Flamin is suitable for people with cholecystitis without stones, hepatitis and biliary dyskinesia according to the spastic type. Take it 1 tablet three times a day 30 minutes before a meal, in some cases it is possible to increase the dose to 2 tablets at a time, but only on the recommendation of a doctor. The course of treatment is long from 10 to 40 days.
It is better for people prone to hypertension not to use Flamin, since there is a likelihood of a spontaneous increase in pressure. Absolute contraindications will be gallbladder stones, blockage of the bile ducts and individual intolerance to the drug. Studies of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding have not been conducted, so it is better to refrain from taking the drug. Not suitable for the treatment of patients under 18 years of age.
Hofitol should be taken with inflammation of the gallbladder and liver without stones, with cirrhotic processes in the liver, as well as renal failure and atonic dyskinesia. Perhaps the use for the treatment of children over six years.
Take the medicine before meals three times a day for 2-3 tablets or 2.5-5 ml of syrup for adults and 1-2 tablets (1.5-2.5 ml of syrup) in children. The course of treatment is individual and averages from two weeks to three months. Sometimes used in minimal therapeutic doses for hepatoprotection.
Hofitol should not be treated for acute diseases or exacerbations of chronic pathologies in the liver, kidneys and gall bladder. Contraindications include an allergic reaction to artichoke leaves, obstructive jaundice, stones in the gall bladder, it is also not recommended to take the drug for children under six years of age, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding only as prescribed by the attending physician if absolutely necessary.
Irregular and improper nutrition, frequent stresses lead to the development of various chronic diseases of the liver and biliary tract. Herbal preparations are often used to treat these organs, such as Flamin and Hofitol, the similarities and differences of drugs will be described below, as well as recommendations for their use.
This remedy is of plant origin. Its basis is the flowers of the immortelle sand. The medicine is available in the form of 50 mg tablets of 10 and 30 pieces per pack. Used only for the treatment of adults.
The drug has a liquefying effect on bile, enhances its outflow by reducing viscosity and relaxing the smooth muscles of the gallbladder and its sphincters, and increases the secretion of bilirubin. Promotes the release of gastric and pancreatic juice, dilates the vessels of the intestines, which helps a more complete assimilation of food. Its antibacterial effect on a number of gram-positive microbes was also noted, due to which there is a decrease in the activity of inflammation and active wound healing.
Side effects are rare and represent an allergy and sometimes an increase in blood pressure in hypertensive patients. May enhance the effects of metronidazole and aminoquinolone in the treatment of giardiasis.
Hofitol is a medicine from a dry aqueous extract of fresh leaves of artichoke field. It is available in two forms: tablet at a dose of 200 mg in the form of brown indivisible tablets of 12, 30, 60 and 180 pieces per pack and in the form of a dark brown syrup with a yellow precipitate in a dose of 20 g and an amount of 120 ml. Suitable for the treatment of not only adults but also children.
Artichoke leaves are rich in vitamins such as C and group B, as well as carotene, inulin and cynarin. They help normalize metabolic processes in the liver and kidneys, as well as the outflow of bile. The product has hepatoprotective properties, enhances diuresis and removes urea from the body. In this regard, Hofitol is used to treat biliary dyskinesia of the atonic (hypokinetic) type, chronic stoneless cholecystitis, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and chronic renal failure.
Contraindications include calculous cholecystitis, obstruction of the bile ducts, acute diseases of the liver, kidneys and biliary tract, children under 6 years of age and individual intolerance to the drug, are used with caution in pregnancy and lactation if the benefit to the mother exceeds the possible risk to the fetus. Side effects are rare and are manifested by diarrhea with prolonged use in high doses.
What are the similarities between the drugs?
The above two remedies have a number of similarities, due to which many people think that medications are interchangeable, although this is far from always the case. Common for Flamin and Hofitol will be:
- Plant origin.
- Application for a similar pathology of the liver and biliary tract: cholecystitis and hepatitis, problems with the tone of the gallbladder and bile duct.
- A number of common contraindications: allergic reactions to the drug, gallstone disease, obstructive jaundice.
- Strengthening the outflow of bile.
- Protective effect on the liver.
What are the differences between Flamin and Hofitol?
The differences between the drugs are much greater than the similarities. These include:
- Flamin is used only in gastroenterology for the treatment of the liver and biliary tract. It is not used in pediatric practice and is available only in tablet form. It can be detrimental to a number of bacteria and accelerate the healing of erosion, improves digestion. It has a more attractive price of about 200 rubles for a small package.
- Chophytol has a wider use. It participates in the treatment of not only the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, but also the kidneys, promotes active urination and removal of urea from the blood, has a more pronounced protective effect on the liver. It is available in two forms: tablets and syrup, which makes it possible to use it for the treatment of children and adolescents. Its price is slightly higher than that of Flamin, about 400 rubles per pack of medicine.