Atoxyl is a bacteriostatic, wound-healing, anti-allergic, anti-microbial and detoxifying drug.
Release form and composition
Atoxyl is produced in the form of a white amorphous powder that does not possess odor and taste in 2 g sachets, 10 mg vials and 12 g bottles. One gram of the product contains 1 g of highly dispersed silicon dioxide.
Indications for use
The instructions to Atoxil indicated that the indications for prescribing the medication are acute intestinal diseases accompanied by diarrhea syndrome, allergic diseases, food poisoning and viral hepatitis type A and B.
Externally, the drug is used in cases of treatment of trophic ulcers, burns and purulent wounds.
The use of Atoxyl is contraindicated in children under the age of 1 year, as well as in cases of intestinal obstruction, patient hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, erosions and ulcers of the intestinal mucosa, duodenal ulcer and stomach in the acute stage.
Dosing and Administration
A bottle with 10 mg of the product is diluted with clean drinking water to the 250 ml mark and shaken thoroughly until a homogeneous suspension is formed. In the prepared one ml of suspension contains approximately 50 mg of silicon dioxide. Atoxyl produced in sachets is diluted in the following proportions - 1-2 sachets per 100-150 ml of drinking water.
Patients take the prepared suspension one hour before taking other medicines or food.
The dosage of Atoxil for children aged seven years and adults is 12 g of the drug per day, with a possible increase in the dose to 24 g per day.
Children aged 12 months to 7 years take the drug dose, determined on the basis of the proportion - 150-200 mg of Atoxil per 1 kg of weight.
The daily dose of the drug should be divided into three or four doses, while it is important to consider that a single dose should not exceed half the daily dose.
In cases of intestinal diseases, the initial dose of the drug is 7-10 g three times a day. If the patient is not able to take Atoxyl by mouth, it is recommended to inject the suspension into the stomach through a probe.
The duration of drug therapy varies within 3-5 days, according to the testimony of the doctor can extend the treatment up to 10-15 days.
In viral hepatitis, the course of therapy depends on the severity of the disease and lasts for 1 week or ten days.
Atoxyl is also used externally, applying a thin layer of powder (up to 5 mm) on a previously cleaned wound once a day and covering it with a dry aseptic dressing on top.
During the period of Atoxil use, some patients may experience constipation.
The product in the undiluted state is not intended for oral use, as there is a high likelihood of irritation of the respiratory tract and mucous membranes.
The drug is synonymous with Silix. Analogues of Atoxil are drugs such as:
Terms and conditions of storage
According to the instructions, Atoxil should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated, out of reach of children and protected from light, at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C.
The drug is released from pharmacies by prescription, its shelf life is three years. After the expiration date of the tool must be disposed of.