Sumamed for children is available in a special dosage form - in the form of a powder for suspension.Furthermore, children can be taken sumamed and tablets with low dosage.In any case, this antibiotic should be administered to children only by a doctor.
How does sumamed on the child
Sumamed (active substance - Azithromycin) is a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic macrolide-azalides (the first macrolide erythromycin).Sumamed for kids produced the Croatian pharmaceutical company Pliva powder for suspension and tablets of 125 mg.
Sumamed well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the bloodstream, it quickly reaches a therapeutic concentration, which is preserved for a long time.From the blood sumamed Sumamed antibiotics wisely selectively enters the inflammatory focus, and inhibits the proliferation of pathogens.This process occurs due to the fact that sumamed penetrates into the cells of infectious agents (including bacteria which parasitize inside cells in the body tissue
impact of Sumamed in the bacterial cells depends on its dose.When the maximum allowable dose of the cells are destroyed (bactericidal effect), and at a lower dosage suppressed their ability to grow (bacteriostatic effect).
sensitivity sumamed show most pathogens causing infections of upper respiratory tract, respiratory tract, skin and soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system.In addition, sensitivity to sumamed shows the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers (Helicobacter pylori) infections and intracellular pathogens, such as (chlamydia, ureaplasma This insidious ureaplasma - often too late , mycoplasma).
characteristic feature Sumamed considered his ability to get inside the macrophages - cells that are the first to fall into the area of inflammation and absorb the pathogens by dissolving them in yourself.Since macrophages are the link of cell-mediated immunity, which takes the first "hit" by the infection, they rush to the site of "landing" bacteria instantly, and it allows you to create in the inflammation necessary concentration of Sumamed in the next day.The conclusion sumamed, on the contrary, very slowly, which allows it to maintain a therapeutic concentration for at least four days after discontinuation.Thus, three reception Sumamed allows for a full 7-day treatment with this antibiotic.
sumamed eliminated from the body mainly in the urine, but also partly in the faeces.
Appointment Sumamed for children - User
Sumamed prescribed for children weighing at least 10 kg (usually children from 6 months and older) in infectious and inflammatory diseases caused by susceptible to the infectious agents.A wide range of actions you can assign it Sumamed without crop on sensitivity to pathogens.This is very useful in the treatment of acute illnesses in an outpatient setting, but should not be used in the treatment of chronic infectious and inflammatory diseases - chronic processes require a preliminary study on the sensitivity of bacteria to antibiotics.
Summamed used for such infectious and inflammatory diseases of bacterial origin as:
- infection of upper respiratory tract - purulent tonsillitis, pharyngitis, otitis media, sinusitis (sinusitis, frontal sinusitis), inflammation of the larynx (laryngitis);
- respiratory tract infections - tracheitis, bronchitis, pneumonia Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes ;
- soft tissue infection - pustular rash, boils Boils and carbuncles - will warm compress , abscesses, mastitis, erysipelas (strep) inflammation;
- infectious diseases - scarlet fever, Lyme disease;
- infectious-inflammatory diseases of bones and joints - osteomyelitis and arthritis;
- gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer with a laboratory confirmed the presence of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
Sumamed not take the drug if you are hypersensitive, with severe liver and kidney diseases in violation of their functions, with severe diseases of the cardiovascular system, which are accompanied by violation of the heart rate.There
and age to their limits summamedom destination.It is not necessary to appoint sumamed in the suspension to children under 6 months who weigh less than 10 kg.But in children's hospitals under the supervision of a physician sumamed appointed and at a younger age, with the exception of only a newborn.Sumamed tablets can be administered to the age of three, and Sumamed injection - just 16 years old.