How to take Enterosgel with different types of poisoning
In case of poisoning with food products, alcohol, toxic substances that enter the stomach, one of the measures to neutralize toxins is to take intestinal adsorbents. Drugs of this group are injected into the stomach through a tube (when washing the stomach) or taken orally after the poison has come out with vomit. Enterosorbents can be of different nature, but, most importantly, their quality - the ability to bind toxins and bring them out. Preparations of the last generation are distinguished by selective "absorption" - that is, they fix molecules of a certain mass on their surface, which allows them to remove harmful toxins, bacteria and viruses and keep useful vitamins and minerals in the body.
One of these drugs is Enterosgel. In case of poisoning, it is used quite often, since it has practically no side effects and is approved for use in infants, pregnant and lactating women, and patients with a history of chronic diseases. Let's find out how to take it for various types of poisoning.
Enterosgel - what is this medicine
In terms of chemical composition, Enterosgel is a organosilicon compound. It has a porous structure, on the surface of which toxic substances of average molecular weight are bound:
- toxic chemicals;
- heavy metal salts;
- bacteria and toxins produced by them;
- food allergens;
- harmful metabolic products: urea, bilirubin, cholesterol, lipid complexes.
The drug is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, does not affect the promotion of food through the intestines, helps to restore good bacteria. Excreted from the body unchanged within 12 hours after consumption.
Enterosgel is taken in case of poisoning by alcohol and poisonous substances, food and drug allergies and some other diseases.
Indications for use of Enterosgel:
acute intestinal infections and toxicoinfections;
- prevention of chronic poisoning in hazardous industries;
- acute intoxication with potent poisons;
- septic diseases with severe endogenous intoxication;
- non-infectious diarrhea;
- chronic poisoning of various origins;
- elevated bilirubin in hepatitis;
- increase in the blood of nitrogenous compounds in diseases of the kidneys.
Release the drug in the form of a paste or gel for the preparation of suspensions.
Recommendations on how to take Enterosgel in case of poisoning depend on the severity of the disease, the age of the affected person, in an acute or chronic form the process proceeds. Consider the most frequent cases of this medicine.
Using Enterosgel for food poisoning
Enterosgel for food poisoning is taken after vomiting calmed down a little or in the intervals between attacks. Before use, the drug is diluted in a triple volume of water at room temperature, preferably boiled. You can take the gel from a spoon with a glass of water.
- In acute food poisoning Enterosgel take three times a day, 1 bag or 1.5 tablespoon (22.5 grams).
- In severe cases of the disease in the first three days, the dose is doubled (45 g each), also three times a day.
- The maximum daily intake of Enterosgel is 202.5 grams, or 6 sachets.
The drug is taken for 1-2 hours before or after a meal, the same interval is made between taking Enterosgel and other drugs. The duration of admission depends on the course of the disease, but not less than 3 days. On average, take the drug within a week.
Enterosgel with alcohol poisoning
Enterosgel is used in alcohol poisoning, to prevent and relieve hangover. It can be taken as a preventive measure, going to a party. The drug binds a portion of ethyl alcohol and its decomposition products (acetaldehyde), slows the onset of intoxication, eases nausea and headaches. It is recommended to take one sachet 15–30 minutes before drinking alcohol and one more before bedtime. If in the morning the hangover syndrome broke out, then take two sachets immediately after awakening. If the condition improves slowly, take another two sachets in 4–6 hours.
Sometimes the symptoms of poisoning are associated with the use of poor-quality alcoholic beverages. How to take Enterosgel with alcohol poisoning to reduce the harmful effects of toxins on the body? After the first signs of intoxication appear, 3 sachets of the drug are taken, after six hours three more. This dosage can be followed for three days, taking 67.5 grams three times a day.
If the poisoning is severe, you should not self-medicate, but seek medical attention, since the use of counterfeit alcohol can have very serious consequences.
Enterosgel for drug poisoning
To use Enterosgel in case of poisoning with medications you need a field consultation with a doctor. Take 1 sachet three times a day for 3-5 days. In chronic poisoning or allergies, the drug is taken in a long course of 2-3 weeks.
When using Enterosgel, it is taken into account that the drug partially neutralizes the effect of any drugs, if taken together. Therefore, it is necessary to take a break of at least two hours between taking Enterosgel and other drugs.
Are there any contraindications for the use of Enterosgel?
Enterosgel has virtually no contraindications. There were no cases of drug overdose. It can be taken by pregnant and lactating women, children of any age.
You can not appoint Enterosgel with intestinal atony.
With individual sensitivity, perhaps a manifestation of side effects: nausea, constipation. Enterosgel for severe poisoning is prescribed in large doses, so you should adjust the dosage of other drugs, the absorption of which from the gastrointestinal tract will be reduced due to the action of this enterosorbent.
How to give Enterosgel in case of child poisoning
Enterosgel in case of poisoning in children is almost an ideal enterosorbent, since it has selective adsorption. Indications for use of the drug in children are the same as in adults. Most often it is food toxicoinfections, viral enteritis and poisoning with random drugs.
Enterosgel in case of child poisoning is prescribed in the following doses.
- Up to six months - 1/2 tsp is mixed with three parts of breast milk or water. Give before each feeding, that is, 6 times a day.
- Children from six months to 5 years - half a tablespoon three times a day, the daily dose is 22.5 grams (one package).
- From 5 to 14 years, the daily dose is 2 bags (45 grams) and is taken in 1 tablespoon three times a day.
Enterosgel may cause constipation in a child. In this case, you need to give your baby a large amount of water or drink herbal tea with a slight laxative effect.
Summarize. Enterosgel is a group of intestinal sorbents. The organosilicon substance, which is the basis of this drug, selectively absorbs poisons and toxins, bacteria and viruses, antigens of various nature, which are in the intestinal lumen. These substances are associated with the porous surface of the drug and are displayed outside with Enterosgel. The drug has practically no contraindications, is approved for use in infants and is often used to eliminate acute and chronic intoxications in case of poisoning with toxic substances, food allergies, intestinal infections and alcohol intoxication.