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What is Aristozyme?

Aristozyme is an anti-bacterial drug often prescribed by doctors to treat stomach or indigestion disorders. It is a multivitamin formulation made up of two ingredients, diastase and pepsin. Diastase is used up to 50mg, which helps break down starch into maltose and pepsin is used up to 10mg to break down protein. These breakdowns of starch and protein are instrumental in improving digestion, and treating stomach-related problems.
It is available in many forms like syrups, tablets, capsules, drops, etc. The doctor will set the dosage level of this drug by analyzing your gender and age.

What are the uses of Aristozyme?

The following are some uses and benefits of Aristozyme:

  • Effectively aids digestion.
  • Relieves stomach issues: Aristozyme helps stomach issues like swelling in the abdomen and gastric problems.
  • Aids starch digestion: Aristozyme helps mitigate gastric problems and with stomach swelling by effectively breaking down the starch by host enzymes. It also promotes starch digestion, unlike other complex dietary carbohydrates.
  • Pancreatic disorder: The medicine helps in the secretion of pancreatic enzymes that aid in digestion.
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What are the side effects of Aristozyme?

Some of the side effects you might experience after taking the drug are:

  • Constipation.
  • Blisters and rashes.
  • Acute gastritis, like sudden inflammation or swelling in the stomach lining.
  • Black or dark stool.
  • Moderate swelling in the throat, tongue, or face.
  • Nausea.
  • Extreme light-headedness.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Joint pain.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Abdominal pain.

If you suffer any of the above symptoms, it is best to consult your doctor immediately or consult medical specialists at Yashoda Hospital.

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FAQ's

1. Is Aristozyme syrup safe for babies?

Yes, Aristozyme syrup can be given to babies in the form of drops after a meal. Generally, doctors do not prescribe this drug when the baby is being nursed. However, 1mg syrup per day is prescribed to 3 to 4 year-old-infants in divided doses to help ease digestion. However, consult your physician first.

2. When should I take Aristozyme syrup?

You can take Aristozyme syrup if you face digestive system disorders like stomach inflammation, abdominal swelling, dyspepsia, gastric trouble, pancreatic disorders, etc. Your doctor will recommend taking the drug after meals to prevent further gastrointestinal problems. Shake the syrup bottle first and use a measuring cup for the proper measure.

3. Can Aristozyme be given in pregnancy?

It is not recommended for women to take Aristozyme during pregnancy. This is mainly because the effect of Aristozyme on pregnancy is still unknown, as there is no research conducted on its impact on pregnant women. However, if a doctor prescribes the medicine, then you can take it.

4. Can Aristozyme help in digesting protein?

The main components, pepsin and fungal diastase help break down food protein molecules and convert them into starch. In other words, Aristozyme accelerates the digestion process. It helps cure problems, such as abdominal swelling, hiccups, inflammation in the stomach, starch-degrading accelerator caused by irregular diet consumption, and fasting for long durations.

5. Can Aristozyme lead to ulcers?

The intake of Aristozyme may lead to stomach ulcers as a side effect. You will notice symptoms like nausea, weight loss, anaemia, bloating, loss of appetite because of pain, faint pain in the stomach, etc. So, make sure to watch out for the side-effect symptoms.

6. Does Aristozyme contain sugar?

Aristozyme contains pepsin and fungal diastase, which are starch hydrolyzing or amylolytic enzymes. They help break down the starch into simple sugars like maltose. Diabetic patients, especially, should then be cautious when taking Aristozyme as it may also contain sucrose and increase the level of sugar in the blood.

7. Can Aristozyme be used daily?

Given that a doctor prescribes it, there is no problem in taking it daily. Generally, the specified dosage level for an adult is one tablet daily after meals. However, make sure to take it whole and do not crush or chew. Also, you must complete the full course.

8. Can we take Eno and Aristozyme together?

No, since Eno is a type of antacid capable of neutralizing stomach acids, it can interfere with the drug's effectiveness and absorption. For this reason, it is always advisable to keep a time gap of at least 2-hours between the intake of Eno and Aristozyme.

9. Does Aristozyme contain protease?

Yes, Aristozyme contains pepsin, an enzyme that helps break protein into simpler peptides, also known as protease. It forms in the stomach of animals and humans and is one of the essential digestive enzymes of the digestive system. Pepsin contains excellent digestive actions and helps avoid related disturbances.

10. Is Aristozyme good for constipation?

Aristozyme helps alleviate constipation issues in people. The drug contains fungal diastase and pepsin to help break larger molecules of protein present in food and converts them into starch. As a result, Aristozyme further breaks the molecule of food that facilitates the digestion process and relieves health conditions like constipation.

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