Calcium Carbonate - Gastrofilm (Calcium Carbonate) is an inorganic salt used as an antacid. It is a basic compound that acts by neutralizing hydrochloric acid in gastric secretions. Subsequent increases in pH may inhibit the action of pepsin. An increase in bicarbonate ions and prostaglandins may also confer cytoprotective effects. Gastrofilm (Calcium Carbonate) may also be used as a nutritional supplement or to treat hypocalcemia.
Indication: For relief of heartburn and acid indigestion. May also be used as a nutritional supplement or to treat hypocalcemia.
Gastric-peptic disease occurs as a result of an imbalance between protective factors, such as mucus, bicarbonate, and prostaglandin secretion, and aggressive factors, such as hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Antacids work by restoring acid-base balance, attenuating the pepsin activity and increasing bicarbonate and prostaglandin secretion. The acid-neutralizing capacity of Gastrofilm (Calcium Carbonate) is 58 mEq/15 ml. When used as a nutritional supplement, Gastrofilm (Calcium Carbonate) acts by directly increasing calcium stores within the body.
Magnesium Carbonate - This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of Gastrofilm (Magnesium Carbonate) in the blood. Gastrofilm (Magnesium Carbonate) is very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart. Usually, a well- balanced diet provides normal blood levels of magnesium. However, certain situations cause your body to lose Gastrofilm (Magnesium Carbonate) faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide ), a poor diet, alcoholism, or other medical conditions (e.g., severe diarrhea / vomiting, stomach /intestinal absorption problems, poorly controlled diabetes ).
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