Don’t let the digestive medicine “help you down”

During the holidays, family and friends meet frequently, and all kinds of delicious food, big fish and big meat are essential. In the face of the temptation of food, people tend to eat more, coupled with the reduction in exercise, it is easy to cause indigestion. At this time, people often take drugs that help digestion to relieve discomfort. However, unreasonable use of digestive drugs sometimes can not achieve the purpose of alleviating the disease, and may even “help upset.”

Common oral digestive drugs include Jianweixiaoshi tablets, milk enzymes, multi-enzyme tablets, and carnitine.

Jianweixiaoshi tablets are composed of Taizishen, dried tangerine peel, Chinese yam, malt, hawthorn and other ingredients. They are suitable for foods caused by weakness of the spleen and stomach, no diet, stagnation, soreness, and abdominal distension. It is used to relieve indigestion and should be taken after meals. It can be chewed. The symptoms were not relieved after taking the drug for 3 days. It is recommended to seek medical advice. Special populations such as pregnant women, patients with severe symptoms of chronic diseases or children should be prescribed under the guidance of physicians and clinical pharmacists. It is generally not recommended to take it for a long time or in large doses.

Laccase can be used for indigestion caused by excessive reproduction, fermentation and gas production of spoilage bacteria in the intestine. This medicine should be taken in cold water before meals. Because this medicine contains lactic acid bacteria, it can not be sent with boiling water to avoid killing live bacteria, nor can it be treated with antibiotics and adsorption drugs (such as activated carbon) to avoid inhibition or inactivation of drug activity.

The multi-enzyme tablet is a compound preparation of trypsin and pepsin, which is supplemented by digestive enzymes to assist digestion, and is more suitable for indigestion caused by high protein diet. This medicine should be taken 15 to 30 minutes before meals. It should be noted that this drug is easy to inactivate under acidic conditions and should not be taken after chewing. Aluminum-containing preparations can reduce the curative effect and should not be taken at the same time.

Carnitine promotes digestion by promoting the secretion of digestive glands. This medicine should be taken before meals and should not be used in combination with alkaline drugs. Patients with excessive gastric acid secretion, chronic recurrent pancreatitis and acute pancreatitis with pain, this drug may aggravate the condition, so it is banned.

There are many varieties of digestive drugs, and they should be targeted when they are selected. They should not be used blindly. According to the type of indigestion, symptomatic medication should be used, and the dosage should be adjusted according to age; pay attention to the method of taking the medicine, be careful before and after meals; pay attention to incompatibility, avoid inactivation of digestive drugs or reduce efficacy; special population should be cautious Should be used under the guidance of a physician or a clinical pharmacist; if the symptoms have not improved after taking the digestive aid for several days, you should seek medical advice promptly.

In addition, in order to avoid indigestion, the diet should be moderately controlled during the holidays, maintain a balanced diet, increase the intake of crude fiber, and properly supplement potassium and calcium. Remember that prevention is the king. Don’t eat the sea and drink it. If you have discomfort, blindly eat digestive drugs and let the drugs “help you”!