Currently, neurologists in the braindysfunction, in which there is increased intracranial pressure, prescribe to young children and also newborns Diacarb and Asparcum. Any parents are necessarily interested in what kind of preparations they are, how they work, what are the side effects and how to take them correctly.

The drug "Diakarb" can beappointed exclusively by a doctor based on the results of an ultrasound of the brain. The main indication for prescribing the drug is increased intracranial pressure, because the drug with specific diuretic properties can reduce the amount of cerebrospinal fluid. To serious enough side effects of this medicine is that from the body there is a strong leaching of potassium, which is very necessary for the heart. Therefore, two funds "Diakarb" and "Asparcum" are always appointed together, as the medicine "Asparcum" contains magnesium and potassium ions, which restore the normal functioning of the heart.

The scheme and dosage of these medicines is prescribed only by the doctor in accordance with the weight and age of the child. So, the medicine "Diakarb" for children can be appointed or nominated since grubnichkovogo age. It can be used together with other anticonvulsants. Side effects of this remedy include hypokalemia, itching, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and myasthenia gravis. But usually this medicine is taken in the morning, but the medicine "Asparks" - throughout the day. Because of the increased risk of metabolic acidosis, the first drug should not be used for more than five days. The agent "Diacarb", whose tablets contain the active substance "acetazolamide", is usually white.

Asparkam is a Russian preparation,helping to restore the content of potassium in the heart muscle. The main active substance is potassium, and magnesium ions, which are also contained in the drug, help the penetration of potassium into the cells. The potassium ions are inside the cells, and between the cells there is basically sodium. The interaction between potassium and sodium is called the potassium-sodium pump, which maintains the osmotic pressure inside the cell.

The drug "Asparcum" contains magnesium salts, whichparticipate in reactions, and also are the main supplier of energy, which is necessary for the potassium-sodium pump. Magnesium helps to control the balance of potassium, which is inside the cell, by transferring magnesium and potassium ions through the intercellular membrane inside the cell. There, these ions are involved in the metabolism. It is worth emphasizing that the preparations "Diakarb" and "Asparka" are prescribed on the instructions of the doctor, and this requirement for admission should be strictly observed.

Potassium is essential for the work of the heartmuscle, since it normalizes the heart rhythm. Basically, the medicine Asparkam is used for violations of this rhythm, but this drug has side effects.

With intravenous administration of the medicine is very dangerousoverdose. With it, muscle weakness, red face, dry mouth, lowering of blood pressure, coma, paresis, respiratory failure, heart rhythm disturbance may appear. Treatment of overdose is carried out in a hospital by the introduction of solutions of sodium and calcium salts.

The medicine "Asparka" for children is prescribed forlowering the level of potassium in the blood. This condition is called hypokalemia. Assign the drug in the event that the child loses a lot of fluid for any reason. Hypokalemia can be with diarrhea and vomiting, with congenital disorders of the stomach and intestines, as well as with kidney, liver and adrenal gland diseases and in the treatment of diuretics. This condition always requires urgent medical intervention. The main source of potassium in the treatment is this drug, as well as other drugs such as panangin.

Medicines "Diakarb" and "Asparka" are almost always appointed together, so that the body could replenish the supplies of potassium.

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