Let's "Regidron" newborns and children up to 12 months in mild diarrhea 1 teaspoon for 6 hours, with an interval of 10 minutes. The total amount of the drug calculate based on the weight of the child. A day use 40-50 ml per kg of body weight of the baby. Diarrhea of moderate severity, use "Regidron" in the daily amount of 80-100 ml / kg, single intake, increase to 2 teaspoons. Maintain this daily dose until the complete cessation of diarrhea, but no more than four days.
If diarrhea is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, enter "Regidron" through a nasogastric tube. This method of introduction is performed under the supervision of a physician. After each attack of vomiting additionally inject the preparation in an amount of 10 ml per kg of body weight. Food baby or breastfeeding, do not interrupt. Feed your baby in the normal mode immediately after rehydration.
If the child had convulsions or other symptoms of disorders of water-electrolyte metabolism associated with overheating and dehydration such as thirst and polyuria, let him drug fractional, portions of 100-150 ml for half an hour. The total number of bring to 500 ml minimum. Then repeat this mode of introducing every 40 minutes to complete eliminate the symptoms of overheating and lack of electrolytes.
At elevated thermal and physical loads for the prevention of violations of water-electrolyte metabolism start to give the child "Regidron" small SIPS, to fully quench your thirst.
In the treatment of "Regidron" keep in mind that the restoration of water and electrolyte balance with the help of this drug is carried out only in the case if the deficit of mass of body of child, associated with a loss of liquid does not exceed 9%. In other cases, rehydration beginning with the introduction of intravenous drugs, "Regidron" is used after the elimination of acute loss of body weight as a maintenance therapy.
Before use, dilute "Regidron" in 1 liter of cold boiled water. Keep the prepared solution for no more than 24 hours.
Before using the product in children under 6 months consult your doctor.
Advice 2: Than replace the drug "Regidron"
During rotavirus infection, heat stroke or food poisoning, when the patient suffers from diarrhea and profuse vomiting, quickly comes dehydration. This condition is very dangerous, the patient may die if you do not take appropriate measures. Especially, the dehydration occurs in children.
What to do to avoid dehydration?
When the above symptoms should immediately call a doctor, who should prescribe treatment, including medication for the preservation of water-salt balance in the body. Most often this drug is "Regidron". It is composed of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium citrate and glucose. Sold "Regidron" in the form of a powder which must be dissolved in water before use, following the instructions on the package.
In the treatment of diarrhea sachet of the drug must be dissolved in 1 liter of cold water and drink 50-100 ml every 3-5 minutes for 4-5 hours until the disappearance of acute symptoms. With heat cramps should drink 500 ml portions of 100-150 g for 30 min, continue to repeat taking the drug every 40 min until relief of the condition.
Unfortunately, this drug can be taken only by adults. Until recently, "Regidron" had children dosage why doctors confidently prescribed it for the treatment of rotavirus infection in children. However, the manufacturers suddenly increased the dose of sodium in the drug and "Regidron" disappeared from the list of drugs approved for children's treatment.
What to replace "Regidron"?
In the pharmacies you can find several drugs that are similar in composition to the drug "Regidron. The most popular substitutes include "Gidrovit", "Hydrovit Forte", "Dextrose", but they also do not have pediatric dosages, and "Gidrovit" approved for use in children older than 3 years. In situations where the child suffers from vomiting and diarrhoea, it is necessary to call the doctor. As a rule, in such cases, kids definitely hospitalitynet. This is to ensure that doctors can assess his condition in dynamics and in time to make the necessary arrangements. If the mother refuses to be hospitalized, she needs to write a bill and take full responsibility for the consequences of his decision.
To restore water and salt balance before the arrival of the doctor can try taking mineral water 1-2 teaspoons every 3-5 minutes. Replace mineral water with a solution of salt, calcium chloride (1:1) at 1 tsp to 1 liter of water and add 2 tsp of lemon juice. You can also do the following solution: to 1 liter of cold boiled water to take 1 tsp salt and 4-5 tsp of sugar, and also feed baby every 3-5 minutes.
If the child is breastfed, you need to put him to the breast as often as possible, after each attack of vomiting to offer a solution for drinking. It is not necessary to replace the salt solutions sweet fruit juices, tea, rice water, milk or broth – they will not help with dehydration, on the contrary, reinforce its manifestation.
If the child's condition is not improving – it is necessary again to call the doctor and agree to hospitalization, it may save his life.