There are situations when drugs can not be avoided. With the help of drugs we improve the metabolism of brain and normalize, thereby, its work, not trying to «extinguish» the external manifestations of brain damage.
«Neurological Clinic of Dr. Yatsenko» specialists prescribe only those drugs that child’s brain really needs for its normal work. However, parents sometimes have doubts about the use of medicines. Here are the answers to the most common questions:
What to do, if…
… IN THE LEAFLET FOR THE DRUG HAS ANOTHER DOSAGE FOR THIS AGE?
If the dosage is 1.5-2 times different, this may be due to the fact that more recent data on recent studies have appeared in the literature.
Instructions for the uses of the drug that you find in the medicine box are compiled on the basis of averaged and, sometimes, outdated data.
The doctor is well aware of the pharmacokinetics of the drug (how the drug behaves in the body) and can vary the dose, regimen, duration of the course depending on what your child needs.
… THIS MEDICINE IS PROHIBITED TO USE IN PEDIATRICS?
Pharmacological companies sometimes restrict the use of the drug to some age groups. Often this is unreasonable: the drug can be relevant and safe for children. This is confirmed by the research or use of the drug to treat children in other countries.
… THIS DRUG HAS AWFUL SIDE EFFECTS?
First, the probability of occurrence of side effects is extremely small (for example, in the experimental group there were 10 000 people, three of them got a headache).
Secondly, there are no ideal medicines. The doctor knows the possible side effects and prescribes the medicine only when the positive effect is many times greater than the possible negative one.
… DOCTOR PRESCRIBED A LOT OF MEDICINES AT THE SAME TIME?
It should be understood that the disease is a very complicated complex, consisting of a large number of pathological components. It is necessary to «cut off» all the destructive mechanisms at once if we want to affect the pathology effectively.
In addition, one should remember that many drugs used in pediatric neurology are not drugs, but substances necessary for the work of the nervous system. For example, glycine (an essential amino acid) and vitamins.