Problems with the digestive system and metabolic disorders are familiar to many people. Improper nutrition, dysfunction of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands and pituitary gland, genetic factors - all this leads to disruptions in metabolism and the development of serious diseases in both children and adults.
After an accurate diagnosis has been made, the attending physician prescribes special drugs, dressed in one or another dosage form, to eliminate problems with the digestive system and metabolism. These can be ampoules, aerosols, gels, granules, pills, liquids, drops, capsules, concentrates, oils, tablets, as well as flowers, leaves, rhizomes, etc.
All drugs that affect the digestive system and metabolism, according to the Anatomical-therapeutic-chemical classification, have code A. They are divided into subgroups.
Common problems of the digestive system and metabolism
In most cases, the need to take Code A drugs arises due to:
dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract - in this case, it is recommended to take medications that will improve the functioning of the intestines by accelerating metabolic processes, the action of drugs can be aimed at solving a specific problem or the system as a whole;
digestion problems - expressed in improper (slowed down or accelerated, incomplete) digestion of food, depending on the cause of such violations, drugs are prescribed that normalize this process;
poisoning - can be of a food or medicinal nature, in both cases, drugs are prescribed that have an antiemetic and antidiarrheal effect;
chronic diseases, such as diabetes or obesity, in which it is necessary to closely monitor the maintenance of normal metabolism and ensure optimal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
In addition, various mineral supplements also belong to the preparations of this group. They should be taken for prophylactic purposes with a lack of certain substances in the body (for example, calcium, magnesium, sodium), as well as as auxiliary agents in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and metabolic problems.
In total, there are 13 subgroups of such drugs. The name of each of them generally describes the purpose of the drugs included in it. Before using the funds, you should consult your doctor.