How to replace the drug Fortrans? An analogue of the drug is the Forlax medication
The medicine "Fortrans", its analog, medicine"Forlax" - both belong to the category of laxatives. The mechanism of action of drugs is based on a combination of an isotonic electrolyte solution with a high molecular weight polymer. The Macrogol 4000, which is part of Fortrans, prevents the absorption of water from the stomach and intestines, thus accelerating the evacuation of the contents (through frequent defecations).The electrolytes present in the composition prevent the appearance of disturbances in the water-electrolyte balance.
The drug "Fortrans", its analogue - a remedy"Forlax", are used in preparation for surgical interventions, which require the absence of intestinal contents. The medication is recommended before carrying out various diagnostic procedures. Among such events, under which the drug "Fortrans" is prescribed, - colonoscopy, x-rays and others.
Mode of application
The medicine "Fortrans" is prescribed to the patientsfrom the age of 15. The contents of the package are calculated per liter of water. The dosage of the drug is set according to the weight of the patient. So, liter of the finished solution is designed for 15-20 kg (on the average it is about 3-4 liters). The drug is taken in 200 ml at an interval of 20 minutes in the evening before conducting diagnostic or surgical interventions. It is allowed to use in equal parts the night before and the morning of the day of the procedure, but no later than 3-4 hours before it.
The "Fortrans" remedy, its analogue, a medicament"Forlax" - provoke similar negative manifestations. In particular, nausea, flatulence, and vomiting may occur during use. Sometimes at the beginning of admission, there may be discomfort and a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen. To other undesirable consequences, which are provoked by drugs "Fortrans", an analogue of its "Forlax", include allergic reactions. Specialists note that the tolerability of medications in patients is generally satisfactory. However, if you develop severe symptoms, you should consult your doctor.
The "Fortrans" remedy, its analogue, a medicamentForlax - both are not appointed for intolerance of individual components. Contraindications include heart failure of a serious nature, dehydration, partial or complete obstruction of the intestine. Not recommended for malignant tumors or other pathologies of the colon, complicated by extensive damage to the mucosa. Contraindication is a violation of the kidneys. The reception of "Fortrans" during pregnancy is allowed in the presence of life indications. Due to the fact that the drug is not systematically absorbed and does not penetrate into the milk, the drug is not contraindicated during lactation.
For elderly patients, it may be necessarydosage adjustment in accordance with tolerability. Before prescribing the medicine, the doctor should be informed of all the medications that the patient receives. In connection with the development of diarrhea, the absorption of other drugs may decrease with the use of the drug. In practice, cases of overdose have not been documented.