Tamiflu suspension - for the treatment of children
Tamiflu dosage form as a powder for oral suspension is used for the treatment of children after one year, patients with influenza type A and B assigned to receive a doctor of the antiviral drug for severe disease.A mild form of influenza in children do not require appointment of Tamiflu.
How does Tamiflu suspension
After oral administration the active ingredient of Tamiflu suspension Tamiflu - an antiviral drug for the treatment and prevention of influenza oseltamivir phosphate, is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract of the child and enters the bloodstream.Since this substance bloodstream to the liver where the liver is decomposed by enzymes, while one of the metabolic products (oseltamivir carboxylate) becomes active substances, inhibit the growth and spread of influenza virus.
Oseltamivir carboxylate inhibits (suppresses) the action of enzymes influenza virus, accelerating their reproduction and distribution of healthy cells of the human body.Reducing the concentration of virus in the body leads to a reduction of intoxication and severity of the disease.The child is recovering faster, more rarely develop complications of influenza.
Tamiflu is displayed mainly in the form of oseltamivir carboxylate in the urine.But part of it can be displayed and faeces.From the body of the child Tamiflu output faster than the body of an adult.
How effective is the use of Tamiflu in the treatment of influenza in children
Tamiflu is prescribed for all children not in a row, but only those who are in itreally it needs, if the disease is difficult.In this case as well, if the drug was administered on time (within 48 hours after onset) noted the positive effect of the drug on the condition of the sick child.
The child quickly lowers the temperature, reduces the signs of intoxication before (about two days) recovery occurs, reduce the risk of flu complications requiring antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future? (inflammation of the bronchi, lungs, sinuses, middle ear, and so on), to shorten the isolation of the virus from the body, it is possible to spread the virus infection.
applied suspension Tamiflu for prevention of influenza for children, in most cases it enables the child to be ill at constant communication with flu patients.
resistance (immunity) of influenza virus types A and B to Tamiflu is very rare (especially Mr. influenza type B).With prolonged use of prophylactic Tamiflu drug is just as effective, if the child is still sick.
How to cook and to take Tamiflu suspension
The suspension Tamiflu assigns the child a doctor, it also determines the dose and duration of taking this drug.But to prepare a suspension of the powder have parents, so they should know how to do it.
Powder for oral suspension is available in dark glass bottles with screw cap, obospechivayuschey tamper and tamper children.Attached to the bottle dosing syringe and a measuring cup.
for suspension must first be lightly tapped the closed bottle for the distribution of the powder on the bottom of the vial.This is followed by means of measuring cup to measure 52 ml of water and add it into the vial with the powder, cover and shake the contents of at least 15 seconds.Then you need to remove the cap and insert the vial adapter and re-tighten the cap, which will hold the adapter in the right position.
Tamiflu suspension gives the child inside while eating strictly to the dosage, which is prescribed by a doctor.The drug is dosed using a special dosing syringe.Before use, the vial each time thoroughly shaken.
preparation of the suspension should be stored in the refrigerator for no more than ten days.
Contraindications and side effects
suspension Tamiflu is not administered to children under one year, as well as children suffering from severe kidney failure Kidney failure - when treatment is vital .You can not assign it as the children who have been identified hypersensitivity to the drug.
When receiving Tamiflu suspension initially often have side effects such as abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms , nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but then they go and do not require discontinuation of therapy.If there were violations of the liver, including jaundice, the Tamiflu is stopped.
Often there are also side effects such as nosebleeds, conjunctivitis, and ear infections.These side effects occur in children suddenly and quickly passed, regardless of Tamiflu, so treatment is usually not interrupted.
Tamiflu suspension may be used for the treatment of influenza A or B in children following year.