Unienzyme 15 Tablet
The fungal diastase is used in the treatment of flatulence, dyspepsia and other digestive disorders. Fungal diastase uses also include prevention, control, and improvement of digestive disorders. Papain is used to treat inflammation of throat and pharynx, fluid retention following trauma and surgery, and skin conditions such as psoriasis. Papain is used as the digestive aid to treat parasitic worms. Papain is used along with conventional treatments for tumors. Charcoal is used as a part of treatment in poison absorption from the body, reduce flatulence, prevent hangover, and lowers cholesterol levels. Additionally, charcoal is used to treat cholestasis (bile flow) related side effects.
How does the drug work?
Fungal diastase works by breaking the larger protein molecules into smaller molecules. Breakdown of the protein molecules results in the effective absorption of nutrients and improve utilization of the protein molecules. Papain is an enzyme mainly found in papaya fruit. Papain helps to break down the protein into smaller molecules to make them available for nutritional absorption. Charcoal is heated in the presence of certain gases which results in development of internal pores or spaces in the charcoal. These pores trap poisons and other intestinal chemicals.
What are the common side effects ?
Fungal diastase causes side effects such as abdominal pain, painful urination, diarrhea, nausea, and skin rashes. Papain may cause severe throat damage, and skin rashes when taken in large amounts. Papain may also cause mild skin irritation, burning sensation, difficulty in breathing, tightness of chest and swelling of the face, lips or tongue. The side effects of charcoal include constipation, black stools, and unusual taste in mouth, blockage or slowing of the intestinal tract, breathing difficulty, and dehydration.
Important Information for Safe Use
• Unienzyme is used when the pancreas does not release enough digestive enzymes to digest food. Unienzyme is used for replacement therapy or as a supplement for indigestion.
• Follow the regular diet unless specifically recommended by the doctor.
• Diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramps or pain are common Unienzyme side effects. Report to the doctor if the side effects worsen.
• Do not use the Unienzyme before or after the pancreatic surgery or in case of long-term disease of the pancreas.
• Unienzyme drug may be safe in pregnancy in selected cases. Take the dose as recommended to avoid serious complications.
• Discuss with your doctor about risks and benefits of the Unienzyme.
• Avoid using acarbose, migitol along with Unienzyme tab, as they may interact with Unienzyme medicine.
FAQs : Fungal Diastase
1. What is the impact of fungal diastase in pregnancy and lactation? The effect of fungal diastase in pregnant women and lactating mothers is not known. Discuss with your doctor about the safe use of the drug.
2. I am using fungal diastase since 2 days. I haven’t noticed any improvement in the health condition. Can I stop taking the medication? Fungal diastase should not be stopped immediately, as it may cause rebound effects. Consult with the doctor for the safe withdrawal or for the dose alteration.
3. Is fungal diastase safe in pregnant women? Consult the doctor for the safe recommendations of the drug.
4. Will I feel dizzy while using fungal diastase? No, dizziness or drowsiness is not observed with fungal diastase. Report the doctor immediately if you encounter any serious complications. Papain
1. Is papain safe in pregnant women? No, papain is unsafe for use in pregnant women. Papain may cause miscarriage or birth defects in the unborn.
2. Can I take papain during menstrual periods? No, papain may increase the risk of bleeding, so it should not be taken during the menstrual cycle.
3. I am scheduled for gastric surgery. Can I take papain? No, papain increases the risk of bleeding. Stop taking papain two weeks before the surgery.
4. I am allergic to fig / kiwi fruit. Can I use papain? If you are allergic to fig or kiwi, you might be allergic to papain also. Consult your doctor before using papain.
5. What are the specific storage conditions of papain? Papain is stored in a cool place at 15-30°C. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and heat. Charcoal
1. I am an alcoholic. Can I take charcoal? No, alcohol interacts with the activated charcoal.
2. Can I use other medications for intestinal disorders along with charcoal? Charcoal reduces the amount of drug absorbed during concomitant use with other medications. Discuss with your doctor about the safe use of charcoal.
3. Can intestinal gas be relieved by charcoal? No, charcoal cannot relieve intestinal gas.
4. What are the different dosage forms of charcoal? Charcoal may be available in tablet, chewable tablet, powder for suspension, liquid, suspension and kit.
5. Is charcoal an OTC drug? Yes, charcoal may be available without doctor’s prescription. However, consult your doctor for advice.