Streptocide produced in the form of a white powder, slightly soluble in cold water and alcohol, but completely soluble in boiling water and caustic alkalis. In addition, this drug is available in tablets, in the form of ointment and liniment.
The soap has antimicrobial action against streptococci, gonococci, meningococci, E. coli and other bacteria. When popadenii in the body the drug is quite rapidly absorbed, almost completely excreted by the kidneys in 6-8 hours.
Streptocid used for the treatment of angina, pneumonia, erysipelas, enterocolitis, cystitis, and other inflammatory and infectious diseases. It is given orally in a dosage of 0.5-1 gram every 4-5 hours, ie 5-6 times per day. For children 1-2 years old single dose of soap should not be above 0.05-0.1 g, 2-5 years, 0.2-0.3 g, 6-12 years – 0.3-0.5 g If the patient after taking the medication, observed vomiting and nausea, streptocide intramuscularly, subcutaneously or intravenously in solution.
With infections of the skin, mucous membranes, ulcers, and burns the drug used in the form of ointment or liniment. Streptocidlike ointment (10%) has a white or yellowish color, is used in the treatment of wounds, cracked skin, and also lesions due to burns and ulcers. Liniment (5 %) used to deal with purulent wounds, infected burns, and other inflammatory processes. When infection of the skin, the soap applied directly on the affected area or spread on gauze and applied to the site of inflammation.
The deep wounds, burns or ulcers streptocid make the wound in the form of ground powder, carefully prosterilizovannogo (5-15 g). Inside prescribe anti-inflammatory or antimicrobial drugs.
Contraindications for use streptotsida are diseases of the hematopoietic system, diseases of the kidney and urinary tract infections graves disease. In addition, it is not prescribed to pregnant and lactating women, and persons sensitive to sulfonamides.
As for side effects, after receiving streptotsida may experience headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea. The use of the drug in large quantity can lead to the deterioration of the hematopoietic, the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Often there are skin reactions (dermatitis), as well as reactions from the gastrointestinal tract (diarrhea).