The Vanadyl is a medication indicated for treating genitourinary infections, gastrointestinal tract, skin, eye and respiratory tract are caused by sensitive germs. This medicine is made up of two antibiotics which are trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole.
It is in the form of tablets and oral suspension, and it has been very effective thanks to the two powerful antibiotics that make it up.
Uses and indications of Vanadyl
It is really effective in treating simple and acute infections.
- It is used to treat non-chronic urinary tract infections such as cystitis and pyelonephritis.
- Infections caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to other medications such as methicillin.
- In respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, and pharyngitis.
- In eye infections such as conjunctivitis.
- Digestive infections such as gastroenteritis.
- It is used as a treatment for bacterial prostatitis and typhoid fever.
- Treats various species of Salmonella bacteria.
- It is used to treat arthritis injuries.
- One of the most special uses is in the case of neonatal sepsis.
Components of Vanadyl
It is composed of two great antibiotics mentioned above.
It is a really effective antibiotic that helped eliminate and prevent the growth of bacteria, especially those that cause urinary tract infections. It is often combined with other medications to treat other problems and infections.
It is an antibiotic that prevents the growth of bacteria, especially Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, influenzae and haemophilus. Treats urinary tract infections and toxoplasmosis, it is almost always combined with the antibiotic trimethoprim.
Presentations and recommended doses
This medication is administered by oral vial either by tablet or suspension. The tablets and suspension come from 160mg of trimethoprim and 800mg of sulfamethoxazole.
- For adults, the most recommended is a dose of 160mg of trimethoprim and 800mg of sulfamethoxazole every 12 hours, for a period of 10 to 15 days, as indicated by the doctor.
- For children, a dose of 8-10mg daily is administered in oral suspension, every 12 hours, for a stipulated time of 7 to 10 days, according to medical orders.
Precautions when taking vanadyl
Every person when administering any medication should take certain precautions to avoid any problem or unpleasant circumstance.
- Administration in people with urinary tract obstruction is not highly recommended.
- Asthmatic and allergic people should administer it with great care
- People suffering from kidney failure and glucose deficiency should be constantly under medical supervision.
- Women who are in the first trimester of pregnancy should be careful when administering this medication, as it can cause abnormalities in the fetus, and women who are in the last stage of pregnancy cannot administer the drug.
- Do not administer the medicine for more than 15 days.
Interaction of vanadyl with other drugs
People who are under treatment with vanadyl cannot administer the following medications as it can cause negative health effects:
- Digoxin: can cause increased blood levels.
- Estrogen contraceptives: can reduce the quality of the contraceptive, as well as cause irregular bleeding.
- Vitamin K: causes the body to need vitamin K.
- Thiazides: can cause thrombocytopenia, especially in elderly patients.
- Methotrexate: can cause the drug to produce much greater toxicity or effects.
- Folic acid: can cause megaloblastic anemia.
- Diuretics: can cause thrombosis in older people.
- Vitamin C: can cause sulfonamide crystals.
Being such a delicate drug administration can cause reactions or side effects during or after treatment.
- One of the most common and least alarming effects is headaches and dizziness.
- It can cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
- People who administer the drug may be sensitive to sunlight with a burning sensation on the skin.
- An alarming effect is joint and muscle pain.
- Fever, sore throat with difficulty swallowing.
- Pale or yellow skin
- Yellowish eyes.
- Purple on the legs, especially in elderly people.
- Loss of appetite and anorexia.
- Trombocitopenia y neutropenia.
- Allergies and skin rashes.
- Depression and hallucinations.
- Anemia and clotting problems.
If there are any of these reactions, a doctor should be consulted immediately.
There are situations where this medicine cannot be administered, as it can cause health problems, which alter the proper functioning of the body. These are:
- People with sensitivity to the components should not administer the drug.
- People with anemia or folate deficiency.
- Pregnant or lactating women.
- Do not prescribe to children under 3 months of age.
- People with kidney failure should follow all medical indications.
If there is an overdose with serious side reactions, you should be admitted immediately to a hospital to receive special care so that you can be stable. If ingested by accident, gastric lavage or vomiting should be done, then drink large amounts of fluids to clean the stomach so that no traces of the drug remain in the body.
The vanadyl is a drug of great effect when treating infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It is used as a treatment for stomach, skin, respiratory and urinary tract infections. It is made up of two great antibiotics, which combined together form one of the most effective and highest quality drugs.
Being such a delicate medicine, certain measures and precautions must be taken into account so that health is not harmed by its use. In general, people who administer this drug experience some side effects, but without reaching maximum complications. Treatment is for a short time because it comes with high concentrations of antibiotics and can have health consequences.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.