Table of contents:
2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
Medical statistics say that most often babies aged 2-5 years suffer from worms. This is due to the peculiarities of their activity: games in the sandbox, on the ground, with close interaction with each other, contribute to infection and the rapid spread of worms in the children's team.
The choice of a medicine for small patients requires a special approach, because standard drugs are highly toxic. In addition, the baby cannot always be persuaded to take the medication if he does not want to. In this case, suspensions from worms come to the rescue, which are designed specifically for the treatment of children affected by parasitic infections.
What suspension from worms will be effective
The drugs presented in pharmacies are divided into groups depending on the main active ingredients, the dosage regimen and the range of patients to be treated.
Among the most popular children's antihelminthic suspensions, the following drugs are distinguished:
Let's consider each of them in more detail.
This is both the name of the drug and the main active ingredient in its composition.
In world practice, this substance is considered a priority when choosing antiparasitic agents for children and adults, which is used for the defeat of various types of worms. There are 10 ml and 15 ml vials in pharmacies, made of dark glass and placed in cardboard boxes.
The slurry format is characterized by a sweet taste and pleasant aroma thanks to sucrose and chocolate and vanilla ice cream flavors.
- sorbic acid;
- xanthan gum;
- polysorbate 80;
- 70% sorbitol solution;
- Methyl parahydroxybenzoate;
- propyl parahydroxybenzoate.
Printel's analogs are:
The preparations are based on the same ingredients.
The dosage regimen depends on the patient's age:
- From 6 months you can drink 2.5 ml per 10 kg of weight;
- From the age of 12, it is allowed to take 15 ml at a time;
- Adults and children weighing more than 75 kg require 20 ml each.
If the calculation of the dosage is difficult, then you need to consult a doctor in order to choose the optimal dosage regimen. The suspension should be stored in a dry place, protected from sunlight and out of reach of children.
Contraindications for the use of Pirantel are:
- infancy up to 6 months;
- liver failure;
- individual intolerance;
- disorders of the nervous system.
In addition, when taking drugs based on this substance, it must be borne in mind that it is absorbed into the blood and absorbed in the liver.
It is also a popular drug named after its main active ingredient. In pharmacies, there are drugs with different dosages: 2, 5% and 10% albendazole content per 100% of the product. Available in bottles of 100 ml and 1000 ml.
Additional elements are:
- water-soluble methylcellulose;
- lemon acid;
- distilled water.
Such a drug destroys cells in the gastrointestinal tract of parasites, and also slows down the formation of vital enzymes in their bodies.
In addition to Albendazole, pharmaceutical products based on the same ingredient are produced under the trade names Vormil and Nemozole, which are most often recommended for the treatment of children, since they have a wide spectrum of action and high efficiency.
With their help, they get rid of roundworms, pinworms, lamblia and other types of worms, as well as from mixed invasions.
Suspensions are used both against intestinal worms and against individuals inhabiting other internal organs. Special preparation for treatment with albendazole and other drugs based on it is not required. Shake the bottle before using the suspension.
Suspension dosages are designed for patients aged 6 months and older:
- In the period of 6-24 months, the suspension is taken in 200 ml;
- For children over 2 years old and adults, the daily allowance is 400 ml.
Treatment with albendazole-based drugs is usually tolerated normally, but in some cases nausea, vomiting, increased blood pressure, allergies and other negative reactions of the body are observed.
Absolute contraindications are:
- age up to 6 months;
- the state of pregnancy, lactation;
- the presence of cardiovascular diseases;
- violation of bone marrow circulation.
Biologically active food supplement, which is used for the treatment and prevention of helminthic infestations in children over 3 years of age and adults. The product is available in bottles of 50 and 500 ml.
This syrup is made on a natural basis and contains the following ingredients:
- walnut leaf extract;
- tansy extract;
- aspen bark extract;
- pumpkin seeds;
- fennel fruit;
- dried apricots.
Such a composition is rich in bioflavonoids, minerals and vitamins, which allows you to destroy various types of worms that inhabit the internal organs of a person, successfully remove dead individuals from the intestines, and also restore the body after a disease.
The dosage of the drug depends on the intensity of the lesion and the age of the patient:
- Usually take 1-2 teaspoons of syrup twice a day with meals;
- The course of treatment is 2 weeks, after 3-4 weeks the treatment must be repeated.
You need to store the bottle in a place protected from the sun at a temperature not exceeding 25 degrees.
This remedy is contraindicated:
- children under 3 years old;
- people with individual intolerance to its components;
- patients with diabetes mellitus.
Choosing an antiparasitic agent is not an easy task that should be entrusted to an infectious disease doctor. The fact is that in order to prescribe a drug, it is required to find out what kind of helminthiasis occurs in each specific case, as well as undergo examinations and understand whether it is possible to take certain substances. This is especially true when it comes to children infected with worms, because any medicinal drug has both positive and negative sides.
When going to the pharmacy for an antiparasitic suspension, you need to take into account that traditional medicines are dispensed in pharmacies only with a prescription. The most popular among doctors and patients are Nemozol and Helmintox. They act against most parasitic infections, but they have a number of contraindications and side effects. When using them, you need to monitor the patient's condition and, in case of deterioration or a negative reaction of the body, choose other medicines with the consent of the attending physician.
Herbal remedies have fewer contraindications and do not adversely affect the liver and gastrointestinal tract. In addition, they are freely sold without a doctor's prescription, but they can only be taken from the age of 3.
GelmoNet can be used both as a medicine and as a prophylaxis against worms, however, the course of treatment is much longer than in cases with medicines. Based on this, this suspension is suitable for people with a milder form of helminthic infestation, who do not have pronounced health problems against the background of infection.
If you have doubts about your choice, you do not need to risk your health - your own, children, loved ones. It is best to consult a doctor and get proper advice on the choice of an antiparasitic suspension.
If, despite the recommendations, you managed to purchase a medicine for worms on your own, then before using it you need to carefully read the instructions and take into account all the recommendations and warnings.