Veroshpiron - a drug that is formally in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, is not permitted for use for children under three years. But in some cases, pediatric neurologists prescribe it for children up to a year, more often it happens in a hospital.
Why babies veroshpiron
There is a period of life, especially in relation to various dangerous effects on the central nervous system. It begins with the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy, ending a week after the birth of a child is called perinatal period. Brain damage that occurred in this period are called perinatal: perinatal nervous system (USC) or perinatal encephalopathy.
Very often perinatal nervous system accompanied by high intracranial pressure when the inside of the brain is going a lot of fluids. Typically, this occurs due to changes in the blood vessels of the brain, blood stagnation therein and propotevanie liquid portion of blood outside. The child then becomes very restless, shouting, bad breastfeed. In order to reduce intracranial pressure, are assigned diuretics including veroshpiron
Veroshpiron - used with caution!
As veroshpiron affects babies - whether it needs reception
Veroshpiron - is a diuretic (a diuretic), which inhibits the action of the adrenal hormone aldosterone. Aldosterone is retained in the body water, and sodium and potassium outputs, which is essential for muscle function, particularly cardiac muscle. Under the influence of the body is derived veroshpirona water and sodium and potassium remain in the body, so called veroshpiron potassium-sparing diuretic.
But too much potassium is also harmful to the body, as well as the lack of it. Therefore veroshpiron, which has a mild diuretic effect, shall be appointed only when there is a deficiency in the body of potassium. In infants it can be administered, for example, in the case where potassium deficiency formed after receiving conventional diuretics, such as after diakarba.
Veroshpiron in any case should not be taken without control, so often it is prescribed babies in the hospital.
Side effects veroshpirona - how dangerous it is for infants
Veroshpirona have many side effects:
- on the part of the endocrine system - gynecomastia
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- Breast enlargement, sometimes they can cause discharge; girls spotting may occur from the genitals; it's not terrible, after the drug all the passes;
- the part of the digestive system - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
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, Abnormal liver function; the child becomes restless, refuses the breast; all to remove the drug is usually held;
- the central nervous system - fatigue, drowsiness, headache (baby cries, not breastfeeding);
- by aqueous mineral metabolism - high content of potassium in the blood, blood accumulation of toxic products, which are normally excreted through the kidneys and the liver, disturbance of acid-base balance of the body;
- Hematopoietic system - suppression of white blood cells (including granular, which are responsible for the immune system), and platelets (which can cause bleeding);
- Skin and allergic reactions - hair loss or, conversely, excessive body hair, itchy rash, fever;
- leg cramps.
During the reception veroshpirona infants should not be given medicines that contain potassium (Pananginum, asparkam) and other potassium-sparing diuretics. In addition, the necessary laboratory control over the content of potassium in the blood, kidney and liver function.
Overdose veroshpirona for infants is very dangerous. It is expressed in strengthening all the side effects. In infant
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growing lethargy, weakness, drowsiness, may appear jerking of muscles, heart rhythm is disturbed. Dehydrated skin becomes dry, no saliva in the mouth, may be vomiting and diarrhea.
Treatment involves immediate cessation of administration veroshpirona and gastric lavage. To restore the water and electrolyte metabolism child injected with sodium salt solutions, glucose and insulin.
In some cases, babies do not appoint veroshpiron
You can not assign veroshpiron for kidney and liver, which are accompanied by violation of their functions. You can not assign it in the case if the child, for whatever reason, is already a violation of water-salt balance - reducing the amount of sodium in the blood and increased potassium and calcium. In addition, you may not assign veroshpiron when metabolic disorders that are accompanied by an increase in total acidity of the body (acidosis).
Veroshpiron - a drug that can be assigned to infants only physician, and preferably in a hospital under laboratory control.
How to give veroshpiron babies?
Veroshpiron administered to infants who have a heart failure. It contributes to the conclusion of the liquid from the body, thereby reducing stress on the heart baby. Veroshpiron - a kind of diuretics that are potassium-sparing drugs - unlike many diuretics, they do not reduce the potassium level in the blood.
How to give your child veroshpiron?
Usually veroshpiron recommended to give twice a day, morning and evening. Ideally between doses should be held for 10-12 hours. Try to give veroshpiron at the same time, then it will become a habit and the likelihood that you will forget to give your child medicine to decrease.
On the Info sheet has information about the dosage, but the doctor has to say, how much you need to take it veroshpirona your child. It is important to exactly follow the instructions given by the doctor.
If the doctor prescribed veroshpiron in tablet form, they must be ground to a powder, and give the child with milk or baby food. Liquid veroshpiron need to give your child with a special measuring spoon.
Usually veroshpirona action begins to emerge in a few days.
Sometimes after taking the drug in infants is vomiting. If a child is sick less than half an hour after taking veroshpirona give him another dose of medicine. If this happens, when, after receiving more than half an hour passed, another dose to give is not necessary.
If you forget to give your child veroshpiron and remember this is not more than 4 hours after, when it usually takes the medicine, give him the missed dose. If it has been more time, just wait until the next reception, and give him a normal dose.
Overdose veroshpirona can be dangerous. If you suspect that you have given the child too much medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
The state of grudnichka while taking veroshpirona need to monitor very carefully. Symptoms such as vomiting, fever, heart palpitations, shortness of breath is a cause for immediate treatment to the doctor.