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Uses of Gestid

Gestid is a drug that promotes good effectiveness in reducing symptoms of increased acid secretion caused by peptic ulcers, controlling signs of gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease... The use of the drug should be followed. Follow the instructions of a specialist to ensure effectiveness and avoid side effects.

1. What does Gestid do?


Gestid contains the main ingredients Aluminum hydroxide, Magnesium hydroxide, Magne Silicate and Simethicone. In which, Aluminum hydroxide is the ingredient with the highest content, known for its ability to neutralize the pH of gastric juice, helping to inhibit the protein-digesting effect of pepsin, bringing effective effects to people with gastric ulcers.

2. Indications and contraindications of the drug Gestid


2.1. Indications Gestid is indicated for use in the following cases:
Reduce symptoms of acid hypersecretion in patients with peptic ulcer, Contribute to improve symptoms of gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux manage . Support to overcome diaphragmatic hernia and pain due to post-operative gas. 2.2. Contraindications Gestid is contraindicated for people with hypersensitivity to aluminum hydroxide, patients with hypophosphataemia. In particular, absolutely do not use the drug for young children because of the risk of aluminum toxicity, especially those with signs of dehydration or kidney failure.

3. Dosage and how to use Gestid


Gestid is a drug used orally with a reference dose of 1-2 tablets / time, 4 times a day. The appropriate time to use is after each meal and before going to bed.

4. Side effects of the drug Gestid


During the use of Gestid, patients may experience some of the following side effects:
Osteomalacia, brain-related diseases, dementia and small red blood cell anemia occur in people with chronic kidney failure. . High doses or prolonged use of the drug can reduce phosphate. Patients with uremia syndrome may have aluminum toxicity and osteomalacia when taking the drug. Some other common side effects include constipation, bitter mouth, hard stomach, solid stools, nausea, vomiting, white stools. Some uncommon side effects include hypophosphatemia, hypomagnesemia.

5. Drug interactions


Similar to some other Western medicine drugs, Gestid can cause interactions when used with some drugs, specifically:
Change the absorption of drugs such as tetracycline, digoxin, indomethacin, iron salts , isoniazid, allopurinol. In addition, drugs including benzodiazepines, corticosteroids, penicilamine, phenothiazines, ranitidine, ketoconazole, itraconazole also have the effect of reducing the effect when used together. Therefore, you need to use the above drugs away from the Gestid drug. Gestid has the potential to reduce the absorption of tetracyclines when used concurrently due to the potential for complexation.

6. Some notes when using Gestid


Need to use Gestid with caution in people who have a history of or are suffering from congestive heart failure, kidney failure, edema, cirrhosis of the liver. Use with caution in people on a low-sodium diet and in people with recent gastrointestinal bleeding. Elderly people taking the drug can experience constipation and solid stools, so it is necessary to adjust the dose or change the medicine as necessary. If Gestid is used for a long time, patients should have their phosphate levels checked regularly and periodically. Take your medicine at the same time every day, avoid missed doses and do not make up for a missed dose. Using the drug in the correct dose recommended by the doctor, absolutely do not use Gestid in excess, there are many potential risks to health. Above is some information to help you get the most overview about Gestid drug. You need to carefully read the instructions for use before use, especially only use the drug when prescribed by a doctor to treat the disease safely and effectively, avoiding unfortunate side effects.
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