Colofac Tablets 135mg Actions

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Actions of Colofac Tablets 135mg in details

infoThe action of the drug on the human body is called Pharmacodynamics in Medical terminology. To produce its effect and to change the pathological process that is happening the body and to reduce the symptom or cure the disease, the medicine has to function in a specific way. The changes it does to the body at cellular level gives the desired result of treating a disease. Drugs act by stimulating or inhibiting a receptor or an enzyme or a protein most of the times. Medications are produced in such a way that the ingredients target the specific site and bring about chemical changes in the body that can stop or reverse the chemical reaction which is causing the disease.
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Description: Colofac Tablets 135mg is an antispasmodic agent which exerts direct action on the GI smooth muscle w/o affecting normal gut motility. The exact mechanism is unknown, but multiple mechanisms might contribute to its local effect in the GI tract, e.g. a decrease in ion channel permeabilities, blockade of norepinephrine reuptake, a local anaesth effect, changes in water absorption and weak anti-muscarinergic and phosphodiesterase inhibitory effect.

Pharmacokinetics:

Absorption: Rapidly absorbed from the GI tract. Time to peak plasma concentration: 1-3 hr.

Distribution: Plasma protein-binding: 75% to albumin.

Metabolism: Completely metabolised via hydrolysis to form veratric acid and Colofac Tablets 135mg alcohol.

Excretion: Via urine (95% as metabolites).

Colofac Tablets 135mg pharmacology

infoPharmacokinetics of a drug can be defined as what body does to the drug after it is taken. The therapeutic result of the medicine depends upon the Pharmacokinetics of the drug. It deals with the time taken for the drug to be absorbed, metabolized, the process and chemical reactions involved in metabolism and about the excretion of the drug. All these factors are essential to deciding on the efficacy of the drug. Based on these pharmacokinetic principles, the ingredients, the Pharmaceutical company decides dose and route of administration. The concentration of the drug at the site of action which is proportional to therapeutic result inside the body depends on various pharmacokinetic reactions that occur in the body.

The primary mechanism of action of hexachlorophene, based on studies with Bacillus megatherium, is to inhibit the membrane-bound part of the electron transport chain, respiratory D-lactate dehydrogenase. It induces leakage, causes protoplast lysis, and inhibits respiration.


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References

  1. EPA DSStox. "Mebeverine: DSSTox provides a high quality public chemistry resource for supporting improved predictive toxicology.". https://comptox.epa.gov/dashboard/ds... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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