, therefore it becomes possible to take the drug in women during lactation.
Medicines differ in the volume of fluid consumed, a smaller amount is needed to use the Flit-soda solution - 2 cups. When using Fortrans, the amount of liquid consumed is 1 l or more, taking into account the weight of the patient.
What is cheaper?
The price of these funds in pharmacies is almost the same: Fortrans costs 670 rubles. Flit-soda - 500 rubles.
Pharmacy sales terms
Both are sold without a prescription.
- abdominal pain;
- allergic reaction to active or auxiliary substances.
What is better Fortrans or Flit Phospho-soda?
By taste it is more pleasant to ingest a solution with a ginger-lemon scent - Flit. Fortrans can be difficult to drink because of the large volume of fluid in a short time. And it tastes more specific.
What heals better?
The quality of cleaning the intestines after taking the drugs is equally good. Thanks to them, the doctor conducting the examination receives a reliable result. A softer effect on the intestinal tissue is still Flit.
Opinion of patients
Patients reviews about Fortrans:
- Dun Larisa Sergeevna, 48 years old, Yekaterinburg: “I underwent an examination of the intestines, drank the medicine 3 hours before the procedure, there were no problems with the stool. Of the minuses: it is difficult to drink because of the amount and taste of the liquid. "
- Olga Guseva, 35, Moscow: “They did a colonoscopy, the doctor prescribed Fortrans to prepare the intestines for this procedure. The effect came quickly enough. Disadvantage: tormented upset stool throughout the day. "
- Tubarina Inna Vsevolodovna, 42, Vyatka: “I tried to lose weight with the help of Fortrans technique, I used it in cases of overeating. Minus: diarrhea did not allow to leave the house, the intestines were cleared, but it was difficult to restore its normal work. ”
Opinion of patients about the drug Phospho-soda
Solovieva Svetlana Andreevna, 43, Miass: “They were preparing for colon surgery, cleaning was normal, there were no side effects.”
Antipova Daniela Viktorovna, 28, Cheboksary: “Breastfeeding, it was necessary to undergo an examination of the intestine. They prescribed a suspension of Flit Phospho-soda, everything went well, the baby did not refuse from the breast. A bit overpriced, as for a laxative. "
Doctors reviews about Fortrans and Flit Phospho-soda
Alina Katarina, gastroenterologist, Saratov
Flit Phospho-soda has a mild action and a good result, it is used in the preparation of the intestine for subsequent examinations and before surgery. An allergic reaction to the constituents of the substance may occur. Often patients are worried about prolonged diarrhea.
Marina Marina Stanislavovna, gastroenterologist, Beloyarsky
Fortrans is a good laxative, prescribing to patients before fluoroscopy, a biopsy of intestinal tissues. Often causes nausea and vomiting.
Fomina Elena Borisovna, endoscopist, Tyumen
The drug Fortrans perfectly cleans the intestines without damaging the tissues of the organ. You should not use the powder yourself, trying to lose weight, you can only take on prescription. Among the shortcomings - the inability to drink a large amount of solution at once.