Lactofiltrum and Hilak forte are not completely interchangeable, so only the doctor should decide which medicine to choose depending on the indications.
Intestinal dysbiosis is common. To restore the normal flora of the digestive tract, Lactofiltrum and Hilak forte are prescribed medications.
Lactofiltrum is a combined drug, the therapeutic effect of which is explained by lignin and lactulose. It refers to enterosorbents and osmotic laxatives.
Lignin is a natural adsorbent that binds on its surface microorganisms and their metabolic products, medicines, salts of heavy metals, ethyl alcohol, allergens, histamine, serotonin, lipids, urea, bilirubin.
The substance itself is non-toxic, it is not absorbed into the bloodstream and is completely excreted from the body during the day.
Lactulose is also not absorbed in the intestine, it is a substrate for the growth and reproduction of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. In the colon, it undergoes hydrolysis, as a result of which lactic, acetic and methane acid are formed. They inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and reduce the formation of harmful nitrogen-containing compounds. All this leads to an increase in osmotic pressure and increased intestinal motility.
Lactofiltrum is recommended to be taken if the following pathologies are diagnosed:
- Dysbacteriosis of the intestines and vagina, including those caused by antibiotic treatment.
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
- Inflammation and cirrhosis of the liver.
- Allergies such as urticaria, atopic dermatitis.
Lactofiltrum should be drunk an hour before a meal. If the patient cannot swallow the tablet whole, then it is allowed to grind.
The treatment regimen is selected individually depending on the diagnosis and age of the patient. With intestinal dysbiosis, the drug is drunk three times a day in the following dosages:
|Age||Single dose tablets|
|8-12 years old||1-2|
|From 12 years||2-3|
If the microflora of the vagina is disturbed, the medicine is drunk 2 tablets three times a day. On average, the duration of therapy is 14-21 days, if necessary, the doctor may prescribe a second course of treatment.
Hilak forte refers to antidiarrheal drugs of biological origin. It consists of microorganisms that restore the intestinal normoflora. It allows you to save the biological and physiological function of the gastrointestinal mucosa. The composition of the medication includes lactic acid and its salts, which normalize the pH of the digestive tract, regardless of whether the person has high or low acidity.
Due to the fact that the intestinal microflora is normalized, vitamins B and K begin to be synthesized in it.
The short-chain volatile fatty acids included in the composition restore the disturbed intestinal microflora during digestive tract infections, accelerate healing of the intestinal walls, and water-salt balance in the gastrointestinal tract.
There is evidence that the drug increases the body’s defenses, as it stimulates the immune response.
In infants, salmonella is excreted faster after salmonella enteritis due to medication.
Hilak forte is used to treat the following pathologies:
- Violation of the intestinal microflora, including caused by radiotherapy, antibiotic therapy.
- Digestive Disorder Syndrome.
- Dyspeptic disorders.
- Loose stools, constipation, bloating.
- Intestinal inflammation.
- Qatar of the stomach and intestines.
- Senile bowel syndrome.
- Gastrointestinal problems associated with climate change.
- Enterogenic pathologies of the gallbladder and liver.
- Hypo – and anacid diseases.
- Salmonellosis in the phase of convalescence.
- Skin allergic reactions, such as urticaria, chronic eczema.
Hilak forte should be drunk before or during meals, diluting the medicine in a small amount of liquid.
The drug is taken three times a day in the following dosages:
|Age||Single dosage in drops|
After the patient’s well-being, the daily dosage can be improved by 2 times.
General characteristics of drugs
The similarities between medicines are as follows:
- Both drugs are allowed to be taken during pregnancy and lactation.
- Both medicines can be purchased at the pharmacy without a prescription.
- Drugs can not with intolerance to their composition.
- Both drugs do not slow down the reaction rate and do not cause undesirable effects on the part of the central nervous system, therefore they can be taken by motorists and people whose activities are associated with potentially dangerous mechanisms.
Difference between drugs
There are many differences between Lactofiltrum and Hilak forte:
|Release form||Tablets.||Drops without taste and with cherry taste.|
|Country of Manufacturers||Russia.||Germany.|
|Pediatric Use||The medicine is contraindicated in children of the first year of life.||The drug can be used from birth.|
|Unwanted effects||Allergy, bloating. If therapeutic doses are exceeded, overdose symptoms may occur: abdominal pain and stool retention. When signs of intoxication appear, Lactofiltrum is canceled.||Indigestion, stool retention, allergy, which is manifested by itching, urticaria, skin rashes.|
|Storage conditions||Tablets should be stored at temperatures up to 30 degrees for 36 months from the date of release.||Hilak forte should be stored at temperatures up to 25 degrees. Drops are suitable for 4 years, but after opening the bottle, they are allowed to be used for six months.|
|Contraindications||Violation of the metabolism of galactose, bleeding from the digestive tract, atony and bowel obstruction, exacerbation of gastrointestinal ulcers.||Milk sugar intolerance, isomaltose and sucrose deficiency, malabsorption of glucose and galactose.|
|Drug interaction||Lactofiltrum can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines, so they must be taken one hour after the adsorbent.||Antacids can neutralize lactic acid, which is part of the drops.|
|Special Note||It is not recommended to take Hilak forte along with milk and dairy products.|