The mechanism of action of Gastrotuss
The mechanism of action of Gastrotuss is demonstrated in video. We pour Gastrotuss syrup to hydrochloric acid solution, the concentration of which
matches the concentration of gastric acid. Gastrotuss syrup, which is affected by the acid, forms a viscous gel layer that rises to the surface of the solution. Gastrotuss acts in our stomach in the same way. Alginates, which are contained in Gastrotuss, react with the stomach content, the thick gel forms and ascends to the top of the stomach (above the stomach content), and it prevents the content of the stomach beneath it from entering the esophagus. The effect of alginates is mechanical - they prevent aggressive factors from entering the esophagus and causing GERD without reducing gastric acidity.