Every year, the pharmaceutical market is replenished with new drugs for allergies. Their cost may scare the buyer. At the same time, the time-tested, effective and inexpensive drugs of the same spectrum, for example, Suprastin, remain on the pharmacy shelves. What helps Suprastin, how safe is it and how to take it?
Medicine, which does not age
At the time of our grandmothers Suprastin was the most popular medicine for allergies of any origin. And today it continues to be quite popular, as it demonstrates high efficiency, but does not differ in exorbitant price. It is actively prescribed to patients from 3 years. He is deservedly considered one of the best fighters with pathological conditions caused by allergens of different nature.
Suprastin is a powerful antihistamine. Under the action of this drug, cell receptors that demonstrate sensitivity to histamine are blocked. Increased concentration of this substance leads to the appearance of rashes, edema, itching, runny nose and other "gifts" of allergy. Suprastin eliminates or reduces all these manifestations. Although it belongs to the drugs of the first generation, the medicine is devoid of their main drawback - it does not cause severe sleepiness.
When prescribed or used suprastin?
Suprastin is produced in ampoules and tablets. In the form of injections, this medicine is used mainly in hospitals, when it is necessary to eliminate the severe manifestations of allergy (with loss of consciousness, anaphylactic shock). Therefore, for the home first aid kit often get tablets Suprastin. What do they help from? The indications for their reception are as follows:
- rhinitis and conjunctivitis of allergic origin;
- contact dermatitis;
- pathological reaction to drugs, products, insect bites, UV radiation.
What else does Suprastin help? This antihistamine drug will help eliminate the characteristic symptoms of allergy: itching, cough, rash, swelling, low blood pressure - in other words, it eliminates the most painful of its symptoms.
If Suprastin is found at home, it is advisable to use it in case of an infectious lesion of the upper respiratory tract, which is accompanied by otitis and a bad cold. This medicine will quickly relieve swelling in the nose and restore breathing.
Suprastin given to children after vaccination, and adults - after the removal of the tooth.
Also, do not forget that Suprastin should be given along with antipyretic at high temperatures. This drug reduces the body's hyperreaction to viruses and bacteria, which provokes fever. This will help reduce the daily dose of antipyretic.
To whom should not be treated with this drug?
The drug is usually well tolerated, but for some categories of patients it is not suitable. The drug is sold without a prescription, but since it is a potent agent, it is necessary to take into account contraindications before using it. These include:
- intolerance to the components of the composition of the drug (the main - chloropyramine hydrochloride and auxiliary - lactose, potato starch, gelatin, talc, sodium carboxymethyl starch, gelatin, stearic acid);
- enlarged prostate gland;
- heart attack (in the acute stage);
- heart failure
- pregnancy, lactation and child age less than 3 years.
Refuse to take this medication (due to the fact that it slows down the speed of the reaction and can cause drowsiness) should be the drivers and those whose professional activity requires the utmost concentration of attention and speed of reaction.
It is recommended that elderly people take extra care when taking the drug. Without prior consultation with a doctor, Suprastinum treatment should not be initiated for those who have impaired liver and kidney function. The question of taking this medication should be decided by a specialist if the patient uses sedatives, analgesics, tranquilizers, atropine, antispasmodics, as it enhances their action.
how to drink suprastin?
The standard dosage is 25 mg from 2 to 3 times a day with meals; per day not more than 100 mg. Patients under 14 years old - ½ tablet three times a day.
Although the scope of the drug is quite diverse, Suprastin for allergies is most often used. For the prevention of such conditions is enough 1 tablet per day. For severe symptoms, the standard dosage is 4 tablets per day (after meals). Treatment usually takes 5 to 7 days. If the signs of allergies do not disappear, the doctor may increase the duration of Suprastin. But it must be remembered that it is addictive, and its effectiveness gradually decreases.
If you want to quickly bring down the heat, then prepare a lytic mixture, which includes no-spa, analgin and suprastin (or Dimedrol). All tablets (they are taken in a 1: 1: 1 ratio) are ground into powder and taken orally. The effect is detected after 20 minutes.
If a wasp or a bee has bitten, then to prevent an allergic reaction, along with other measures, it is advisable to take 1-2 tablets of Suprastin per day.
Unwanted antihistamine action
What side effects can Suprastin bestow? The use of this medication can provoke:
- problems on the part of the NA - from drowsiness, dizziness and fatigue to tremor, feelings of euphoria and overexcitement;
- dyspepsia - nausea, vomiting, abnormal stool, pain in the implant;
- disorders of the heart;
- muscle weakness;
- difficulty urinating;
- high intraocular pressure.
- Usually these effects disappear after the medication has been discontinued.
Suprastin helps out in many situations. Therefore, it is always better to keep it close at hand (at home and in nature). Allergy sufferers with "experience" believe that this is a good and old drug, and it definitely will not fail. At the same time, Suprastin overdose threatens the health and life of the patient, so you should stick to the prescribed doses and carefully study the instructions.