Furazolidone - a drug used in the treatment of those children. Moreover, the children produced a special form furazolidona
Furazolidone - contributes to the death of bacteria
- In the pellets, which are dissolved with water before use. This medication is often prescribed for children with intestinal infections.
What is the impact on the child's body furazolidon
Furazolidone - a drug having antimicrobial activity, and referring to the group of nitrofurans. Particularly active effect it has on the group of Gram-negative bacteria causing intestinal infection such as shigellosis, salmonellosis
Salmonellosis - features of the disease
, Foodborne diseases (poisoning substandard products). Furazolidon also active in such diseases caused by protozoa as giardiasis and trichomoniasis.
Furazolidone is not very active against pathogens of purulent infections, so it is hardly used in diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. Furazolidone characterized in that to it (as well as all nitrofuranam) develops slowly addictive pathogens. It is active against several bacteria resistant to antibiotics, and sulfonamides are often used and not independently, but in combination with other antibacterial agents.
Furazolidone is rapidly absorbed in the intestine, distributed in the body, then decomposed into metabolites (metabolites) in the liver and excreted in the urine and feces.
Negative impact on the child's body usually does not have a drug and well tolerated. For children, the drug is available in granules with the application of a special measuring cup. Grown preparation boiled (not hot) water, the water poured into the flask to the particular label, and then using the measuring cup child desired metered amount of formulation. Take medication after meals (because it is better absorbed), drinking plenty of fluids, at least three times a day at a dose prescribed by your doctor. The duration of treatment as prescribed by a doctor, but usually it does not exceed ten days.
Furazolidon contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to it a child, severe liver and kidney diseases in violation of their functions, deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (congenital enzyme deficiency), and the age of one month.
Application furazolidona in intestinal infections in children
Intestinal infections in children sometimes occur very hard with repeated vomiting, loose stools, fever and impaired general condition. In this state, the child is required to appoint antibiotics slice, not waiting for the results of analyzes on the sensitivity of pathogen to antibacterial agents (seeding feces on nutrient media).
In this case, furazolidone usually administered in combination with other, more effective means. The effect of such a combination of both drugs are mutually reinforced. In addition, furazolidone good by the fact that the agents of intestinal infections almost never lose their sensitivity to it.
When the results of stool cultures become known, if necessary, corrected therapy, drugs to which the infectious agent is insensitive replaced by others. Furazolidone same usually remain.
Application furazolidona to treat giardiasis in children
Giardiasis in children unlike adults can proceed with pronounced symptoms of paroxysmal abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and sensitization (increased tendency to allergic reactions) of an organism. The latter property often causes severe allergies in the form of the long-term running of skin rash, bronchospasm attacks.
Thus, giardiasis in a child is almost always needed to identify and treat. Furazolidone is an excellent drug for the treatment of this disease. And as giardiasis often goes private and giardia is not so easy to detect in the stool, appointed antilyamblioznoy several courses of therapy.
Sometimes when taking furazolidone may experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, allergic reactions (skin rash, redness and itching of the skin, swelling, allergic). Furthermore, furazolidone is an inhibitor of MAO (monoamine oxidase enzyme). This group of drugs known as anti-depressants, but they have a number of side effects such as headache, dizziness
Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
, Lethargy, sleepiness, and sometimes agitation, toxic effects on the liver. When such symptoms furazolidon to cancel.
In overdose furazolidone may increase side effects and all the signs of acute toxic hepatitis
Toxic hepatitis - the impact of harmful substances on the liver
, Severe complications from the blood formation and the toxic effects on the peripheral nervous system.
Furazolidone can be used to treat children without a doctor's prescription.