There Are situations when you need to quickly and effectively clean the intestines. In such cases, resort to the help of laxatives, one of such means is Lavacol, which has an osmotic effect, removes feces together with toxins and toxins from the intestine. Moreover, the water-electrolyte balance is not disturbed, which is achieved due to the content of electrolytes in the composition of the means. That is why the reviews on LaValle to cleanse the intestines are usually positive.
The Active component of Lavacol is polyethylene glycol MM 4000. Due to its impact on the human body is a complete cleansing of the intestine.
Note! Fortrans and Lavacol not differ the mechanism of action because they have the same active component. This means that the drugs are interchangeable.
In Addition, the preparation for intestinal cleansing Lavacol includes such additional components:
- sodium sulfate anhydrous;
- sodium bicarbonate;
- potassium chloride;
- sodium chloride.
Preparation for bowel cleansing released in the form of white powder or a little yellowish. When dissolved Lavacolla water, produce a colorless or slightly colored solution.
The package of the preparation for intestinal cleansing contains 15 bags of 14 g of powder each.
Mechanism of action
Similar to Fortrans, Lavacol is not absorbed into the blood from the gastrointestinal tract, acting exclusively in the intestine. The mechanism of action is based on the swelling of the active component in contact with the lower parts of the digestive system where it attracts water and swells. As fecal masses increase in size, there is a stimulation of intestinal peristalsis and its complete purification.
Note! The active substance Lavacol does not absorb liquid from the stomach and intestines, only water is used for swelling, got with the drug in the digestive system. This means that Lavacol does not lead to dehydration organism's.
Indications for use
Cleanse bowel Lavacol used in such cases:
- in preparation for diagnostic procedures (colonoscopy, irrigoscopy, etc.), when you want to examine the intestine;
- in preparation for surgery performed on the colon or pelvic organs;
- for disposal of constipations'.
Usage instructions Lavacolla for bowel
The instructions for use indicate that Lavacol is used for intestinal cleansing in adults and children from 15 years. Laxative should be diluted in water and drink in small SIPS. Since Lavacol as Fortrans, you'll be a nasty taste, it is not recommended to take it earlier than 2 hours after a meal. Otherwise, nausea and vomiting may occur urges'.
According to the instructions for use Lavacolla, the dosage is standard for all. The patient is required to drink the entire package of laxative, dissolving each bag in 200 ml of clean water.
But modern doctors make small adjustments when calculating the dose of Lavacol. In their opinion, the dose should be selected taking into account the weight: 1 bag of powder for every 4 kg of body weight. Thus, to cleanse the intestines of an adult weighing 70 kg you will need 18 bags of laxative (the result is rounded up).
Note! Some experts recommend drinking 20 bags of Lavacol without calculating the individual dosage. Since 15 sachets for people with high body weight may not be enough, adding another 5, get a full dose, which will provide an effective and rapid cleansing intestine's.
When the solution is ready, it should be drunk 1 Cup every 15 minutes until it is finished. Usually, the entire amount of laxative drink for about 4 hours. Per hour approx requires about 1 liter of solution Lavacolla.
At the end of 2 hours after taking the drug to cleanse the intestine, you can feel the first urge to defecate. When will the first emptying, you want to drink a glass of laxative after each excretion of fecal masses. It should be remembered that the intestine can be cleaned for another 2 hours after the last administration of the drug, so it is desirable to calculate the time taking into account this factor.
Note! Since Lavacol does not enter the bloodstream, an overdose of the drug is impossible.
As a rule, the human body tolerates Lavacol well, but in some cases there are side effects, such as:
- heaviness in the abdomen;
- unpleasant sensations in the abdomen;
- diarrhea, which usually occurs 12 hours after the last dose;
- Allergy in the form of rash on the skin, edema, urticaria.
Side effects go away on their own when the patient stops drinking Lavacol. This is confirmed by numerous reviews. Symptoms do not require medical intervention and special treatment.
Use Lavacol for purification bowel is not recommended during the use of hypertonic sensitivity of the body components of the drug. In addition, contraindications mi are the following States:
- partial or complete bowel obstruction;
- stenosis of the stomach;
- toxic intestinal expansion;
- lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, which are accompanied by erosions and ulcers;
- cancers in the intestine;
- malfunction kidney;
- severe dehydration;
- abdominal pain, the causes of which are not determined.
Also use Lavacol prohibited to persons under 15 years of age.
The Price of Lavacol
Packing Lavacolla, consisting of 15 bags, you need to give 163-211 rubles. Thus, 1 bag of laxative drug costs up to 19 rubles. The price may vary, depending on the margins in the pharmacy.
Have a product for cleaning bowel Lavacol there are synonyms and analogues. The first are drugs with the same active substance. Analogues are drugs with another active component, but with a similar mechanism of action.
Synonyms Of Lavacol:
- Imported N;
- Magnesium sulfate as powder;
Thus, if Lavacolla in pharmacies will not be possible to use other drugs.
Use of the drug during pregnancy
Laxative Lavacol is not recommended during pregnancy. However, the doctor may prescribe the drug to clean the intestines of a woman during the period of bearing a child, if it considers that the harm from this drug is less than in the absence of treatment.
Anyway, Lavacol during pregnancy should be used with caution and under the supervision of a doctor.
Lavacol for weight loss
Overweight People try to drink Lavacol for weight loss. They believe that in this way you can get rid of excess weight. However, this is not quite correct. After reception Lavacolla, indeed, manage to lose a few extra pounds because there is a complete intestinal cleansing. But this does not mean that the drug breaks down body fat. If you do not stick to the diet, the pounds will return. That is why weight loss with Lavacol has a dubious effect.
Note! Nutritionists recommend taking Lavacol at the beginning of the diet. In their opinion, it can prepare the body for the upcoming restrictions, remove toxins and slags, restore metabolism.
Use Lavacol for weight loss should be no more than two or three times a year. Otherwise, the intestinal microflora will be disturbed. In addition, after taking Lavacol, it is recommended to drink a course of probiotics for about a week.
When using Lavacol to cleanse the intestines before starting a diet for weight loss, it is important to adhere to the following recommendations:
- solution for cleansing sufferers need to drink for 2 hours after food;
- enough for 5-6 bags of the drug (to get 1 000-1 200 ml);
- take Lavacol according to the standard scheme (in small SIPS, 1 Cup every 15 minutes);
- on the day of taking the drug for cleansing the intestine, you can not eat, you are allowed to drink juices, tea, water, compotes;
- the next day in the diet is introduced boiled rice on water;
- from the third day after the procedure, light food is gradually introduced.
As evidenced by the reviews, it is important to adhere to each of the above conditions to achieve results in weight loss.
You can Take Lavacol for weight loss only after consulting a doctor.