The drug "Enterofuril" for children: indications, dosage
Children are more likely to be different than adults. The situation is complicated by the fact that the range of permitted drugs for children is narrowed due to many side effects. Many children refuse to take pills, which also makes effective treatment difficult. In this case, the antibacterial drug Enterofuril will help. For children (reviews of both doctors and patients prove this) in the fight against many pathogens of acute intestinal infections, it is as effective as for adults. This article will discuss the features of the use of this tool at a younger age.
Description of the drug "Enterofuril"
Children's bodies are not yet strong enough to resist diseases, especially infectious ones. The drug "Enterofuril" contains an active drug substance - nifuroxazide, which stops the growth of bacteria in the body. Nifuroxazide acts directly in the intestine, does not penetrate into the bloodstream and is completely excreted from the body along with feces.The main advantage of the drug is that, destroying pathogenic and conditionally pathogenic microflora, it does not prevent the development of a normal environment, which is involved in the digestive process, synthesizes vitamins and cleanses the gastrointestinal tract. This means that the child will not develop dysbacteriosis after the course of treatment with Enterofuril. For children, this drug is very convenient to use, as it is produced in the form of a suspension and capsules, there is also a measuring spoon, which allows you to keep the exact dosage of the medicine.
Indications for use
Medication "Enterofuril" for children is used in such conditions as:
violation of the chair;
pain in the abdomen.
Also, the drug is prescribed before the diagnosis is made and the exact pathogen is established.
How and in what doses to use the drug "Enterofuril" for children?
First of all, before using this drug, you must carefully study the instructions. The use of this tool is contraindicated for premature babies and babies of the first month of life. Take the drug, regardless of the meal.Before use, the drug suspension must be thoroughly shaken. It is important to know that treatment with drugs such as Enterofuril lasts not more than a week.
For children from one month to six, 2.5 ml of suspension is recommended two or three times a day.
Children between seven months and two years old are shown 2.5 ml of the medicine four times a day.
Children after two years, the drug is given in capsules.
A child from two years to seven is prescribed 200 mg not more than three times a day.
Children over the age of seven recommended 200 mg not more than four times a day.
Despite the advantages of this drug over other similar drugs, Enterofuril for children is not used in many European countries. Some pediatricians believe that this tool is not acceptable for the treatment of babies. However, at the same time, for many patients, this drug effectively helped eliminate intestinal infection. Therefore, it is up to you, of course, to consult this medicine to treat your child or not, after consulting with a specialist.