The mucous eye is very sensitive, it can become inflamed for a variety of reasons. Especially often this trouble happens with children's eyes. The kid can just rub them with dirty hands and the result, as they say, is obvious! Most parents, seeing the child's accumulations of white and yellow substance in the corner and around the edges of the century, immediately buy at the pharmacy "Levomycetin." Droplets, the instructions for use to which prescribes to use only in strictly defined cases, we apply by habit. They are buried in infants without finding out the causes of inflammation. This attitude towards the drug may cause serious health problems.
It should be noted at once that the drug should be treated with antibiotics. The name of its chloramphenicol, although known to most patients it is called "Levomycetin." Drops, instructions for use to which are necessarily indicated on the packaging by the manufacturer, have a wide range of effects. The drug is used to combat diseases caused by both gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms.
When to dig in drops of "Levomycetin" to children and adults?
The drug has certain indications, the presence of which the patient determines the doctor. It can be produced in the form of tablets, but most often we come across such a form of release as "Levomycetin" -drops. Instructions for use for such a preparation contain the following indications:
- Scleritis and episcleritis;
Antibiotics are also taken orally in tablets in the detection of a number of dangerous diseases, including typhoid fever. Use a solution for external use in order to combat bacterial skin infections. Thus, the drug is available in tablets, capsules, solutions, and not only in a form such as "Levomycetin" - eye drops. Children are most often prescribed a drug for the development of conjunctivitis caused by the ingress of foreign bodies into the eye, for example, sand.
Tablet forms, as well as capsules are prescribed in a number of cases, both adults and kids, but solutions are more often used in the treatment of decubitus in immobilized patients.
Dosage of the drug
For eye treatment, a solution at a concentration of 0.25 percent, as well as a 1 percent liniment, is used. Bury in each eye one drop of "Levomycetin". Drops instructions for use allow use from an early age. Exceptions are people with increased sensitivity to this type of antibiotic and pregnant women. During treatment, the patient should not drink alcohol, since the drug is not compatible with ethanol in the blood.
Dosage and frequency of taking tablets and capsules is determined by the doctor, based on the body weight and age of the patient.
Like any antibiotic, "Levomycetin" can cause side effects. Among them, disorders of the digestive system peculiar to this type of drugs: nausea, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain. With prolonged reception, dysbacteriosis may develop. In addition, in a number of cases, there were:
- Leuko- and thrombocytopenia;
- Psychomotor disorders;
- loss of consciousness;
- Dysfunction of taste buds;
- Disruption of the optic nerves;
- Allergic reactions;
- Development of secondary fungal infections;
- And so on.
It is strictly forbidden to instill such a remedy as "Levomycetin" drops, to children without prescribing a doctor. Unthinking use of them can cause even more serious problems, so a specialist's consultation is necessary, even if the symptoms are familiar to you. It should be remembered that children are particularly at risk of side effects.