Stopdiar: instructions for use, indications, price
Stopdiar is a product of a Polish company, presented in the form of tablets, capsules and suspensions. The active substance is nifuroxazide.
Nifuroksazid in the most minimal doses is absorbed into the blood, most of it remains to work in the intestine. It is displayed only with feces. Does not accumulate, does not oppress the gastrointestinal mucosa and does not affect blood counts.
Since the drug inhibits the reproduction of harmful bacteria, it is actively used in acute and chronic diarrhea caused by staphylococci, streptococci, Salmonella, shigella and Klebsiella. It works perfectly with rotavirus infection.
"Stopdiar" contains sucrose, so it should be abandoned for people with fructose intolerance. It is also best to refrain from taking patients with type 2 diabetes. During pregnancy, nifuroxazide is prohibited.
Pediatricians may prescribe a drug only in liquid form to children older than 2 months.The capsule form is allowed in the treatment of 3-year-old babies, tablets are allowed only from 7 years.
Mode of application
The drug, released in tablet form, should be consumed in 200 mg 4 times a day for 3 days. If after this time the symptoms of the disease have not gone away, you should contact your doctor to decide on further treatment.
The capsules are prescribed by doctors on 200 mg 4 times a day. Patients under 6 years old should drink nifuroxazide in the same dosage, but only 3 times a day, that is, the total amount will be 600 mg.
The amount of suspension is calculated based on age. Babies 2-6 months can take 2.5 ml of the drug 2 times a day. Children from six months to 6 years can already be given 5 ml of nifuroxazide 3 times a day.
Adults are allowed to take 5 ml of nifuroxazide 4 times a day. The duration of treatment in this case will be 5-7 days.
The drug rarely causes unpleasant consequences due to the fact that it is practically not absorbed into the systemic circulation. In rare cases, such negative effects as gastrointestinal upset, skin rash, and allergic reactions were observed.
Price and analogues
The cost of "Stopdiar", presented in the form of tablets, is 250 rubles for 24 pieces. Capsules with a dosage of the active substance 200 mg will cost the buyer 330 rubles, and 90 ml of the suspension - 420 rubles.
In the pharmacy, you can buy cheaper analogues, for example, Loperamide, Smekta, Enterol, Eluphor, Ecofuril. Before using these tools be sure to read annotation. Drugs are available without a prescription form.
"Stopdiar" very praise patients. Suspension has a sweetish taste, which makes it the favorite medicine of kids. In a short time, the drug does an excellent job with diarrhea, abdominal pain.
Some mothers note the presence of flavors in the composition, which can cause allergies in young children. But if you take the medicine strictly according to the instructions and the number of days allotted for treatment, the side effects will bypass the babies.
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