The drug "Odeston" has a choleretic and antispasmodic effect on the body. It reduces the stagnation of bile, stimulates its formation and secretion, prevents the crystallization of cholesterol.
Instructions for the use of "Odeston"
"Odeston" is prescribed for the treatment of non-calculous chronic cholecystitis (inflammatory disease of the gallbladder without the formation of stones), with cholelithiasis (formation of stones in the gallbladder), hyperkinetic biliary dyskinesia (functional disorders of the gallbladder motility), cholangitis (inflammation of the bile ducts), with decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting caused by decreased bile secretion. "Odeston" is also used after surgical operations on the biliary tract and gallbladder. The active substance of "Odeston" is hymecromone. It has an antispasmodic effect on the bile ducts and the sphincter of Oddi.
The sphincter of Oddi is a smooth muscle located in the large duodenal papilla, located on the inner surface of the descending part of the duodenum.
The drug does not reduce gastrointestinal motility and blood pressure. Analogs of "Odeston" in terms of the mechanism of action - "Allohol", "Tsikvalon", "Liobil" and others. The attending physician should prescribe the drug according to the indications and determine the dose. Usually 1,200 mg of "Odeston" is prescribed per day. The dose for one dose depends on the course of the disease and the severity of the symptoms. It can range from 200 to 400 milligrams.
"Odeston" is taken three times a day 30 minutes before meals. The duration of treatment with Odeston is two weeks. With the combined use of "Odeston" with "Metoclopramide" there may be a mutual weakening of the action of these drugs. It should be borne in mind that morphine weakens the effect of "Odeston", and "Odeston" enhances the effect of indirect anticoagulants.
Contraindications, side effects of "Odeston"
Odeston should not be prescribed for biliary obstruction, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, stomach and duodenal ulcers, renal and hepatic insufficiency, with revealed hypersensitivity to the drug. Prescribing the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding (lactation) is allowed under strict indications and only if the intended benefit of the treatment to the mother is greater than the potential risk to the child.
Children and adolescents under the age of 18 are prescribed "Odeston" according to strict indications.
"Odeston" can cause side effects from the digestive system, which are manifested in the form of diarrhea, abdominal pain in the abdomen, flatulence, ulcers of the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract. Sometimes after taking the drug, headaches and allergic reactions may appear.
Odeston can be purchased at a pharmacy without a doctor's prescription at an affordable price. The shelf life of the drug is three years.