Disflatyl

Drugs , Gastrointestinal System / November 3, 2016

Class: Gastrointestinal System
Dosage Form: Tablets
Description: For flatulence and meteorism
Stock: Available
Manufacturer: Valeant

Composition:

Silicone dioxide………………………………………………………..2 mg
Activated dimethylpolysiloxane (Dimethicone)………….40 mg

Properties:

Activated dimethylpolysiloxane lowers the surface tension of the foam bubbles and this releases the trapped gases in the gastrointestinal tract.
The addition of silicone dioxide in Disflatyl increases its antifoaming action.

Indications:

It is used in the treamtent of conditions in which accumulation of gases in the gastrointestinal tract is a problem. This occurs in:

  • Air swallowing (aerophagy, eructateonervosa) met with in women. About the menopause and in some neurotic men
  • True gastric flatulence occurs in mang forms of gastric disorders, the latter comprise cases in which fermentation occurs as in pylore-duodenal forms of functional disorders of the stomach
  • Intestinal flautlence occuring in:
    • Colonic dysfunction associated with constipation particularly in cases of irritable colon
    • Any type of indigestion associated with excessive gas formation such as carbohydrate dyspepsia, chronic pancreatic insufficiency, chronic enterities, deficiency states and affections of the liver and biliary passages
    • Intestinal obstruction cases and post-operative gas pains
    • For elimination of gas, air foam intestinal tract prior to radiography
    • Administration of Disflatyl before cholecystography, pyelography and gastroscopy will be of great value
    • As an adjuvant in treatment of peptic ulcer

Side Effects:

Disflatyl is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is eliminated without undergoing changes of any sort. For this reason, no side effects occur.

Dosage and Administration:

1-2 tablets to be chewed after meals and at bed time.
Before radiography, Disflatyl should be taken in this manner for 2 days.

Packaging:

Pack of 3 strips of 10 tablets each.

Storage:

Store at room temperature, below 25°C.

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