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Category: Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal medications are intended for the treatment of digestive organs (including liver, biliary tract and pancreas) and diseases that can affect them. These include constipation and diarrhea, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux, ulcers, stomach cancer, gall bladder disease, liver disease and hemorrhoids. Among the most popular drugs there are medications of the following drug classes: 5-aminosalicylates, bile agents solubilizing cholesterol, agents eradicating Helicobacter pylori, antacids, antidiarrheal, digestive enzymes, drugs against functional bowel disorders, H2 antagonists (or H2-receptor antagonists, proton pump inhibitors, laxatives and gastrointestinal stimulants. It is always good to ask your doctor for advice before taking a drug to treat a gastrointestinal problem.

Cytotec

Cytotec (misoprostol) is a synthetic analogue of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). It is an active ingredient used in therapy in multiple situations. More in detail, misoprostol is part of the composition of medicines used to treat or prevent damage to the gastrointestinal mucosa (cytoprotective activity) and – at the appropriate dosages – in the composition of medicines used in the gynecological field for the induction of childbirth or abortion. Continue reading

Flagyl

Flagyl (metronidazole) is a nitroimidazolic antibiotic, used particularly against anaerobic bacteria. Developed in the 1960s, metronidazole has also proved effective in treating dermatological diseases, such as rosacea, and vegetating tumors. Flagyl can be considered the antibiotic of choice against Clostridum difficile infection in the early stages of the disease. Continue reading