Sertal is a sedative and antispasmodic drug that is used to treat gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, urinary and genital complaints; regardless of the severity of the problem that the patient presents.
Many times we feel strong intermittent and uncontrollable discomfort in the abdominal area of our body that make it impossible for us to carry out daily tasks, this can happen due to the inflammation of some organs that are in that region, which is caused by bacteria, accumulation of gases, indigestion, or genital problems.
What is sertal?
Sertal is a medicine that calms, relieves or reduces pain and involuntary contractions or cramps in the abdominal region, also called spasms. These symptoms are produced by colitis, functional gastritis, premenstrual cramps and cystitis, among others. Its effect acts directly on the bile ducts causing relaxation in visceral smooth muscles and relieving pain.
Sertal comes in three forms: tablets, injectable, and drops. Although they all have the same composition and are indicated to treat the same symptoms, these can be used depending on the intensity of the pain or the patient’s condition.
Es sertal pearls are soft capsules that have the same active ingredient and are used to relieve acute or chronic pain caused by abdominal contractions or spasms of the digestive tract, as well as the urinary and female genital system.
The sertal pearls presentation is in boxes of 6 pearls of 10 mg.
Sertal compound injectable
Like the rest of its presentations, the injectable sertal serves to calm pain due to muscle spasms, discomfort of the digestive tract and the hepatobiliary system. Injectable sertal forte is also administered in the case of radiological studies of the digestive system.
Compound injectable sertal comes in 15 mg / 100 mg injections x 3 units.
Sertal compound injectable dose
The injectable sertal is recommended for adults and its dose ranges from 1 to 4 IM / IV injections administered slowly with a common glass or plastic syringe, previously sterilized.
Sertal drops are used to combat duodenal and gastric ulcers. As well as to calm the discomfort caused by abdominal spasms and the symptoms of irritable bowel.
Its presentation in drops is 1 gr / drops x 20 ml.
Sertal dose in drops
Sertal drops are administered to children under 12 years of age and infants. The dosage is as follows:
- Infants 3 to 5 drops a maximum of three times a day. They can even be placed in the bottle with water.
- Children under 2 years of age take the same doses as infants.
- In the case of children from 3 to 5 years old, two drops should be administered for each year of age, a maximum of five times a day.
- For children from 10 to 12 years old, 20 drops will be given 3 or a maximum of 5 times a day.
- It is recommended to strictly follow the instructions of your doctor and not exceed the recommended dose.
It is indicated for adults to calm the general discomfort of the stomach, the pains of the genital system and the spasms and stomach contractions.
Its presentation is in tablets of 10 mg / 125 mg x 20 coated tablets and 10 mg / 125 mg for 50 coated tablets.
Sertal Compound is a combination of the active ingredients of Propinox Hydrochloride and Lysine Clonixinate. Propinox hydrochloride acts on smooth muscle and decreases its ability to move, therefore it can be considered a muscle relaxant. While lysine hydrochloride acts as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.
Compound Sertal acts as an antispasmodic as well as an analgesic, helping to relieve severe menstrual cramps by decreasing the contractions of the uterus that cause female discomfort. It is important to follow the instructions of the treating doctor.
The administration of compound sertal in pregnancy is not indicated within the first trimester of gestation. Although it is not known for sure what the effects of this drug causes during the first trimester, it is important to avoid its consumption until the doctor is informed who must approve its intake.
The use of compound sertal is recommended in adults and children from 12 years of age, but its use is not indicated in infants or children under 12 years of age.
The recommended dose is 1 or 2 tablets 3 or 4 times a day, with a maximum of 6 in 24 hours.
Precautions before taking Sertal
It is important to inform the treating physician about the use of sertal and to exercise caution in strictly following its indications, especially in case of presenting some of these antecedents.
- Predisposition to intestinal or urinary obstruction.
- Heart failure, high blood pressure, heart disease.
- Gastroesophageal reflux, ulcers or gastritis.
Sertal is not indicated for children under 12 years of age, unless medically indicated with the appropriate dose.
Some medical conditions may contraindicate the use of sertal and although in some cases the consequences are not exactly known, it is important to inform the treating physician to ensure that this medication is ingested, since it is he who must authorize its consumption and indicate the dose and dosage. proper treatment.
- Arterial hypertension
- Heart conditions
- Gastric reflux
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Urinary retention
- Ulcerative colitis
If you take an excessive dose of this medicine, you may have any of the following symptoms:
You may also have the following mild symptoms:
- Memory decline
- Increased intraocular pressure
What is Propinox hydrochloride used for?
It is another antispasmodic drug like sertal, which has a fast and direct-acting relaxing effect. It acts directly as on smooth muscle and is used in cases of gastrointestinal, gynecological and obstetric processes.
Studies carried out in animals have confirmed the rapid and effective absorption of propinox, especially in the first part of the intestine.
- The use of this chemical compound in elderly patients should be carried out with great caution and under medical supervision, since its use could accelerate the appearance of glaucoma, even if it has not been previously diagnosed.
- Likewise, precautions must be taken in patients with intestinal or urinary obstruction.
- It is advisable not to administer Propinox hydrochloride during lactation since this product is excreted in breast milk.
- In case of pregnancy, no adverse effects have been proven, however, it is advisable not to use this compound during the first trimester of pregnancy, unless the treating physician considers its use appropriate.
The effective composition of sertal, as we have seen, serves as an excellent alternative to treat discomforts related to the digestive, urinary and gastrointestinal systems, among others. Like any medicine, it is important not to self-medicate and to respect the indications of the attending physician.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.