Basically, Smecta is used for diarrhea - in the complex treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by acute and chronic diarrhea of various origins.
Does Smekta help with poisoning? According to the official instructions, this remedy is effective for diarrhea and poisoning caused by food error, that is, in the complex treatment of food poisoning - acute gastroenteritis in case of food poisoning; with the so-called travelers' diarrhea, as well as with intestinal disorders provoked by infectious diseases.
Other indications include chronic diarrhea caused by radiation therapy or chemotherapy, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
With irritable bowel syndrome, Smecta does not reduce diarrhea, but due to sorption and removal of excess gases in the intestine, it significantly alleviates the general condition.
Since Smecta (other trade names: Diosmectite, Smectalia, Endosorb, Dioctab Solution) is also a non-systemic antacid, it can be prescribed for heartburn, stomach discomfort and other dyspeptic symptoms, such as bile poisoning and vomiting. But the use of this remedy for vomiting is unacceptable if it is a symptom of a severe pathology of the digestive organs (gall bladder, pancreas, liver).
But in case of alcohol poisoning, it is necessary to use not Smecta, but enterosorbents containing silicon dioxide (including colloidal, as in Polysorb) or aluminum oxide monohydrate (Algeldrat). Read more - What to do in case of alcohol poisoning?