Cardiomagnet is an aspirin with magnesium hydroxide.
Aspirin is prescribed for many people to prevent strokes or heart attacks.
The manufacturer of Cardiomagnyl promises that magnesium hydroxide will protect the gastrointestinal mucosa from the effects of aspirin. Literally and write: "GIT".
Do you know what the digestive tract is? The gastrointestinal tract, I guess. For some reason, the manufacturer did not decipher his message.
Now, let's figure it out. We have already discussed several times prostaglandins, which protect the stomach. So aspirin disrupts the synthesis of these prostaglandins.
Moreover, aspirin, unlike other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, blocks everything tightly.
Well, that is, after a pill of some ibuprofen, the protective system of the stomach quickly returns to normal, but aspirin irreversibly spoils the enzymes that make the protective prostaglandins. After taking aspirin, the stomach loses some of its protection for 5 to 7 days.
This is interesting, because aspirin also irreversibly spoils the platelets, for which, in fact, it was swallowed. The platelets will remain paralyzed for 10-14 days, and the risk of bleeding will be higher during this time.
Didn't you know? After one aspirin tablet, you increase your risk of bleeding by two weeks.
So sometimes it is vital for us to take aspirin. Without it, some will have a stroke or heart attack.
Some people have to protect their stomachs from aspirin. This is done with agents that reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
Stomach-protecting drugs include everyone's favorite proton pump blockers like omeprazole. They will protect not only the stomach, but also the duodenum.
And then there are those same protective prostaglandins that are literally taken orally as medicine. They, too, will protect the stomach and the duodenum.
And then there are blockers of H2 receptors for histamine like famotidine (which for some reason snapped up from pharmacies). So this famotidine will not protect the stomach from aspirin, but if it tries very hard, it will at least protect the duodenum.
And that is all. Antacids like magnesium hydroxide, which slightly reduce stomach acid, cannot protect anyone from aspirin.
Therefore, the magnesium hydroxide from Cardiomagnyl does not protect the stomach and the rest of the gastrointestinal tract from aspirin. Cheating.
Not only is there no benefit from magnesium hydroxide in Cardiomagnet, but it also disrupts the absorption of aspirin. That is, there is very little aspirin in that pill, and there will be even less from the antacid. Sheer disappointment.
Is there anything to protect your stomach?