Advice 1: How to give activated charcoal newborn

Activated charcoal is an inexpensive treatment, almost does not cause side effects. Due to its safety and availability, it can be used in all age groups, including newborns.
How to give activated charcoal newborn
Activated charcoal can be used both as preventive and as therapeutic agent. It can be used to cleanse the body from toxins and, thus, to strengthen the immune system. However, excessive use of this drug may lead to vitamin deficiencies as it interferes with absorption of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract. For the same reason it is not recommended to use activated charcoal simultaneously with other drugs. The effectiveness of the latter will be significantly reduced.
Newborn activated charcoal is assigned when there is persistent jaundice, atopic dermatitis and colic. In addition, it is very good for intestinal dysbiosis, which is often accompanied by diarrhea and bloating.
The dosage of activated carbon is calculated by weight of the newborn. Infants with body weight less than 3 kg, you can drink no more than 1/4 tablet at a time. A child who weighs 3-5 kg, you can give a third tablet.
Grind the required amount of activated charcoal to a powder. Make sure that the mass was homogeneous, without inclusions of large granules. Add to the powder a small amount of water, stir thoroughly, and give the child medicine spoon or with a syringe without the needle. To the entire portion of the activated carbon trapped in the stomach, you must drink it. Newbornusually enough 20-30 ml of water.
Let the newborn activated charcoal three times a day. The duration of treatment of dysbacteriosis and colic should be no more than 2-4 days. Jaundice consume activated charcoal need about a week. About the same time required for the excretion of toxins in atopic dermatitis.

Advice 2: How to calculate the dosage of activated charcoal

Activated charcoal – available drug, perfectly displays the body of toxins, toxins and allergens. It is used to treat adults and children in medical institutions and at home.
How to calculate the dosage of activated charcoal
The preparation of activated carbon having enterosorbiruyuschee, detoxification and anti-diarrhea effects. It has a high porosity, due to special processing. Very efficiently absorbs the toxins, allergens, gases, toxins, drug overdose, bacteria, and alcohol.

In addition to harmful substances, the drug also absorbs trace elements, vitamins and useful microflora, which is important to consider in long-term care.

Indications for

Activated carbon is used for:
- various intoxications (dyspepsia, flatulence, fermentation, acidity of gastric juice and diarrhea);
- poisoning by heavy metal salts, drugs and nutritional diseases;
- intestinal infections: dysentery and salmonellosis;
- liver cirrhosis, acute and chronic hepatitis and renal failure;
- allergic diseases: swallowed angioedema, bronchial asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria;
- metabolic disorders;
- poisoning narcotic, psychotropic drugs and alcohol;
- the preparation prior to the diagnosis of the bowel (for gas adsorption);
- the cleansing of the body and as a complex therapy for weight loss.

The activated carbon is required according to the annotation. Contraindications to the use are: peptic ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcerative colitis, and drug intolerance.

In the treatment may occur side effects: diarrhea, dyspepsia and constipation. If activated charcoal is taken over a long time – say reducing the intake of fat, proteins, hormones and vitamins. Allergic reactions occur very rarely.

Dosing of activated charcoal

The amount of activated charcoal in cases of poisoning and intoxications counting - at twenty or thirty grams in the form of an aqueous suspension: the right amount of powder for preparation of oral suspension is diluted in 100-150 ml of water (1 teaspoon contains 1 gram). In acute poisoning, gastric lavage is performed 10-20% suspension, and then move on ingestion by 20-30 grams per day (twenty grams contained in one hundred tablets).

When metabolic disorders, allergic diseases, the drug is taken orally one hour before a meal or after a meal. The daily dosage ranges from one hundred to two hundred milligrams per kilogram of body weight. Usually for adults is two tablets three times a day, for children – one tablet one to three times a day. Therapy lasts from three to fourteen days. Two weeks after treatment, the drug can be repeated. It is not recommended to take medicine every day, as a very high risk of vitamin deficiency.

A single dose of the drug is calculated as follows: one tablet per ten pounds of body weight.
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