Analogues of Polysorb in case of poisoning
If earlier, when poisoning our parents and grandparents took mostly activated charcoal (there were no other effective sorbents at that time), now the list of such drugs is quite wide. And there are no problems with their acquisition for today. In any pharmacy you can buy enterosorbent to your taste and wallet. However, it must be taken into account that the composition of such drugs can differ significantly.
Since sorption properties are possessed by various materials from which a drug that is safe for humans can be made, modern enterosorbents can be divided into several groups:
- Carbon. These are preparations in which activated carbon derivatives are used. The most popular drugs in this class are "Activated Carbon" in the form of tablets. The drug "Carbolong" is activated charcoal in the form of a powder. Such drugs with a characteristic black color scare children, so do not be surprised if the kid just does not want to take it. Sorption properties of carbon sorbents are not so great, therefore they are more recommended for light poisoning and diarrhea.
"Activated charcoal" is recommended to be taken in a dosage corresponding to 1 tablet per 10 kg of patient's body weight. A single dose for poisoning is about 20-30 g. Dissolved in water tablets can also be used for gastric lavage.
Carbolong is taken in dry form or a suspension is prepared (5 g of powder per half a cup of water). Adult patients take 5-10 g of the drug three times a day. Children's single dose - 2,5-5 g. Assign it from 7 years of age.
The disadvantage of carbon sorbents is their property to provoke disorders of the intestine: diarrhea or constipation.
- Silicon. It is to this group of drugs that the Polysorb, recommended for poisoning, also applies. The list of such drugs also includes the popular Smecta, White Clay, Enterosgel. Choosing between these analogues it is difficult to say which is better, because they all contain silicon compounds that have high sorption properties.
All drugs in this group have a selective effect, i.e. Remove harmful substances (bacteria, toxins, decay products, etc.) without touching vitamins, enzymes, food ingredients that are useful for the body. And the enveloping action is characteristic. They create a protective film on the walls of the digestive tract, which also reduces the corrosive effect of hydrochloric acid in the composition of gastric juice.
Choosing between the preparations "Smecta", "Polysorb" or "Enterosgel", you need to focus on the form of the release of sorbents. The first two are available in powder form and require dilution in water, taking into account the recommended dosage. Enterosgel is a ready-to-use preparation. It is simply squeezed into a spoon and washed down with water.
But there is a small nuance. "Polysorb" is a small powder of silicon dioxide, which can cause trauma to the damaged inflammatory-erosive diseases of the stomach and intestines, so in its contraindications there is an acute stage of stomach ulcers and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. There are no such contraindications for "Smecta" and "Enterosgel" preparations. It is believed that they act more gently, so it is recommended even to patients with diseases of the digestive system, with the exception of obstruction of the intestine or its atony.
- Organic. These are preparations based on natural substances: pectins, lignin, cellulose, dietary fiber, which can also excrete poisons, toxins, harmful microorganisms, food allergens, heavy metal salts and toxic chemicals from the body. However, with food poisoning, they acquired less popularity than silicon and carbon sorbents. Among the popular preparations of this group is "Polyphepan" based on vegetable lignin, which is recommended for intoxication, as well as for prophylactic purification of the body.
- Combined. These are multicomponent drugs, in which there are 2 or more substances that possess sorption properties. Such sorbents include "Bionorm" on the basis of plant components and "Ultrasorb", which combines the properties of activated carbon and a clay mineral called palygorskite.
In spite of the fact that only silicon-containing sorbents should be considered as complete analogues of the Polysorb preparation, when poisoning, when it is necessary to act quickly to stop intoxication, it is often not possible to choose. Any of the above sorbents is quite suitable for first aid to the victim. In the future, you can already choose drugs with more or less sorption volume, convenient forms of release, a more pleasant price, etc.
Reviews about the product "Polysorb"
It must be said that the drug "Polysorb" is one of the few drugs, positive responses about which significantly prevail over negative ones. Especially when it comes to the use of sorbent in poisoning. We will not go into the details of the fact that people actively use this drug to eliminate hangovers (excellent results), decrease lymph nodes in lymphadenopathies (and very successfully), get rid of acne (mediocre effect), brush teeth and improve hair (the best reviews: effective and safely). Let's talk about the moments concerning the use of Polysorb in poisoning.
According to many reviews, this drug very quickly helps to remove almost all the unpleasant symptoms of intoxication: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headaches. In this case, the suspension has a much more attractive appearance and taste. Than diluted in water activated carbon. In principle, there is virtually no taste for the liquid, therefore children perceive it as whitish water and there are usually no problems with the use of the drug.
The silicon powder acts much faster than activated carbon and organic substances. The relief comes surprisingly quickly, which can also be attributed to the positive aspects of the sorbent. The patient feels a noticeable relief from the first minutes of use, and the drug continues to cleanse his body and restore the normal functioning of the digestive tract and other organs. In the end, we get a quick and pretty pleasant treatment.
Plus, the use of "Polysorb" can be considered its safety for children and pregnant women. Powder, diluted with water, can be given to newborns from the first days of their life, and before that, his mother can take it calmly, without much fear, to combat the manifestations of toxicosis. By the way, many women at different times of pregnancy with this drug and were saved from nausea, which does not allow them to eat and live normally.
To live in the conditions of modern civilization today is incredibly dangerous. We often do not even suspect that our body is poisoning daily, receiving poisonous substances from air, food, water. And even if you drink purified water and carefully choose products on the table, it is very difficult to protect yourself from radiation and polluted air in urban conditions. Therefore, when we begin to get sick often, feel a strong fatigue and decrease in efficiency, memory begins to come to us, there are uncaused disorders on the part of the gastrointestinal tract, nausea, headaches, it's time to think that the cause of this condition could be chronic intoxication, trust the drug Polysorb.
Many people perceive the procedures for purifying the body as a way to lose weight, which in itself is rather doubtful. But the main thing is that it is an opportunity to cleanse your body of harmful toxins, thereby restoring your health and health.
Regular use of "Polysorb" for these purposes is not worth it. According to reviews, the use of the drug for more than 2 weeks, laid for the treatment of chronic intoxication, and the truth can lead to avitaminosis. Therefore, abuse will only be harmful. But a 1-2-week course of cleaning the body in our environmentally difficult living conditions will not hurt. After him, many people note the disappearance of symptoms of malaise, an improvement in mood, a feeling of lightness throughout the body.
But back to the treatment of acute poisoning. Some patients note that treatment with the drug may lead to constipation. In the conditions of excruciating diarrhea, this moment will only be on hand. But if there is no diarrhea, but there is a tendency to constipation, it is better to find a safer drug, or later to restore the functionality of the intestine with the help of laxatives.
Polysorb in case of poisoning is an effective high-speed enterosorbent intended for the treatment of adults and children. Due to the fast and good effect, as well as a fairly wide range of applications, it is very popular among doctors and patients. Convenient forms of release, affordable price and a worthy effect are the main advantages of the drug, allowing it to stay for a long time among the leaders and help people in different situations.