Many patients suffering from infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract, doctors prescribe Suprax. Often this medication is used to treat children who most often is assigned to the drug in suspension. However, not all parents know how to properly prepare a suspension Suprax. But mistakenly prepared suspension may not produce adequate therapeutic effect. Therefore, in this article we will talk about how to dissolve the suspension Suprax.
The description of the drug
First, it is necessary to say a few words about the drug, about what it is, and what is the mechanism of its action. Suprax is a drug from class of antibiotics. It is based on the cefixime, a compound belonging to the group of cephalosporins. Suprax effects on various types of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is effective against bacteria producing beta-lactamases. Only a few types of bacteria can resist cefixima. Suprax can be applied, bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, laryngitis, sinusitis, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, Lyme disease.
The drug is quite safe and has low side effects. Due to this, it can be used to treat young children. Only children who are under the age of 6 months to give the drug is not recommended. In other cases, the drug is administered in prescribed.
Suspension (sometimes this form is also called syrup) is one of the dosage forms of the drug. It is very convenient for intake. It is most often used to treat young children, because children find it difficult to swallow the drug in capsule form. Therefore, the drug in capsules is not approved for use in children under 12 years. The suspension has a pleasant taste, usually the manufacturer adds strawberry flavoring and a small amount of sugar. So the kids will not be capricious, taking medication, and drink it with great pleasure. You can also add a suspension to baby food or juice, milk. The important thing is to follow the dosage. To treat the drug can children of different ages, even infants. Although up to 6 months, doctors prescribe the drug with caution.
The dose for children up to 12 years in most diseases is 8 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. For children over 12 and adults the daily dose is 400 mg.
Or, you can focus on the following recommendations:
- From 6 to 12 months – 2.5 to 4 ml;
- 1-4 years – 5 ml suspension;
- 5-11 years 6-10 ml suspension.
Granules for preparation of oral suspension is supplied in bottles with a capacity of 60 ml and a fine powder.
Rules of breeding suspension
In order to prepare a suitable for oral administration liquid form of the drug is a suspension, the granules must be dissolved in water. This procedure can be done directly in a vial with pellets. Or pour the granules into another container. For the preparation of suspension does 40 ml of water. As the volume of granules, 60 ml, after the addition of water shall be 100 ml of the prepared suspension. A 5 ml suspension should contain 100 mg cefixime.
Water to make slurry must be boiled. It is advisable not to take it from the tap, it is best for this purpose to use bottled non-carbonated water. It is important to note that the water should be at room temperature. It should not be neither too cold nor too hot.
Before you start cooking the bottle of powder should be shaken, because long-term storage the powder can cake, and there may be lumps. First added 20 ml of water, then after shaking for another 20 ml. once all water is added, it is necessary to give the slurry to stand for 5-10 minutes. Properly prepared suspension should have a white or cream color. Before each use the bottle with the means to stir.
The prepared suspension can be stored at room temperature, but not above +25 °C for 14 days.