Diarrhea in a person can develop for a variety of reasons. But to treat diarrhea, of course, you need to start as soon as possible. People with diarrhea experience very unpleasant sensations in the abdomen. In addition, diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
One of the medicines prescribed for diarrhea is Phthalazol. The advantage of this drug, in comparison with many others with the same therapeutic effect, is that it is practically not absorbed into the bloodstream from the gastrointestinal tract.
Release form and composition
This medicine is delivered to pharmacies exclusively in the form of tablets intended for oral administration. Phtalazol tablets are white colored and are at risk. They can be packed in one box 10-20 pcs.
The main active ingredient of this drug is phthalylsulfathiazole. Also, this medicine includes:
- calcium stearate;
- potato starch.
Indications and contraindications
Phthalazol is prescribed to patients most often with bacterial diarrhea. Also, this medicine can be used for:
- colitis and enterocolitis;
- exacerbations of chronic dysentery.
In some cases, doctors may prescribe Phthalazol after bowel surgery.
Contraindications to the use of this remedy are:
- allergy to the components of the drug;
- all kinds of kidney and liver diseases;
- Graves' disease;
- intestinal obstruction;
- some blood diseases.
Also, you can not be treated with this drug during pregnancy. This medicine is also not prescribed for lactating women.
Instructions for use
The attending physician selects the specific dosages of this drug, depending on the sensitivity of the intestinal microflora to sulfonamides, individually. With diarrhea, however, most often patients take Ftalazol according to the following scheme:
- the first two days - 2 tablets every 4 hours;
- until the 4th day - 2 tab. every 6 hours;
- until the 6th day - 2 tab. every 8 hours
In the future, the following treatment regimen may also be prescribed:
- the first 2 days - 10 tab. per day;
- up to the 4th day - 8 tab;
- until the 6th day - 6 tab.
In any case, the daily dose of this drug for adults should not exceed 7 g, and a single dose should not exceed 2 g. For children under 3 years of age, the maximum daily dose is reduced to 0.2 g per kilogram of weight, up to 6 years - to 0.4-0.8 g per kg.
Possible side effects
Take Ftalazol for diarrhea and in other cases only in accordance with the recommendations of the attending physician. If side effects appear, this remedy must be replaced with another. Most often, when taking Phthalazol in patients, the following negative reactions of the body are observed:
- nausea and gastritis.
With prolonged uncontrolled use of the drug in patients, kidney stones may form.
If necessary, you can replace this drug with diarrhea, for example, with medications such as:
Also, drugs such as Furazolidone, Sulgin, Metosulfabol help with diarrhea.