Medication Description: Pepsin (Pepsinum)
Pepsin is one of the main proteolytic enzymes of the digestive tract. It is produced in the cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach in an inactive form - as the proenzyme pepsinogen, which is converted into the active enzyme pepsin in the gastric contents.
Pepsin hydrolyzes peptide bonds and breaks down almost all natural proteins; plays an important role in the processes of digestion. For medical purposes, pepsin is obtained from the mucous membrane of the stomach of pigs as a medicine.
Available in a mixture with powdered sugar.
White or slightly yellowish powder of sweet taste with a slight peculiar smell. Soluble in water and in 20% alcohol.
It is usually used in combination with diluted hydrochloric acid (see) for digestive disorders: ahilia, hypoi anacid gastritis, dyspepsia, etc.
Assign inside 0.2 to 0.5 g (children from 0.05 to 0.3 g) to receive 2 to 3 times a day before meals or during meals (in powders or in 1 to 3% solution of hydrochloric acid diluted ).
Form release: powder.
Storage: in well-closed cans, in a cool (from + 2 to +15 С), dark place.
Rp .: Persini 2, 0
Ac. hydrochloridi diluti 5 ml
Aq. destill. 200 ml
M.DS. By 1 - 2 tablespoons 2 - 3 times a day with meals
R p .: Rsini 1, 0
Ac. hydrochloridi diluti 1 ml
Aq. destill. ad 100 ml
MDS 1 teaspoon 3 times a day while eating a 1 year old baby
Acidin-pepsin tablets (Tabulettae Asidin-pepsini). Tablets containing 1 part pepsin and 4 parts of acidide (betaine hydrochloride). When betaine is introduced into the stomach, the hydrochloride hydrates easily and separates the free hydrochloric acid; 0.4 g of betaine hydrochloride correspond to approximately 16 drops of diluted hydrochloric acid.
Apply with hypo-and anacid gastritis, ahili, dyspepsia.
Product form: tablets of 0.5 and 0.25 g.
Dose for adults: 1 tablet of 0.5 g 3 - 4 times a day, for children - from 1/4 tablet (weight of 0.25 g) to 1/2 tablet (weight of 0.5 g), depending on age 3 - 4 times a day. Tablets before taking dissolve in 1/4 - 1/2 cup of water. Accepted with or after meals.
Similar tablets are produced abroad under the names: Asidolrerpsin, Asipepsol, Betacid, Рэrsacid, Рersamin, etc.