Abdominal pain and cramps, poor appetite up to refusal from food (even favorite dishes), bowel disorders (constipation or diarrhea)
Acetone smell from the mouth, from vomited matter, urine, and cutaneous coverings
Increase of body temperature to 37.5-38.5°С
Nausea, possibly repeated and continuous vomiting, which begins with any attempt to feed or water the child, and leads to dehydration
Headache, whining and protervity, agitation and anxiety, which alternate with apathy, drowsiness and weakness
Children aged 3 years and more with acetonemic syndrome – take the contents of 2 sachets per day (in the morning and in the evening). Dilute the contents of 1 sachet in ½ of a glass (100 ml) of drinking water at room temperature and take 1 teaspoon every 10-15 minutes.
Betargin is recommended to be taken when acetonemic syndrome is developingm or when symptoms-precursors of acetonemic crisis appear. Since you know and associate an increase in acetone with viral infections and fever, you can start taking it without waiting for the symptoms to appear.
The child is 7 years old, his acetone increased, and the doctor prescribed Betargin. For how many days should it be taken? We have been taking it for two days in the morning and in the evening… Victoriia, 13.05.17
As a rule, with proper split use in acetonemic syndrome, improvements in the child’s condition and improvements in test results should also be observed as early as on day 2. But it is desirable to continue taking Betargin for a week, in order to eliminate negative effects of the impact of ketone bodies on the body and to normalize metabolic processes. Stay healthy!