Medicines for worms: carefully, they are toxic!

April 16, 2013

  • Medicines for worms: carefully, they are toxic!
  • For children
  • For adults

 Medicines for worms
 In today's market the pharmaceutical industry there is a large variety of drugs that have a therapeutic effect in a variety of worm infestations. Medicines worms can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other medicines. An integrated approach is largely due to more effective treatments, so this method has some sort of advantage.

 Medicines for worms: carefully, they are toxic!

How to carry out a course of treatment

Worm infestation is a serious disease that requires a mandatory course of treatment. The infected people in certain types of parasites may be potentially harmful to others, becoming a source of infection. This determines the importance of treatment in full. It is widely used herbal remedies (eg, male fern, etc.), they can be successfully used for treatment. Most common are drugs that cause the death of worms. Modern synthetic drugs are highly effective and do not have negative consequences for the health of the patient. Apply worming drugs recommended in a specific pattern.

Before starting treatment, the patient should take the drug dekaris Dekaris - with anthelmintic drug and immunostimulatory effects  Dekaris - with anthelmintic drug and immunostimulatory effects
   (or levamisole). Also immunostimulating properties of the drug, when used is a violation of the energy metabolism of parasites, which leads to their reduction and increase further the effect of anthelmintic drugs used in the next step.

In the scheme of complex treatment of ascariasis, enterobiasis, toxoplasmosis, necatoriasis, hookworm this drug is most effective. Then appointed directly by drugs acting on the destructive worms. It may be recommended to take dekaris beginning at 2 and 5 mg per kg of body weight once, and then three days begin receiving mebendazole. Valid various combinations anthelmintic drugs may be combined with up to three treatments per course of treatment. The most widely used drugs following pharmacological groups:

  • benzylimidazole derivatives (drug mebendazole)
  • naftamona derivatives (naftamon and difezil). Indications for use difezila is trichuriasis
  • pyrantel
  • piperazine

Mebendazole anthelminthic properties associated with the effect on the digestive system of the parasite. It is suppressed activity of intestinal cells, which naturally leads to disruption of helminth nutrient absorption and transport. Because of this, comes the death of the parasite. During the reception there pyrantel blockade of neuromuscular excitation, which also causes the death of the parasite. Apply at enterobioze ascariasis and piperazin affects the muscular system of the worm, it causes paralysis.

Most susceptible helminthic infestation children, so many experts recommend as a preventive course of conduct sanitation of the body twice a year. Medications prescribed by sheets to prevent infestation. From such treatments should not be refused if the child does not bother, because the process of diagnosis and establish the type of pathogen is very difficult diagnostic process. Parents should thus be aware that:

  • with proper adherence to prescribed dosage of anthelmintic drugs are generally safe for health
  • said dose of the drug in the manual, which is recommended by the manufacturer may be different from the prescribed dose. This approach is strictly individual and determined by the type of agent, the nature of the clinical disease and the state of health of the patient
  • Preference is given to a course of treatment with the use of several drugs. Two or three drugs are administered sequentially with a small time interval between them

 Medicines for worms: carefully, they are toxic!

Side effects

Despite the fact that the main anthelmintic drugs are relatively safe, with their use may be a number of side effects. Their appearance is due primarily to the abnormal action of metabolic products of parasites that enter the bloodstream at their destruction and death. There is, in some cases vomiting, upset stool or abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 . In such a situation makes it easier to move the treatment reception sorbents, such as activated charcoal Activated carbon - old but indispensable  Activated carbon - old but indispensable
 . Coal is a good sorbent and excrete waste products of worms, toxic products of decomposition.

On the basis of the clinical studies we have identified those drugs that could be called safe. These include levamisole, mebendazole, pyrantel, and albendazole.

Appointment of anthelmintic drugs should be carried out taking into account the existence of possible contraindications. Severe pathology of the nervous system, blood diseases are a group of contraindications. If the patient has severe comorbidities, it is necessary to take into account the acceptable risk to health. In the case of contraindications can use the herbal remedies that are less toxic and are designated as alternative therapeutic agents.

There are special treatment complexes based only on natural raw materials. This collection of herbs that have been successfully used for decades as an anthelmintic. They help get rid of the worms at any stage of development as well as a course of rehabilitation therapy. Treatment is carried out for several months (up to four months or less), so that you can work on all stages of development (from the larval stage to the development of mature individuals). Often worms cause a number of diseases that can be attributed to comorbidity (eg allergic diseases). The complex herbal treatments while helping to get rid of this kind of pathological symptoms.

 Medicines for worms: carefully, they are toxic!

The most common drugs

Among anthelminthics have drugs that have a wide range of therapeutic effects. One such drug is albendazole. It is administered not only at monoinvazii helminths, as well as simultaneous invasion by several species of pathogens.

The highest efficiency is noted in respect of the class nematodes and cestodes (larval stage). There are no reliable data on the safe use of this drug in children, so it is not recommended for children under six years. During breastfeeding Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!  Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
   and throughout the period of pregnancy albendazole also appointed. Could there have been cases of individual intolerance of the drug that should be considered when choosing a treatment regimen. The drug may be accompanied by a number of side effects, which are developed by the various systems of the body (the nervous and digestive systems, and of the blood). There may be more severe adverse reactions in the form of renal insufficiency, but such cases are mostly single. In such a situation, you should wash the stomach, give the patient a sorbent (activated carbon) and further assistance depending on medical indications.

Dosage depends on the age of the patient, in childhood it is calculated on the basis of body weight. Adult patients with the parasitic infestations required therapeutic dose consumed once it is 0, 4 g.

If the need exists, the same dose is consumed again after three weeks. A special scheme of treatment with albendazole giardiasis, a disease that has a high rate of proliferation. The same dose of the drug is prescribed once a day, but taken for three consecutive days. It is proved that the efficiency of albendazole influences the character of the food. If the patient uses a lot of fatty foods, it enhances the absorption of the drug. If the pill they should not be chewed, they need to drink plenty of fluids.

According to statistics, about 25% of people in the world are infected with various representatives of the parasites .  This high percentage is even greater proof of the words of the need for treatment for any infestation with worms .  It is also important to follow the simple hygiene measures to prevent the spread of diseases .  These include the mandatory washing of hands before eating food, thorough processing of the product from contamination and compliance with the required temperature conditions for cooking in terms of the destruction of potential pathogens at certain temperatures .  The most dangerous products as a source of infection, are fish and meat .  They need to be heat treated carefully and not to drink raw .  Fish is an intermediate host for a large number of parasites, so it must be properly prepared and stored (create salt concentration for long term storage of fish) and purchase in specialized stores .