Can I take Enterofuril for poisoning?
Treatment of certain conditions associated with specific drugs. Furacilin is associated with washing the wounds, activated charcoal with poisoning, and nifuroxazide with diarrhea. Any traveler will insure himself against diarrhea and take drugs for diarrhea. In marching conditions, microbes are often contaminated with water or food, especially vegetables and fruits. Therefore, eating in this situation can result in poisoning. Food contaminated with bacteria causes intestinal infections. Exit in this situation alone, the infection must be treated with antimicrobials.
Nitrofurans have found wide application in the treatment of poisoning of infectious genesis. Some unique features of this group of drugs played an important role here. A bright representative of this group is Enterofuril. The active substance, which is nifuroxazide. Due to the ability to quickly suppress the infection, Enterofuril became a drug of choice when poisoning, even when the pathogen is still unknown (an empirical approach).
"Enterofuril" - an antibiotic or not?
A very simple question, whether "Enterofuril" is an antibiotic, will put many people at a dead end. Yes, according to the result of the action, nitrofurans are similar to antibiotics, but they are completely different in origin.
What brings them together?
- They belong to the same group - antimicrobial drugs.
- They kill pathogens.
- Nitrofurans are taken under the same conditions as antibiotics.
What distinguishes them?
An antibiotic is a product of microbial activity. Microbes, in order to survive, create substances harmful to other microbes. Mankind has forced the microbes to work for themselves. First, these substances are isolated and then used to treat diseases caused by other microbes.
The production of nitrofurans has nothing to do with microorganisms. This is the creation of the hands of man. A chemical structure is created that breaks one of the functions of the bacteria and eventually it dies.
The production of an antibiotic is expensive. Microorganisms need to be grown, isolated, cleaned and improved. Antibiotics of the first stage are actually already obsolete, therefore they improve, they add new properties, complicate the formula.
For nitrofurans, inexpensive raw materials-furfural - corn cobs, sawdust or other similar products.
Modern antibiotics are more powerful, have a wide spectrum of action, lower doses are required, are less accepted.
Nitrofurans are more specific, active in a narrow range of diseases. It will be more correct to say that nitrofurans are not antibiotics, they are antimicrobials.
The use of Enterofuril for poisoning
The source of poisoning are bacteria and protozoa, which enter the body by the fecal-oral route. Infection occurs in everyday life, through water or food. The mass character of poisoning has a summer period. Viruses become the culprits of intoxication in the winter. "Enterofuril" for food poisoning can be used at any time of the year, if the cause is:
- E. coli;
- cholera vibrio;
- staphylococci or streptococci.
Places with low sanitary and hygienic conditions have a high percentage of colonization of E. coli. The disease usually occurs in a day or several hours. Begins to podtashnivat, there is an aversion to food, then vomiting joins. There are all signs of infectious poisoning.
Can I use Enterofuril in infectious poisoning? No doubt, there is all the evidence.
- "Enterofuril" will eliminate the cause of poisoning, and, hence, the propagation of the pathogen will cease. What symptoms are accompanied by reproduction? First of all, by raising the temperature. The purpose of the appointment of "Enterofuril" in case of poisoning with temperature is to kill the microbes and the temperature will decrease by itself.
- Another consequence of the multiplication of bacteria is vomiting. Thus, the body tries to "cleanse" itself of bacteria and their toxins. "Enterofuril" when vomiting will help our body to overcome the infection and eliminate the gag reflex.
- Along with vomiting, the defensive reaction of the body is diarrhea. "Enterofuril" with poisoning without diarrhea takes place in the appointment, if the poisoning was accompanied by vomiting, temperature. If the virus has become the cause of poisoning or if there is an easy poisoning course, the use of Enterofuril is meaningless.
"Enterofuril" for poisoning in adults is taken by 1 capsule (200 mg) four times a day. Course up to seven days. Relief occurs in 2 days, so the reception, as a rule, stop. Especially for such cases, there is a package of 8 tablets. Just for two days!
In order for a medicine to be used in children's practice, it must meet certain requirements:
- be effective against microbes that caused poisoning;
- be the safest of all antimicrobials;
- should be easily dosed;
- have a pleasant taste.
"Enterofuril" for poisoning in children meets all the requirements of the ideal drug. It is effective against bacteria that cause food poisoning. This is E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella. On them it acts bacteriostatically - the bacteria freeze and stop multiplying, and also bactericidal - it kills. At minimal doses bacteriostatic effect is shown, and at maximum - bactericidal.
As for security, this is an excellent option. "Enterofuril" in case of poisoning in a child does not cause dysbiosis. The reason - especially the drug. Its chemical formula is not dangerous for the beneficial microbes of the baby's intestines. Destroying pathogenic bacteria, "Enterofuril" retains useful. This selectivity is important for the intestine of a growing organism. Moreover, "Enterofuril" can be used in the event that the reception of antibiotics led to the propagation of harmful microbes and caused dysbiosis, accompanied by diarrhea.
The second point is that "Enterofuril" acts only in the intestine. It is established that taking the medicine inside, its presence in the blood is not detected. Accepted "Enterofuril", has a therapeutic effect and comes out with feces. Thus, the course of treatment with Enterofuril in children is safe and gentle.
The medicine has a special pediatric form - a powder for the preparation of a suspension. A measuring spoon is included, the calculation is 5 ml in a full spoon. The taste is pleasant, banana. It is important that children do not spit out the medicine.
Admission in children's practice:
- To children from a month till half a year - on 2,5 ml (half of a measured spoon) three times a day;
- from 7 months to 2 years - 2.5 ml four times a day;
- from 3 to 7 years - 5 ml (one spoonful) three times a day;
- from 8 years and on - 1 spoon or 1 capsule (200 mg) four times a day.
The course of treatment is a week. The medication is not tied to food. Capsule should not be chewed, it is swallowed whole and washed down with water.
Caution: Children under 7 years of age are not shown capsules, but only suspension.
"Enterofuril" - analogues
Usually in the pharmaceutical market there are many similar products. In order not to doubt, it is necessary to pay attention to the active substance.
Analogues "Enterofuril" are preparations that contain nifuroxazide in their composition. The main characteristics of these drugs are similar. They differ only in the producing country and the auxiliary components. Such medicines include:
Despite the fact that a large number of modern antibiotics have appeared, the group of preparations of nifuroxazide in poisoning has not lost its value. On the contrary, it gained popularity due to the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. Nitrofurans rarely develop resistance of the pathogen. This means that you do not have to change the antimicrobial.
It is proved that this group can be administered "blindly" without identifying the strain pathogenically. While we will be determined with the pathogen, recovery will begin already. Nobody wants to treat the consequences of antibiotic therapy! Nitrofurans from this point of view will be the safest. They act only within the intestine, they do not accumulate anywhere and are not absorbed into the blood. Therefore, "Enterofuril" rarely causes complications and adverse reactions.