Choleretic agent "Odeston": instructions for use
Description of drug action
The medicine "Odeston" instructions for use characterizes as a choleretic agent of synthetic origin, stimulating the process of formation and separation of bile. In addition, this drug has a pronounced selective antispasmodic effect on the sphincter of Oddi and ducts, without exerting any effect on blood pressure and gastrointestinal motility. It is worth noting that the choleretic agent "Odeston", instructions for use of which are included, effectively prevents the crystallization of cholesterol and reduces the stagnation of bile, thereby reducing the risk of cholelithiasis. After ingestion, this drug is quite easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, reaching the highest serum concentration after two to three hours.In this case, the half-life is about sixty minutes.
Features of the composition and dosage form of the drug
Available drug "Odeston" in the form of tablets of white or white-yellow color with an engraving on one side. The composition of one capsule as an active active ingredient includes two hundred milligrams of hymecromone. Additional ingredients also contained in these tablets are potato starch, sodium lauryl sulfate, magnesium stearate and gelatin.
Medical indications for appointment
Take the choleretic agent "Odeston" instructions for use advises for the treatment of chronic cholangitis, cholecystitis, dyskinesia of the sphincter of Oddi and the biliary tract. For the treatment of nausea, vomiting, constipation and anorexia, developed as a result of hypo-secretion of fluid secreted by the liver, this remedy should also be used. Tablets "Odeston" instructions for use recommends taking after various kinds of surgical interventions on the biliary tract or gall bladder.
The list of main contraindications to the appointment
It is strictly forbidden to prescribe this drug if the patient has such diseases as hemophilia, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastric ulcer,hepatic failure, duodenal ulcer and renal failure. When obstruction of the biliary tract is also not recommended to take tablets "Odeston". Hypersensitivity to gimecromone or other components of the drug is also a reason for the inadmissibility of its use. This choleretic agent is used with extreme caution during pregnancy, during breastfeeding, as well as by persons under eighteen years of age.
List of possible adverse reactions
Long-term use of the drug "Odeston" can cause the appearance of abdominal pain, flatulence, ulceration of the mucosa, diarrhea and other minor disorders in the digestive system. In addition, in very rare cases, headaches, skin rashes, itching and urticaria can occur.