The prescription of doctors must be strictly and strictly observed, because only a doctor can take into account all the specifics of the clinical picture, the characteristics of the body, etc. Based on this, he will prescribe the appropriate drug. Especially carefully recommendations should be followed when prescribing drugs to children.
But nevertheless, it often happens that a doctor can advise 2 products with one orientation, and the choice is up to the parents. A typical example is the choice of medication in the treatment of sinusitis - "Isofra" or "Polydex".
Let's talk more about the drugs
Isofra - nasal antibiotic, local action. The main active ingredient is framycetin, which actively fights against the cold of bacterial origin ("green snot"). Also indications for the use of Isofra can be called complications of the common cold - sinusitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, etc.
Polydex is a multidirectional drug containing several active substances: dexamethasone, polymyxin, neomycin. Due to this composition, the drug itself can belong to the class of antibiotics, vasoconstrictor and antihistamine drugs at the same time. The drug can be produced in 2 different forms, and so different that they are used in completely different ways: the spray is used exclusively nasally, and the drops can be used for the ears. In accordance with this, the medicine is most often used precisely in ENT practice. It is worth noting the difference, between the two pharmaceutical forms of Polydex, the vasoconstrictor is not part of the drops, otherwise the composition is the same.
Contrary to popular belief, Polydex and Isofra are not analogues of each other - these are 2 completely different medicines.
What is the difference between "Polydex" and "Isofra"?
The main and significant difference between these drugs comes down to a combination of several therapeutic effects, and a wider range of indications in Polydex. The main indications for the use of Polydex will be the presence of purulent processes, both acute and chronic, occurring in the ENT organs, such as rhinitis, sinusitis, sinusitis, etc. Also, Polydex is successfully used after surgical interventions in otolaryngology, for the prevention of complications. Ear drops, can be prescribed for the treatment of otitis, but only if the eardrum was not damaged, and with many others. other pathologies.-
Which drug is better?
Considering the fact that Polydex contains more active components, it is this drug that is given the greatest preference, due to the expanded capabilities and better treatment efficiency. Due to the antihistamine effect, Polydex can be prescribed for children, with a tendency to allergic reactions, which is not the case for Isofra. This drug must be used with caution.
Isofra has fewer contraindications, whereas Polydex is prohibited for use in children under 2.5 years of age, and Izofra, on the recommendation of a specialist, can be used in children with a year old.
Qualified to resolve the issue of whether Polidex or Isofra is better, only a doctor can. It would seem that the stronger the drug, the better. Polydex contains 2 antibiotics - it means better. But is it really? Is there a need to create conditions for the adaptation of microorganisms to these antibiotics, because subsequently the drug will simply not be effective !?
Even without taking into account the fact of extremely positive reviews on the Internet, parents should be aware that self-medication and self-prescription of the drug, especially with the content of antibiotics, can provoke far from the most pleasant consequences. Remember this! Be sure to contact your pediatrician, even if your child, in your opinion, is not very sick.