Stomach , biliary, digestive and even menstrual ailments are conditions that cause uncomfortable discomforts manifested mainly by pain, inflammation and colic.

In this sense, medical science has developed drugs with antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce discomfort, one of them being panclase®, which has become a relevant medicine for the treatment of painful menstruation, stomach ailments and kidneys.

That is why we will teach you in this article the specific functions of this well-known medicine.

What is pancake?

Panclasa® is a medicine made by the laboratory “Atlantic Pharma SA” (1) , whose active ingredients are phloroglucinol and trimethylphloroglucinol . Its mechanism of action is to relax smooth muscles and their fibers , in case of pain and spasms. 

Regarding its presentation, panclasa® comes in compressed or chewable capsules , solutions with an injectable route of administration, oral solutions or also solutions in drops of 80 mg or 80 milligrams, with recommended doses of 6 mg per day.

Note: One study adds this information: “Phloroglucinol (trimethoxybenzene) and triphenols are effective in relieving and have a relaxing action on visceral smooth muscle without antagonizing acetylcholine . ” (two)

What is the pancake used for?

Panclase® has specific functions for the gastrointestinal system , menstrual disorders or kidney problems. Below we indicate for which conditions this drug is indicated: 

1. Gastrointestinal upsets

This drug has a strong therapeutic effect on the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, in the case of the treatment of colitis .

To highlight: With this it provides relief from gastrointestinal pain, thanks to the fact that phloroglucinol stimulates peristalsis, that is, the muscular contractions of the stomach to digest food.

2. Menstrual pain

The drug panclasa® also works as a pain reliever for women’s menstrual cramps .

You should know: Thanks to trimethylphloroglucinol, it is capable of stimulating relaxation of the female pelvic muscles, related to menstruation, especially for cases such as the treatment of dysmenorrhea.

3. Expulsion of kidney stones

This drug is good for reducing lithiasis , the small deposits made up of minerals and sodium, which cause nephritic colic or obstruction in the bile ducts.

In addition to being a very good analgesic for the intensity of pain, the walls and urinary tracts become less narrow , favoring the meatus pathway (opening through which urine flows) and achieving the exit of the stone, without the need for surgical interventions.

panclase side effects

Despite the positive effects of this medication on the aforementioned conditions, it is important to mention that it has side effects to be aware of, among the most important are the following:

  • Upset stomach and diarrhea.
  • Blood in the stool.
  • Oral dryness and allergies in the epidermis.
  • Drowsiness.

Important: In the event of any of the aforementioned reactions, discontinue the use of panclasa® and seek medical attention .

Contraindications of panclase

It should be known that this drug has limitations of its use like many drugs, despite the fact that it can be used without the obligation of a medical prescription. However, it is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Patients with hypersensitivity to the active principle of panclase®.
  • Pediatric patients.
  • Patients with intestinal or urinary tract obstruction.
  • Patients with liver or kidney cancer.

To highlight: Several studies indicate that: “Its use in pregnant and lactating women is not contraindicated, but the doctor must evaluate the results of the possible risk/benefit of its administration” . (3)

Key Findings

  • Panclase® is a drug made to relax muscle fibers.
  • It comes in the form of capsules or tablets and is consumed with certain specific doses. 
  • It is good for the digestive system, the uterus and the kidneys . 
  • It can have side effects such as dry mouth and skin allergies. 
  • It should not be administered to patients with certain conditions but may be prescribed during pregnancy under medical supervision.

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