Mezim - enzyme preparation, facilitates the process of digestion.
Possesses proteolytic Mezim (cleaves proteins into amino acids), amylolytic (promotes decomposition of starch to oligosaccharides and madtozy) and lipolytic properties (breaks down fats into fatty acids and glycerol).
The active ingredient of the drug is pancreatin which is a pancreatic enzymes of animal, usually pigs.
Analgesic effect mezim due to the properties of trypsin, one of the enzymes, which suppresses the excessive secretion of pancreas.
The application allows you to make up for the lack mezim own enzymes, thereby improving digestion. The special coating protects from pancreatin enteric, allowing him to reach and be released into the small intestine. The maximum activity of the enzymes can be seen 30-45 minutes after oral administration mezim.
Mezim analogs are preparations containing pancreatin and has a similar pharmacological effect.
By analogues mezim include bios, Gastenorm forte, Creon, Pancreatin, Festal, Ermital.
Mezim manual recommends taking at:
- diseases characterized by impairment of exocrine function of the pancreas (chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, etc.);
- chronic inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the gallbladder, liver, intestine, stomach,
- states after resection (surgery to remove part of the stomach), or exposure of the digestive system, gall bladder and liver, which are accompanied by violation of the digestion of food, diarrhea, flatulence;
- errors in diet, use of unusual or fatty foods to facilitate its digestion;
- violation of chewing function, prolonged immobility or a sedentary lifestyle;
- preparation for X-ray examination or ultrasound of the abdomen.
Mezim should not be taken for acute pancreatitis, exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis, as well as hypersensitivity.
Mezim during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to take, as appropriate studies concerning the safety of this drug have not been conducted. Mezim in pregnancy may be assigned a doctor, if alternative therapies are ineffective.
Instructions for use mezim
One tablet contains pancreatin Mezim fort, where the minimum enzyme activity is 3500 units of lipase, protease - amylase and 250 units - 4,200 units.
One tablet Mezim forte 10 000 contains pancreatin in which the activity of lipase, protease and amylase is 10,000 IU, 375 IU and 7500 IU, respectively.
Take Mezim manual recommends before a meal, as a whole, without disturbing the integrity of the enclosure, with some liquid in a large amount (preferably fruit juices, alkaline water). The usual single dose - 1-2 tablets, if necessary, during the meal can be taken further 1-4 tablets. The average daily dose for adults is mezim 150 thousand. Units lipase deficiency at full own enzymes - 400 thousand. Units lipase. Mezim, the application must be approved by a doctor children under the age of 1, 5 years per day administered in an amount of 50 thousand. Units, and children older than 1, 5 years in a dose corresponding to 100 thousand. Units. When errors in the diet Mezim can be used for several days, and if necessary, replacement therapy the duration of treatment can be up to several months or years.
Application mezim can cause undesirable effects such as allergic reactions, epigastric discomfort, nausea, constipation or diarrhea.
In the case of prolonged use of the drug may develop hyperuricosuria (elevated levels of uric acid in the urine).
For storage of the drug Mezim suit dark and dry place where the temperature does not rise above 25
When stored properly, the drug will remain valid for three years.