In contrast to the symptoms of intestinal distress (diarrhea, flatulence), functional disorders of the upper GIT are manifested by nausea, often reaching vomiting, heartburn, a decrease or lack of appetite, a feeling of heaviness and discomfort in the upper abdomen, pain.
Tablets from a stomach disorder can be designed to neutralize the acidic environment (antacid preparations) and create a protective barrier on the surface of the mucosa, preventing its irritation (alginate preparations). If the functional disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract is accompanied by flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, etc., drugs for intestinal disorders in the form of tablets, suspensions, etc. are prescribed separately.
In violations of the upper parts of the digestive tract and intestine, various mechanisms of occurrence, so drug treatment also differs. The action of tablets from intestinal disorders can be aimed at normalizing motor activity, absorbing nutrients, restoring microflora, etc. Do not confuse such concepts as functional disorders of the stomach and diarrhea – treatment of these conditions is done according to certain schemes that can complement each other, but the action of the assigned funds is aimed at achieving various effects.