With timely treatment and prevention to cope with this problem quite on forces. Upon detection of a listed unpleasant symptoms, you must contact your pediatrician, who will appoint the necessary tests and recommend the most effective drug. Often, this tool is "Pyrantel". It is the most modern drug for the infection of helminthic invasions
This drug is de-worming, (anthelmintic drug), which is active against infestations caused by parasites: hookworm, pinworm, roundworm, American Krivonogova, nematodes, and whipworm.
The principle of "Pyrantel" is the following: when released into the gastrointestinal tract (the main habitat of worms) it leads to neuromuscular blockade have worms, or, in simple words, it paralyzes them. Advantage funds "Pyrantel" is the absence of any special measures intended to eliminate the parasites. These individuals are expelled from the intestine in a natural way (along with the feces).
The safety of the "Pyrantel" from worms for kids is caused by the fact that the drug is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is excreted completely unchanged.
Indications for this drug are the following diseases: hookworm, enterobiasis, ascariasis and necatoroz. Therapy trichuriasis drug exhibits a lower efficiency.
De-worming medications "Pyrantel" is available in two types. The first option is suspension for children – it is very often prescribed to young children. Contraindications to reception of such medicines are: hypersensitivity of the child to the components of the suspension, male, child age to 6 months. In the presence of liver disease, this drug is prescribed with caution.
The dosage of the drug is very important to follow all recommendations: to take into account body weight and age of the child. Babies from 6 months to 2 years it is necessary to take 125 mg (2.5 ml or half a measuring spoon). Children 2 to 6 years recommended 250 mg (5 ml or 1 full scoop) with children ages 6 to 12 years old need to consume 500 mg (10 ml or 2 scoops). Children over 12 years old with weight less than 75 kg, you should take 750 mg (15 ml or 3 tablespoons).
Three weeks after the course of treatment with Pyrantel" it is necessary to conduct re therapy with the goal of preventing re-infection.
It is very important to pay attention to the duration of this drug. When infestations: ascariasis and enterobiasis, "Pyrantel" once allowed at the rate of 10 mg / kg of body weight. In the treatment of hookworm disease - the amount of the drug is calculated in the same way, but the length of treatment is 3 days. When necatoroz - treatment lasts for two days, but the above doses should be taken in double quantity.
The second dosage form "Pyrantel" for children is tablets containing 250 mg of the substance each. The daily dose when taking this form of drug, identical to that of the suspension. A child under two years of tablet medicines must be divided into two parts.