The drug "Regidron".Application for normalization of water-electrolyte balance in the body
The drug "Regidron" is designed to restore the acid-base balance disturbed in the body due to vomiting, diarrhea or excessive sweating during a heat stroke or physical exertion.
Of all drugs prescribed as a means of stabilizing the condition of patients with poisoning, intestinal infections accompanied by excessive vomiting or diarrhea, the "Regidron" solution is the drug of choice. One of the reasons for this is that for anyone who ever took "Regidron", the use of this remedy did not leave unpleasant sensations. In contrast, for example, from Polyphepan or a solution of potassium permanganate.
Compared with drugs of similar effect, the drug "Regidron" has a lower concentration of drug particles in solution, which in a situation of abundant fluid loss the body seems to be a more favorable factor. A lower sodium content in comparison with other drugs of similar effect excludes hypernatremia, and a higher concentration of potassium - allows faster replenishment of its reserves in the body.
"Regidron".Usage and dosage of
The preparation "Regidron" is produced in the form of a package of 20 serving bags with 18.9 grams of white powder, which includes sodium citrate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride and dextrose. Before taking the sachet, dilute in one liter of boiled warm water, and then cool. After dilution, the solution should be stored in the refrigerator for no more than two days.
Take the medicine "Regidron" with diarrhea in small sips after each bowel movement. Immediately before use, the solution should be mixed thoroughly.
The amount of the solution to be drunk within one hour is calculated according to the body weight and is 10 ml per kilogram of the patient's weight. As the intensity of loss of moisture in the body decreases, the dose of intake is gradually reduced by half. If diarrhea is accompanied by vomiting, then an additional amount of solution is given in the same dosage as with a liquid stool.
"Regidron".Application and side effects of
The solution of "Regidron" is contraindicated in:
- diabetes mellitus, since it contains glucose;
- excess of potassium in the body;
- arterial hypertension of medium and more severity;
- acute or chronic renal failure.
With concomitant administration of the "Regidron" preparation with the means, the absorption of which must pass at a certain pH level, it must be taken into account that the described drug can reduce it. Also, other components, such as sugar, should not be added to the solution, as this may disrupt the action of the medicament.
With the introduction of an excessively large amount of "Regidron" solution or if its concentration is exceeded, complication such as hypernatremia may occur. Symptoms are the following: weakness, drowsiness, neuromuscular arousal, clouding of consciousness, coma and even stopping breathing.
In patients suffering from kidney failure, exceeding the permissible doses of the "Regidron" solution can cause metabolic alkalosis. This condition is accompanied by symptoms such as reduced ventilation, neuromuscular stimulation and tonic convulsions.
No side effects are noted when the drug is administered in doses prescribed by the doctor. However, with a heavy loss of fluid accompanying diarrhea, vomiting or other causes, the body's condition is not stable and very dangerous. If there is no improvement in the first hours of treatment, it is necessary to go to the hospital for intravenous administration of solutions of electrolytes.
It is also worth considering the fact that in children dehydration occurs much faster than in adults. Therefore, if the child has vomiting and diarrhea observed more than 5 times a day, then you should also go to the hospital in order to compensate him for the loss of fluid and salts intravenously.
If after using the drug "Regidron", its use has caused drowsiness, disorientation, high fever, stopping urination, blood in the stool, or if diarrhea can not be stopped for more than five days, you should immediately seek medical help.