Antibiotic "Sumamed": instructions for use for children with frequent episodes of angina and otitis
As soon as the child enters the educationalinstitution and begins to contact other children, there comes a period of "exchange" of infections: pneumococci, streptococci, staphylococci, chlamydia, mycoplasmas, hemophilic rod, legionella. This is expressed in the appearance of snot of a variety of colors and consistencies, sore throat, pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis. Just in the treatment of ENT organs and respiratory tracts, the drug "Sumamed" is used. How to give the child it, we will consider below.
Azithromycin, which is the mainthis is a strong antibiotic of a wide profile, is available in capsules and injections for adults, in powder for the preparation of suspensions and tablets for children. The peculiarity of this antibiotic is that it quickly penetrates into the blood (in two to three hours), but reaches its maximum concentration in tissue cells and foci of infections. Excreted azithromycin through the intestines and kidneys after fifty hours, but its effect after the last intake is still five to seven days.
Sumamed drug: instructions for use
For children, this antibiotic is produced in powderWhite or cream color with a sweetish smell, reminiscent of a cherry with a banana. In the carton box is attached a measuring spoon, a syringe with a scale and an instruction. Before you dilute the medicine, read the instructions and prescription of the doctor.
For example, a doctor writes that you need to give 4.5 mlwithin three to five days. Then for the period of treatment you need 13.5-22.5 ml of antibiotic. See the instructions how much water to add for this amount of medicine. Note that when a certain amount of suspension is diluted, 0.5 ml is added to the "loss" at the dosage, so if you need 13.5 ml, then divide into 14 ml of the suspension "Sumamed".
Instructions for use (for children, the drugis released in powder) says that the drug has a shelf life of three years, in powder - 2 years, and in a diluted state - only 5 days in the refrigerator. As soon as you have decided on the dosage, type a warm water into the syringe and pour it into the vial of powder. Close the lid and shake until the suspension is uniform. Next, give the antibiotic in a measuring spoon only once a day. It does not matter, in the morning or in the evening, but the main thing is that before or after taking the medicine there was an interval of 1.5-2 hours without snacks.
Sumamed medicine (instruction): for children dosage in powder and tablets
Antibiotic in powder is prescribed to babies with half a yearand children who do not tolerate or do not know how to swallow tablets. The dosage is determined by the doctor, taking into account the severity of the diseases, the body weight and age of the child, as well as his individual intolerance to certain medications.
In the instruction, the following dosage of the suspension is indicated:
- for 5 kg is diluted 2.5 ml;
- for six kg is diluted 3 ml;
- for seven kg is diluted 3.5 ml;
- 8 ml is diluted with 4 ml;
- 4.5 ml are diluted into nine kg;
- for ten kg is diluted 5 ml.
Tablets "Sumamed" (instructions for use) for children with a body weight of 18 to 45 kg (approximate age - 3-12 years) give the following scheme:
- for 18-30 kg appoint 2 tablets;
- 31 tablets are prescribed for 31-44 kg;
- with 45 kg or more, an adult dose of 500 mg is recommended.
Please note that the treatment with this antibiotic for children is prescribed no more than 5 days, and in adults the course can last several weeks (all depends on the disease).
When is the antibiotic "Sumamed" prescribed?
Instructions for use for children and adults describe a number of diseases when you need to take medicine:
- diseases of the respiratory organs (tonsillitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia);
- skin diseases (erythema, pyodermatosis, impetigo, erysipelas);
- diseases of the duodenum and stomach.
You can not take this drug to people,sensitive to the components of the drug, with liver and kidney disease, pregnant and lactating. In case of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, temporary hearing loss, call an ambulance, which will do the washing and prescribe treatment for an overdose of the drug.